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95metro 06-12-2006 10:50 AM

Your Swift-Clone Might Have a Hemi


From 1985 to 1986 the engine used a hemispherical head carbureted design.
Hemispherical chambers have never been MOPAR only - they only have a trademark on the Hemi name. It's just kind of funny to find it in the 3-banger G10.

I wonder if I could find one and swap it into the Metro? Hmmm...

Matt Timion 06-12-2006 10:52 AM

I can see the commerical now...

"yeah, it's a Hemi."

*putt putt putt putt*

95metro 06-12-2006 10:56 AM

That's hilarious! lol :D

SVOboy 06-12-2006 11:43 AM

Oh man, that's wicked, these folks should get a HEMI badge for their cars, :p

Anyway, I wonder if they're more efficient (fuel injection issues aside)...if so they might be a fitting swap to a newer FI swift-clone.

95metro 06-12-2006 12:06 PM

The wikipedia article mentioned something about heat...um...


Later, as fuel injection was mandated, the cylinder head was redesigned to add the additional cooling required.
Additional cooling, huh? Hemi-head = built in warm air intake? Again...hmmmm...

SVOboy 06-12-2006 12:07 PM

I dunno what that means, but mehbe it doesn't dissipate heat quickly enough for an efficient air-fuel charge to be burned, :p

95metro 06-12-2006 12:09 PM

Unless it's too much heat in the cylinder and causes detonation. :confused: There's got to be some crazy-man out there who's tried it.

SVOboy 06-12-2006 12:11 PM

Yeah, I'm guessing that's what they mean by cooling, the hemispherical design was too prone to detonation or something such.

I can't think of another reason they'd design such an oddball engine and only use it in one model for two years, but I guess US engineering doesn't make sense a lot of times.

95metro 06-12-2006 12:15 PM

Sure, but isn't it a Japanese engine? Or are you referring to carb vehicles going AWOL?

SVOboy 06-12-2006 12:18 PM

I'm saying that US manufacturers will do silly things like run an engine design for only two years.

But Geo is japanese stuff, though I dunno how much was the designers' decision and how much was the US office's. I dunno, I'll blame it on a detonation issue that seems implied in the "cooling" statement.

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