What's Up at Archie's
Topic started by: Archie, Date: 12-28-2002 01:35 PM
Original thread: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum3/HTML/000046.html


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #1, 12-28-2002 01:35 PM
      I thought I'd us this thread to show you what is going on over here. From tim to time I'll post up a few pics of projects we are working on.

This time I'll show you how crouded it is in the shop when we put all the cars inside for the night.

Archie

FieroSoul (afbluz1@mchsi.com) MSG #2, 12-28-2002 01:47 PM
      WOW! I can almost smell the grease from here. I think this could be my dream life. It doesn't get any better than that.

DL10 (dl10@frontier.com) MSG #3, 12-28-2002 01:50 PM
      Looks like a full house to me.....Maybe you should sell that yellow thing
When would be a good time to bring the GBCT up for some work??????
What cars are you taking to the WOW show ?



Slammed Fiero MSG #4, 12-28-2002 02:01 PM
      Archie;

you have a 240 with a v8? or is that dash on the self int he first pic from something else?

JM



SLAMMED87GT (m3nacing@gmail.com) MSG #5, 12-28-2002 02:08 PM
      Archie, that looks like another choptop fastback there- the grey colored GT? The choptop count must be around 9 or so?



Smoooooth GT MSG #6, 12-28-2002 03:23 PM
      Archie,
Are you going to build another Fiero this year like you did lastyear with the "Stinger"?



stevenrossi (stevenrossi49@hotmail.com) MSG #7, 12-28-2002 04:07 PM
      Whooa Nelly! that's awesome! I can't believe the purple pavement eater hasn't been sold yet! What an awesome car...that goes for all of them!

...i'm speechless!



AznFiero MSG #8, 12-28-2002 05:20 PM
      Cool!! thats probably the only time I'll ever see that many fieros packed into one garage!

rgeeinc (rgeeinc@hotmail.com) MSG #9, 12-28-2002 06:05 PM
      Gee Archie,
I was thinking of another project, but I don't think you have any room left. I guess I have to wait till spring or summer, until you get caught up and make some room. I will let you know about the new project just as soon as I do a little more research, or you have some room.

Bob.


GTGeff MSG #10, 12-28-2002 06:39 PM
      Well Gee Arch,

If you are tight on space, you can park the Stinger next to my GT! I wouldn't even charge you for the space in my garage. (Sorry, just couldn't resist some pathetic begging.) Jeff


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #11, 12-28-2002 07:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DL10:

Looks like a full house to me.....Maybe you should sell that yellow thing
When would be a good time to bring the GBCT up for some work??????
What cars are you taking to the WOW show ?

Can't sell the Yellow Stinger until I've built it's replacement.

I could work on the GBCT next May, but You'd need to drop it off in January so I can test drive it for a few months.

Seriously, give me a call and, depending on what you need, we can work it in during the next 2 months.

 
quote
Originally posted by Slammed Fiero:

Archie;

you have a 240 with a v8? or is that dash on the self int he first pic from something else?

JM

Boy, nothing gets by you guys does it? You guys find everything in those pictures don't you?

I built, drove & sold my V-8 powered Z car a long time ago before I ever did a V-8 Fiero. On the dash thing, lets just say that everything I have in that shop is Fiero related.

 
quote
Originally posted by SLAMMED87GT:

Archie, that looks like another choptop fastback there- the grey colored GT?

Yes it is, just finishing it up for a guy in CA. It's a real nice GT, he is going to do the paint etc. after he picks it up Jan. 6th. He monitors this Forum but hasn't joined yet. You guys ought to talk him into joining up. Come on Curley, join us!

Before & After pics.

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #12, 12-28-2002 08:12 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Smoooooth GT:

Archie,
Are you going to build another Fiero this year like you did lastyear with the "Stinger"?

Not this year.... when you build a car like that you never want to get rid of it. And to build another one without selling the 1st one gets way too expen$ive.

Besides the Stinger isn't quite done yet. I've got several new things to do to it in Feb.

 
quote
Originally posted by stevenrossi:

Whooa Nelly! that's awesome! I can't believe the purple pavement eater hasn't been sold yet! What an awesome car...that goes for all of them!

...i'm speechless!

Thank You. I'm not really trying to sell the PPE right now. I want to hang onto it until Spring, so I can take it to the drag strip to see what it actually can do. Then I'll get serious about selling it.

 
quote
Originally posted by DL10:
What cars are you taking to the WOW show ?

I'm taking the Stinger and this one......


That's Mark (my paint guru) & Cary Decker (PFF member GMGW) Polishing my new paint job today.

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #13, 12-28-2002 08:36 PM
      The only thing else that happened today that I can report on is that the NIFE WOW Show Fiero Chassis was worked on by the NIFE Board.

Here it is so far.....

Clockwose from the top.... Lady Pegasas, Pegasas, PaulV (Membership Director), Jim Hallman (President of NIFE), Rich Benanti (NIFE VP) & That's Carl "Haze" over there by the driver's door.

I hope this is entertaining.

Archie

Smoooooth GT MSG #14, 12-28-2002 10:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Here it is so far.....

Clockwose from the top.... Lady Pegasas, Pegasas, PaulV (Membership Director), Jim Hallman (President of NIFE), Rich Benanti (NIFE VP) & That's Carl "Haze" over there by the driver's door.

I hope this is entertaining.

Archie

This is ..... I'm moving to Ill. That way I can kiss up to you too... LOL

Seriously... Look's like a good time!

jscott1 MSG #15, 12-28-2002 10:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Can't sell the Yellow Stinger until I've built it's replacement.

 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

... And to build another one without selling the 1st one gets way too expen$ive.


Archie

Sounds like a Conundrum to me. Looks like you'll be holding on to the Stinger for a while. I need to get one of my cars up to your shop soon. You do awesome work.

GTFiero1 (fierogt5speed@aol.com) MSG #16, 12-28-2002 11:29 PM
      sweet, i was just gonna ask what color did you decide to paint the Fino. That color looks awsome, especially with the silver taillight surround. Now it needs a 4th gen firebird dash!



Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #17, 12-29-2002 12:18 AM
      Archie,
Are there any mods required to the windshield wipers on a chop top or do you just use a lot of rain-x? Thanks!


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #18, 12-29-2002 05:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jim88GT:

Archie,
Are there any mods required to the windshield wipers on a chop top or do you just use a lot of rain-x? Thanks!

The wipers don't need to be modified.

Rain-x doesn't work so well on a chop top because the windshield is at such a low angle that, when sitting still, rain that hits the windshield runs up and over the roof.

Archie


Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #19, 12-29-2002 07:18 PM
      Archie,
Thanks for the response and a chuckle! I'm very much interested in having you do a chop top/v8 conversion on my 88 - but - first have to liquefy another asset (70 SS454 LS7 Chevelle) to fund the Fiero madness!


87 Pegasus (mkfiero87@yahoo.com) MSG #20, 12-29-2002 10:51 PM
      The WoW car is a display car that will be in the 41st annual World oF Wheels Show in Chicago. We will finally show that the car is not just fiberglass and plastic. IT is a full running chasis and is being painted with PR15 to give it the gloss new car look. here are a few pictures.







onfire (onfire_x@yahoo.com) MSG #21, 12-30-2002 12:41 PM
      I wish they would cut a Fiero body right down the center. Then mount it on that car. I think that would be impressive, maybe next year. All in all its coming a long great.



jbigie MSG #22, 12-30-2002 12:48 PM
      Hey Archie, any chance of holiday charity passing down a few V-8 conversions to us needy folks.

Looks great, keep up the good work!



jimmybpei (jimmyb@pei.sympatico.ca) MSG #23, 12-30-2002 12:52 PM
      Hey Archie What Do you do With the door glasses on a chop top do they still roll up all the way.

Looks to me as if you laid the roof back instead of a section.

Intrested in hearing your comments. I chopped my s-10 in sections,Therefor the windown in the door frams won't roll all the way up.

Later



The Aura (cikonen@uwinnipeg.ca) MSG #24, 12-30-2002 06:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by jimmybpei:

Hey Archie What Do you do With the door glasses on a chop top do they still roll up all the way.

Looks to me as if you laid the roof back instead of a section.

Intrested in hearing your comments. I chopped my s-10 in sections,Therefor the windown in the door frams won't roll all the way up.

Later

the side windows are custom cut and vacuum formed plexiglass or lexan

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #25, 01-05-2003 08:12 PM
     

Another LT1 Fiero is ready to Rock. This one will be on it's way to FL tomorrow. After the owner puts a few finishing touches on it, you'll see it at The Daytona Show.

Archie

87FieroGTx (jeremeyallen@gmail.com) MSG #26, 01-05-2003 11:39 PM
      Can we get some more pictures of the silver Choptop?

Formula88 MSG #27, 01-05-2003 11:58 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Another LT1 Fiero is ready to Rock. This one will be on it's way to FL tomorrow. After the owner puts a few finishing touches on it, you'll see it at The Daytona Show.

Archie

And another LT1 with the intake plenum reversed. So, how much extra do you charge to do that?

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #28, 01-06-2003 08:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 87FieroGTx:

Can we get some more pictures of the silver Choptop?

How's that?

He is leaving here tonight to drive it home.

Archie

87FieroGTx (jeremeyallen@gmail.com) MSG #29, 01-06-2003 08:10 PM
      Nice, how about some VIDEO!!!

hehe

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #30, 01-06-2003 08:22 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 87FieroGTx:

Nice, how about some VIDEO!!!

hehe

Do you want the Video on this Chop top car or the latest LT1 car.

This Chop Top looks good but it's only a NStar, so it make for a very good Video.

Sounds pretty good but takes off like a stock Fiero....

Do have some Video on the LT1 car though.

Archie

Jaei Sun (fiero_jaei@yahoo.com) MSG #31, 01-07-2003 01:10 AM
      (!)

DAMN THAT Silver Choptop is sooooo sweet!

I would love to have that done to my car!

Have you ever done a chop to a notchback with the aero package (aka early GT, Late SE)?



Smoooooth GT MSG #32, 01-07-2003 01:35 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

That has SUPERCAR written ALLLLLLL OVER IT! Great Job Archie!!

Oh, and that yellow thing in the background is'nt to shabby either...


SLAMMED87GT (m3nacing@gmail.com) MSG #33, 01-07-2003 01:37 AM
      Anybody else notice the wing on the back of this GT? Look like maybe it's set back an inch.

A very cool looking Fiero.



fierodustin_86 (d.damrill@mchsi.com) MSG #34, 01-07-2003 02:16 AM
      Do you have any interior pics after the top is chopped????



87FieroGTx (jeremeyallen@gmail.com) MSG #35, 01-07-2003 03:09 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Do you want the Video on this Chop top car or the latest LT1 car.

This Chop Top looks good but it's only a NStar, so it make for a very good Video.

Sounds pretty good but takes off like a stock Fiero....

Do have some Video on the LT1 car though.

Archie

If your going to make me pick CHOPTOP!! But I bet we all would like to see BOTH videos!

FieroRumor (thedigitalalchemist@nyc.rr.com) MSG #36, 01-07-2003 11:50 AM
      The silver chop top is NICE!

Great work (as always) Archie!


-FieroRumor
*rubs the brown stuff off his nose*




MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #37, 01-07-2003 11:59 AM
      Are those custom scoops on the Silver Choptop? Or are they Aus's Stage 2? I can't really tell with the lower trim attached like that, but they kind of have the shape/style of the Stage2 kit...?

It looks sweet!

(hehe... "only" a N* I get a kick out of that line )



loafer87gt MSG #38, 01-07-2003 02:16 PM
      My good lord is that silver GT ever beautiful!!! Please tell me the owner is going to repaint it silver as it looks kick a$$ as the current color. BTW, what year is the car? I can't really tell from the pics whether or not it has the two tone silver as on the the 86-87's or the single tone as on the 88's. Give my compliments to Curls!

soup (jamie@kembel.ca) MSG #39, 01-07-2003 07:58 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by MinnGreenGT:

Are those custom scoops on the Silver Choptop? Or are they Aus's Stage 2? I can't really tell with the lower trim attached like that, but they kind of have the shape/style of the Stage2 kit...?

It looks sweet!

(hehe... "only" a N* I get a kick out of that line )

I was just looking at that thinking the same thing. I was about to email Aus, and see if you can keep your normal trim like that with his scoops, and if so, what the cost will be without them. I guess I will just wait and see what Archie has to say about it.



crazyd MSG #40, 01-07-2003 08:31 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by loafer87gt:
My good lord is that silver GT ever beautiful!!! Please tell me the owner is going to repaint it silver as it looks kick a$$ as the current color. BTW, what year is the car? I can't really tell from the pics whether or not it has the two tone silver as on the the 86-87's or the single tone as on the 88's. Give my compliments to Curls!


It's an '87 repaint...


crazyd MSG #41, 01-07-2003 08:34 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by MinnGreenGT:
(hehe... "only" a N* I get a kick out of that line )

Uh, pretty sure that wasn't understatement...

Dave



RJONES (rjones328@cogeco.ca) MSG #42, 01-07-2003 08:50 PM
      archie very nice work !! do you have any v-8 kits avli and can you get side glass made for mine right now i use lexan side in's with cam locks on top mine are tinted so police here in ontaio canada asked me to remove them at night as to see me

GTFiero1 (fierogt5speed@aol.com) MSG #43, 01-07-2003 09:04 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by soup:

I was just looking at that thinking the same thing. I was about to email Aus, and see if you can keep your normal trim like that with his scoops, and if so, what the cost will be without them. I guess I will just wait and see what Archie has to say about it.

there definatley not stage 2 scoops, do to the fact that the curve is slightly different, sits higher to the trim line and the bottom isnt sticking out to fallow the trim that Aus provides for the doors and front fenders



soup (jamie@kembel.ca) MSG #44, 01-08-2003 08:27 PM
      BUMP

Archie, any word on those side scoops? Custom job?

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #45, 01-08-2003 08:35 PM
      WooooooHooooo

Got my 2002 Haulmark 24' Enclosed Trailer today.

I'll post some pics tomorrow.

Archie

Fiero_Tim (timmy48@hotmail.com) MSG #46, 01-08-2003 08:59 PM
      Hi Archie,
Just wondering about that 240Z dash. What are the measurements on that? I was looking into it a while ago, as it would be a fairly cheap dash replacement over here in Australia, because I wouldn't have to import it from America! Just wondering if its any good to use with some really major adaptations.
Thanks,
Tim



wpgfiero (cjsvl@shaw.ca) MSG #47, 01-08-2003 09:42 PM
      Archie: just curious will the PPE be at the 20th anniv. show? what else will be there of yours? thanks.

87FieroGTx (jeremeyallen@gmail.com) MSG #48, 01-08-2003 10:08 PM
      WHERE IS MY V I D E O ? ? ?

Hehe, J/K

Though I really would like to hear a Northstar.



Justinjob (fierojustin@hotmail.com) MSG #49, 01-09-2003 05:24 AM
      Hey Archie,

What happened with the ultimate street car challenge?? Did you get in?



Shananigans MSG #50, 01-09-2003 08:24 AM
      The chop top cars look totally awesome, makes the Fiero look super fast...very stealthy. I really admire your work Archie.

soup (jamie@kembel.ca) MSG #51, 01-09-2003 07:28 PM
      another bump because I am VERY curious about those side scoops!

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #52, 01-09-2003 09:18 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

WooooooHooooo

Got my 2002 Haulmark 24' Enclosed Trailer today.
Archie

I know.... I'm going to address all of your questions in a minute, but right now I want to talk about my new trailer.

What is all the fuss about a new trailer?

As many of you know, I do a lot of Fiero shows every year. Last year I logged over 22K miles to & from various shows. I've always just gone to the shows and displayed a couple cars like everyone else. At these shows, I've never really cared about trophies (except last year) & I just wanted to show beside my friends and Customers. I've been happy enough when my customers show well at the events. Some could say that there is something wrong about a major vendor competing against those he serves. So this year, as much as possible, I intend to set-up as a regular vendor. It will be less like fun and more like work but it is what I should be doing. Many of the Fiberglass parts I sell are very expensive to ship & I've had many of my customers ask if I can bring their fiberglass parts to various shows for them to pick up.

16 years ago, when I started taking SBC V-8 Fieros to shows, I drove them to the events. This proved their reliability to be driven anywhere at any time. My customers and I continue to prove this daily. Most of the shows we will be going to, we will be taking 2 or more cars. At least one of them will be trailered (with all my other stuff) in this trailer. Now before some slow thinker says my cars are not street cars because they are trailered to shows, please pay attention here. Anyone who has seen my cars knows that they are NOT "Trailer Queen" show cars. Those kinds of cars get a lot more Show Prep than my cars do. And, just because one of my cars might be trailered to an event, that doesn't make it a "race" car.

The other thing that the trailer allows me to do is to bring more of the "show & tell" type of stuff. We may even be able to do some seminars at certain shows with the Demo stuff we will be bringing along.

I'll be going to most of the major shows that I went to last year and a few of the other shows that I can work in.

If anyone wants to order body kits, rocker panels or other items, I may be able to deliver them to a show near you.

Thanks

Archie



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #53, 01-09-2003 09:23 PM
      Ok, about the paint color & the side scoops.

I have been assured by this owner & I'm happy to report, that the car is going to be re-painted the Silver.

If I recall correctly, the scoops were custom fabricated a few years ago for this car.

I'd like to point something out here, the guy who owns this car monitors PFF on a regular basis but is not a member. Something about him only having a Yahoo account. I think you guys should urge him to find a way to join up to PFF, because I think he can be a valuable member.

Archie

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 01-09-2003).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #54, 01-09-2003 09:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by wpgfiero:

Archie: just curious will the PPE be at the 20th anniv. show? what else will be there of yours? thanks.

I can't tell you what I'll be bringing to that show right now. I WILL be bringing 2 or 3 of the best of whatever I have at that time.

 
quote
Originally posted by Justinjob:

Hey Archie,

What happened with the ultimate street car challenge?? Did you get in?

Nobody ever called, so I guess not.

 
quote
Originally posted by 87FieroGTx:
WHERE IS MY V I D E O ? ? ?

I'll do the Video as soon as I have time to mess with it.

Archie

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 01-09-2003).]

Phantom-Fiero MSG #55, 01-09-2003 10:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Smoooooth GT:

That has SUPERCAR written ALLLLLLL OVER IT! Great Job Archie!!

I was going to say the same. It makes the Fiero look way longer than it really is, it looks incredibly hot. Is there enough clearance for a 6'1" guy in there Archie?

-Phantom

PS Where did those side scoops come from?



Jefrysuko MSG #56, 01-09-2003 10:48 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

WooooooHooooo

Got my 2002 Haulmark 24' Enclosed Trailer today.

WooooooHooooo

Can I borrow it?

At least you know who your friends are right?



wpgfiero (cjsvl@shaw.ca) MSG #57, 01-09-2003 10:54 PM
      personally I'd like to see the PPE, the LT1 Stinger and that blue Fino, that is if you don't have something better made by then

Nachtzehrer6 (poopdeckpaul@aol.com) MSG #58, 01-09-2003 11:04 PM
      I am not trying to start ANYTHING, but a N* has to take off better than a stock fiero right? It's not a SBC granted, but come on......


 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

This Chop Top looks good but it's only a NStar, so it make for a very good Video.

Sounds pretty good but takes off like a stock Fiero....

Do have some Video on the LT1 car though.

Archie



cenneth (x@cenneth.com) MSG #59, 01-10-2003 04:56 AM
      Hi Archie,
great trailer! So when do you show up in Sweden with it?

Off topic though, I dont know if you got my email, just wanted to know it the rocker panels are in the mail that I paid you for, so I know when they are to show up over here

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #60, 01-10-2003 08:04 PM
      Remember that thread on "Build a Fino with us"?

This is what it looks like now....

It must be about time for me to finish up that thread

Archie

87 Pegasus (mkfiero87@yahoo.com) MSG #61, 01-10-2003 11:44 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Hey Archie can you get me a shot of the car like that with out the building behind it and the guy in the driver seat. I need to make a sign show board for that car. I am almost done with everyone's i need yours and Chucks.



wpgfiero (cjsvl@shaw.ca) MSG #62, 01-10-2003 11:45 PM
      I love it, I wish I had enough money to get one of those, and if I had $22,500 american i'd buy the PPE for sure, it sucks being broke

Fiero_Tim (timmy48@hotmail.com) MSG #63, 01-11-2003 01:00 AM
      Hey Archie,
Just wondering if you had any measurements on the 240Z dash, like I was talking about up there ^^ a bit.

Thanks,
Tim


Smoooooth GT MSG #64, 01-11-2003 01:06 AM
      Archie,
Are those wheel's that are on the Fino supposed to be with that kit?? I have noticed that those have been on ALL the one's I have seen...???? Do you like em' Archie?? Seriously...



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #65, 01-11-2003 08:28 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 87 Pegasus:

Hey Archie can you get me a shot of the car like that with out the building behind it and the guy in the driver seat. I need to make a sign show board for that car. I am almost done with everyone's i need yours and Chucks.

Sure, I'll get it for you while you are at the shop today.

 
quote
Originally posted by Smoooooth GT:

Archie,
Are those wheel's that are on the Fino supposed to be with that kit?? I have noticed that those have been on ALL the one's I have seen...???? Do you like em' Archie?? Seriously...

hehe....no they don't come with the kit. I only have ONE set of those wheels & I hate them. They came with Candy Apple Cars when I bought that company out of England. I trial fit them on every car I build looking to find the one car that these wheels look good on.

I'm still looking.

Archie

Smoooooth GT MSG #66, 01-11-2003 09:03 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

I'm still looking.

Archie

Thank's Archie!! I was hoping something like that... Maybe that's the only set ever made, hopefully...

perkidelic (tp@toddshotrods.com) MSG #67, 01-11-2003 10:06 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

I'll be going to most of the major shows that I went to last year and a few of the other shows that I can work in.

Hey Archie, do you have a list of the shows you will be attending for 2003 yet? Though I have had Fieros for a while, I am new to the "organized" Fiero world and don't know what shows you attended last year, or where they were. Hoping I can make it to at least one to see your stuff and meet you.

perk

edited for typo


MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #68, 01-11-2003 11:40 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

I'd like to point something out here, the guy who owns this car monitors PFF on a regular basis but is not a member. Something about him only having a Yahoo account. I think you guys should urge him to find a way to join up to PFF, because I think he can be a valuable member.

Have him email me at rob@xtralite.com and I'll get him setup with a different email addy so he can register on PFF!

2xsess (kresge1975@yahoo.com) MSG #69, 01-11-2003 11:45 AM
      Hey Archie, Fino looks nice and yes, I agree those wheels are terrible. LOL.

I just wanted to know what's going on with the GT40 kit you had posted about. I figured it was appropriate to post my inquiry here given the topic
Thanks



CTFieroGT87 (ct5585@yahoo.com) MSG #70, 01-11-2003 12:35 PM
      He can use my email addy if he needs it, too. Just drop me a mail.



drummer5 (drummer5@twcny.rr.com) MSG #71, 01-11-2003 12:43 PM
      The wheels on the fino kinda look like the OZ Racing wheels they use on the Peugot rally car for some of their events.

dennis_6 MSG #72, 01-11-2003 05:31 PM
      Archie doesn't make the GT 40 kit, its made out west and there is also a distributor in Louisville, Ky. Archie did put a V8 in it and that would be a dream car.

2xsess (kresge1975@yahoo.com) MSG #73, 01-11-2003 11:58 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by dennis_6:

Archie doesn't make the GT 40 kit, its made out west and there is also a distributor in Louisville, Ky. Archie did put a V8 in it and that would be a dream car.

I know this but he had posted pictures of one that was in his shop for finshing if I remember correctly.




Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #74, 01-12-2003 12:17 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by dennis_6:

Archie doesn't make the GT 40 kit, its made out west and there is also a distributor in Louisville, Ky. Archie did put a V8 in it and that would be a dream car.

Please read this thread... http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/024195.html

Thanks

Archie

Fierobsessed (nstarfiero@aol.com) MSG #75, 01-12-2003 07:43 AM
     
Tweeked slightly



2xsess (kresge1975@yahoo.com) MSG #76, 01-12-2003 10:21 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Please read this thread... http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/024195.html

Thanks

Archie

Thanks Archie, I couldn't remember the title to that thread
So, any updates on that one?




GTFiero1 (fierogt5speed@aol.com) MSG #77, 01-13-2003 02:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Remember that thread on "Build a Fino with us"?

This is what it looks like now....


Archie

Archie, we need more pics, some of the engine too



blakeinspace (blakeinspace@yahoo.com) MSG #78, 01-13-2003 04:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

I trial fit them on every car I build looking to find the one car that these wheels look good on.

I'm still looking.

Archie

Can't wait to see those wheels on the GT40 your building

I like your trailer, I might try to pester (ie, pay for) you to bring a Warber hood to the 20th show, and what a nice trailered ride it would have! Then I'll need to pester (ie, plead & beg) George R. to bring it back down South in his trailer... lol. Hey curious... Will you need my original hood to keep your inventory in balance, and is there some sort of core price reduction or somesuch?


LS1swap (aswanson60098@sbcglobal.net) MSG #79, 01-13-2003 04:51 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jim88GT:

Archie,
Thanks for the response and a chuckle! I'm very much interested in having you do a chop top/v8 conversion on my 88 - but - first have to liquefy another asset (70 SS454 LS7 Chevelle) to fund the Fiero madness!

Are you crazy????? Fieros are nice but they are not chevells



Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #80, 01-13-2003 06:12 PM
      Nope - just older and wiser. Check your email for details...

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #81, 01-22-2003 06:17 PM
     



avengador1 (avengador1@aol.com) MSG #82, 01-22-2003 07:00 PM
      So they finaly gave you the right wheels I see.

GTFiero1 (fierogt5speed@aol.com) MSG #83, 01-22-2003 07:27 PM
      I noticed that GM has been using them same wheels on a bunch of there concept cars recently

JD86GT350 MSG #84, 01-22-2003 07:42 PM
      Ok, time to change the Fino pics on your website Archie, this car looks great compared to the solid wheel silver Fino!

Woody (ejwoods@gmail.com) MSG #85, 01-22-2003 07:58 PM
      Archie Is This Posibly?

I Know You Just Do Chop Street Dreams Does The Doors And The Suupra Veilside Any Place Can Do And The Targa I Dunno Where To Do But Im Just Wondering If Its Posible
I Know Its Off Topic But Think Of It As Another Post Of A Silver Choptop


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #86, 01-22-2003 08:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Woody:

Archie Is This Posibly?

Actually that looks pretty good..... I'm sure it could be done...... Ahhhh.... Do you have like a couple Platnum Credits Cards, so we can get started?

Actually, I gotta say, there is one thing in your image that gives me a real good idea for a future project.

Archie

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 01-22-2003).]

Woody (ejwoods@gmail.com) MSG #87, 01-22-2003 08:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Actually that looks pretty good..... I'm sure it could be done...... Ahhhh.... Do you have like a couple Platnum Credits Cards, so we can get started?

Archie

Credit Cards?
First Im Working At The Lisence Hahaha
Im 15
And Dont Own A Fiero But Working This Summer At It Good To Know You Like It!


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #88, 01-22-2003 10:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by JD86GT350:

Ok, time to change the Fino pics on your website Archie, this car looks great compared to the solid wheel silver Fino!

Done, check it out http://www.v8archie.com/fino.htm

Archie

GTFiero1 (fierogt5speed@aol.com) MSG #89, 01-23-2003 09:36 PM
      see what happens when your bored and theres a fino on the monitor and a marker in front of you?


87 Pegasus (mkfiero87@yahoo.com) MSG #90, 01-23-2003 11:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Actually, I gotta say, there is one thing in your image that gives me a real good idea for a future project.

Archie

I bet i know what it is. I will let you know on saturday.


Firefox MSG #91, 02-24-2003 11:55 PM
      So what's up at Archie's these days? The Fino turned out beautiful....what's the next project? How's the GT-40 coming along?

Mark


Phantom-Fiero MSG #92, 04-10-2003 07:49 PM
      GT40? Pics please

-Phantom

87gt5speed (alexcg1@aol.com) MSG #93, 04-10-2003 09:25 PM
      Archie---Quick question.....What's it like to be the man? Cause you're the man.

Ps. When I buy your master build kit am I allowed to hang out with you in the sweetest garage ever?



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #94, 04-10-2003 10:50 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 87gt5speed:
When I buy your master build kit am I allowed to hang out with you in the sweetest garage ever?

You sure can. ..... Sometimes (about once a week) there are so many V-8 Fiero people hanging out at the shop that I've started calling it "Archie's Clubhouse".

I took some new pics. 2 days ago for this thread and went and left the disc at the shop, I'll post them tomorrow.

Archie



Firefox MSG #95, 04-10-2003 11:34 PM
      I'm hoping this Saturday is another clubhouse get together because I have a V-8 Indy Fiero to deliver with a fresh paint job....it's for sale so someone come and buy it!

Mark the paint guru


edited cuz I spell like a dork sometimes

[This message has been edited by Firefox (edited 04-10-2003).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #96, 05-21-2003 10:18 AM
      We only have a few new things going on right now........



SLAMMED87GT (m3nacing@gmail.com) MSG #97, 05-21-2003 10:20 AM
      Oh Man! Nice job Archie!



mrfixit58 (rlumsden@tampabay.rr.com) MSG #98, 05-21-2003 11:08 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

We only have a few new things going on right now........

...


Are you kidding me?!? Holy Cow!!! Is that going to go into the GT-40? That would be SWEET!



GOLDSE (reynolmm@yahoo.com) MSG #99, 05-21-2003 11:17 AM
      SHA-WING!! I've been wanting to drop that engine into a Fiero forever. Major factor being money. I could buy a couple of nice cars for the cost of a used LT-5. Is your plan to mount transverse or longitudinal?

Hartz (hartzfeld@comcast.net) MSG #100, 05-21-2003 11:24 AM
      <Speechless>

Hartz



91z4me (cfoster16@aol.com) MSG #101, 05-21-2003 11:33 AM
      Archie, I don't own a fiero nor do I know very much about them but isn't the LT5 the same size as a BBC. Also what Tranny can hold the horsepower that thing puts out???

Just to dream 405 HP 7K redline...Man life would be good.

FieroLT1 MSG #102, 05-21-2003 02:47 PM
      Holy Crap!!!

Please tell me you are mounting that thing LONGITUDINALLY with a powerglide or something like that!



GMGW3 MSG #103, 05-21-2003 03:02 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 91z4me:

Just to dream 405 HP 7K redline...Man life would be good.


I gusse if ya gota have a 32V V8, this is the ticket.! Northstar? we dont need no stinkin Northstar.. J/K



87gt5speed (alexcg1@aol.com) MSG #104, 05-21-2003 03:26 PM
      LT5!
LT5!
LT5!
LT5!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
So...........sweeeeeeeeeeeet.........



FIERO JOHN-WI (podziemj@matc.edu) MSG #105, 05-21-2003 03:36 PM
      Archie, can't wait to see that GT40 at the DELL RUN in a little over a week,It looks GREAT! I will try to make sure it has a very special spot at the show!

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #106, 05-21-2003 08:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FIERO JOHN-WI:

Archie, can't wait to see that GT40 at the DELL RUN in a little over a week,It looks GREAT! I will try to make sure it has a very special spot at the show!

Thanks, that would be great.

Please remember that all of my cars, I bring to the Dells would be in unjudged class, so we gotta figure out someplace to put them.

I don't mind paying the registration fee (as my way to support the event & because some people don't want me to actually enter the event).

Archie



91z4me (cfoster16@aol.com) MSG #107, 05-22-2003 07:25 AM
      BTT

hiller21c (dtappan@attbi.com) MSG #108, 06-03-2003 05:50 PM
      just a little bump to the top. hey archie wuts goin on with that lt5. any hints, im very interested.
thanx


$Rich$ (rich@sio.midco.net) MSG #109, 06-03-2003 06:59 PM
      Archie, im STILL waiting for thoes exhaust pics. you said you'd send me, do you wanna make a sale or not??



Firefox MSG #110, 06-03-2003 10:07 PM
      Archie is out of town for a week. Just thought I'd let you know.

Mark


Jefrysuko MSG #111, 06-04-2003 01:02 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by $Rich$:

Archie, im STILL waiting for thoes exhaust pics. you said you'd send me, do you wanna make a sale or not??

You can find just about all the pictures of Archies ehaust setups here on the forum. The first place to look would be the build thread for the stinger.



Kameo Kid MSG #112, 06-04-2003 01:21 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

I don't mind paying the registration fee (as my way to support the event & because some people don't want me to actually enter the event).

Archie

What's the matter Archie some people don't like the competion or what?? (chickens) It should only stimulate the rest of use to built better show cars.. I for one don't have a problem going up against you or anyone else. It only creates one heck of a modified class, your good work is an inspiration for me to do better on mine in the coming years.. Keep it up



$Rich$ (rich@sio.midco.net) MSG #113, 06-04-2003 01:32 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jefrysuko:

You can find just about all the pictures of Archies ehaust setups here on the forum. The first place to look would be the build thread for the stinger.


im pretty sure that the set-up used on the stinger was a little differand as he wanted the car quiet im wanting some pics of what he sells with his kit


fieromadman (j_depies@hotmail.com) MSG #114, 06-04-2003 01:44 AM
      bump!!

must... have... gt40 pics!!

Mastermind MSG #115, 06-04-2003 02:27 AM
     
I only wanna know where ti get those side scoops on the silver choptop car.


Seanpaul (seanscarbrough@gmail.com) MSG #116, 06-04-2003 07:27 AM
      Wow full house!...Hey, that's how my mom's back yard looked back in ummm...I was about 18..
Well all the fieros minus the V8's and chop tops, but I had a lot of stock FB's..

Yea that's right 1996, then she told me I had to move out...Hehehehehe. Cant believe I had 9 fieros
and I sold them all but 2....man I cried, but I couldn't take them all with me....

Looks nice Arch...Nice to see such a shop full of "the stuff dreams are made of..."

[This message has been edited by Seanpaul (edited 06-04-2003).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #117, 06-28-2003 10:44 PM
      Those of you that were at the Dell's show saw the debut of (GMGW3) Cary's White 350HO Chop Top 87GT. As luck would have it, the place where he parked it at the Dell's wasn't all that flattering & you just couldn't get a good picture of it there. And he has posted just a couple of pics on PFF..... He's kinda Shy.

Anyway, He was at my place today and we got some good pictures of the car, so you can see what we see.

Tell Him that he should get a little thread up with info on this car for you.

Archie

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 06-28-2003).]

MarkJPana (markjpana@comcast.net) MSG #118, 06-28-2003 11:18 PM
     

Got Choptop?

~Mark



stevenrossi (stevenrossi49@hotmail.com) MSG #119, 06-29-2003 01:50 AM
      MUST HAVE CHOP TOP!

Archie...other franchise and move something up here for us Northerners so we can get a Chop Top or get a kit or sell instructional videos for like $100-$200...I'd be the 1st buyer!!! Lord knows I cant afford to make the treck down there and back and get the service done!

I want in!!

Steven Rossi

SanBerdueFiero MSG #120, 06-29-2003 11:42 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

....(GMGW3) Cary's White 350HO Chop Top 87GT. .. And he has posted just a couple of pics on PFF..... He's kinda Shy.
..Tell Him that he should get a little thread up with info on this car for you.

Archie

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 06-28-2003).]

This is a great looking car.. Mr White (Archie too) SHOULD be congratulated. ( Congratulations for restoring your Fiero to this level of excellence). Anything done to the interior?


Smoooooth GT MSG #121, 06-29-2003 06:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Do you have like a couple Platnum Credits Cards, so we can get started?

LMMFAO!!



cooguyfish (fish1042@email.com) MSG #122, 06-29-2003 08:32 PM
      Hey i was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to photoshop either that white choptop or the silver one into a solid medium red, so i can get an idea of my dream car.

-Fish

GMGW3 MSG #123, 06-30-2003 04:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by SanBerdueFiero:

..Anything done to the interior?

Whos Mr White?.. The interior was kept nice and simple, basicly stock with a new black headliner,black carpeting and the new blacked out fiberglass pillar covers and leather seats. Shifter is a Rodney Dickman short shifter.





Glenn1963 MSG #124, 08-06-2003 01:59 AM
      Hey Archie, am I the only one having a problem with your email? If I send an email to archie@v8archie.com (or reply to one of your previous emails), I get a message back from your mail server:

For <v8archi@v8archie.com>, the destination server said: Command RCPT rejected: the sysadmin here has banned (v8archi@v8archie.com) (from v8archie.com:127.0.0.1)

Not sure why there's a missing 'e'.

G

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #125, 08-06-2003 10:15 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Glenn1963:

Hey Archie, am I the only one having a problem with your email? If I send an email to archie@v8archie.com (or reply to one of your previous emails), I get a message back from your mail server:

For <v8archi@v8archie.com>, the destination server said: Command RCPT rejected: the sysadmin here has banned (v8archi@v8archie.com) (from v8archie.com:127.0.0.1)

Not sure why there's a missing 'e'.

G

I got the same thing on Monday when trying to send a message... I re-sent it yesterday and it never "bounced" so I'm assuming it went through then..?

Firefox MSG #126, 08-26-2003 09:47 AM
     

We need to see more of this car. Cary did such a nice job with it, I thought I'd give it a bump.

Mark (Cary's friend)


Toddster (toddamelio@gmail.com) MSG #127, 08-26-2003 11:49 AM
      I like the lines of the Fiero as they are but I have an engineer's curiosity of the "Chop Top" process.

Does anyone have pics of the before, during, and after. How do you stiffen the frame, modify the A-pillars, is the glass all cut using templates, etc. What about head clearance?

Intel MSG #128, 08-26-2003 01:25 PM
      Man I can't get enough of those choptops. Maybe I should sell a few of my cars and buy a flight ticket and go Chop Top Shopping.



RWDPLZ MSG #129, 08-26-2003 02:24 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Firefox:


My new desktop wallpaper! Don't suppose you have that in 1024x768?

Could someone photoshop that to have black 88GT diamond spoke wheels, please?

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #130, 09-16-2003 09:47 PM
      Someone pointed out to me that I hadn't posted to this thread in a little while.

How about some pics of what we have at the shop today?

yeah those 3.8SC's are really hurting the business.

fierogt3 MSG #131, 09-16-2003 09:53 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:



That paint is beautiful.



Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #132, 09-16-2003 10:31 PM
      Archie,
What kind of sick owner would drop a ram port 383/5spd in an 88Gt choptop? After the way today has gone, I needed a "lift" - thanks for posting the pic!

Jim

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #133, 09-16-2003 10:36 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jim88GT:

Archie,
What kind of sick owner would drop a ram port 383/5spd in an 88Gt choptop? After the way today has gone, I needed a "lift" - thanks for posting the pic!

Jim

Glad we could give you a lift. I just emailed a bunch more pics. a few minutes ago.

Archie

fieromadman (j_depies@hotmail.com) MSG #134, 09-16-2003 10:39 PM
      i see you got chesters "limo" there...

How about the dirty rat?

litespd MSG #135, 09-16-2003 10:39 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Someone pointed out to me that I hadn't posted to this thread in a little while.

How about some pics of what we have at the shop today?


Now THIS ought to be interesting. Archie, I see Chester's "limo" in the background of this pic...you planning on doing a chop on that one, too???



fieromadman (j_depies@hotmail.com) MSG #136, 09-16-2003 10:40 PM
      ^^ haha, great minds think alike ^^

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #137, 09-16-2003 10:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fieromadman:

i see you got chesters "limo" there...

How about the dirty rat?

Ahhhhhh..... dunno, does it look like this........



Gridlock (thughes7@telus.net) MSG #138, 09-16-2003 11:45 PM
     
 
quote
yeah those 3.8SC's are really hurting the business.

LOL-too funny. You've already had a car in HPP, I'm sure the Wall Street Journal is next.

Don't get in a huff, its just a joke.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #139, 09-17-2003 07:25 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Gridlock:

LOL-too funny. You've already had a car in HPP, I'm sure the Wall Street Journal is next.

Don't get in a huff, its just a joke.

Shut up.

Danno88GT5Spd MSG #140, 09-17-2003 10:45 AM
      .

[This message has been edited by Danno88GT5Spd (edited 09-19-2003).]

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #141, 09-17-2003 11:38 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Danno88GT5Spd:

I really wanted my GT to get a Choptop and rockers before I install my 3800. Not everyone hates V8's and I definetely do not. I was going to buy your kit to swap an SBC in my 88 coupe for a summer weekend cruiser.

Everytime I get a day off from work I get online and look over your products and the cars they are installed on and drool.. But after seeing your attitude in numerous threads I can see you're far from a business man. I wouldn't do business with anyone who goes out of their way to offend and insult someone. Just because some think 3800's are the greatest and some think V8's are the greatest isn't a good reason to offend every 3800 owner. I like them both for there own reasons, and planned on owning one of each.

Welcome to the forum... I see that you're realtively new here, so I imagine that you may not have a complete grasp on the V8 vs. V6 situation. For years (pretty much since the beginning) there has been a V8 vs. V6 issue... and due to his profession (of putting V8's into Fieros) Archie has always been the main target of all sorts of criticism. It's only natural after awhile that he becomes a bit cynical towards those who have attacked him repeatedly. (if you don't know what I'm referring to, then check out this topic: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Archives/Archive-000002/HTML/20021104-1-014855.html )

Archie has given respect a number of times to 3800 owners, but it's hard for anyone to continue to respect those who still bash you every chance they get with stupid attitude.

 
quote
Originally posted by Archie in http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Archives/Archive-000002/HTML/20030204-1-022596.html:

Well I think the maturity of the V-8 guys is showing.

You'll remember a few weeks ago when"the v8 crowd" had a nice little fun thread going on and X had to jump in there and turn it into a flame war.

Here he starts a thread & we have enough maturity & class to let him enjoy his thread. That's more than he did for us.

Good job so far X.

Archie

This is only one example... and I can locate more if necessary.

You've definitely got the wrong impression if you think that the V8 crowd (and specifically Archie) are always the instigators in these situations...

Hmmm... I realize now after typing all this that I don't need to defend Archie, he's good at doing that himself

[This message has been edited by MinnGreenGT (edited 09-17-2003).]

Will-Martin MSG #142, 09-17-2003 01:24 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Danno88GT5Spd:

... But after seeing your attitude in numerous threads I can see you're far from a business man. I wouldn't do business with anyone who goes out of their way to offend and insult someone. Just because some think 3800's are the greatest and some think V8's are the greatest isn't a good reason to offend every 3800 owner...

I must agree with Minn on this Danno,

If you were ever to meet Archie, you would immediately realize how DRY his humor is, and how much this stuff actually makes him laugh. I visited him when I picked up a Fiero and being from Texas, it was clear that while different from Southern humor, his "Northern Outlook" on these types of things is truly light hearted. He really knows his stuff when it comes to Fieros, and as for being a business man - How long have you been in business Archie? I was REALLY impressed with his business set up, and he took time out of a HECTIC schedule to show me around all morning and answer all of my questions - he was preparing for a NIFE show being held that very weekend I believe. He knows his stuff when it comes to Fieros, and I will be the first to vouch for him.

P.S. I, like you, have respect for both the V8 and V6 swaps. The time and talent involved in either is just fantastic to me.

--Will Martin

thegreep (shawn.w.shira@gmail.com) MSG #143, 09-17-2003 01:31 PM
      I like the franchise idea. . .lets put one in Salt Lake.



Gridlock (thughes7@telus.net) MSG #144, 09-17-2003 01:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Shut up.

Thanks big guy. Way to handle a joke.

Will-Martin MSG #145, 09-17-2003 01:48 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by thegreep:

I like the franchise idea. . .lets put one in Salt Lake.

I will handle the North Texas Shop!

--Will



87 Pegasus (mkfiero87@yahoo.com) MSG #146, 09-17-2003 01:52 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Hey archie I forgot to get a picture of the red outline you have on the front of headlights. Can you post one or e-mail it to me... thanks Also, I will have a $$$ for you on the rear window ones to by friday.

Danno88GT5Spd MSG #147, 09-17-2003 02:30 PM
      .

[This message has been edited by Danno88GT5Spd (edited 09-19-2003).]

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #148, 09-17-2003 03:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Danno88GT5Spd:

But just because some represent 3800's badly, doesn't mean all the owners should feel inferior or not welcome to do business with him.

I think you may be reading into his comments a bit too seriously if you feel that offended by his 3800 references - might I simply suggest that you reserve final judgement until you actually meet and/or deal with him. He's not at all one to "discriminate" against you based on what you've got under the hood. -just a suggestion!

GTFiero1 (fierogt5speed@aol.com) MSG #149, 09-17-2003 04:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by MinnGreenGT:

He's not at all one to "discriminate" against you based on what you've got under the hood.

yeah, weather it be a battery or a spare tire, he still respects all



Boomtastic MSG #150, 09-17-2003 09:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by thegreep:

I like the franchise idea. . .lets put one in Salt Lake.

Sign me up for the New England region!



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #151, 09-17-2003 09:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Danno88GT5Spd:


I can understand... I was really enjoying reading through this thread and seeing the pictures.. But the 3800 comment out of the blue really bugs me. And in another thread of Chesters out of nowhere the 3800 comes into play when there wasn't any discussion.. I was also reading that thread because of the pictures and my interest in what Archie has to offer. It appears he has no problems finding customers, so losing my business will not effect him either way.

I guess I just don't feel welcome to his products and the nice things he has to offer due to the engine under my decklid.

Also I wasn't saying he was instigating. I completely see why he defends himself, his services and the products he offers. But just because some represent 3800's badly, doesn't mean all the owners should feel inferior or not welcome to do business with him.

[This message has been edited by Danno88GT5Spd (edited 09-17-2003).]

Well, I'm glad you got that off your chest and I hope you feel better.

Now I'll give you my angle on this.

#1 I've taken a lot of crop from certain people in this group. I'll return it in kind, they Reap what they Sow.

#2 When it gets to the point where I have to k1ss everyone's behind just because "I'm in business" then I'll just open a Dairy Queen. If a guy acts like a jerk, I'm gonna treat him like a jerk.

#3 Some of these guys don't have any info in their profiles, they want respect, they want their word to mean something but they want to hide behind the Keyboard. I'm out in the open, everyone knows where I work & live. They have my phone numbers and I'm operating right out here in the open with nothing to hide. NO ONE on this Forum is more accessible that I am. That makes me an easy target for some punk that wants to make a name for himself.

#4 What you see is what you get. I am probably a nicer guy in person. I don't lie to people and I've never screwed anyone. I won't call someone a liar until I'm 100% sure (99.9% isn't good enough), but once you've lied to me or screwed me, you'll never be forgiven.

#5 The beauty of what I do is that I don't have to deal with jerks. If a potential customer comes off as being a jerk, I make sure I'm too busy to do a swap for him. Life is too short to deal with jerks. I know a good businessman would do business even with the jerks. I'm sure I'm not a good businessman, if I was I'd own a Dairy Queen.

This thread is about What's up at Archie's, if you don't want to know then change the channel.

So if you don't mind I'll take my thread back.

So......What's up at Archie's?

How about Jim's car.....

Archie



JazzMan (jazzman@fierocentral.com) MSG #152, 09-17-2003 10:51 PM
      Archie, I've met you on more than one occasion, and I think you're an interesting character.

JazzMan

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #153, 09-17-2003 11:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by JazzMan:

Archie, I've met you on more than one occasion, and I think you're an interesting character.

JazzMan

HaHa...... that's all I can ask.

L67Formula (johnjones11@comcast.net) MSG #154, 09-17-2003 11:17 PM
      Well said Archie! I apply a similar philosophy to my business and I enjoy going to work.

BTW, got the 4 core radiator. Very nice!
Thanks, jp


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #155, 09-18-2003 11:28 PM
     

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 09-18-2003).]

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 09-18-2003).]

Capt Fiero (captfiero@captfiero.com) MSG #156, 09-18-2003 11:41 PM
      OMG I think I just messed myself, that car is SO SEXY. Kinda looks a little bit Mclaren, or Ultima GT to me. That with a Twin Turbo Northstar and nothing would touch it. Maybe just add a dash of chin spoiler and IMSA rockers. Oh Yaaaaaa.



Danno88GT5Spd MSG #157, 09-19-2003 01:38 AM
      Thank you for the reply. I realize where your sarcasm was coming from now, I don't know why I took it personally..

On a brighter note do you have any pic's of the new welds after the chop maybe? And any pics of a sunroof in a chop top?

Also do I need to make an appointment to stop by and check out the products and ongoing projects?

Lastly do you stock the V8 master swap kits? I'd like to pick one up when I can swing by~



Darth Fiero (1880.ryan@gmail.com) MSG #158, 09-19-2003 03:12 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

I don't lie to people and I've never screwed anyone. I won't call someone a liar until I'm 100% sure

Archie

Speaking from personal experience, I would have to disagree.



edhering (edhering@sbcglobal.net) MSG #159, 09-19-2003 03:20 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Well, I'm glad you got that off your chest and I hope you feel better.

Now I'll give you my angle on this.

#1 I've taken a lot of crop from certain people in this group. I'll return it in kind, they Reap what they Sow.

#2 When it gets to the point where I have to k1ss everyone's behind just because "I'm in business" then I'll just open a Dairy Queen. If a guy acts like a jerk, I'm gonna treat him like a jerk.

#3 Some of these guys don't have any info in their profiles, they want respect, they want their word to mean something but they want to hide behind the Keyboard. I'm out in the open, everyone knows where I work & live. They have my phone numbers and I'm operating right out here in the open with nothing to hide. NO ONE on this Forum is more accessible that I am. That makes me an easy target for some punk that wants to make a name for himself.

#4 What you see is what you get. I am probably a nicer guy in person. I don't lie to people and I've never screwed anyone. I won't call someone a liar until I'm 100% sure (99.9% isn't good enough), but once you've lied to me or screwed me, you'll never be forgiven.

#5 The beauty of what I do is that I don't have to deal with jerks. If a potential customer comes off as being a jerk, I make sure I'm too busy to do a swap for him. Life is too short to deal with jerks. I know a good businessman would do business even with the jerks. I'm sure I'm not a good businessman, if I was I'd own a Dairy Queen.

This thread is about What's up at Archie's, if you don't want to know then change the channel.

So if you don't mind I'll take my thread back.

So......What's up at Archie's?

How about Jim's car.....

Archie

That is a great post.

Ed

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #160, 09-19-2003 07:31 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Darth Fiero:

Speaking from personal experience, I would have to disagree.

See Danno....... this is the kind of stuff I'm talking about.

Someone who won't sign his name or tell us any details, jumps up and tries to find a place to stick it in.

Darth, start your own fu@kin' thread you a$$hole....... I don't even know your name, how am I supposed to respond to your one liner?

Archie


Boomtastic MSG #161, 09-19-2003 08:15 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

I'm sure I'm not a good businessman, if I was I'd own a Dairy Queen.

Hurry up so I can come over for ice cream!!

Darth Fiero (1880.ryan@gmail.com) MSG #162, 09-19-2003 01:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

See Danno....... this is the kind of stuff I'm talking about.

Someone who won't sign his name or tell us any details, jumps up and tries to find a place to stick it in.

Darth, start your own fu@kin' thread you a$$hole....... I don't even know your name, how am I supposed to respond to your one liner?

Archie

See this is what I am talking about. Archie, you are the one who has always acted "poorly" toward me for no reason. Why do I need to sign my name to anything for you? Why don't you just go back to the thread where all this started and you accused me and 2 of my friends of being the same person because we all shared the same opinion that differed with yours, I signed my name there...

It is very big of you to conduct personal attacks towards me because again I post my honest opinion about the way you have ALWAYS treated me. Considering how many people on this board that look up to you, I think you could set a little better example.

I want everyone to look at the quote above that archie directed at me. This is how archie has ALWAYS treated me. Anytime I point something out that contradicts him, he has to come back with a personal attack instead of explaining himself or his statement. Archie, your true colors are showing. Thank you for making my point for me.

SanBerdueFiero MSG #163, 09-19-2003 02:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

...Now I'll give you my angle on this.

#1 I've taken a lot of crop from certain people in this group. I'll return it in kind, they Reap what they Sow.

#2 When it gets to the point where I have to k1ss everyone's behind just because "I'm in business" then I'll just open a Dairy Queen. If a guy acts like a jerk, I'm gonna treat him like a jerk.

#3 Some of these guys don't have any info in their profiles, they want respect, they want their word to mean something but they want to hide behind the Keyboard. I'm out in the open, everyone knows where I work & live. They have my phone numbers and I'm operating right out here in the open with nothing to hide. NO ONE on this Forum is more accessible that I am. That makes me an easy target for some punk that wants to make a name for himself.

#4 What you see is what you get. I am probably a nicer guy in person. I don't lie to people and I've never screwed anyone. I won't call someone a liar until I'm 100% sure (99.9% isn't good enough), but once you've lied to me or screwed me, you'll never be forgiven.

#5 The beauty of what I do is that I don't have to deal with jerks. If a potential customer comes off as being a jerk, I make sure I'm too busy to do a swap for him. Life is too short to deal with jerks. I know a good businessman would do business even with the jerks. I'm sure I'm not a good businessman, if I was I'd own a Dairy Queen.

This thread is about What's up at Archie's, if you don't want to know then change the channel.

So if you don't mind I'll take my thread back.

So......What's up at Archie's?

How about Jim's car.....

Archie


.... yeah right...same old **** from Archie... News flash Archie.. here at PFF you are just another member.. If this was "Archie's Fiero forum" I would expect that you had the right to this attitude. (oh but wait...you did have a forum that you dropped due to lack of interest...) You have a vey viable swap alternative for some people.. but this forum is not your personal playground. Grow up a little, and try to treat people who have different viewpoints with more respect. you are still acting like a pompous ass..
Oh.. and have a good day too...



87 Pegasus (mkfiero87@yahoo.com) MSG #164, 09-19-2003 02:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Darth Fiero:

See this is what I am talking about. Archie, you are the one who has always acted "poorly" toward me for no reason. Why do I need to sign my name to anything for you? Why don't you just go back to the thread where all this started and you accused me and 2 of my friends of being the same person because we all shared the same opinion that differed with yours, I signed my name there...

It is very big of you to conduct personal attacks towards me because again I post my honest opinion about the way you have ALWAYS treated me. Considering how many people on this board that look up to you, I think you could set a little better example.

I want everyone to look at the quote above that archie directed at me. This is how archie has ALWAYS treated me. Anytime I point something out that contradicts him, he has to come back with a personal attack instead of explaining himself or his statement. Archie, your true colors are showing. Thank you for making my point for me.

Take it else where. Don't be starting this stuff here. If you have a beef with archie settle it in a different manner then on here. People don't want to read crap about someone bitching at someone else...

Take it else where.



Muddy2 (fierosite@fieronews.com) MSG #165, 09-19-2003 02:22 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

See Danno....... this is the kind of stuff I'm talking about.

Someone who won't sign his name or tell us any details, jumps up and tries to find a place to stick it in.

Darth, start your own fu@kin' thread you a$$hole....... I don't even know your name, how am I supposed to respond to your one liner?

Archie

Hi, My name is Ray.. I like your products If I wasn't a poor white boy, I'd prolly buy some of them



MarkJPana (markjpana@comcast.net) MSG #166, 09-19-2003 02:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Muddy2:

Hi, My name is Ray.. I like your products If I wasn't a poor white boy, I'd prolly buy some of them

me too, except my name is Mark, not Ray



CTFieroGT87 (ct5585@yahoo.com) MSG #167, 09-19-2003 02:37 PM
      My name is Christian, but I bought stuff!



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #168, 09-19-2003 02:56 PM
      Hey guys your messing up this thread. Instead of looking at the chop tops being made, now I have too navigate around negetive comments. 3.4's, 3800's or V8's I like them all..especially if someone gave me one for free! CORRECTION: for free,installed and running. He,he.
So keep the pics comming Archie! Here out west, we dont get much pontiac excitment.



L44_87GT MSG #169, 09-19-2003 03:02 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

See Danno....... this is the kind of stuff I'm talking about.

Someone who won't sign his name or tell us any details, jumps up and tries to find a place to stick it in.

Darth, start your own fu@kin' thread you a$$hole....... I don't even know your name, how am I supposed to respond to your one liner?

Archie

Easy there archie bunker...You snap way to fast over the dumbest comments.



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #170, 09-19-2003 03:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Darth Fiero:
Speaking from personal experience, I would have to disagree.

Darth,
Ok, so your complaint is that you acted like a jerk and I treated you like a jerk.

Have I ever lied to you or screwed you? NOPE

Darth & Berdufuss,

You both claim to know everything but neither one of you is proud enough of what he has to say to sign your name.

Remember I said "If a guy acts like a jerk, I'm gonna treat him like a jerk."

If the shoe fits, wear it.

Like I said before, This thread is about What's up at Archie's, if you don't want to know then change the channel.

So if you don't mind I'll take my thread back.

So what's up at Archie's?

The answer would be Chester's car.....

When I can get PIP working again, I'll show you.

Archie



MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #171, 09-19-2003 03:28 PM
      I see people are really working to earn their ratings today

 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

So what's up at Archie's?

The answer would be Chester's car.....

When I can get PIP working again, I'll show you.

Archie

I think PIP should be working again... feel free to post away!

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #172, 09-19-2003 04:25 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

So what's up at Archie's?

The answer would be Chester's car.....

When I can get PIP working again, I'll show you.

Archie


Pics!!!

And would some of you please fine another thread to pi$$ and moan in? Seems its always the same few?

Thanks!

Rob D.



fieromadman (j_depies@hotmail.com) MSG #173, 09-19-2003 04:58 PM
      yeah, thats what im waiting for out of this thread! Pics of the rat please! And the rest of you guys, SHUT UP!

Thanks archie

Jeff

Fiero5 MSG #174, 09-19-2003 05:09 PM
      Yeah Archie, Pics, pics and more pics

BTW: Archie, I sent you a PM awhile back about possibly sending me some footage of a V8 install or two.

Thanks

Steve



Boomtastic MSG #175, 09-19-2003 05:10 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

So if you don't mind I'll take my thread back.

So what's up at Archie's?

The answer would be Chester's car.....

And I had my heart set on ice cream!!

Fine, post pics of the Rat then. See if I bother to look at 'em ..



vwaltdog (turbomatt72@gmail.com) MSG #176, 09-19-2003 05:35 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero5:

BTW: Archie, I sent you a PM awhile back about possibly sending me some footage of a V8 install or two.

Thanks

Steve

Hmmm..... Did I spark your interest from another thread?

[This message has been edited by vwaltdog (edited 09-19-2003).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #177, 09-19-2003 07:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by MinnGreenGT:

I see people are really working to earn their ratings today

I think PIP should be working again... feel free to post away!

PIP's not working for me. Yesterday, in another thread, I mentioned that my webmaster had helped me redirect PIP to host my pics on my site. Well all that went to heck about an hour later when the HD on that PC crashed. I got about 10 good pics of Chester's car today but no way to post them. Maybe tomorrow.

Chester, I'll email the pics to you...... oh heck all my addresses are on the HD that doesn't work. If your EMail addy is in your profile, I'll send them.

Archie

Archie

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #178, 09-19-2003 08:15 PM
      I'll host'em!

Here are the pics Archie sent me today!

Rob D



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #179, 09-19-2003 08:41 PM
      You guys waste no time!

Thanks for the pictures Archie! You guys ROCK!

BTW Check your PM's

[This message has been edited by chester (edited 09-19-2003).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #180, 09-19-2003 08:48 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by chester:

You guys waste no time!

Thanks for the pictures Archie! You guys ROCK!


BTW, someone asked if we take good care of the interior parts..... This 1st. pic is your interior parts in storage.

Archie

87FieroGTx (jeremeyallen@gmail.com) MSG #181, 09-19-2003 09:02 PM
      Nice! Looks like a choptop)



Fiero5 MSG #182, 09-19-2003 09:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by vwaltdog:

Hmmm..... Did I spark your interest from another thread?



drummer5 (drummer5@twcny.rr.com) MSG #183, 09-19-2003 09:11 PM
      Looks like you take good care of the interior parts but think of the poor little children that you stole the blankies from!

Can't wait to see the rat back together with the choptop!

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #184, 09-19-2003 09:28 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by drummer5:

Can't wait to see the rat back together with the choptop!

Keep watching

 
quote
Originally posted by drummer5:

Looks like you take good care of the interior parts but think of the poor little children that you stole the blankies from!

Those are MY sheets & blankets.

The Adjuster MSG #185, 09-19-2003 10:29 PM
      Archie, I have been looking at this board for a long time and have finally become a member, I just wondered if you are so specialized that you only work on one car, the fiero, which hasn't been in production since I was in grade school, and you do both body work and automotive swaps. Can you keep up with new technology and how do you get inspiration for making better mods and new ideas on bringing these cars to the forefront? I mean I've seen your corvette motor swaps, but really isn't Lingenfelter's better suited to mod out a vette motor and get maximal performance? I mean they have to stay on top of everything constantly, how do you compete? Are you just a lot cheaper??? Oh and do you only do one car at a time? How do you stay in business??? Just things to ponder...maybe that is why you continously bash others with knowledge of what else is out there, that way you can continue to pull the wool over everyone's eyes and not enter into a technical discussion with any real thought on the engineering behind what it is that you do.



87FieroGTx (jeremeyallen@gmail.com) MSG #186, 09-19-2003 10:40 PM
      Hmm...



Boomtastic MSG #187, 09-19-2003 10:52 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by The Adjuster:

Archie, I have been looking at this board for a long time and have finally become a member, I just wondered if you are so specialized that you only work on one car, the fiero, which hasn't been in production since I was in grade school, and you do both body work and automotive swaps. Can you keep up with new technology and how do you get inspiration for making better mods and new ideas on bringing these cars to the forefront? I mean I've seen your corvette motor swaps, but really isn't Lingenfelter's better suited to mod out a vette motor and get maximal performance? I mean they have to stay on top of everything constantly, how do you compete? Are you just a lot cheaper??? Oh and do you only do one car at a time? How do you stay in business??? Just things to ponder...maybe that is why you continously bash others with knowledge of what else is out there, that way you can continue to pull the wool over everyone's eyes and not enter into a technical discussion with any real thought on the engineering behind what it is that you do.

And what is it that YOU do that makes you so special?? (And by "special", don't tell me that you rode the short bus to school. We already know that ...)



Darth Fiero (1880.ryan@gmail.com) MSG #188, 09-19-2003 11:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 87 Pegasus:

Take it else where. Don't be starting this stuff here. If you have a beef with archie settle it in a different manner then on here. People don't want to read crap about someone bitching at someone else...

Take it else where.

What? Its ok for archie to talk smack in this thread about others but its not ok for someone to call him out on it?

BTW, I am not going to start an archie "bashing" thread because it would not be tasteful and I am above that. I would not have inserted my opinion in this thread AT ALL but then I saw archie talking more smack about the 3800s and then he said that he doesn't lie or act like a jerk to someone before they do it to him first. I am sorry but I have to raise the BS flag on him for that.

When I first came to this board, I never said anything bad about archie or his coveted V8 fieros. If anyone thinks I started all of this, feel free to prove it by searching the archives and posting a quote from me. Good luck finding it because it never happened that way.

My only "crime" is that I dared to disagree with archie and his a**-sucking followers that think he is a god when it comes to which engine is the best for a Fiero. Obviously some people just can't come to grips with the fact that there are better powerplants out there than the SBC.

Look, give me all the neg ratings you want, I really don't care and I doubt it will effect my existance on this board. As long as people like archie continue to spew BS out on the internet, I, and others like me will be there to check his erronious statements. My existance on this BBS is for the sole purpose of bringing fair and balanced factual information to those seeking alternatives for the powerplant in their fieros and helping people. If you don't like it, IGNORE ME.

Out of all the posts archie contributes, I see very little of them helping anybody but himself. Seems like that is all he cares about -- himself and the people he is taking money from. I think the main reason why Archie hates me is because my way of thinking and my contributions to this BBS are a threat to his way of life. If that is the case, then so be it. If not, rest assured I won't lose any sleep over it.

UFO! (ufomorme@gmail.com) MSG #189, 09-19-2003 11:12 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Darth Fiero:

What? Its ok for archie to talk smack in this thread about others but its not ok for someone to call him out on it?

Last time I checked, this was his thread.

You sure do cry a lot.



Boomtastic MSG #190, 09-19-2003 11:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Darth Fiero:

Obviously some people just can't come to grips with the fact that there are better powerplants out there than the SBC.

Such as?????? I eagerly await the punchline to your joke ..

Edited just for giggles:

From Vic Edelbrock: "The 350 is Godís blessing to the aftermarket performance industry. It has been the backbone of our business since its introduction, and the number 350 is still magical to me today."

From Hot Rod magazine: "Itís been a love/hate relationship with readers and staffers ever since, but thereís no denying that the ubiquitous 350 is the most versatile, most easy-to-build, best bang-for-the-buck engine on the planet."

LMK if you need more quotes.

[This message has been edited by Boomtastic (edited 09-19-2003).]

Muddy2 (fierosite@fieronews.com) MSG #191, 09-19-2003 11:24 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 87FieroGTx:

Hmm...

My thoughst exactly.

Tryxalon (tryxalon@comcast.net) MSG #192, 09-19-2003 11:30 PM
     
Archie -- thanks for what you are sharing with us. I enjoy your threads, learn a lot from them and would miss them if you didn't share.

Don't pay attention to the cries of the "wannabe"s. IF they could, they would, but like all critics (editors, inspectors, etc) they are "much fury, signifying nothing".

There are enough of us reading with interest to reduce the noisy malcontents to an insiginficant a minority of minor annoyances.



Nachtzehrer6 (poopdeckpaul@aol.com) MSG #193, 09-19-2003 11:36 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Boomtastic:

Such as?????? I eagerly await the punchline to your joke ..

Hmmm, maybe he was talking about this http://www.falconerengines.com/prod04.htm
Can't beat having 12 cylinders, 4 more than the sbc, and you can't compete with the sounds of a 700hp engine. Plus there is somthing exotic about having a v-12 in a Fiero.(man some how everything I am sayng is giving me deja vu) Crap I wish there was a kit for this engine. V-12 Archie?



Jays 86 MSG #194, 09-20-2003 01:06 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Darth Fiero:

My only "crime" is that I dared to disagree with archie and his a**-sucking followers that think he is a god when it comes to which engine is the best for a Fiero. Obviously some people just can't come to grips with the fact that there are better powerplants out there than the SBC.

.

Isnt the best engine a matter of personal choice? if a SBC is best for him he has a right to his opinion doesnt he? your bashing him for saying thats best then you do the same by saying something else is best? I don't get it. by the way way I think that the 3800S/C is best, for me at least so you cant just pass me off as a V8 guy I'm just sick of some v6 guys thinking that they have to prove something by atacking v8s



Jays 86 MSG #195, 09-20-2003 01:14 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Nachtzehrer6:

Hmmm, maybe he was talking about this http://www.falconerengines.com/prod04.htm
Can't beat having 12 cylinders, 4 more than the sbc, and you can't compete with the sounds of a 700hp engine. Plus there is somthing exotic about having a v-12 in a Fiero.(man some how everything I am sayng is giving me deja vu) Crap I wish there was a kit for this engine. V-12 Archie?

I think a saw one of those in a Vette the front was streched 8 inches to fit it in
Ithink it was in motor trend


stimpy (jefferystillwell@_sbcglobal.net) MSG #196, 09-20-2003 01:32 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Darth Fiero:

What? Its ok for archie to talk smack in this thread about others but its not ok for someone to call him out on it?

BTW, I am not going to start an archie "bashing" thread because it would not be tasteful and I am above that. I would not have inserted my opinion in this thread AT ALL but then I saw archie talking more smack about the 3800s and then he said that he doesn't lie or act like a jerk to someone before they do it to him first. I am sorry but I have to raise the BS flag on him for that.


I believe his actual words that brought you out were that he "never lied or screwed anyone over".
 
quote

When I first came to this board, I never said anything bad about archie or his coveted V8 fieros. If anyone thinks I started all of this, feel free to prove it by searching the archives and posting a quote from me. Good luck finding it because it never happened that way.

I think I speak for the multitudes when I say "Who truly gives a f*ck?"
 
quote
My only "crime" is that I dared to disagree with archie and his a**-sucking followers that think he is a god when it comes to which engine is the best for a Fiero. Obviously some people just can't come to grips with the fact that there are better powerplants out there than the SBC.

I don't care if you think Pepsi is better then Coke, that Britney's hotter then Shakira, or that your dog's better then my dog cuz he eats Ken'l Ration. What annoys me is the type of elitest snobbery that you display by wanting to bring down someone who has achieved a modicum of success in this hobby. Meanwhile, what have you done for us LATELY?
 
quote

Look, give me all the neg ratings you want, I really don't care and I doubt it will effect my existance on this board. As long as people like archie continue to spew BS out on the internet, I, and others like me will be there to check his erronious statements. My existance on this BBS is for the sole purpose of bringing fair and balanced factual information to those seeking alternatives for the powerplant in their fieros and helping people. If you don't like it, IGNORE ME.

And who were you, again? I want to make sure I shun thee correctly. Not that I don't appreciate you providing a wealth of knowledge on... Krap, I forgot what it was that you were contributing again other then snide one-liners.

 
quote

Out of all the posts archie contributes, I see very little of them helping anybody but himself. Seems like that is all he cares about -- himself and the people he is taking money from. I think the main reason why Archie hates me is because my way of thinking and my contributions to this BBS are a threat to his way of life. If that is the case, then so be it. If not, rest assured I won't lose any sleep over it.

That's priceless. Which of the Fiero vendors does post here regularly, besides Archie? Precious farking few, that's who. And I'd have to say that this kind of anonymous sniping is the reason.

Now, you may refer to me as a brainwashed accolyte of Archie, truth be known that I would probably never have any use for his services (I can't have a SBC Fiero in CA, I'm 6'6" so I'll never need a choptop, and I'm not wild about kit cars.) and I've actually referred to him on more then one occaision as a cranky old fart. But if I were to need to have something like what he offers done right and done quickly, and I had the money to spend, what other choice is there? Go with the original, go with Archie.

Archie, you cranky old fart, keep doing what you are doing. The attention that you bring to the hobbywill benefit us all. The crybabies haven't done sh!t for me yet.


Songman MSG #197, 09-20-2003 02:23 AM
      I know quite a few people that Archie has done stuff for lately... Whether it be Fino/Finale kit cars, chop tops. V8s.. and let's not even think Archie only does small block Chevy's... a guy around the corner from me just used an Archie kit to mount a Cosworth Vega engine in his 88 GT! Sounds like some people need to quit Archie hating and list some of what THEY have done for us lately. Like stimpy said, I will probably never be an Archie customer either.. but I do give credit to people who do a lot for the popularity of our cars. In the recent article about Tina's car, I didn't notice it saying anything about engine adaptor by Darth Fiero.. It appeared to say by V8 Archie. We all know Archie is not perfect. None of us are. But until you put as much into this little hobby of ours as he does, why not back off a little?

And I just read what this Adjuster guy wrote... What a way to come to the forum! Archie hasn't done research! Puleeeze! Whoever this guy is, he should go back to his old forum ID and leave this one with just the two posts!

BTW - If you want to see how forum members react to something Archie has done for someone lately, go back and read page one and see how everyone wanted more pictures of Curley's silver choptop... then go look at the Vegas threads and see how people raved over it.



edhering (edhering@sbcglobal.net) MSG #198, 09-20-2003 03:33 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Nachtzehrer6:

Hmmm, maybe he was talking about this http://www.falconerengines.com/prod04.htm
Can't beat having 12 cylinders, 4 more than the sbc, and you can't compete with the sounds of a 700hp engine. Plus there is somthing exotic about having a v-12 in a Fiero.(man some how everything I am sayng is giving me deja vu) Crap I wish there was a kit for this engine. V-12 Archie?

How is that better? That engine probably costs $15,000.

Nice if you can afford it, but there's no way I'm putting $15,000 worth of engine into a car which wouldn't fetch $5,000 at a fire sale.

Besides, I wonder if it would even fit?

Ed

JEDI MSG #199, 09-20-2003 08:32 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by The Adjuster:

Archie, I have been looking at this board for a long time and have finally become a member, I just wondered if you are so specialized that you only work on one car, the fiero, which hasn't been in production since I was in grade school, and you do both body work and automotive swaps. Can you keep up with new technology and how do you get inspiration for making better mods and new ideas on bringing these cars to the forefront? I mean I've seen your corvette motor swaps, but really isn't Lingenfelter's better suited to mod out a vette motor and get maximal performance? I mean they have to stay on top of everything constantly, how do you compete? Are you just a lot cheaper??? Oh and do you only do one car at a time? How do you stay in business??? Just things to ponder...maybe that is why you continously bash others with knowledge of what else is out there, that way you can continue to pull the wool over everyone's eyes and not enter into a technical discussion with any real thought on the engineering behind what it is that you do.

It's your second post and your bashing one of PFFs most respected and influential members. That's some nice trolling there.

Archie,

Did you sneak the Rat down to the track yet



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #200, 09-20-2003 08:58 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Darth Fiero:

My only "crime" is that I dared to disagree with archie and his a**-sucking followers that think he is a god when it comes to which engine is the best for a Fiero. Obviously some people just can't come to grips with the fact that there are better powerplants out there than the SBC.

Ah, that will earn you some brownie points. A$$-sucking followers? That's a good one. If there are better power plants out there - go chase one down and shut the F up already. I have a 4 banger that will clean the clock of most 3800 S/C Fieros. So whatís your point?

 
quote

My existence on this BBS is for the sole purpose of bringing fair and balanced factual information to those seeking alternatives for the power plant in their Fieros and helping people. If you don't like it, IGNORE ME.

We would be more then happy to ignore you but you keep dropping your drawers and crapping in public. Shut up and go away already.

 
quote

I think the main reason why Archie hates me is because my way of thinking and my contributions to this BBS are a threat to his way of life. If that is the case, then so be it. If not, rest assured I won't lose any sleep over it.

If your such a great "contributor" why not concentrate on helping your fellow V6 folks instead of going on and on bashing people in threads that you didn't start. If you think that youíre a threat to Archie, youíre a legend in your own mind.

Can't you see that youíre in the wrong thread and no one wants to hear your wanking? I get so sick of this V6/V8 BS. I have a car with a 4 banger that will put most of the 3800S/C to shame but I don't go yelling "3800's suck 4 bangers rule!" do I?

So once again, please take your wanking and start your own thread. I would like to enjoy the progress being made on my car without having to dig through your dribble.

Regards,

Rob D.



Mako (mako1701@omuonline.net) MSG #201, 09-20-2003 09:54 AM
      Hey Archie...Andy here.
I for one (of many) would just like to say Thank you for taking the time to post the pics etc. of these build-ups.Keep up the great work,and more importantly,keep enjoying the work your doing.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #202, 09-20-2003 10:22 AM
     

Archie,

Wow, chester's car looks fantastic, you guys are really hauling a** !!

How long is it gonna take you to finish the job ?

Looks like the hard part is finished.

GMGW3 MSG #203, 09-20-2003 11:23 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Mako:

Hey Archie...Andy here.
I for one (of many) would just like to say Thank you for taking the time to post the pics etc. of these build-ups...

I also for one would like to thank Archie and his crew for making my dream car become a reality. A year ago this Fall I took delivery of my '87 GT and I still say "wow" when I look at it. It was a truly a cool experience I will always remember.



Nachtzehrer6 (poopdeckpaul@aol.com) MSG #204, 09-20-2003 01:10 PM
      Sigh....It was a joke, ya know?


 
quote
Originally posted by edhering:

How is that better? That engine probably costs $15,000.

Nice if you can afford it, but there's no way I'm putting $15,000 worth of engine into a car which wouldn't fetch $5,000 at a fire sale.

Besides, I wonder if it would even fit?

Ed



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #205, 09-20-2003 10:33 PM
      Bump...

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #206, 09-21-2003 12:27 AM
      Hey were are the pics of Rats car? Is PFF up for pic yet? Is Archie fighting this guy on a different live-action forum? If so I want tickets, he, he. Remember Archie, don't try to go "toe-to-toe" with these youngn's use the "rope a dope." Once he's tired, next use the upper-cut!



rims05 (grandturbo05@hotmail.com) MSG #207, 09-21-2003 01:03 AM
      hey i love the 5 spoke rims on the blue fino, what are they? and how much did they cost? thanks

Mr. Pat (patrickspratt@live.com) MSG #208, 09-21-2003 01:12 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by The Adjuster:

Archie, I have been looking at this board for a long time and have finally become a member, I just wondered if you are so specialized that you only work on one car, the fiero, which hasn't been in production since I was in grade school, and you do both body work and automotive swaps. Can you keep up with new technology and how do you get inspiration for making better mods and new ideas on bringing these cars to the forefront? I mean I've seen your corvette motor swaps, but really isn't Lingenfelter's better suited to mod out a vette motor and get maximal performance? I mean they have to stay on top of everything constantly, how do you compete? Are you just a lot cheaper??? Oh and do you only do one car at a time? How do you stay in business??? Just things to ponder...maybe that is why you continously bash others with knowledge of what else is out there, that way you can continue to pull the wool over everyone's eyes and not enter into a technical discussion with any real thought on the engineering behind what it is that you do.

Hey what part of the QCA do you live in?


Oh and not that it matters, but ive met both Archie AND Darth, and I have no doubts in my mind that they would give the shirt of their back for someone who needed it(and im working on a V8 Fiero, so darth cant hate them that much )



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #209, 09-21-2003 07:34 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by rims05:

hey i love the 5 spoke rims on the blue fino, what are they? and how much did they cost? thanks

I love those wheels too. In fact I just put another set on my Red Fino a couple of weeks ago.

Cary Decker bought a set and had them sent to my shop to put on his Chop Top when we got it done. I was indifferent about them while they waited at the shop to go onto the car. But I fell in love with them when I saw them on the car.

They are EVO5's from Tire Rack, But they have been discontinued. I bought the last set Tire Rack had that would fit on a Fiero.

Archie



Darth Fiero (1880.ryan@gmail.com) MSG #210, 09-21-2003 10:15 AM
      I think some of you keyboard gorillas need to read my complete posts instead of just skimming thru them and picking up phrases that catch your eyes.

-I never said I hated V8's.
-I never said the 3800 was the absolute best engine to put in a Fiero.
-I have never conducted personal attacks against Archie or anyone else for no reason.

My only gripe in this whole thread has been the double standard that exists on this board. While it is "OK" for Archie to come out and bash people and engines, it is NOT OK for someone else to to do the same to him. This phenomina goes way beyond Archie as well. I really think some of you need to grow up.

Archie made a statement and I disagreed with it, period. No personal attacks or anything like the sort...Look at what has happened to me just because I disagreed. This thread has turned into a bash-Darth thread. I think you guys are funny. Every time you bash me BECAUSE I HOLD A DIFFERENT OPINION THAN ARCHIE, your true colors and maturity show very clearly.

I do not hate Archie, but it seems as though I cannot say the same about the way he feels about me. From day 1 he has always been this way to me. The only thing that I can attribute his attitude towards me is perhaps his business is not doing all that well and/or I am somewhat a threat to his way of life???

Look, if you want a V8 in your Fiero, then go to Archie and have fun with it. If you want a choptop or any of the other services he provides then don't let me stop you because your car is not mine and I don't care what you do with it. But, that does not give him or any of you other people on here the right to bash people who think there are better engines out there than the SBC, because there are, at least for a Fiero.

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Jefrysuko MSG #211, 09-21-2003 10:28 AM
      Darth,

Give it up. Your entitled to your opinions and to express them. But quit forcing them upon us in this thread!



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #212, 09-21-2003 10:32 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jefrysuko:

Darth,

Give it up. Your entitled to your opinions and to express them. But quit forcing them upon us in this thread!

Amen brotha!



Songman MSG #213, 09-21-2003 11:57 AM
      I see that I got a new negative for stating Archie's recent accomplishments in this thread after someone said he had none... I'll take that negative for telling the truth.. No problem.

Mr. Pat (patrickspratt@live.com) MSG #214, 09-21-2003 12:40 PM
      Jesus, your already in the red? Common guys, Darth has a wealth of knowledge, and is very willing to help anyone out. Do you really wanna kick him off because he dissagreed with Arch? Kick people off because they do dumb sh1t like blackstang, or dude_16, not because they like to stick up for themselves.

JazzMan (jazzman@fierocentral.com) MSG #215, 09-21-2003 12:46 PM
      Darth's not in any danger of getting kicked off the forum anytime soon. Well, as long as he and Archie can keep their egos from getting into it all the time that is. Takes two to tango, and all that.

JazzMan

Smoooooth GT MSG #216, 09-21-2003 01:02 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Muddy2:

My thoughst exactly.

You know how to think...??? Well, thats cool, but you need to learn to spell... HAHAHA just teasing you Gaylen...

GMGW3 MSG #217, 09-21-2003 01:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Darth Fiero:
...archie and his a**-sucking followers..

So now all of Archies friends and customers are a$$uckers? Its remarks and name calling like this that are totally un called for!, real mature. Its constant lame comments and attitudes like this that piss people off and get themselves booted off the forum.



Songman MSG #218, 09-21-2003 01:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Mr. Pat:

Jesus, your already in the red? Common guys, Darth has a wealth of knowledge, and is very willing to help anyone out. Do you really wanna kick him off because he dissagreed with Arch? Kick people off because they do dumb sh1t like blackstang, or dude_16, not because they like to stick up for themselves.

Did you read all the stuff he wrote? He didn't just disagree with Archie.. And he did JUST say that Archie hasn't done anything for the Fiero community lately... What he did do was call people names, insult a guy who has done a lot for all Fieros, and just basically be a jerk. From what I can see it springs from the fact that he wants to do Fiero engine conversions and until someone dethrones him Archie is the king of Fiero engine conversions. I didn't throw a negative at him YET... but I guarantee that he is where my latest negative came from because I disagreed with his opinion of Archie's influence. I would wager that he is doing the same thing you are telling others not to do to him... The difference is that he came in to Archie's thread and started some crap with a smart a$$ remark that was totally uncalled for and then totally went off the deep end afterwards. Do I think he is a big enough man to apologize? I see no evidence of it yet. Just like with Archie, it doesn't matter how much you have to contribute to the forum if you are a jerk about it. Archie is a hardass but he is not a jerk. Archie has been constantly attacked on this forum by people like your buddy and personally I don't blame him for being defensive about it.

Phantom-Fiero MSG #219, 09-21-2003 02:01 PM
      It is sad to see where this whole thing is going. I know that some of you guys know each other and have personal issues but, there's also people that click here to see "What's Up at Archie's" and not all this nonsense. Hopefully the next page will be about what the subject states.

-John

Boomtastic MSG #220, 09-21-2003 02:16 PM
     

Who cares about who's sucking who's ass, blah blah blah. Let's put the brakes on the bickering and get back on topic here. (Because I'm interested in seeing how the Rat comes out!!)

Anyone else want popcorn?

[EDITED: Ugh! I wish you could center images ..]

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MiZer (mizer@telus.net) MSG #221, 09-21-2003 04:15 PM
      Drop it already ladies.



rims05 (grandturbo05@hotmail.com) MSG #222, 09-21-2003 04:58 PM
      "whats up at archies" is definitly more interesting than two people fighting, i come on this site to get help and find out what other people are doing to their cars not to hear about personal problems, i'm not takin sides cause that just makes enemies, if you don't like each other you don't have to talk to each other, just leave each other alone

87 Pegasus (mkfiero87@yahoo.com) MSG #223, 09-21-2003 05:47 PM
     

Hey I have seen that sign board before. haha

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #224, 09-21-2003 06:01 PM
      Hey Archie, is it possible to log all of the past and recent chop top togethere on a different thread? Like; what's up at Archies 2" You have my okay me to log all of my pics.
I currently save this thread and others on the my computer. When I review general chat, I usually by-pass all fighting ones when it comes to who's the fastest or v6 vs. v8 because after all said and done its, just a 20 year old car, a car that Pontiac dont care about anymore.
I dont think the Ford Pinto guys are arguing over what's the best motor for the Pinto, which would be stupid.
I'm just happy that theres a group of people (3800's or V8)that cares more for the Fiero car than GM ever dreamed.

And for all who feel the need to comment concerning someones work or back-ground check, they can start a different thread.



Darth Fiero (1880.ryan@gmail.com) MSG #225, 09-21-2003 07:16 PM
      Hmmm, lets just recap how all this started for those of you who THINK I started it all by way of insult...

Archie said:
 
quote
I don't lie to people and I've never screwed anyone. I won't call someone a liar until I'm 100% sure

Then I responded:
 
quote
Speaking from personal experience, I would have to disagree.

hen Archie responded:
 
quote
See Danno....... this is the kind of stuff I'm talking about.

Someone who won't sign his name or tell us any details, jumps up and tries to find a place to stick it in.

Darth, start your own fu@kin' thread you a$$hole....... I don't even know your name, how am I supposed to respond to your one liner?

Archie

But see, that's ok for archie to do, I guess. At least the people who I refer to as the "archie a$$suckers" it is ok. Most of the people on this board know I was not referring to them. The few that I was referring to will never hold anyone who disagrees or questions archie in high regards so those people simply don't matter.

No, I will not go away, whenever I see BS or a BS statement you can be sure I will inject my opinion or facts in as neccessary, like it or not. If you don't like it, feel free to give me a negative rating because I will NOT shut up because you don't agree with me or don't like hearing my opinion. And no, I will not start another thread about this thread because it is against the user agreement policy that Cliff set up.

Some of you people who like to bash me are really funny. You guys take the internet way to seriously just like Archie and let little things get under your skin. If you find me and my comments or opinions getting under your skin then perhaps you need to get a life and stay off PFF for awhile yourselves. As for me, I will continue helping anyone who wants help and continuing my fight against misinformation.

If not completely satisfied with the contents of this post, please return the unused portion for a complete refund...



The Adjuster MSG #226, 09-21-2003 07:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Songman:
And I just read what this Adjuster guy wrote... What a way to come to the forum! Archie hasn't done research! Puleeeze! Whoever this guy is, he should go back to his old forum ID and leave this one with just the two posts!

First of all I have never been a guy, that's right boys, I am 100% woman! I wrench a little here and there on my stuff, but your are correct, I never plan to be in the business archie is in. I haven't spent the last 7 years of my life sitting in classes and paying a grand sum of cash to abandon my true love (chiropractic) to do something full time which I consider a hobby. However, I take my hobbies seriously and that is why I will go out and do the research and spend the time to make sure my car is the best it can be. That means going to the best to see what they can do with each engine and which setups are best for each car. I like V8s I like V6s, I like to see what each one can do. I love fieros and I don't like when people mistake me for someone else. I have never posted on this board until this weekend and that is something I would stake the title of my 85 2M6 on! so when you guys decide to get all cute and think I am someone you know, know this, I am not. I am worse, a woman with a mind and a toolbox! Have a nice day!



Master Tuner Akimoto MSG #227, 09-21-2003 08:04 PM
      Dart and Archie this is getting us no where with this thread this side saying this that side saying that...it is just a shame with all this bickering back and forth here is my sugestion,
(1)Drop the ego's and wipe your past differences off the slate .
(2)Archie be a man extend a handshake.
(3)Darth Fiero be a man extend a handshake.

(4)**********************
(5)Waiting for you guys to make peace no explanation on either side just put out the olive branch.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #228, 09-21-2003 08:14 PM
      Okay Darth Fiero, heres my own opinion concerning who said what? I read through it and the conclusion is this; Where are the pics of Rats car? And thats the point that I'm making.
Here in CA we dont get much Pontiac excitement, so we get what we can. I don't care if its a 3800 or V8 I want to see it! When someone new post thier car..I want to see it. When someone puts a 3800 I want to see it and so and so.

If Archie hurt your feelings or yours...his, then log in on e-mail and kiss and make-up, he, he. That way the rest of us can enjoy PFF.

Besides we (all) have a hard enough time tring to prove the Fiero in the general public...So I ask the question: Can we all just get along?


Fiero5 MSG #229, 09-21-2003 08:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by MiZer:

Drop it already ladies.

MiZer, by posting that very insulting pic makes you as bad or even worse than those you are asking to stop.

Why don't those who seem to think that that pic is so amusing please get a freakin' clue!

Steve


Gridlock (thughes7@telus.net) MSG #230, 09-21-2003 08:31 PM
      Come on man. That picture has been on this forum 100's of times. Even further, its been on EVERY forum 1000's of times. Why must this forum cater to a small minority when it comes to offensiveness? Serve the majority. Does the majority consider it offensive? I doubt it.

Fiero5 MSG #231, 09-21-2003 08:43 PM
      So what your saying then is that since a 1000 other morons have posted that stupid pic in the past, that somehow it now makes it all OK?
I see, 2 wrongs don't make a right, but a 1000 wrongs do?
Give me a break!

I am not asking anyone to cater to anyone, I am only asking that some of you have some common sense and try getting some damn morals. Making fun of anyone, including disadvantaged children for crying out loud is just plain wrong!

Steve

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Gridlock (thughes7@telus.net) MSG #232, 09-21-2003 09:17 PM
      No, in simpler terms, I'm saying let it slide.

I find the picture of the turd in the toilet much more offensive, but I don't expect people to cater to my singular needs.

Fiero5 MSG #233, 09-21-2003 09:28 PM
      Tell ya what i'll do just for you Gridlock.
Send me a pic of yourself, and I will nicely waste my time and photoshop that pic of yourself into some truly insulting (to you at least) image pic, which may be possibly amusing to some (at your expense) and we'll see just how you feel about wanting to "let it slide" then.
Like I said, insulting anyone is just plain wrong. Or do you personally feel that children should be fair game?
And I agree, the turd pic is very wrong as well, but I guess if we all just say nothing whenever some idiot posts crap like that (no pun intended), then I guess that makes it OK. If we follow your bizaar thinking anyway.

Now, can you grumpy people all go play somewhere else please so the rest of us can continue to enjoy watching Archie and his very talented help work their magic on Chesters V8 beast among other Fieros?
Thanks

Steve

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CanadianGT MSG #234, 09-21-2003 10:02 PM
      I had a cousin who was Mentally disabled, and I do find that picture a little bit offensive, but If I dont want to look at it, I dont have to, so I can deal with it. I'll tell you what though. My cousin had the mindset of about an 8 year old, but he was still more mature then a great deal of the people on this forum who Curse other people out, or make some very questionable posts. In addition, if somone said something he didnt like, he was confident enough in himself to allow things to roll off his back, and not bother him. This Forum is about Fiero's, and not petty bickering. If people have problems with one another, they should meet face to face, or talk it out over the phone, and be mature about it. Because I can honestly say, no one cares about your problems with one another. WE COME HERE TO READ ABOUT FIERO'S! So Please, Archie and Darth, Email or Phone Eachother about your problems, and if you cant do that, one fo you be mature enough to STOP POSTING ANYTHING IN RESPONSE ABOUT THE OTHER. Now lets get back to what we all come to this Forum for. FIERO'S!


Darth Fiero (1880.ryan@gmail.com) MSG #235, 09-21-2003 10:05 PM
      I would be willing to extend my hand to anyone who is willing to shake it and possibly "make-up." Perhaps I was a tad bit harsh on people who were extremely quick to judge me, I guess that is just my natural response to personal attacks.

But like I said, I am here for anyone who wishes to become a man and put their differences with me aside.

fiero go fast (dday98m@gmail.com) MSG #236, 09-21-2003 11:01 PM
      Can someone please put something in big bold black letters when the topic is being talked about again. Maybe another thread saying "HEY THE THREAD IS ON TOPIC AGAIN" then enclose a link or something? I'm getting tired of sifting through all this crap and finding nothing new

Matt



Firefox MSG #237, 09-22-2003 01:08 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Someone pointed out to me that I hadn't posted to this thread in a little while.




What the hell did I have to mention that for?

I'm sorry. It's all my fault.

Mark the guilty



fieromadman (j_depies@hotmail.com) MSG #238, 09-22-2003 01:37 AM
      darth, you still have a plus by me. I gotta talk to you so you might see a p.m. comming from me in a while. Anyhow, dude, this just isnt the place to talk about why archie made you mad one day way back when... see my point? This thread has split ends now because that had to come up and now i've gotta dearch for another place to find pictures of chesters beautiful car. Please dont wreck that one for all of us

later eeryone!

Archie, must have more pics, eh

Fiero5 MSG #239, 09-22-2003 08:10 AM
      I propose now that all of us (including myself, Darth, Archie and a few others) that posted something at some point that really has nothing to do with the subject, just bickering and telling people to stop, etc, now go back and edit those posts out with just a dot (period) so all we see when we scroll down is nothing but what the subject is about.
Sound like a good plan everyone?

Steve

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #240, 09-22-2003 08:32 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

I read through it and the conclusion is this; Where are the pics of Rats car? And thats the point that I'm making.

Hey Madcurl,

Just an FYI - The car is owned by me, Chester and is called the Dirty Rat.
Hopefully more pics will come today.
Can't wait to get this damn move done and pickup my car!

Rob D.




Boomtastic MSG #241, 09-22-2003 08:45 AM
      I better see some pics of the Rat soon or I'm gonna go postal!!!!!!!!!

litespd MSG #242, 09-22-2003 11:10 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Boomtastic:

I better see some pics of the Rat soon or I'm gonna go postal!!!!!!!!!

Uh..I find that offensive, Boomer. I would appreciate it if you'd keep that off the forum. Let's act like adults here.

litespd, employee

Now, to keep on topic...Archie, any new pics of the Dirty Rat?

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Fiero5 MSG #243, 09-22-2003 11:22 AM
      Well, using Gridlocks interesting logic here, as that term has been probably also been used many times all over the internet you shouldn't really complain about it and should instead just let it slide

I agree with litespd, where are the latest pics of the Rat Arch??
Enquiring Fiero minds realy want to see

Steve

ZeroC (tylercaddick@gmail.com) MSG #244, 09-22-2003 11:22 AM
      Happy Happy Joy Joy .....



Boomtastic MSG #245, 09-22-2003 11:39 AM
      Litespd knows me too well and is just busting my cookies. For my bad comment, I'll give the first batch of popcorn to you, okay?



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #246, 09-22-2003 12:13 PM
      I'm waiting for Pontiac Excitement! he, he.

Is Archie's place now associated with hanger 54?

Sorry Chester, I got your name backwards;Correction.. where are the pics of Chester's car "the Dirty Rat"?



Jefrysuko MSG #247, 09-22-2003 11:25 PM
      I too want to see pictures of "The Dirty Chester's" car "Rat."

I mean pictures of "Rat Chester's" car "The Dirty."

No No I mean pictures of "Chester's" Dirty car "The Rat."

Or is it pictures of Dirty "Chester's" car "The Rat."

Ok, How about we see some pictures of the car I wished were mine owned by the guy I am really jealous of.



Gridlock (thughes7@telus.net) MSG #248, 09-22-2003 11:47 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero5:

Well, using Gridlocks interesting logic here, as that term has been probably also been used many times all over the internet you shouldn't really complain about it and should instead just let it slide

I agree with litespd, where are the latest pics of the Rat Arch??
Enquiring Fiero minds realy want to see

Steve

Hi! Back off. Thanks. Have a nice day.

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #249, 09-23-2003 08:42 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jefrysuko:

I too want to see pictures of "The Dirty Chester's" car "Rat."

I mean pictures of "Rat Chester's" car "The Dirty."

No No I mean pictures of "Chester's" Dirty car "The Rat."

Or is it pictures of Dirty "Chester's" car "The Rat."

Ok, How about we see some pictures of the car I wished were mine owned by the guy I am really jealous of.


ROFLMAO!



m0sh_man (macantley@suddenlink.net) MSG #250, 09-23-2003 08:45 AM
      hmmm not a bashing thread eh?


 
quote
Originally posted by Darth Fiero:


BTW, I am not going to start an archie "bashing" thread because it would not be tasteful and I am above that.


I saw archie talking more smack about the 3800s


I am sorry but I have to raise the BS flag on him for that.
I dared to disagree with archie and his a**-sucking followers that think he is a god

As long as people like archie continue to spew BS out on the internet, I, and others like me will be there to check his erronious statements.


Out of all the posts archie contributes, I see very little of them helping anybody but himself. Seems like that is all he cares about -- himself and the people he is taking money from.

EACH person will have thier own opinion on which engine is best, and why, but it all comes down to personal preference, Sure id like to have a v8 in one of my fiero's and id like to have a 3800 series II supercharged, AND id like to have a 3.4L TDC
None of my cars have them in though, its not that one engine is better than the other, its just i have no $$ right now for a swap, Archie doesnt force people to put v8's in there cars, people take the time to look to see what engine THEY want and THEY pay archie to put it in, and if they dont wanna pay archie to put it in then they buy a kit and do it themselves with no guns pointed at them or anything, ACE and West coast fiero also sell fiero engine swap kits as well, They are not active members of this forum so no one bashes them for posting pictures of thier cars, When was the last time you seen a shop do a 3800 s/c install and post pictures of customers cars? its sure been a while for me. Ed parks does a GREAT job at the 4.9L installs, but do you see archie talking smack about them?

its not that archie is a fiero god or anything, cause im sure he doesnt see himself as one, He is just a man like the rest of us who seen that people wanted more power, (as did he) and found a way to do that and make a living off of it, Wouldnt you if you could? Archie supplies a Great product at a price people are willing to pay, in return he gets food on his plate and a couple demo cars to show off. Are you going to take the mans food away?

Evidently he does a good job at it because his garage looks pretty full, When the v8 installs slow down to the point that he cannot make the business keep going then im sure he will then look into other fiero options, but it sure looks like he is doing good right now.

ok im done ranting, BTW ive got rhree fiero's hopefully one day one will have a v8 in it (85GT 4 speed) one will have a 3800 series II supercharged (85GT automatic) and one will have a 3.4L TDC (87GT 5 speed)

for now ill be happy with whats in them.

matthew



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #251, 09-23-2003 12:39 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Darth Fiero:

I think some of you keyboard gorillas need to read my complete posts instead of just skimming thru them and picking up phrases that catch your eyes.

This thread started on 12-28-02, that was less than 2 months after you joined PFF. This thread has now gone some 250 posts and 7 pages.

You picked up on one line in one post and started your crying about it.

And you call other people "keyboard gorillas".

Archie

John Boelte (johnboelte@yahoo.com) MSG #252, 09-23-2003 01:16 PM
      I think Archie just said "Shut the F**k up."


chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #253, 09-23-2003 11:18 PM
      No pics?

Rob D.


Scott-Wa (smcelhiney@comcast.net) MSG #254, 09-24-2003 12:54 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by litespd:

Uh..I find that offensive, Boomer. I would appreciate it if you'd keep that off the forum. Let's act like adults here.

litespd, employee

[SIZE=1][COLOR=Blue]
Going Postal... isn't that where you decide to strive for quick, friendly, efficient customer service? It does at one Post Office near me... at the one on the other side of town it's the antonym.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #255, 09-24-2003 09:41 AM
     

Hey Archie,

Chop top junkie here,.....needs pictorial fix!!

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #256, 09-24-2003 01:23 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by John Boelte:

I think Archie just said "Shut the F**k up."

Well it looks like we've got our Highjacked thread back.

I also have my new home PC back from repairs and I have PIP pointed in the right direction.

Looks like I'll have to take some more pics.

If there's no more interruptions, I'll post some What's Up At Archie's tonight.

Thank You

Archie


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #257, 09-24-2003 08:22 PM
      Well alrighty then....post away! For a moment I'd thought the "rat" was in Hanger 54, he,he.



Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #258, 09-24-2003 09:01 PM
      Archie,
How about a couple of shots of my car to energize me for the long drive up tomorrow?


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #259, 09-24-2003 10:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jim88GT:

Archie,
How about a couple of shots of my car to energize me for the long drive up tomorrow?

Ok, fine...... let's see if I have PIP working correctly.....

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 09-24-2003).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #260, 09-24-2003 10:34 PM
     

Let's see, does that make the drive easier

Archie

Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #261, 09-24-2003 10:42 PM
      Thanks Archie - that does the trick! What time are you at the shop Friday morning?

Jim

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #262, 09-24-2003 11:00 PM
      Well, I 'll be away for a few days. We pack the trucks and leave Friday morning. If you need to get a hold of me Arch you can reach me via cell.

Hope to see some new pics on here soon!

Rob D.



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #263, 09-24-2003 11:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jim88GT:

Thanks Archie - that does the trick! What time are you at the shop Friday morning?

Jim

I'm usually there by 8am.

Archie

Anyone want to see final pics of the other car we finished up a V-8 swap on today?

Here's a sample

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 09-24-2003).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #264, 09-24-2003 11:17 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

I just noticed that there is something wrong here........

That's Kris, one of the guys working for me, driving the car. He's not supposed to be smiling, He's supposed to be working!

Archie

Mr. Pat (patrickspratt@live.com) MSG #265, 09-24-2003 11:29 PM
      Iowa? what part of Iowa?



FieroGTguy (fierogtguy@aol.com) MSG #266, 09-24-2003 11:37 PM
      Heya Archie,

I have an off post topic question for ya since you've posted the chop top pics... Did you see the post where to get the tempered glass for the chop tops? Guessing so, will that be an option offered soon?

That would clinch my decision to have it done.

Thanks,
Greg


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #267, 09-24-2003 11:41 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Mr. Pat:

Iowa? what part of Iowa?

Gee, it would be kind of interesting if it was going to ..... say ..... Davenport.

But I'm home right now and don't have those records in front of me.

Archie


8Ball (viriiguy@gmail.com) MSG #268, 09-25-2003 08:12 AM
      Oh I sooo love that paint job!!!!!!!

That is just nucking futs!!!!

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #269, 09-25-2003 11:45 AM
     
Jim88GT,

Just curious what kind of wheels do u have in store for your new chop top ?

Any other visual changes or plans ?

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #270, 09-25-2003 03:16 PM
      Once again Archie you have come through. Great job! Whats the total number of choptops now?
(1) blue
(2) white
(1) silver
(1) gun metal gray
(1) yellow
(1) purple.
Maybe we need a homecoming.

Btw, Archie is it easier to take the rear clip off, after a chop? Just wondering if I should wait to work on the rear clip before or after a chop? Curl.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #271, 09-26-2003 07:09 PM
      Jim is on his way home with his chop top.

He left my place about 10:30 this AM.

Archie

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 09-26-2003).]

JeffMN (jeffmn@sbcglobal.net) MSG #272, 09-26-2003 08:24 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Jim is on his way home with his chop top.

He left my place about 10:30 this AM.

Archie

Outstanding. How much head room is lost? Do you compensate by lowering/thining the the seat?

I have a feeling you could charge people money or get the fridge filled full of beer just for letting them watch the process.

-Jeff


Scott-Wa (smcelhiney@comcast.net) MSG #273, 09-27-2003 04:50 AM
      Sweet chops Archie, I love the look.

On the fastbacks it just seems to scream exotic sportscar. Not gaudy, not trying to look custom, just looks right.

On the Silver Notchback for the guy in California, Who's or What are those sweet side scoops? That's about exactly what I want to do to the side of my 88 Formula.
http://www.fiero.nl/uploads/imgs2003/Mvc-642f.jpg

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m0sh_man (macantley@suddenlink.net) MSG #274, 09-27-2003 02:12 PM
      wonder if jim went through charleston WV on his way home./

matthew

Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #275, 09-27-2003 11:54 PM
      Archie,
Finally made it back home - got caught in some really bad weather (30 solid minutes of hail). Too tired to type tonight - will post tomorrow.

Jim

Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #276, 09-28-2003 06:51 PM
      I'll be running 17s up front and 18s in back - I have to install the new rear coilovers and take some measurements to see exactly how wide I can go. Plan on moving the rear spioler back a couple of inches and doing sidescoops similar to madcurls. I've just about settled on yellow for the paint, but might still be persuaded on blue (similar to Crazy Daves). Also going to do 13" brakes and Mr.Mikes Leather seat covers. Right know, I have to put it on the back burner until getting cleaned up from the mess from the hurricane left. Hope to have it done by next summer!
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Jim88GT,

Just curious what kind of wheels do u have in store for your new chop top ?

Any other visual changes or plans ?



Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #277, 09-28-2003 07:33 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by m0sh_man:

wonder if jim went through charleston WV on his way home./

matthew


Nope - stopped overnight in Pa and went to the Penn State game Sat afternoon, then down to Va Sat evening.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #278, 09-28-2003 10:13 PM
     

Congratulations Jim ! Great car do enjoy.

I hope to be able to join you as a chop top owner one day !

Saving my pennies !

Boomtastic MSG #279, 09-29-2003 07:53 AM
      Bump because I'm still waiting for Rat photos ..

Fiero5 MSG #280, 09-29-2003 10:14 AM
      Yeah man, we want to see pics of the rat
Show us some new pics Arch
Please?


Smoooooth GT MSG #281, 09-29-2003 11:37 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Fiero5:

Yeah man, we want to see pics of the rat
Show us some new pics Arch
Please?

Are you just going thread2thread asking for pic's..?? hehehe Sowwy I had to say it!
See:
Yeah smooth, show us updated pics man
Whatcha been doing, huh?



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #282, 09-29-2003 08:58 PM
      Over the weekend another V-8 Fiero left ourshop for it's new home.

We didn't do the paint job and the customer is going to finish the interior ...... We installed the Lingenfelter LT1

Archie



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #283, 09-29-2003 09:07 PM
      I know people are asking for pictures of Rob's car. Originally the schedule for that car was a 3 week schedule starting 2 weeks after it arrived at our place. As it turned out, we had a couple of days where we could work on it before going back to other scheduled work including Jim's car and this LT1 car.

We will rejoin Rob's car as it progresses. So stay tuned.

Here are the last pics of the LT1 car that left over the weekend.

Archie



GTFiero1 (fierogt5speed@aol.com) MSG #284, 09-29-2003 09:48 PM
      hey archie, have you thought of having some air intake tubes made up like skitime had his done so you could place the filter near the side scoop instead of in the engine compartment for your LT1 conversions?

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #285, 09-29-2003 10:53 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GTFiero1:

hey archie, have you thought of having some air intake tubes made up like skitime had his done so you could place the filter near the side scoop instead of in the engine compartment for your LT1 conversions?

Yeah I know you're trying to help. But you know, just about anyone can make up a tube to take the air from just about anywhere you want to get it. However, that little opening in the side vent isn't going to pass enough air to directly feed a SBC.

Archie

fieromadman (j_depies@hotmail.com) MSG #286, 09-29-2003 11:17 PM
      maybe you could enlarge the hole I think that if you could get enough air in there it would be a good seller, especially with the reversed intakes

The paint on that car is wild, but i think the engine is wilder! What are the specs on the lingenfelter LT1?

Nebiros88 MSG #287, 09-29-2003 11:34 PM
      I know this is off topic but what kind of rims are those on that fiero with the wild paint job?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #288, 09-29-2003 11:51 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Nebiros88:

I know this is off topic but what kind of rims are those on that fiero with the wild paint job?


I second that question ! Tight rims !!


chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #289, 10-02-2003 06:21 PM
      OK I'm back! What a friggen week from hell. So Archie...where ARE the pics??



Alex4mula (torres_a@hotmail.com) MSG #290, 10-02-2003 09:25 PM
      Picking up something like that has to be an unforgetable experience. Nice car getting even better



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #291, 10-02-2003 09:40 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by chester:

OK I'm back! What a friggen week from hell. So Archie...where ARE the pics??

Well you came back just in time.

We got all the welding done today and tomorrow afternoon the Glass guy will be here to install the rear window. then we final install the rear clip and the roof section and he comes back to re-install the Windshield.

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #292, 10-02-2003 09:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Nebiros88:

I know this is off topic but what kind of rims are those on that fiero with the wild paint job?

Yeah I know, the wheels look great. But I can't tell you exactly what they are, I never really bothered to look. The customer had them dropped shipped to me and we put them on.

Sorry

Archie

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #293, 10-03-2003 11:35 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Well you came back just in time.

We got all the welding done today and tomorrow afternoon the Glass guy will be here to install the rear window. then we final install the rear clip and the roof section and he comes back to re-install the Windshield.

Archie

Sweet! So I didn't miss anything!

Rob D.



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #294, 10-04-2003 08:27 AM
      Bump to the top cause I'm impatient...

Rob D

fieromadman (j_depies@hotmail.com) MSG #295, 10-05-2003 02:47 AM
      here, ill bump it for ya rob because like you, i also am impatient!

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #296, 10-05-2003 10:55 AM
      Well, on Friday the glass installer came by and installed the rear window. We then put the rear clip & the forward roof section on for the last time. Monday the glass guy comes back to reinstall Rob's windshield.

We'll also be working on installing the rocker panels on Monday & Tuesday and working on lowering the seats. Then we can put the interior back together.

As you can see the Chop Top is a very extensive modification & can't be thrown together overnight if it's going to be right.

Archie

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #297, 10-05-2003 01:54 PM
     

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #298, 10-05-2003 02:33 PM
      Hey Archie...Question(s). The rear clip, I notice that the color is burgandy, are you modifing them earier so as to speed-up the progress? Or did the owner wanted to change it because of a previous damage?

Also is it possible to extend the rear clip by (8-12) inches and adding additional piece along with the rear bumper? Maybe its just me but, I think it would look good to add to the rear (like the 89 concept). The rear clip where the lights are housed could be sectioned off, molding a piece between the light housing and the cut rear. The bumper brackets could be extended or maybe metal tubing between the frame and the original bumber. Likewise for the lower rear panel. I now it sounds like a "major pipe dream" but it would be an addition to your work.

I have been thinking about this for some time now and I notice that someone on PFF is doing it now, however he is modifing the whole rear frame to house a N* with a Porshe trans axle (I think) along with the plastic rear sides. But the concept is there.
Btw...keep-up the good work.



8Ball (viriiguy@gmail.com) MSG #299, 10-05-2003 02:44 PM
      Chester you better watch him He is makeing your car burgandy

FIERO JOHN-WI (podziemj@matc.edu) MSG #300, 10-05-2003 08:08 PM
      Hey Archie, I see my 4-seater I made has now pasted from me to-rod-to-you, just wondering since the topic said "What up at Archie's" so I was just wondering what was the plans for it! You know: engine swap(v8)? make it look like stock gt 4-seater? strip all the body panels and make a kit car stretch? Just want to know your ideas beause I would like to see me project/dream that I started come to a finish!

Boomtastic MSG #301, 10-05-2003 08:10 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Archie...Question(s). The rear clip, I notice that the color is burgandy, are you modifing them earier so as to speed-up the progress? Or did the owner wanted to change it because of a previous damage?

Oh oh, I know the answer to this one! There was damage on Chester's old quarter.

Archie - did the steering wheel arrive yet?



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #302, 10-05-2003 10:04 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FIERO JOHN-WI:

Hey Archie, I see my 4-seater I made has now pasted from me to-rod-to-you, just wondering since the topic said "What up at Archie's" so I was just wondering what was the plans for it! You know: engine swap(v8)? make it look like stock gt 4-seater? strip all the body panels and make a kit car stretch? Just want to know your ideas beause I would like to see me project/dream that I started come to a finish!

HeHe, yeah...... Every year at the Dell's Show you guys kept telling us that your limo would be at the Dell's the next year. I know several people have started to build Fiero Limos, but I've never seen anyone driving one. They just never seem to get finished.

You can bet this one is going to get a V-8. I'm planning to put a swimming pool in the back with a full service bar.

You can plan on seeing it at the Dell's show next Spring.

Also Boomer is right about the rear clip and the new wheel did come in.

Archie



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #303, 10-07-2003 12:27 PM
      Bump this sucka to the top for some more pics!

Rob D.



MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #304, 10-07-2003 12:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

You can bet this one is going to get a V-8. I'm planning to put a swimming pool in the back with a full service bar.

Hmmm... wouldn't you actually want to put the pool & bar up front? The engine still needs to be in the back! LOL

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #305, 10-07-2003 05:53 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Yeah I know, the wheels look great. But I can't tell you exactly what they are, I never really bothered to look. The customer had them dropped shipped to me and we put them on.

Sorry

Archie


Thanks anyway Archie, ...if you do by any chance happen to talk with this customer again for some reason could you please ask him about the rims ?

I am very curious !


P.S. The guy (Mike) from Dayton, whose fieros you saw while on the innerstate, is working on my fiero today. I will mention to him that you inquired about him and his place and refer him to the thread.

Take care
Tony


avengador1 (avengador1@aol.com) MSG #306, 10-07-2003 08:34 PM
      A question for you Archie, how do you lower the seats? Any pictures?

the need for speed (dewalker3@attbi.com) MSG #307, 10-07-2003 10:35 PM
      hey chester are u having it painted there at archies or some were else, and what color are you going to go with?

fiero go fast (dday98m@gmail.com) MSG #308, 10-07-2003 10:37 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by avengador1:

A question for you Archie, how do you lower the seats? Any pictures?

Don't quote me on this, but I think I read before, that he basically just flattens out the floor more where the seat tracks sit.

Matt

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #309, 10-08-2003 12:49 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by avengador1:

A question for you Archie, how do you lower the seats? Any pictures?

I show a bunch of detail on lowering the seatc in my Stinger buildup thread. See Sig. below.

Archie

BTW, I took a bunch of pics today and then left the camera and the pics at the shop when I came home.

A


chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #310, 10-08-2003 06:10 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by the need for speed:

hey chester are u having it painted there at archies or some were else, and what color are you going to go with?

I'm going to paint it myself and don't think I'll get to it till the spring. It will go back to black.

Rob D.



Elvira (reneenrob@fewpb.net) MSG #311, 10-08-2003 07:16 PM
      Hey Archie,
Elvira here... I am almost as anxious as Chester to see some new pics of his/our #1 Fiero! Anything new???



GMGW3 MSG #312, 10-08-2003 07:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by chester:

I'm going to paint it myself and don't think I'll get to it till the spring. It will go back to black.

Rob D.

A black choptop? oh myy.. that will be soooo sharp, and a first! Ive had dark color cars in the past but the dust and water spots drove me batty! not good for anal me hehe. (one of the reasons I went white) just keep it parked in the shade I would have never gussed 4 months ago that you were going to chop yours also. Your going to love it! The OMG factor is about a 9.5 with the public, Its Indian summer here now and have had mine out a bit more,,, stopping for gas is always a intresting event with all the rubber neckers looking it over



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #313, 10-08-2003 08:23 PM
      So where gonna have to wait till spring? Okay Archie please take a good side pic and let the photo-shop techs take it from there, he,he.

MinngreenGt, Reality are you there? Were going to need your assistance for this one.



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #314, 10-08-2003 08:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Elvira:

Hey Archie,
Elvira here... I am almost as anxious as Chester to see some new pics of his/our #1 Fiero! Anything new???

Well these pics are from yesterday. We got a lot more of the body work done today but late today when I went out to take pics. they had the car cover on it for the night.

Except for mounting up the rocker panels, almost all of the bodywork will be done by tomorrow.

We also got the Windshield installed on Monday.

Also, Rob: You gotta put a Shroud around this Fan..... otherwise it's just going to circulate the same air and run hot.

Archie

fiero go fast (dday98m@gmail.com) MSG #315, 10-08-2003 11:03 PM
      Wow, I just noticed that the rat doesn't have sunroof. Not earthshattering or anything, just wow. Looks absolutely great though archie. Chester, I'm jealous.

Matt

Edit: Archie, I was looking at Fino pictures and was wondering if you've ever thought about doing a Fino Choptop...

[This message has been edited by fiero go fast (edited 10-08-2003).]

Boomtastic MSG #316, 10-08-2003 11:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Well these pics are from yesterday. We got a lot more of the body work done today but late today when I went out to take pics. they had the car cover on it for the night.

Hmm, for a guy that uses the term "we" a lot, how come there's no pics of you actually working? j/k

Actually, I'm very impressed at how fast this is coming along!



fieromadman (j_depies@hotmail.com) MSG #317, 10-08-2003 11:14 PM
      you know a fino chop-top would look really sweet. especially with the layed back windsheild and it lower about 2-3 inches. I think that should be your next project someone wanna photoshop that??

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #318, 10-09-2003 06:43 AM
      Thanks for the update pics Archie!
I'll shroud the fan if needed.

Rob D.

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #319, 10-09-2003 10:55 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

So where gonna have to wait till spring? Okay Archie please take a good side pic and let the photo-shop techs take it from there, he,he.

MinngreenGt, Reality are you there? Were going to need your assistance for this one.

Hmmm... that sounds like fun Something like this maybe?

Before:

After:

Hmmm... just dropped this one into the "Spy Pics" Topic... figured it might be humorous to drop in here as well.

Time for some new shirts Archie?

[This message has been edited by MinnGreenGT (edited 10-09-2003).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #320, 10-09-2003 12:46 PM
      The photo-shop Choptop is looking pretty sweet MinngreenGT. After seing it photo-shop, the question is: Can Chester wait until spring to paint it now?

Thanks Archie for keeping this thread alive!


MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #321, 10-09-2003 12:48 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

The photo-shop Choptop is looking pretty sweet MinngreenGT. After seing it photo-shop, the question is: Can Chester wait until spring to paint it now?

Thanks I was a little disappointed that the IRM rocker scoops didn't show up any better than they did... they showed up more-clearly on my design station.

[This message has been edited by MinnGreenGT (edited 10-09-2003).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #322, 10-09-2003 01:05 PM
      Hey MinngreenGt, can you alter the choptop V8 sig(logo)lenghtwise(north & south) to make it look more like a sword? I wouldn't mind coping that logo onto a shirt when I roll in my choptop.(if its okay with you?) If so can you e-mail me?

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #323, 10-09-2003 01:14 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey MinngreenGt, can you alter the choptop V8 sig(logo)lenghtwise(north & south) to make it look more like a sword? I wouldn't mind coping that logo onto a shirt when I roll in my choptop.(if its okay with you?) If so can you e-mail me?

Hmmm... I like that idea You're certainly welcome to use it. I'll drop you an email to get the details about what format you'll want/need. Also, any particular color (although I figure the black/gray work pretty well for your car ).

How about a few different styles to choose from (depending on one's car's modifications)

[This message has been edited by MinnGreenGT (edited 10-09-2003).]

Falcon Fiero (joelpatton1@comcast.net) MSG #324, 10-09-2003 02:31 PM
      I'd definitely buy one of those shirts!

GTFiero1 (fierogt5speed@aol.com) MSG #325, 10-09-2003 03:18 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fieromadman:

you know a fino chop-top would look really sweet. especially with the layed back windsheild and it lower about 2-3 inches. I think that should be your next project someone wanna photoshop that??



the need for speed (dewalker3@attbi.com) MSG #326, 10-09-2003 04:43 PM
      hey archie how much would it set me back to get the chop top done and have you paint it silver?like this


MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #327, 10-09-2003 05:12 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by the need for speed:

hey archie how much would it set me back to get the chop top done and have you paint it silver?like this
http://www.fiero.nl/uploads/imgs2003/Mvc-642f.jpg


http://www.v8archie.com/choptop.htm

 
quote

Pricing

For the complete conversion (Steps #1, #2 & #3) Price By Quote Only*
Forconversion without paint (Steps #1 & #2) Price $ 3995.00
For the conversion to the top only (Step #1 you do the interior & paint at your leisure) Introductory Price $ 3595.00
* This price can vary depending on your paint choices.



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #328, 10-09-2003 05:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by MinnGreenGT:

Thanks I was a little disappointed that the IRM rocker scoops didn't show up any better than they did... they showed up more-clearly on my design station.

Dude that's awesome! Do you have a hirez version? Ideally 1600X1024. If so could you email it to me?

I do plan on retaining the silver bottom but in a bright silver with a small red pin stripe where the black meets the silver.


Thanks!

Rob D.



MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #329, 10-09-2003 06:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by chester:

Dude that's awesome! Do you have a hirez version? Ideally 1600X1024. If so could you email it to me?

I do plan on retaining the silver bottom but in a bright silver with a small red pin stripe where the black meets the silver.

Glad you like it unfortunately that's all the bigger I've got it (as I just swiped one of your forum-posted pics to make it). If you can email me a high resolution version, I can rework it with your colors & everything... let me know!

litespd MSG #330, 10-09-2003 06:46 PM
      Y'know....I've been looking at this pic of the Rat....

Makes me wonder...Rob, are you having the Rat chopped to avoid any more incidents like this?

[This message has been edited by litespd (edited 10-09-2003).]

DarkRain (bauert@telus.net) MSG #331, 10-09-2003 09:20 PM
      Wow, I'm alive (haven't posted in a LONG time... Over 9 months I think?)...

I remember this thread! Wow, it's still alive? By the way, the rat looks good...

the need for speed (dewalker3@attbi.com) MSG #332, 10-10-2003 10:00 AM
      thx minn green already been to his site,just wanted to know how much the silver paint job would add to the 3995.00

CTFieroGT87 (ct5585@yahoo.com) MSG #333, 10-10-2003 04:54 PM
      SWEET shirts, I'd definitely buy something like that!

Hint hint Minngreen!



Daniel87GT MSG #334, 10-11-2003 03:59 AM
      While someone is doing photoshop chops...

I wonder what a chop of a finale would look like?

Or better yet, the feature I have always wanted to see on a finale is what it would look like without those quarter panel scoops. Just a nice glass panel like on a stock fiero.

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #335, 10-11-2003 07:45 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by litespd:

Y'know....I've been looking at this pic of the Rat....

Makes me wonder...Rob, are you having the Rat chopped to avoid any more incidents like this?

Yup, getting ready to audition for F&F 3.

Rob D.



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #336, 10-11-2003 07:46 AM
      Yo Archie, any update pics?

Rob D.



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #337, 10-13-2003 07:23 AM
      Any updates?

Elvira (reneenrob@fewpb.net) MSG #338, 10-13-2003 11:46 AM
      Hopefully he is hard at work getting her done so we can pick her up soon not that I am not sick of driving, but that is going to be one trip that will most definitely be worth the drive!



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #339, 10-13-2003 08:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Elvira:

Hopefully he is hard at work getting her done so we can pick her up soon not that I am not sick of driving, but that is going to be one trip that will most definitely be worth the drive!

No, we're just sitting around starring at the walls.

Here are a couple of pics from Friday.... to be honest they look just like the last one's I posted. A lot of what it takes to do a Chop top is little stuff like making up the triangular parts for inside the quarter windows. Not much to photograph there, there but it take a little more than a day to get them just right. Modifying the floorboards and seat rails to lower the seats take some time too & isn't all that interesting either.

It's finally time to mount the new rocker panels tomorrow so that will be a little more interesting.

BTW, I need to know if you want to leave that little GT body molding down at the bottom of the Door panels.

Archie




madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #340, 10-13-2003 08:49 PM
      Remember Archie, "Its the little things that count." Just keep on posting away, it gets borring here from time-to-time so we need a little Pontiac Excitment, he,he.



GTFiero1 (fierogt5speed@aol.com) MSG #341, 10-13-2003 09:37 PM
      dunno ifthis was ased but Archie, any reason why you didnt use his fastback clip? I noticed the one on there now is/was medium metallic red

Fiero5 MSG #342, 10-13-2003 10:15 PM
      I was thinking about how cool some lambo style doors would look on a chop top as well, but I bet with all the adjustments and frame altering it allready takes to just do the chop top part, the lambo doors would be asking a lot?

Steve


8Ball (viriiguy@gmail.com) MSG #343, 10-13-2003 10:22 PM
      GTFiero1,
Chester's Fastback clip had some damage. So, they replaced it with the maroon one.


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #344, 10-13-2003 11:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GTFiero1:

dunno ifthis was ased but Archie, any reason why you didnt use his fastback clip? I noticed the one on there now is/was medium metallic red

Like 8ball said the "C" pillars on the old clip had some cracks in them and when we took the rear clip off it broke. After looking at it we decided that in the area where the "C" pillars were broken any repair would have been noticable. As luck would have it, I had a good usable rear clip on hand and I decided to use it. Rob will not be charged for the extra part nor will he be charged for the labor we had put into his rear clip before it broke.

We try to do our best for our customers and work with them when something goes wrong.

Archie

Matthian (dorn2@earthlink.net) MSG #345, 10-14-2003 01:10 AM
      man arcihe, if i ever get an extra couple grand, im gonna send my car over to you for a few weeks and tell you to go nuts with it

also, chester, the fiero decals you have on your fenders, where did you get them? They look so cool

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #346, 10-14-2003 06:17 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

BTW, I need to know if you want to leave that little GT body molding down at the bottom of the Door panels.

Archie

Remove them please and thanks for the update Archie!



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #347, 10-14-2003 07:47 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by chester:

Remove them please and thanks for the update Archie!

Call me about this today if you can.

Archie

Elvira (reneenrob@fewpb.net) MSG #348, 10-14-2003 12:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by litespd:

Y'know....I've been looking at this pic of the Rat....

Makes me wonder...Rob, are you having the Rat chopped to avoid any more incidents like this?

[This message has been edited by litespd (edited 10-09-2003).]

That pic STILL makes me shudder as I am STILL sitting in the passenger seat, staring at those rear trailer tires!



Elvira (reneenrob@fewpb.net) MSG #349, 10-14-2003 01:02 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Matthian:

man arcihe, if i ever get an extra couple grand, im gonna send my car over to you for a few weeks and tell you to go nuts with it

also, chester, the fiero decals you have on your fenders, where did you get them? They look so cool

Paul McKibben does all of our decals for the Rat AND the rest of our little "fleet".

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #350, 10-16-2003 07:27 AM
      Bump...

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #351, 10-17-2003 06:58 AM
      Bump...

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #352, 10-17-2003 11:33 PM
      You know..... you just can't rush a job like this...... It's just gotta like..... Flow off the brush.

All the little details.....all the little things that gotta be just right..... Then all of a sudden it seems lik exerything gets finished up in one day.

Got almost all of the interior back together, haven't reinstalled the seats yet...

And check out the interior "B" pillars, we make these out of fiberglass..... they look just like the originals don't they?...

& the "A" pillars

Do you wanna see the rocker install pics next?

Archie

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 10-17-2003).]

Matthian (dorn2@earthlink.net) MSG #353, 10-18-2003 01:05 AM
      WOW! those are fiberglass B pillars?

those look damm nice just like everything else you do archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #354, 10-18-2003 01:14 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Matthian:

WOW! those are fiberglass B pillars?

those look damm nice just like everything else you do archie

Yeah, the "A" & "B" pillars have to be 3" lower and a different shape on the interior of the chop top. We originally did the interior panel modifications by cutting and modifying the original Fiero plastic interior pieces. That process alone would take one of my guys 3 to 4 days to get perfect & he hated doing it. Now the same guy can have them perfect in one day.

Archie

fieromadman (j_depies@hotmail.com) MSG #355, 10-18-2003 01:54 AM
      so how about the other pics

Chester.. i dunno how to tell you this but uhhh.. i'll just come out and say it.. i think im obsessed with your car..

Is it still availible, you know single? The way fieros multiply around your place i wouldnt think so

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #356, 10-18-2003 08:04 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fieromadman:

so how about the other pics

Ok, how 'bout we look at the Rocker panel install?

Everytime we install a set of these rockers, I'm amazed at how easy they are to put on.

The right side here was sanded and primed before we put it on & of course the original Fiero rockers and quarter panels were removed before we mounted this. Of the next 7 pictures the total elapsed time was just 40 minutes.


No screws or anything holding it in there yet....

..........



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #357, 10-18-2003 08:10 AM
     
Install a few screws....

Use the original connecters and trim along the top of the quarter panel..... then re-attach the inner wheel well just like it was before.

Set the car back on the floor and get ready to take some pics of what it looks like.

If there is enough interest I might show you those pics. tonight.

Archie

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #358, 10-18-2003 09:24 AM
      Thanks for the update pics Archie!!! The car looks amazing! I'm looking forward to the pics tonight.

Rob D.



m0sh_man (macantley@suddenlink.net) MSG #359, 10-18-2003 09:53 AM
      do you leave the ground effects on the doors? Personally i think it looks better without the ground effect on the door once you add the large ground effects under them.

matthew

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #360, 10-18-2003 10:38 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by m0sh_man:

do you leave the ground effects on the doors? Personally i think it looks better without the ground effect on the door once you add the large ground effects under them.

matthew

We had a discussion about that and I've decided to try something diffrent.

Rob D.



fiero go fast (dday98m@gmail.com) MSG #361, 10-18-2003 12:41 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by chester:

We had a discussion about that and I've decided to try something diffrent.

Rob D.

Mold the ground effects around the rest of the car, and then forget about the ones on the door?


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #362, 10-18-2003 08:36 PM
      Hmmmmm... pretty quiet in here. I'll post the 1st pics of the car on the floor after everybody gets back from where-ever they all went.

Archie

sloth85GT (dankuzma@hotmail.com) MSG #363, 10-18-2003 08:41 PM
      We're just all so speechless!

I love the work you do Archie, keep it up.

One thing about the A&B pillars, are they smooth or rough like the originals? I think it would be a sweet idea to smooth them (if not anready) and paint them to match your interior, but paint like you would the exterior with clearcoat and stuff. Wouldn't look too shabby at all I think.



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #364, 10-18-2003 09:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Hmmmmm... pretty quiet in here. I'll post the 1st pics of the car on the floor after everybody gets back from where-ever they all went.

Archie

Common Archie, quit teasing!



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #365, 10-18-2003 09:16 PM
      Let's test and see if anyone is paying attention....



MsBeth (beth@boomtastic.com) MSG #366, 10-18-2003 09:18 PM
      Wow!!!!!!!!

Nice Archie! You and the boys do AMAZING work!

Chester is gonna love this!



Nebiros88 MSG #367, 10-18-2003 09:26 PM
      MORE! MORE! MORE! lol

MarkJPana (markjpana@comcast.net) MSG #368, 10-18-2003 09:28 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Nebiros88:

MORE! MORE! MORE! lol

NOW! NOW! NOW! lol



Uaana (robertgonyea@comcast.net) MSG #369, 10-18-2003 10:04 PM
      It's a car! right?

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #370, 10-18-2003 10:14 PM
      It's still a bit dusty & there is several things yet to do, but check it out anyway....the door panels aren't final installed yet because I still needed to mount the windows......

I was over to the shop today and fitted all the windows, anyone wanna see?
Archie


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #371, 10-18-2003 10:18 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

It's still a bit dusty
Archie

Looks like I have dust on the camera lens too.



Nebiros88 MSG #372, 10-18-2003 10:32 PM
      Archie.... is there a special front end planned or has it just not been re-installed yet?

more pics!

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #373, 10-18-2003 10:34 PM
      Wow Archie! That looks amazing! Lets see the rest!!!

Rob D.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #374, 10-18-2003 10:37 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Nebiros88:

Archie.... is there a special front end planned or has it just not been re-installed yet?

more pics!

Chester was afraid I'd take the car to the drag strip while I had it. So he de-tuned the engine so it wouldn't run right and removed some of the body parts.

Archie

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #375, 10-18-2003 10:39 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Nebiros88:

Archie.... is there a special front end planned or has it just not been re-installed yet?

more pics!

It's getting an F355 nose that I have at home.

Rob D.



Gridlock (thughes7@telus.net) MSG #376, 10-18-2003 10:50 PM
      So, whats going on with the lower trim on the doors? It kind of stands out right now with the new side scoops.

Also, how come every chop top gets the IRM side scoops? Is this a buy one get one free deal or something?

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #377, 10-18-2003 11:17 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Gridlock:

Also, how come every chop top gets the IRM side scoops?

This one doesn't have rockers....


'dis one doesn't either

That's 3.....

Archie

GTFiero1 (fierogt5speed@aol.com) MSG #378, 10-18-2003 11:21 PM
      that stock GT piece on the doors has to go. doesnt blend with the scoops

Gridlock (thughes7@telus.net) MSG #379, 10-18-2003 11:33 PM
      I forgot about your yellow coupe. I had never seen pictures of the other two. Still, quite a few seem to go with the IRM's. I'm not saying its a bad thing, just an observation.

Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #380, 10-18-2003 11:42 PM
      Archie,
Did a quick trip to put some gas in the car this afternoon and got my first experience of how strong the reaction to a choptop is! I had a crowd before I could get out of the car to fill the tank. Can't imagine how much fun it will be once the car is finished. Got the parts you sent - thanks!

Jim

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #381, 10-18-2003 11:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Gridlock:

I forgot about your yellow coupe. I had never seen pictures of the other two. Still, quite a few seem to go with the IRM's. I'm not saying its a bad thing, just an observation.

Oh, OK, I understand. The other 2 cars are covered earlier in this thread. You haven't read the whole thread.

I'm stumped to tell you which I like better.

With.....Cary's car

Without.... Jim's car

It's hard to decide.

Archie

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 10-18-2003).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #382, 10-18-2003 11:51 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jim88GT:

Archie,
I had a crowd before I could get out of the car to fill the tank. Can't imagine how much fun it will be once the car is finished.
Jim

You'll get tired of that after a while.

I've found that when you don't want to be bothered, you make a point to not make eye contact with people in public places. Kinda like you're in a public restroom.

Archie

blackie2m6 (lgurney@eastlink.ca) MSG #383, 10-19-2003 12:10 AM
      Looking good Chester, can't wait to see it when it's completed.
Awesome Job Archie.



fieromadman (j_depies@hotmail.com) MSG #384, 10-19-2003 12:25 AM
      looking reallly nice! Archie when you were teasing us about what was going to happen at the shop with his car you entions something about engine mods? Are you doing anything with that?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #385, 10-19-2003 03:08 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

You'll get tired of that after a while.

I've found that when you don't want to be bothered, you make a point to not make eye contact with people in public places. Kinda like you're in a public restroom.

Archie


Hey Archie that is the ole bar/nite club principal,.....never lock eyes with an ugly woman, cause you can bet she will be coming over to see ya !




exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #386, 10-19-2003 03:21 AM
     

Chester and Archie !

Chester you are one lucky Son of a Gun !!
Your car has gone from a 10 to a 25 !!!

Get ready my friend, cause people are gonna be all over you when you take that car for a spin. You are gonna have to stock the trunk with towels to wipe off the drool.

Also glad to hear you are gonna keep it black,..(my fav color). Can't wait to see that.

Archie,...another outstanding job !! Some people say you get too much credit and hype for some of the things you do, but I am not one of them.

The chops you do are truly unique and profesional, and add an awesome option to the fiero community.

Keep up the good work. Here's hoping one day soon I will be lucky enough to afford your services.

sloth85GT (dankuzma@hotmail.com) MSG #387, 10-19-2003 04:06 AM
      So why is it, that most cars getting the choptops are fastbacks?

NOTCHIE BOYS!!! HE CAN CHOP YOU TOO!!!!



Nebiros88 MSG #388, 10-19-2003 04:18 AM
      Archie...I am very interested in a chop top... there is one drawback... I only have a t-top car... have you done any more research about doing one? I know it has come up before but I didnt know if you ever came up with a way to make it possible.

by the way I have e-mailed and pm'ed you about an engine swap and some rockers and have yet to hear anything...if you get the time check it out...thanks

by the way chester... you have one hell of an amazing ride... and the choptop makes it just beyond insane... congrats.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #389, 10-19-2003 08:07 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fieromadman:

looking reallly nice! Archie when you were teasing us about what was going to happen at the shop with his car you entions something about engine mods? Are you doing anything with that?

Chester already has a kick-butt SBc in there, I think I was teasing him that I was going to pull it out and put a stock engine in it.

Here is a thread he did on the V-8 swap. http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/021178.html

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #390, 10-19-2003 08:48 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Nebiros88:

Archie...I am very interested in a chop top... there is one drawback... I only have a t-top car... have you done any more research about doing one? I know it has come up before but I didnt know if you ever came up with a way to make it possible.

I'm sorry, there is just no way I'm going to chop a "T" top car.

I would hope that this post can explain exactly why I'm not going to screw-up a Rare "T" top car.

Check this out......

When we chop the top we lower the windshield by 9 degrees. SEE "A"

That shifts the whole roof back about 1-1/2 inches. SEE "B"

That will change the angle and hurt the seal in the area where the roof panels meet the windshield. SEE "E"

As the roof shifts towards the rear of the car the trailing edge of the "T" top panels also moves back toward the rear. SEE "C"

As a result that will screw-up the seals and several other things at Fiero B pillar. SEE "D"

If you've ever removed the headliner from a "T" top car and looked at the "T" top structure from underneath (in the area "E" from the inside) You'll find that it extends almost all the way to the rear window. We do a lot of cutting and welding in this area and (SEE "E") and if we try that with a "T" top car, I'm afraid we'll ruin the "T" top car.

I hope that explains it.

I'll find your email and get it answered.

Archie



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #391, 10-19-2003 10:20 AM
      How about the pics with the glass fitted...

Rob D.



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #392, 10-19-2003 10:26 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GTFiero1:

that stock GT piece on the doors has to go. doesnt blend with the scoops

Thanks for the input, but it's going to stay. I have something diffrent in mind...

Rob D



Nebiros88 MSG #393, 10-19-2003 12:51 PM
      Archie: thanks for the reply... I hadn't seen an explaination about why it couldn't be done and now I understand *sigh* I guess I'll have to get a hard top car too

Russ544 MSG #394, 10-19-2003 02:33 PM
      Archie,

You're welcome to copy my work for this front decklid. Might look nice along with some of your other creations. Someday I may make a "kit" with patterns; where to cut (and not to); pre-made side pieces, etc, but I just have too many other things going on to do it any time soon.

enjoy.

Russ Camp
86 SE350 (becoming 377) x 4 sp




1986GTV8 MSG #395, 10-20-2003 12:46 PM
      Too much drool on my keyboard to type now.

Must get second job to start new fiero project.

Wait, must first finish V8 install, body mods, big brakes, etc...

About to pass out.

Must go.


John


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #396, 10-20-2003 05:07 PM
      Once again Archie, you done a great job and thank you Chester for allowing all of us to view your car.

Hey Archie, just got through explaining the "car" and 25 minutes later he was amazed and said you did a good job.
P.S you may have to make additional business cards..... I'm running out!



Zoom88 (twm696@att.net) MSG #397, 10-21-2003 08:23 AM
      Hey Archie, how do those side panels look on a Formula ?
Very nice work !


Jay-ID (daehkcuf@hotmail.com) MSG #398, 10-21-2003 11:33 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Russ544:

Nice scoops. I've always liked the GT-40 style reverse scoop. You should make a thread on your process of making these. I've got a spare hood that could use that treatment.



Smoooooth GT MSG #399, 10-21-2003 11:49 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Russ544:

Archie,

You're welcome to copy my work for this front decklid. Might look nice along with some of your other creations. Someday I may make a "kit" with patterns; where to cut (and not to); pre-made side pieces, etc, but I just have too many other things going on to do it any time soon.

enjoy.

Russ Camp
86 SE350 (becoming 377) x 4 sp


Sweet!! Kinda like mine ,but, I went "deeper" instead of "wider" like your's!! I think your's is pretty sweet!!



GT40 Kit 3.8 SC (kmcmulli@nemours.org) MSG #400, 10-21-2003 12:36 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jay-ID:

Nice scoops. I've always liked the GT-40 style reverse scoop. You should make a thread on your process of making these. I've got a spare hood that could use that treatment.


Funny! I love those scoops too! But most people point to the big hole in my GT-40 kit and say, "What goes in here?" In general, they don't like it.
Kevin



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #401, 10-21-2003 08:04 PM
      The 400th post to this thread and the top of page 11 belongs to the DRTYRAT.

I'm taking a few days off to go to Vegas and visit my brother and his family.

So these will be the last pics. I post before I return.

Pay no nevermind to the wet spot on the floor, I let a stock Fiero inside the building and it peed on the floor.


^anybody see something weird in this picture? ^

Archie

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 10-21-2003).]

Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #402, 10-21-2003 08:45 PM
      You cleaned the shop since I was there?

Snicker, snicker

Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #403, 10-21-2003 08:50 PM
      Actually,the balled up plastic behind the sawhorses resembles a human head/torso - and it's not even Halloween yet!


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #404, 10-21-2003 08:54 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jim88GT:

Actually,the balled up plastic behind the sawhorses resembles a human head/torso - and it's not even Halloween yet!

Yes I did clean the shop since you were there, but you can't tell it now.

It's supposed to be a ghost.

these guys on here are notorious for looking to see what's in the background in pics. I wonder what else they see.

Archie

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 10-21-2003).]

fiero go fast (dday98m@gmail.com) MSG #405, 10-21-2003 09:04 PM
      If you look right above the rats roof, on the back shelf, it looks like you have Johnny 5's head leaning against the wall on the shelf.

Matt

Matthian (dorn2@earthlink.net) MSG #406, 10-21-2003 09:10 PM
      i was gonna say the stain on the floor kinda looked like a poodle when u looked at it side ways

archie, how come you blocked out chester's lisence plate in the last few pics and not the first couple?

fierogt3 MSG #407, 10-21-2003 09:15 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Matthian:

archie, how come you blocked out chester's lisence plate in the last few pics and not the first couple?

its the FLASH



FastFieros (fastfieros@fastfieros.com) MSG #408, 10-21-2003 09:33 PM
      I see a LS1 on the cradle with a 5 speed transmission.

Loyde


FastFieros (fastfieros@fastfieros.com) MSG #409, 10-21-2003 09:39 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Matthian:

i was gonna say the stain on the floor kinda looked like a poodle when u looked at it side ways

archie, how come you blocked out chester's lisence plate in the last few pics and not the first couple?


The flash on the camera causes the plate to do that blackout.

Loyde



Cheever3000 MSG #410, 10-22-2003 02:20 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jim88GT:

Actually,the balled up plastic behind the sawhorses resembles a human head/torso

Maybe he's got George Miller in there!




chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #411, 10-22-2003 06:40 AM
      Car looks great! Thanks for the pics and have a great time Archie. See ya soon!

Rob D.



Mighty Mouse (troyandjen@sbcglobal.net) MSG #412, 10-22-2003 09:01 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FastFieros:

I see a LS1 on the cradle with a 5 speed transmission.

Loyde

Loyde's got it right. In the 2nd picture down just above the rear wing on the "rat." I can not wait to see that thing installed.

kevin (kevinsullivan@frontier.com) MSG #413, 10-22-2003 12:56 PM
      Hey Archie,

Originally Pontiac designed the Fiero with a lower roof than the one they actually produced. The 'ergonomic-nazis' within Pontiac told the design team that the original roof design would not allow the average buyer to sit in comfortably. Imagine that? So my question to you is how high from the ground to the highest roof point does your chop measure? My untrained eye says that the DRTYRAT and all the other mods you've done have their cars at 40 inches, like thee Ford GT-40. Am I correct? Incedentally, the original roof height for the Fiero was supposed to be 1.5 inches lower than what they actually produced.

Sincerely,

Kevin Sullivan

Elvira (reneenrob@fewpb.net) MSG #414, 10-22-2003 02:02 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by kevin:

Hey Archie,

Originally Pontiac designed the Fiero with a lower roof than the one they actually produced. The 'ergonomic-nazis' within Pontiac told the design team that the original roof design would not allow the average buyer to sit in comfortably. Imagine that? So my question to you is how high from the ground to the highest roof point does your chop measure? My untrained eye says that the DRTYRAT and all the other mods you've done have their cars at 40 inches, like thee Ford GT-40. Am I correct? Incedentally, the original roof height for the Fiero was supposed to be 1.5 inches lower than what they actually produced.

Sincerely,

Kevin Sullivan

The Rat has also been dropped to the ground by about 3" so she is a good 6" LOWER than the average Fiero!



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #415, 10-22-2003 02:29 PM
      Hey kevin, my choptop measurements from the rear corner window to ground is 42", 6" from the ground to the rear rocker panel with a 1 1/2" rear wheel gap with 20's



vwaltdog (turbomatt72@gmail.com) MSG #416, 10-22-2003 05:49 PM
      if that puddle is from another car how come there are no wet spots on the Rats tires and no tire tracks? Hmmmm.....

sloth85GT (dankuzma@hotmail.com) MSG #417, 10-22-2003 08:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:
these guys on here are notorious for looking to see what's in the background in pics. I wonder what else they see.

Archie

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 10-21-2003).]

what like this?



fieromadman (j_depies@hotmail.com) MSG #418, 10-22-2003 11:36 PM
      ooo two gt40's

archie, on the last page you replied to me that he had a big engine in there, i knew that, i just thought maybe you were going to mod it (cough, supercharger, cough)

It looks great rob, you are one lucky gentlemen.

virii01 (tonyw@bigred.unl.edu) MSG #419, 10-23-2003 12:50 AM
      I still want to know what's up with the LT5 posted earlier in the thread...

Elvira (reneenrob@fewpb.net) MSG #420, 10-24-2003 11:37 AM
      8 days and counting until we pick the Rat up at Archie's! We will be bringing the F355 nose so we can take some proper "completed" pics of the newest choptop (and the ONLY black one!)! I am almost as excited as Chester is to get her down here to her new home in Kentucky so we can start breaking in the motor! If all goes well, we may bring her up to the Carlisle show in May.



Gokart Mozart MSG #421, 10-24-2003 12:44 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by vwaltdog:

if that puddle is from another car how come there are no wet spots on the Rats tires and no tire tracks? Hmmmm.....

the rat was downhill...

Fiero5 MSG #422, 10-24-2003 12:56 PM
      Yeah, if you look at the way the puddle ran accross the floor, it went from the right side to the left (in the picture) and ran under the dirty rat from the other side of the shop.

Steve

Danno88GT5Spd MSG #423, 10-24-2003 01:23 PM
      Wow.. that looks amazing. Looks like a very smooth job to me. Are the new sail/quarter windows flat? Or are they bowed/round to match the body line?

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #424, 10-24-2003 02:40 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Danno88GT5Spd:

Wow.. that looks amazing. Looks like a very smooth job to me. Are the new sail/quarter windows flat? Or are they bowed/round to match the body line?

Thanks for the compliments!

The sail panels are bowed some but not as much as the originals. Archie cuts them down to fit the chop. Those are aftermarket replacements that I got some time ago.

Rob D.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #425, 10-26-2003 02:48 AM
     

Chester,

how does the rat ride with the 2.5 drop on 17's ?

I see you have coilovers,...I am thinking about a 2" drop on 17's for my 86 coupe, but coilovers may be too expensive for me.

Any reccomendations ? Anyone else can also chime in, Archie included.

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #426, 10-26-2003 07:14 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Chester,

how does the rat ride with the 2.5 drop on 17's ?

I see you have coilovers,...I am thinking about a 2" drop on 17's for my 86 coupe, but coilovers may be too expensive for me.

Any reccomendations ? Anyone else can also chime in, Archie included.

The rides not too bad with the coilovers but you have to tweak the spring rate for your app. I've noticed that the yellow GT I had with the Ebach (SP?) lowering springs had a better ride (not as harsh on the bumps). I stayed with the coilovers for the ride height adjustment. But then again, this isn't my daily driver anymore. Also I haven't really Driven the car since I put the V8 in it. If this is for a daily driver and you don't need the adjustability, I'd say go the Ebach route.


Rob D.



kirkio (kirk@kirkio.net) MSG #427, 10-26-2003 02:14 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:



Where can you get those scoops?


Bradbitz11 (bitzerb@gmail.com) MSG #428, 10-26-2003 02:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by kirkio:

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Archie:



Where can you get those scoops?

I believe that Curley made them himself.

By the way, welcome to the forum! Great to see more MI members!



Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #429, 10-26-2003 03:12 PM
      Curly's friend Tim (Trainman)is in the process of reproducing a batch. I spoke to him over the phone a couple of weeks ago and he's working on em.



virii01 (tonyw@bigred.unl.edu) MSG #430, 10-26-2003 06:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:



C'mon, I want to know more!!!



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #431, 10-28-2003 07:07 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by virii01:


C'mon, I want to know more!!!

I think that is destine to go in a GT40..
No matter what it goes in, it'll be fun!

Rob D.



jayguy (jayguy4@comcast.net) MSG #432, 10-28-2003 07:20 PM
      Is it just me or does that LT-5 look brand new? Where can I get one for my car?????

:grin:

Can't wait to see more on the buildup of those GT40's. Before I bought my Fiero I was looking at kit cars, and leaning heavily towards the GT40, even though I knew I wouldn't be able to afford the kits for a while. If I can do that with a frame I already have ('87 SE) that'll make it a little less expensive. What more can you tell us now?



Slater_334 (whooda@gmail.com) MSG #433, 10-28-2003 08:25 PM
      are the choptop windows easy to scratch? can they be easily tinted?



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #434, 10-31-2003 06:46 AM
      Well the time is upon us to finally go get my car!!!

Needless to say I'm a little anxious!

We leave today about 1:00 (gotta work this morning) and head out to some friends in Michigan, then first thing tomorrow morning itís off to Archie we go. Can't wait to get my baby back home!!!

Rob D.



litespd MSG #435, 10-31-2003 07:22 PM
      Congrats, Rob! Drive safely, and take LOTS of pictures when you get it back home!

MsBeth (beth@boomtastic.com) MSG #436, 11-01-2003 09:04 PM
      Have a safe trip you two...talk to you on Sunday.


Ps...please don't wait until you get home to post pics.

HI Archie



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #437, 11-01-2003 09:29 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by MsBeth:
HI Archie

Hi, I figure they should be getting home anytime now.

So I'll post a couple of pics I took just before they got here today, to tide you over.

It sure is fun when "Car People" visit at the shop, we must have stood around BS'ing for an hours before I let them leave.

Archie

fiero go fast (dday98m@gmail.com) MSG #438, 11-01-2003 10:48 PM
      crazy crazy crazy....

FieroGT86 MSG #439, 11-01-2003 11:59 PM
      Christ that thing is mean.

fiero_silva (dynocompebmxer@hotmail.com) MSG #440, 11-02-2003 12:04 AM
      WOW
*drool*


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #441, 11-02-2003 08:40 AM
      Is that page 12?

Well while we wait to hear from Rob, I thought I'd let you know that the Stinger is coming up for sale in the next week or so.

Originally I had said that I'd keep & drive the Stinger for about 2 years and it will be 2 years pretty soon. I've decided to sell it for 2 reasons. Current health provblems make it real difficult to drive a stick shift right now & MOST IMPORTANT I've decided on the configuration of the car we will build to replace the Stinger.

So Save up your Nickels & Dimes.

Archie



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #442, 11-02-2003 09:19 AM
      Morning everyone!!!!

I awoke to a spectacular sight this morning - My very own choptop in my driveway! It was a pleasure visiting with Archie! The trip back went off without a hitch other then for some bad weather. It felt so good to get into my car and fire her up - a sound I've missed for the last few weeks. At the turn of the key I got instant goose bumps just like the first time! I have to say that the pictures do the car no justice. It's simply amazing! Here are a couple of pics from the visit with Archie and I'll post some more when I get the Rat off the trailer later today. Thanks for all the compliments and a BIG THANK YOU to the master of Fiero mods - V8 Archie!

Rob D.



8Ball (viriiguy@gmail.com) MSG #443, 11-02-2003 09:34 AM
      Archie,
Health problems?
Is everything ok? I hope it is nothing too serious.

Randy

m0sh_man (macantley@suddenlink.net) MSG #444, 11-02-2003 10:02 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by 8Ball:

Archie,
Health problems?
Is everything ok? I hope it is nothing too serious.

Randy


He must be having trouble with his knee's

matthew

vwaltdog (turbomatt72@gmail.com) MSG #445, 11-02-2003 10:14 AM
      Way too cool Rob!! It's a good thing you have no neck otherwise how would you get into the car!

DL10 (dl10@frontier.com) MSG #446, 11-02-2003 10:22 AM
      Welcome to the Choptop Club. I'm sure you will love it.

I can't wait to see your car with the new front end.
Looks like I need to freshen up the GBCT with all of the new choptops mine seams to be getting old.




madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #447, 11-02-2003 10:32 AM
      Nice Car Chester, and welcome to the "chop-club" and thanks for posting pics...Chester feel free to post when you get the nose piece. Did you get a lot of on-lookers during your trip home? Scary isen't it?

Byw, get well soon Archie.



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #448, 11-02-2003 11:38 AM
      vwaltdog: It's not as bad as it looks. I fit in the car fine!

dl10: I'll hang the nose on the car later today and post some pics. I can't wait to get the full effect.

madcurl: Yes, we had a lot of onlookers. It got annoying once it got dark because people would ride my blind spot to check out the car. Most were trying to figure out what it was. The rest stop breaks were fun!

Thanks for the welcome to the club. I might start a Fiero chop top registry on my site to keep track of us few. Seems the numbers are growing. I think I'm number 14 in the chop top crowd.

Anyways, heres some side by sides of a stock gt and the chop.



Smoooooth GT MSG #449, 11-02-2003 11:52 AM
      Look's AMAZING!!
Great job Archie AND crew!

Rob, Look's like you are almost ready for a new signature...



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #450, 11-02-2003 12:03 PM
      Hey Chester, can you see out of the back window with the wing? What are you going to do with the side door body panel?

If you think it was bad while towing it back home, just wait until you paint it! I waited 4-6 months before I had mine painted.
People would stop or get in my blind spot while driving, somtimes the police will follow you so dont have any funny stuff in your car, ha, ha..

I have a proximity alarm and it goes off all the time, 10x's more since it was painted.
Btw, it would be nice if all of the choptop owners got togethere (1) a year + a web site. Imagine 14+ choptops cruizing down the street..hmmmm.

Chester, are you the only choptop owner were your live (state)?



Danno88GT5Spd MSG #451, 11-02-2003 12:17 PM
      That looks great. Are you keeping that spoiler on the car? And what colors is it going to be painted? Good work Archie

litespd MSG #452, 11-02-2003 12:29 PM
      Rob, while reading your writeup about making a registry for the choptops, and Curley's suggestion about having a get-together once a year for the choptops, I got to thinking. Archie...have you ever considered making up a serial number plaque for the choptops? I'm familiar with Shelby cars, and some of the Shelby Dodges have serial numbered plates on the dash, to verify the validity of the car. Might be something to look into...that special extra for the V8Archie choptop cars. Wouldn't be hard to do...have some dash plaques made up with the graphics of your choice, and you can either have them made WITH the serial numbers, or leave space to have the serial number engraved. It just popped in my head while reading this that the serial number plate might be a really neat, low cost idea to set off the authentic V8Archie chops from others that individuals might try themselves.



Firefox MSG #453, 11-02-2003 01:12 PM
      Chester...

You should have passed through Milwaukee.....I've got a little black paint around here somewhere and we could have sprayed her up!

Car looks great.....Now you need a stick to beat away the droolers!

Mark the envious


Bradbitz11 (bitzerb@gmail.com) MSG #454, 11-02-2003 01:35 PM
     


Hmmm...I see someone is copying me with the "nose-delete" look!



85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #455, 11-02-2003 01:52 PM
      Rob, I am happy for you , now you will have the power and the looks that car will look like an exotic car once you are done I can't wait.
I though you did a great job on that engine.


BtotheB (b.cathrae@gmail.com) MSG #456, 11-02-2003 02:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by chester:

the Rat looks so much wider than the stocker in that pic.

Can't wait to see it finished, its gotta be top 5 in my list of favorite Fieros.

Brad



Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #457, 11-02-2003 02:54 PM
      Chester,
Welcome to the club - if you're #14, that makes me unlucky #13!

How about it Archie - dash plaques iminent?

Jim

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #458, 11-02-2003 04:27 PM
      Hmmmm.......that makes me #11. I asked Archie for my exact number and he said it was eleven. I plan on using WCF's kick/door panel. I'm going to have it ingraved however, I got a idea of what I wanted on it.

I seen the recent Motor Trend mag on the Ford GT40. On the kick/door panel are engraved: Made exclussivly by? Anyway I just need to find a engraving shop.

I think it should state V8Archie Design GT and #.



DL10 (dl10@frontier.com) MSG #459, 11-02-2003 04:51 PM
      V8 Archie Choptop #001...... That's one of the reasons I bought the GBCT, I knew Archie was going to keep doing more and more cars, and each one seams to get better and better.
I would love to do a choptop reunion .........just say when and where


chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #460, 11-02-2003 05:02 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Chester, can you see out of the back window with the wing? What are you going to do with the side door body panel?

You can barley see out the back so I have a color bullet camera thats going to be mounted in place of the lock on the rear decklid hooked up to a 6.5 inch Alpine widescreen display (once I get it back from the cops)

 
quote

Btw, it would be nice if all of the choptop owners got togethere (1) a year + a web site. Imagine 14+ choptops cruizing down the street..hmmmm.

That would be a sweet sight!

 
quote

Chester, are you the only choptop owner were your live (state)?

I think so...

Rob D.



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #461, 11-02-2003 05:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Danno88GT5Spd:

That looks great. Are you keeping that spoiler on the car? And what colors is it going to be painted? Good work Archie

Yes the wing is staying and the car will be painted Black with some surprises.

Rob D.



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #462, 11-02-2003 05:11 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by litespd:

Rob, while reading your writeup about making a registry for the choptops, and Curley's suggestion about having a get-together once a year for the choptops, I got to thinking. Archie...have you ever considered making up a serial number plaque for the choptops? I'm familiar with Shelby cars, and some of the Shelby Dodges have serial numbered plates on the dash, to verify the validity of the car. Might be something to look into...that special extra for the V8Archie choptop cars. Wouldn't be hard to do...have some dash plaques made up with the graphics of your choice, and you can either have them made WITH the serial numbers, or leave space to have the serial number engraved. It just popped in my head while reading this that the serial number plate might be a really neat, low cost idea to set off the authentic V8Archie chops from others that individuals might try themselves.

I really like this idea!

Rob D.



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #463, 11-02-2003 05:21 PM
      Here's an idea of what it will look like with the nose on it...I like!

Rob D.



fieromadman (j_depies@hotmail.com) MSG #464, 11-02-2003 06:05 PM
      chester, you are the man!

looks great! i can wait to see that thing painted and ready to go. I hope that your gonna break in that engine real quick so that you can get some nice video. Hmm.. that makes me think.. by choping the top are you loosing weight so that it will run the 1/4 mile faster??

avengador1 (avengador1@aol.com) MSG #465, 11-02-2003 07:44 PM
      Hi Rob, glad to see you have your car back. We missed you and Renee at our NEFA meeting today. It wasn't the same without you guys. Have you gotten Renee's car working again? Hope to see you guys at one of the shows next summer.

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #466, 11-02-2003 07:58 PM
      Hey Chester, Question; why would the cops hold your video screen? Was it illegal? Its not that I need one however,I like to get a onboard computer thats transmmits your location while traveling just like in newer cars. I know that the Saleen 7 has a rear/back-up view screen however, I believe "we" have a better or clearer view.

For a get-together; Which one of the major Fiero events next year for a choptop reunion?
Or a better question which one is more "in the middle of US? Florida would be 3,000 miles for me and CA may be to far for others (and the major ones are always east of Californians) correction Caleefornians he,he.



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #467, 11-02-2003 08:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Chester, Question; why would the cops hold your video screen? Was it illegal?

It was stolen when I went and dropped my car off at Archies. We found it at the pawn shop but the cops are holding it for evidence. I should have it back within a month or so...

Rob D



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #468, 11-02-2003 08:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by avengador1:

Hi Rob, glad to see you have your car back. We missed you and Renee at our NEFA meeting today. It wasn't the same without you guys. Have you gotten Renee's car working again? Hope to see you guys at one of the shows next summer.


Thanks John. We miss you guys as well. We're plannig on making Carlisle and a few others this comming season.

Rob D.


chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #469, 11-02-2003 08:35 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fieromadman:

chester, you are the man!

looks great! i can wait to see that thing painted and ready to go. I hope that your gonna break in that engine real quick so that you can get some nice video. Hmm.. that makes me think.. by choping the top are you loosing weight so that it will run the 1/4 mile faster??

Thanks for the compliment! The chop made it loose weight AND made it more aerodynamic!



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #470, 11-02-2003 08:45 PM
      At a Pawn shop!!!!!! Archie's gonna have too get guard dogs and keep-out the rif-raff's.
Btw, have you bumped your head yet? What are the locals reaction(imports)?



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #471, 11-02-2003 09:14 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:
Caleefornians

You break me up Curley...... I'm ROFLMAO at that one.

Archie

MsBeth (beth@boomtastic.com) MSG #472, 11-02-2003 09:28 PM
      Wow!!!!! Very nice. So glad you have the Rat home where it belongs . AWESOME!

Great job Archie...btw Boomtastic says he'll give you $50.00 american if you'll delivery the Stinger to us here LOL.



Jaygee79 (jg86iy@aol.com) MSG #473, 11-02-2003 10:10 PM
      WOW it looks incredible...I can't wait to see it finished!!

We really missed you guys today. Just wasn't the same without you

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #474, 11-02-2003 10:41 PM
      Hey Archie, don't sell the Stinger! Just take it down to your local Pontiac dealer and put it on display to the public. Trainman told me that "they" put one of their race cars on display and they recieved income from it...month-to-month.

I don't know if they will pay you but, it's worth a try. Besides, with all the buzz, could generate more money for you, it's indoors, and you can allows come back and get it.
Byw, I want to send my second car there for a chop in December...11-13? okay with you? And pick-it up in January 10-15?



fieromadman (j_depies@hotmail.com) MSG #475, 11-03-2003 12:04 AM
      hey madcurl, isnt there some sort of a law against you owning more than one choptop in Caleefornia? Jeeze, two man, one would be good enough for me!

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #476, 11-03-2003 01:44 AM
      For insurance...Two is always better than one, if I ever wreck one...I'll just roll out the next one he,he.



PaulJK MSG #477, 11-03-2003 02:23 AM
      Archie, e-mail sent ....

Daniel87GT MSG #478, 11-03-2003 03:17 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

I've decided on the configuration of the car we will build to replace the Stinger.

Did you finish up the GT-40? Maybe I missed seeing pics of the final thing? How is that going?

furious_fiero (p_confectioner@hotmail.com) MSG #479, 11-03-2003 03:42 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Is that page 12?

Well while we wait to hear from Rob, I thought I'd let you know that the Stinger is coming up for sale in the next week or so.

Originally I had said that I'd keep & drive the Stinger for about 2 years and it will be 2 years pretty soon. I've decided to sell it for 2 reasons. Current health provblems make it real difficult to drive a stick shift right now & MOST IMPORTANT I've decided on the configuration of the car we will build to replace the Stinger.

So Save up your Nickels & Dimes.

Archie


Im know Im not in the market to buy it, but Im just curious to what it will be selling for? Its such a great car! I love it!


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #480, 11-03-2003 04:54 AM
      Hmmmmm....Archie put the Stinger on E-bay last year this time for $19,500?

But I think he wants to sell it for much less...Archie's quote; "save your nickles and dimes." So its in between, saving your pennies and saving your bucks.

chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #481, 11-03-2003 06:46 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

At a Pawn shop!!!!!! Archie's gonna have too get guard dogs and keep-out the rif-raff's.
Btw, have you bumped your head yet? What are the locals reaction(imports)?

Just to clarify, it was stolen from my house in New Hampshire while I was dropping the car off at Archies. I haven't driven the car around town yet.

Rob D.



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #482, 11-03-2003 07:23 AM
      Sure We can do that..... Call me when you have time.

Archie

 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

I want to send my second car there for a chop in December...11-13? okay with you? And pick-it up in January 10-15?




m0sh_man (macantley@suddenlink.net) MSG #483, 11-03-2003 08:02 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by MsBeth:

!

Great job Archie...btw Boomtastic says he'll give you $50.00 american if you'll delivery the Stinger to us here LOL.

Ill go $100 american and two (yes two) 24 packs of bud

matthew

Jaygee79 (jg86iy@aol.com) MSG #484, 11-03-2003 01:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by m0sh_man:

Ill go $100 american and two (yes two) 24 packs of bud

matthew

I'll give you that PLUS a ratty little lime green/red/black fiero for your next project

MsBeth (beth@boomtastic.com) MSG #485, 11-03-2003 05:53 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jaygee79:

I'll give you that PLUS a ratty little lime green/red/black fiero for your next project

Trade Peggy??? Girl I know you aren't serious did you hit your head getting out the other day? That is a very cool lime green fiero! And thanks again for the ride



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #486, 11-03-2003 06:43 PM
      Hey Archie,question; The Purple Pavement Eater...whats the over-all weight lost/gained for a chop? What are the "new" items that the new owner has applied? Got any pics?



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #487, 11-03-2003 08:24 PM
      Hey Jim88GT I think your choptop is #014 and Chester's is #015. Archie didn't make a #013...he skip'd the number.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #488, 11-03-2003 09:20 PM
     

Mad curl,...Two chop tops !!??!!

You are my hero !

Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #489, 11-03-2003 09:35 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Jim88GT I think your choptop is #014 and Chester's is #015. Archie didn't make a #013...he skip'd the number.

Madcurl,
Archie isn't superstitious is he? Heard anything from Trainman on the scoops?

Jim

TaurusThug (roadconephoto@gmail.com) MSG #490, 11-03-2003 09:39 PM
     



Firefox MSG #491, 11-03-2003 10:09 PM
      Wouldn't that make Cary's white choptop numbr 13?



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #492, 11-04-2003 12:09 AM
      Hmmmmm.....well Jim88GT, I don't know if Trainman has started on the side scoops? We hung-out at his shop last Thursday night talking about what else? Fiero's!

You can catch him usually after 8 pm pacific time. I'm sure if you guys bug him enough he'll get on the ball. Like I said their easy to make if you have the time.

I think the easiest part is to make a mold just for the curviture and over-all pattern. That way someone could just cut-off the original one and mold-in instead of making a complete mold of the entire side panel, but hey, what do I know?



Jaygee79 (jg86iy@aol.com) MSG #493, 11-04-2003 11:15 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by MsBeth:

Trade Peggy??? Girl I know you aren't serious did you hit your head getting out the other day? That is a very cool lime green fiero! And thanks again for the ride

There are a select few other Fieros I'd trade mine for. The Stinger is one of them

plus, imagine what Archie could do with it....

[This message has been edited by Jaygee79 (edited 11-04-2003).]

jayguy (jayguy4@comcast.net) MSG #494, 11-04-2003 06:18 PM
      The car looks gret, can't wait to see it all done.

Speaking of a chop-top registry, long before I got my Fiero I would see a dark grey GT with the top chopped here in the Great Northwest. In fact, I saw it almost every thursday when I went to my staff meeting in Kent. Does that belong to anyone on here? I'll look for it again this thursday, and might even have my car there (depends on if we car-pool down there or not).

I'm liking the looks of the chop tops even more, and just might have to go for that treatment myself, someday.



Cheever3000 MSG #495, 11-04-2003 06:41 PM
      My dream is to someday be able to drive under the parking garage entry bar thing where I work, and not have to take a ticket or swipe my badge. One of these days I'll remember to bring a tape measure to check the height.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #496, 11-04-2003 07:32 PM
      Cheever3000 you can if your car is less than 42" high.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #497, 11-06-2003 06:50 PM
      Hey Chester, Jim88gt, GMGW3, and DL10....any recent choptop pics?

Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #498, 11-06-2003 09:26 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Chester, Jim88gt, GMGW3, and DL10....any recent choptop pics?

Curly,
Got the rear coilovers installed last weekend, but still concentrating on hurricane recovery. BTW - top of the roof is exactly 42" high. I probably won't shoot any pics while it's still in the "ugly duckling" stage. Hope to have it all done by late spring.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #499, 11-15-2003 11:45 PM
      I'M BORED!......Hey Archie, whatcha got cooking in the shop? V8's, GT-40's?
Yeah, its a bump^ he,he


DL10 (dl10@frontier.com) MSG #500, 11-16-2003 11:47 AM
     

 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Chester, Jim88gt, GMGW3, and DL10....any recent choptop pics?

I did take the choptop out for a quick drive today......



chester (dirtyratracing@gmail.com) MSG #501, 11-16-2003 03:03 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Chester, Jim88gt, GMGW3, and DL10....any recent choptop pics?

Woohoo !! 500th post

Nope, nothing new...Been working on putting garage doors up so I have a nice comfy place to work on my cars this winter.

My 2 piece valve covers are still leaking real bad so no driving till their fixed

Rob D.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #502, 11-16-2003 05:14 PM
      Boy! What a eye opener. 100mph in choptop and with a lot more room to go.....priceless.
I wonder whats the drag-co-effecient is on a choptop?

I miss my choptop.



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #503, 11-16-2003 07:04 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Boy! What a eye opener. 100mph in choptop and with a lot more room to go.....priceless.
I wonder whats the drag-co-effecient is on a choptop?

I miss my choptop.

I think it's like 0.002

boristheblade MSG #504, 11-22-2003 03:23 PM
      Ive got to say, you do some awesome work Archie. Anything new in the shop?

sqoach (fiero_adam@yahoo.com) MSG #505, 11-22-2003 03:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


For a get-together; Which one of the major Fiero events next year for a choptop reunion?
Or a better question which one is more "in the middle of US? Florida would be 3,000 miles for me and CA may be to far for others (and the major ones are always east of Californians) correction Caleefornians he,he.


How about the CFOGi Wheatstock event in June of 2004!? It's in Topeka Kansas. Can't get much more of a central location than that.

I want a choptop now



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #506, 11-22-2003 11:21 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by sqoach:

How about the CFOGi Wheatstock event in June of 2004!? It's in Topeka Kansas. Can't get much more of a central location than that.

I want a choptop now

Well, I'll be there. I'll be bringing at least a couple of cars including the Stinger if I don't sell it before then.

Archie

Will-Martin MSG #507, 01-02-2004 10:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Well, I'll be there. I'll be bringing at least a couple of cars including the Stinger if I don't sell it before then.

Archie

So Archie,

Do I smell a choptop, 1988 GT with an LS6 engine in your future if you sell Stinger? Just curious. I know the long winters up north leave you guys with a LOT of time to dream up ideas and work on cars. hehe How about an update?

--Will


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #508, 01-03-2004 05:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Will-Martin:

So Archie,

Do I smell a choptop, 1988 GT with an LS6 engine in your future if you sell Stinger? Just curious. I know the long winters up north leave you guys with a LOT of time to dream up ideas and work on cars. hehe How about an update?

--Will


Well you can bet it will be a chop top V-8 car, I think Those are the coolest 2 things that you can do to a Fiero.

Assuming that it will be an LS1 engine is a safe assumption. I've said before that I prefer a stick shift car. However, the pain from my Rheumatoid Arthritis doesn't seem to be letting up anytime soon, Right now it's really hard for me to drive a stick shift Fiero so the next one will be a 4 speed automatic (that sucks!!!).

This next one won't have Suicide doors, been there, done that got the "T" shirt. I love the Suicide doors and I'll do them again sometime but not on this car. I have a couple of unique new ideas for the doors & I'm going to do both of them at some point. I'm still trying to decide which one I'll do on this next car.

I am open to suggestions for other features I can include. I don't really care if it's a Coupe of F-Back, the ideas I have will work fine with either body style. And I don't really care what color it's finished in.

If the "Right" customer comes along, who can afford the car and who has the patience to let me build it right & agrees to show the car around the country, I might even consider building it specifically to his specifications.

That's about all I can tell you right now, I can't wait to start on it. I just need to get busy and get the Stinger posted up someplace for sale. I gotta get that done this weekend.

Archie


fieroturbo (fieroturbo@yahoo.com) MSG #509, 01-03-2004 08:52 PM
      Hey Archie!

I may need a Finale Body Kit to register my car as a kit car/custom built car.

Now that Tom Ridge is out of PA, we all got screwed big time. The new governor sucks. No one can even remember his name. That's how much we don't care about him. Thanks to him, emissions tests just suddenly popped out of nowhere, and in a rural state like PA, it's not needed, and it's a pain in the butt cause I was just about to start a Turbo Ecotec 2.2 conversion (which I have 50% of the parts for) when I get back from my Iceland deployment (although I have much love for the V8 Fiero's, I wanna try a turbo 4banger)

Anyway, do you offer military discounts? If not, any plans of a sale on the body kits in the near future? I thought you had a sale at one point for like $3500, or $3800, or something like that.

Also, what's the shipping cost, and how do you ship it?

Can UPS ship something that size? If you ship it freight, I may have an issue.

Thanks Man!!!



NotAFieroAnyLonger (stelebla@aol.com) MSG #510, 01-03-2004 09:48 PM
      Archie...
I really can't see you driving an Auto V8...



GTFiero1 (fierogt5speed@aol.com) MSG #511, 01-03-2004 11:42 PM
      well Arch... you can still have the auto built up with a good shift-kit and adapt a B&M type ratchet shifter, you could even go reverse pattern with a full manual valve body

I think a red chop-top fastback GT with an LS1 with the red LS6 beauty covers to match would be awsome. Have yet to see a red fastback chop top oddly enough being as it was the fieros most popular color. Would have to have a sweet interior too, either firebird/transam interior or use like an F355 interior kit.

something neat that you could do to the doors would be remote popping doors. You could use a decklid latch with an electric release for the door latch and wire it in, then use an after market keyless entry kit and use it to remotely pop the door/s open



XRacer Pro (james@tekchip.com) MSG #512, 01-09-2004 10:20 AM
      My suggestion is for an "F1 Paddle Shifter". Who wants to help Archie tackle that mod??



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #513, 01-23-2004 10:09 PM
     



Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #514, 01-23-2004 10:45 PM
      New vented hood?

Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #515, 01-23-2004 11:00 PM
      New vented hood?

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #516, 01-23-2004 11:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jim88GT:

New vented hood?

Yeah, we took molds off of the Warber Hood, so that we can make them in fiberglass for the guys that want to install themselves.

Archie



jscott1 MSG #517, 01-24-2004 12:57 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GTFiero1:

I think a red chop-top fastback GT...

I don't think there has been a Red Chop-Top Fastback yet...

84se-Stock MSG #518, 01-24-2004 11:16 AM
      Hey Arch...any idea what the price will be for the fiberglass warber hood kit?

GKDINC MSG #519, 01-24-2004 03:20 PM
      New model starter for the auto kit?? Thanks Gary

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #520, 01-24-2004 08:53 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GKDINC:

New model starter for the auto kit?? Thanks Gary

No, that's a stick.

GT4D

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #521, 02-24-2004 03:07 PM
      Hey Archie, I have a question:
When removing or breaking out the rear window for installation of a choptop, do you break it before the rear clip is removed?
The reason why I'm asking is; I plan on doing some work on the clip area were it curves.

Also when installing the (new) rear window, is it installed before you put the rear clip on, right? Is the thickness of the rear window the same as the original? I want to make sure that I have enough clearance for my idea.

Beside, the thread needed a bump. Are there any new choptop projects?

[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 02-24-2004).]

NickBW MSG #522, 02-24-2004 04:37 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Well you can bet it will be a chop top V-8 car, I think Those are the coolest 2 things that you can do to a Fiero.

Assuming that it will be an LS1 engine is a safe assumption. I've said before that I prefer a stick shift car. However, the pain from my Rheumatoid Arthritis doesn't seem to be letting up anytime soon, Right now it's really hard for me to drive a stick shift Fiero so the next one will be a 4 speed automatic (that sucks!!!).

This next one won't have Suicide doors, been there, done that got the "T" shirt. I love the Suicide doors and I'll do them again sometime but not on this car. I have a couple of unique new ideas for the doors & I'm going to do both of them at some point. I'm still trying to decide which one I'll do on this next car.

I am open to suggestions for other features I can include. I don't really care if it's a Coupe of F-Back, the ideas I have will work fine with either body style. And I don't really care what color it's finished in.

If the "Right" customer comes along, who can afford the car and who has the patience to let me build it right & agrees to show the car around the country, I might even consider building it specifically to his specifications.

That's about all I can tell you right now, I can't wait to start on it. I just need to get busy and get the Stinger posted up someplace for sale. I gotta get that done this weekend.

Archie

"Well you can bet it will be a chop top V-8 car, I think Those are the coolest 2 things that you can do to a Fiero."
Amen to that.


Well, I hope to be doing business with you soon.



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #523, 02-24-2004 07:44 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Archie, I have a question:
When removing or breaking out the rear window for installation of a choptop, do you break it before the rear clip is removed?
The reason why I'm asking is; I plan on doing some work on the clip area were it curves.

Also when installing the (new) rear window, is it installed before you put the rear clip on, right? Is the thickness of the rear window the same as the original? I want to make sure that I have enough clearance for my idea.

Beside, the thread needed a bump. Are there any new choptop projects?

Thanks for the bump.

We remove the rear window after the rear clip is removed.

Yes the new rear window is installed before we reinstall the rear clip.

Yes the rear window is the same thickness as the original.

I saw the pics Chester posted of the new project, lookin cool, can't wait to see it.

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #524, 02-26-2004 12:49 AM
      Spring is just around the corner & it's nice to get the new cars out to see what they'll do.

Did the 1st. extended driving with the GT40 today & It feels great.

Also we started on the next GT40 this week too.

Archie



Master Tuner Akimoto MSG #525, 02-26-2004 09:39 AM
      Archie that car look amazing will you be offering a kit? also do you sell the stabilizer bar with the Heim ends if so how much I need one to stabilize my engine .

Mighty Mouse (troyandjen@sbcglobal.net) MSG #526, 02-26-2004 02:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

 
quote
Originally posted by GKDINC:
New model starter for the auto kit?? Thanks Gary

I really can't believe that there hasn't been more said about this picture.........

cancerkazoo (plugers@yahoo.com) MSG #527, 02-26-2004 02:13 PM
      It's an aluminum block, so maybe it's a ls6. But, hopefully the lt5 that was posted a while back. I've never seen either up close, but I'm thinking it's the ls6 because of the spark plugs.

Steve

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #528, 02-26-2004 03:26 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by cancerkazoo:

It's an aluminum block, so maybe it's a ls6. But, hopefully the lt5 that was posted a while back. I've never seen either up close, but I'm thinking it's the ls6 because of the spark plugs.

LOL I was thinking the same thing about the pic not being questioned much... I've seen it in person (and you're close, but not 100% on target ).

DCsoundNut MSG #529, 02-26-2004 07:31 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Spring is just around the corner & it's nice to get the new cars out to see what they'll do.

Did the 1st. extended driving with the GT40 today & It feels great.

Also we started on the next GT40 this week too.

Man... I just creamed myself!!!

Jefrysuko MSG #530, 02-26-2004 10:04 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Mighty Mouse:


I really can't believe that there hasn't been more said about this picture.........


Look familiar to you does it?



Firefox MSG #531, 02-26-2004 11:26 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:



You need to put those two cars side by side for my scrap book........

Looking beautiful!

When's the open house?

Mark



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #532, 02-26-2004 11:33 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Mighty Mouse:


I really can't believe that there hasn't been more said about this picture.........

haha.... How about this?



DandRauto MSG #533, 02-27-2004 12:17 AM
      Looking for the make and model of the wheels on archie's GT40/

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #534, 02-27-2004 12:33 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DandRauto:

Looking for the make and model of the wheels on archie's GT40/

I love those wheels too, I have the same style on my Blue Fino

http://www.tirerack.com/servlet/CallJsp?target=wheelSearchCloseUp&wheelIndex=58&sizeIndex=0&showRear=no&setIndex=11&filterSize=&filterFinish=&filterSpecial=

Darth Vader (brian_b@mchsi.com) MSG #535, 02-27-2004 12:35 AM
      Do I see a LS6 kit in the future (hoping hoping)? And is that a hand stirred gearbox, I think I see a slave cylinder.



Mighty Mouse (troyandjen@sbcglobal.net) MSG #536, 02-27-2004 11:39 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


haha.... How about this?

ARCHIE!!! You just made My friggin' YEAR!!!

Formula88 MSG #537, 02-27-2004 11:52 AM
      Notice the reversed LSx intake.

My engine plans may have changed. I'd love to see what the all aluminum V8 swap does for the car's weight.
This could be so much easier than trying to make a Fast Burn 385 pass emissions. (and potentially cheaper, considering I wouldn't have to convert to FI)

Looking forward to more info, Archie!!!



JacobHaley (jhaley1@ameritech.net) MSG #538, 02-27-2004 02:45 PM
      Archie, when is the Discovery Channel going to show up at your shop to tape an episode of Rides?

JacobHaley (jhaley1@ameritech.net) MSG #539, 02-27-2004 02:46 PM
      Or maybe they can make a series called "American Chop-Top"

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #540, 02-27-2004 02:50 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by JacobHaley:

Or maybe they can make a series called "American Chop-Top"

I did these awhile back when someone mentioned a similiar concept:


Silentassassin185 (silentassassin185@gmail.com) MSG #541, 02-27-2004 03:54 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by JacobHaley:

Archie, when is the Discovery Channel going to show up at your shop to tape an episode of Rides?

I think all the forum members should email Discovery Channel and tell them about Archie's.
-Mike


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #542, 02-27-2004 10:48 PM
      Talk about a chop, Check this out.

1-25-04 9:19 AM

1/26/04 6:30 PM

Archie

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 02-27-2004).]

Jefrysuko MSG #543, 02-27-2004 11:31 PM
      Archie,

When is your open house this year? I thought it was usually in March but havn't heard anything. I have been there for the past several and this time I actually have a reason to buy a kit!



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #544, 02-28-2004 12:01 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jefrysuko:

Archie,

When is your open house this year? I thought it was usually in March but havn't heard anything. I have been there for the past several and this time I actually have a reason to buy a kit!

I think it's in April 1st or 2nd week. I sure hope it's on a weekend when I'm in town.

I hope someone posts the correct date up here.

Archie

DandRauto MSG #545, 02-28-2004 10:03 PM
      Archie

I tried the link to the tire rack but just got that session has expired. Looking at the small pictures, I still could determine which ones they acturally were. Do you have the brand of wheel?

Dick of DandR

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #546, 02-28-2004 11:02 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DandRauto:

Archie

I tried the link to the tire rack but just got that session has expired. Looking at the small pictures, I still could determine which ones they acturally were. Do you have the brand of wheel?

Dick of DandR

EVO-5 Search for wheels for a PT Cruiser.

Archie

LS1swap (aswanson60098@sbcglobal.net) MSG #547, 02-29-2004 10:19 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Formula88:

Notice the reversed LSx intake.

My engine plans may have changed. I'd love to see what the all aluminum V8 swap does for the car's weight.
This could be so much easier than trying to make a Fast Burn 385 pass emissions. (and potentially cheaper, considering I wouldn't have to convert to FI)

Looking forward to more info, Archie!!!

Well mine weighed in at 1240 front and 1660 rear for a total of 2900 at a truck stop scale. That was topping the tank off just prior to going on the scales and with the battery up front.

You wont regret a LSx swap if you decide to go with one. They are a blast to drive. It will be two years this August for me. Hopefully I will not be so swamped at work this year and will have time to make a few more shows.



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #548, 04-12-2004 02:12 PM
      Okay Archie, lets see some pics of the recent choptop. Oh yeah, bump, thats if your starting a new thread? hehehehe.



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #549, 05-14-2004 09:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Okay Archie, lets see some pics of the recent choptop. Oh yeah, bump, thats if your starting a new thread? hehehehe.

Ok there are a few pics of the latest Chop Top in this thread. He's be posting up a new thread to PFF soon detailing the way that He's going to finish the car.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/040376.html

The next question is....... Who wants to see a build up on the LT1 swap that We just started this week?

Archie

moto838 (josephjmartin@netzero.net) MSG #550, 05-14-2004 10:55 PM
      I do I do. By the way how's the LS swap going and are you making provisions to use the 4t80e transaxle? Joe

rgeeinc (rgeeinc@hotmail.com) MSG #551, 05-14-2004 11:03 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:
The next question is....... Who wants to see a build up on the LT1 swap that We just started this week?

Archie

Always love to see the swap posts Archie. So please post away, will be looking on with bated breath.
Bob


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #552, 05-14-2004 11:35 PM
      Well you already know my answer. Press the "start" button, please.



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #553, 05-15-2004 09:20 AM
      Ok, well this will be a Yellow Finale with a 1994 'Vette LT1 in it.

The car was assembled & painted by the owner & He's driven it with the 4 banger for a year or so.

Here are a few pics of the engine.

Before you ask, Yes that is the new George Foreman Lean Mean intake system on top of that LT1.

Archie

Firefox MSG #554, 05-15-2004 10:02 AM
      That car sure does look sharp in yellow!

sthtxfiero MSG #555, 05-15-2004 10:05 AM
      archie you need to install a web cam in your shop so we dont have to beg for pics



LT188GT (eal4ever@bellsouth.net) MSG #556, 05-15-2004 11:13 AM
      Hey Archie----are you going to reverse the new George Foreman Lean Mean intake system on top of that LT1?

Car Michael MSG #557, 05-15-2004 01:06 PM
      anyone know someone who sells LS1/LS6 kits yet? I know archie said he would make a kit for sale but its been like a year now and i can't imagine it taking much longer since a few members have fabricated their own kits in a matter of a few weeks with good results. so i am guessing he is not doing one after all.
Anyone?


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #558, 05-15-2004 02:25 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by sthtxfiero:

archie you need to install a web cam in your shop so we dont have to beg for pics

That would be a great idea to put into place, However 3 things are keeping me from doing it.

1) I have no clue how to do Web Cam stuff

2) I can only get Dial-up at the shop.

3) I like to hear you Beg.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #559, 05-15-2004 10:10 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Car Michael:

anyone know someone who sells LS1/LS6 kits yet? I know archie said he would make a kit for sale but its been like a year now and i can't imagine it taking much longer since a few members have fabricated their own kits in a matter of a few weeks with good results. so i am guessing he is not doing one after all.
Anyone?

Actually He is doing one. Doing a one off swap of any kind is a lot easier than designing a kit that will work for every Tom, Dick & Harry everytime.

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #560, 05-15-2004 10:26 PM
      Before We put the car up on jackstands, We unbolt everything We can from the top end. We disconnect the Wire harness from the ECM and take it out with the engine.

Once We have the car up in the air, We can hook up the overhead hoist & remove the brake calipers from the hubs and hang them in the wheel well. We will be removing the engine cradle, Engine/trans & suspension all in one assembly.

In this overhead view, you can see the wireharness laying on top of the engine.

Archie

Firefox MSG #561, 05-15-2004 11:42 PM
      Wisconsin license plates? Who's car are you working on? Can we know?

Mark the curious


Firefox MSG #562, 05-15-2004 11:43 PM
      oops........double...........but I got page 15!

[This message has been edited by Firefox (edited 05-15-2004).]

Jay-ID (daehkcuf@hotmail.com) MSG #563, 06-02-2004 03:09 PM
      TTT

Any updates? I much rather buy an LS1 this summer then settle for a TPI SBC.

DandRauto MSG #564, 06-02-2004 09:35 PM
      owner of the yellow Finale, or Archie.

What or who's yellow is the paint? Love the color, may want to use it, so I need a reference.

Rich

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #565, 06-14-2004 09:01 PM
      What's wrong with this picture?



MiZer (mizer@telus.net) MSG #566, 06-14-2004 09:03 PM
      its missing a wire on the distro?

MarkJPana (markjpana@comcast.net) MSG #567, 06-14-2004 09:06 PM
      i know whats wrong, its in the wrong car, gimme 3 days and ill show the right car to put that in.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #568, 06-14-2004 09:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by MiZer:

its missing a wire on the distro?

haha, yes it is but that's not what I was looking for.

PURPLE REIGN (mp112fiero@hotmail.com) MSG #569, 06-14-2004 09:09 PM
      The intake system is reversed & sitting over the distributor.


Is that a TPI system sitting on an older ( or newer ) style block ????


MiZer (mizer@telus.net) MSG #570, 06-14-2004 09:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


haha, yes it is but that's not what I was looking for.

damnit.. do i still get a prize?

NotAFieroAnyLonger (stelebla@aol.com) MSG #571, 06-14-2004 09:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by PURPLE REIGN:

The intake system is reversed & sitting over the distributor.


Is that a TPI system sitting on an older ( or newer ) style block ????

That's what I was gonna say.....



Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #572, 06-14-2004 09:24 PM
      Might the motor be slightly forward of the "normal" mounting position?

Jim

BtotheB (b.cathrae@gmail.com) MSG #573, 06-14-2004 09:28 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

What's wrong with this picture?

I know! The problem is that isn't in the back of my car (yeah, it had to be said sometime)

Brad

Firefox MSG #574, 06-14-2004 11:38 PM
      No throttle cable.

The paint on the TPI is flaking off.

There is no air filter.

The firing order is off, if I can read that right.

It's not in my car.

Mark


Ancaster MSG #575, 06-14-2004 11:57 PM
      migth be dark but I cant see a transmission

Fastback 86 MSG #576, 06-15-2004 01:50 AM
      Is that some kind of low profile distributor? I've never seen one like that before. But yeah, what the others said, the TPI manifold is backwards and sitting over the distributor, which is normally not possible. I would venture to guess that this makes setting up the throttle and cruise cables and the the air intake set up a lot easier. Probably allows you to keep the battery in the back if you want too (if thats normally an issue). And you can put the intake in the fender where it should be instead of in the engine compartment.

watts (dr.fiero@gmail.com) MSG #577, 06-15-2004 01:58 AM
      And if that is the case (low pro dist), it'd make using a MAF setup about 1000X easier!!!!

(I'm almost embarrased to show how I did it!)


mrfixit58 (rlumsden@tampabay.rr.com) MSG #578, 06-15-2004 08:58 AM
      Archie... Please... Tell us more.

Roy

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #579, 06-15-2004 10:46 AM
      You've Definitely peaked my interest with that pic! More info please!!

Formula88 MSG #580, 06-15-2004 11:45 AM
      I was wondering if a crab style distributor would allow you to reverse a TPI intake. Not sure about any port mismatch problems, though. I always figured it had been tried and wasn't possible. But if it is, that sure makes TPI swaps a lot cleaner looking and easier routing for the air cleaner, etc. Very nice!! Need more info!

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #581, 06-15-2004 12:14 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Formula88:

...But if it is, that sure makes TPI swaps a lot cleaner looking and easier routing for the air cleaner, etc.

...like forced induction?

Mighty Mouse (troyandjen@sbcglobal.net) MSG #582, 06-15-2004 12:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Actually He is doing one. Doing a one off swap of any kind is a lot easier than designing a kit that will work for every Tom, Dick & Harry everytime.

Archie

Hey Archie! Do you have any new pics of the LS1 Kit??

 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

3) I like to hear you Beg.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE !!!!



Master Tuner Akimoto MSG #583, 06-15-2004 12:58 PM
      Turbocharger lurking below distributor in the pic hardly noticeable

Kohburn MSG #584, 06-15-2004 01:14 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Master Tuner Akimoto:

Turbocharger lurking below distributor in the pic hardly noticeable

wow - would love to see some track times for one of those

JacobHaley (jhaley1@ameritech.net) MSG #585, 06-15-2004 01:27 PM
      Hey, cool!

I'm about to upgrade my engine and I would love some more info on the reversed TPI intake please.

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #586, 06-15-2004 03:31 PM
      Look what I found (after a bit of searching)!

http://www.msdignition.com/dist_48.htm

and http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=3132&prmenbr=361 (or Jeg's part# 121-8489 if the link doesn't work right)

GKDINC MSG #587, 06-15-2004 03:55 PM
      What's wrong with that pic? IT'S TO DARK for these old eyes to see anything. Lighten up please
Gary Have a Great Day


MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #588, 06-15-2004 04:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GKDINC:

What's wrong with that pic? IT'S TO DARK for these old eyes to see anything. Lighten up please

How's this? Better?



GKDINC MSG #589, 06-15-2004 04:44 PM
      Thanks Rob I see now, there is no place to plug in the tach filter???
Gary


FieroHarry (fieroharry@yahoo.com) MSG #590, 06-15-2004 09:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Actually He is doing one. Doing a one off swap of any kind is a lot easier than designing a kit that will work for every Tom, Dick & Harry everytime.

Archie


Hey, why bring me into this?


FieroHarry (fieroharry@yahoo.com) MSG #591, 06-15-2004 09:12 PM
      Okay Archie I'll play along it's either,
A: A ford engine (with gm valve covers)
or
B: Youve put this one in backwards which wont work to well......
Just because the distributors in the wrong location.......................
PS: If you ever do get around to a 5.0liter conversion I will personally come to your shop and "well how about work for free" !!!
I would love the sound of a buff 5.o coming from the back!

Yeah yeah I know some of you are in horror, "Oh my god a ford motor"? But think of how sweet the GT kit would sound with it!



avengador1 (avengador1@aol.com) MSG #592, 06-15-2004 09:34 PM
      It can't be fuel injection, according to the other thread floating around, Archie doesn't know anything about fuel injected engines. (Sorry to make fun at your expense Archie, please don't take it personally, most of us know better than that)

Ancaster MSG #593, 06-15-2004 11:39 PM
      its your first attempt at installing a TPI in reverse like you did with teh system on teh stinger ?? so do i get some rockers LOL

fieromadman (j_depies@hotmail.com) MSG #594, 06-16-2004 12:10 AM
      is that a tranny mount mounted to the shock tower?

GTFiero1 (fierogt5speed@aol.com) MSG #595, 06-16-2004 12:10 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FieroHarry:


PS: If you ever do get around to a 5.0liter conversion I will personally come to your shop and "well how about work for free" !!!
I would love the sound of a buff 5.o coming from the back!

Yeah yeah I know some of you are in horror, "Oh my god a ford motor"? But think of how sweet the GT kit would sound with it!

5.0's (actually 4.9Liters) are weak, my friends solution to making his 93 notch better:



fierohobby MSG #596, 06-16-2004 12:50 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fieromadman:

is that a tranny mount mounted to the shock tower?

Good question- that's what I was gonna ask.

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #597, 06-17-2004 11:19 AM
      *bump* for some more info

Key Of David (keyofdavid88@alltel.net) MSG #598, 06-17-2004 11:27 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GTFiero1:


5.0's (actually 4.9Liters) are weak, my friends solution to making his 93 notch better:

I strongly disagree with that statement. The 5.0L pushrod motor is a strong and reliable motor...one of the best motors ever designed and produced. What your friend did is in fact on the rare side...and there is a reason for that. There was no reason for him to do what he did accept to maybe be different or he doesn't like Ford very much for some reason.



MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #599, 06-17-2004 12:14 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Key Of David:

What your friend did is in fact on the rare side...and there is a reason for that. There was no reason for him to do what he did accept to maybe be different or he doesn't like Ford very much for some reason.

Which is exactly why we don't see 5.0's in Fieros

But yes, the 5.0 truly is a good motor - certainly a corporate comparsion worthy of the SBC... just to each their own

tesmith66 MSG #600, 06-17-2004 12:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Key Of David:


I strongly disagree with that statement. The 5.0L pushrod motor is a strong and reliable motor...one of the best motors ever designed and produced. What your friend did is in fact on the rare side...and there is a reason for that. There was no reason for him to do what he did accept to maybe be different or he doesn't like Ford very much for some reason.


Wait until the 302 has had an INCREDIBLY successful 50 year lifespan, then that statement will hold true. Yes, the 5.0 is a good motor. But it doesn't hold a candle to the incredibly compact and versatile SBC.

Edited for spelling



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #601, 06-17-2004 09:31 PM
      600

One of my customers (who I did a V-8 swap for about 6 years ago) Has decided that He neded to have the TB over on the other side of the engine compartment. He only lives about a mile from the shop so it's real easy to get together on this.

We will be giving more info on this as soon as it can be made to work properly.

Pretty interesting so far.

Archie

GTFiero1 (fierogt5speed@aol.com) MSG #602, 06-17-2004 09:49 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Key Of David:


I strongly disagree with that statement. The 5.0L pushrod motor is a strong and reliable motor...one of the best motors ever designed and produced. What your friend did is in fact on the rare side...and there is a reason for that. There was no reason for him to do what he did accept to maybe be different or he doesn't like Ford very much for some reason.

actually there are quite a bit of mustangs and other fords (like 30's 40's street rods) with chevy engines. Hot Rod's top 50 fastest street cars had only a few mustangs and most were chevy powered. Weak link on the SBF is only 10 head bolts per side. Also hes a, basically anything american guy. He had a juiced foxbody GT with a 302 which ran 11's and he blew the engine on an since sold. Now that is a black on black 93 notch with a heavily built 383 and a either a 300 or 400 shot of nitrous (he hasnt decided on which to run yet). the cars a beast, mini-tubbed, full cage, tubular suspension, parachute, everything. He expects to hit low 9's high 8s if he uses the 400 shot. Street driven too. Anyway this thread is about Archie's cars lets get back on track


Jefrysuko MSG #603, 06-17-2004 10:49 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:
We will be giving more info on this as soon as it can be made to work properly.

Archie

I will be interested in what you come up with on this. Is there going to be anything special for mounting the crank trigger or will you be able to use the MSD unit? Also is there any special programing needed for the ECM?



Jefrysuko MSG #604, 06-20-2004 12:17 AM
      Bump, I want to know more!



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #605, 06-30-2004 09:20 PM
     

Fastback 86 MSG #606, 06-30-2004 09:21 PM
      I assume thats YOUR GT40 on the cover of Kit Builder Magazine. Congrats Archie!

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #607, 06-30-2004 09:26 PM
      It's about time the mag started covering people I know! Everytime I get one of those issues in the mail......it's usually covering a Cobra kit or something. I'm glad Archie's Gt made it.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #608, 06-30-2004 09:35 PM
     

Way to go Archie !

FastFieros (fastfieros@fastfieros.com) MSG #609, 06-30-2004 09:44 PM
      Congrats Archie.

Can someone post what stores this mag is in. I have never seen it around here.

Loyde


85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #610, 06-30-2004 10:25 PM
      Congratulations

sthtxfiero MSG #611, 06-30-2004 10:42 PM
      woo hoo

Firefox MSG #612, 06-30-2004 10:49 PM
      Nice job, Archie. That's beautiful!

Nebiros88 MSG #613, 06-30-2004 11:00 PM
      Congrats.

Archie... you also have an important PM,
thanks


NotAFieroAnyLonger (stelebla@aol.com) MSG #614, 06-30-2004 11:50 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Congrat's!

Is this your FIRST cover..??



MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #615, 07-01-2004 09:27 AM
      Awesome Archie! I'll have to run out and find one of those (I believe Barnes & Noble or Borders should stock them)

KissMySSFiero (ssfiero@aol.com) MSG #616, 07-01-2004 10:14 AM
      Congrats on the cover. I'll have to run and get one of those.

About the Reverse TPI. What are you doing for your IAC? I got to about where your at(or at least what your showing). But noticed there wasn't enough room for the dizzy without losing the IAC plate underneath the Throttle body. I didnt' have a stock TB so mine may have been more in the way. The other option is to run a cam/belt driven distributer. But those are pricey to find out it wont fit anyways. WIth the crab cap, you'll have to run a crank trigger. FYI, the 96-98 vortec motors used a factory crank trigger with a crab cap style dizzy. The nice part is that its all inside the timing cover so its protected from the elements. But its pretty thick, so it will likely require you to cut the frame rails.
Thats about as far as I got with this when I found a good deal on an LT1 intake to retrofit on the Gen 1 block. I've never been a big fan of the TPI anyways. I dont like the looks of the runners. Most of my friends were disappointed when I got rid of the TPI. But the LT1 is so much nicer looking. And performs just as well.

Now the holley stealth ram, that should fit nice with the crab cap. And bolt right up for the reversed look. But thats my next V8 project.



LZeitgeist (lzeitgeist@aol.com) MSG #617, 07-01-2004 10:37 AM
      ALL RIGHT ARCHIE!!!

Gotta find some copies of that...

BTW, I haven't forgotten about the pics of the convertible conversion - I'd planned to upload them this weekend but probably won't have time now (going back to TN). I plan on doing a big detailed thread with all the pics as soon as I'm able, so you can snag the pics then, unless you want them sooner.

Also, I forget, did you want photocopies of the papers you gave me concerning the convertible?

One more thng - can you e-mail me Rob and Kris's last names? I'd like to add them to an appreciation plaque I'm putting in the car. (Oh, and what's the 'C.' stand for in your name? Or would you prefer to be known as 'V8 Archie'?)



Black-Azz-GT (chris@hawkscay.tv) MSG #618, 07-01-2004 10:39 AM
      Sweet! I bet your a proud daddy!



YellowRooster (mccarr@sio.midco.net) MSG #619, 07-01-2004 12:34 PM
      Awesome Archie - I hope the "market" jumps all over this. Very beautiful car you have.

Mike



LZeitgeist (lzeitgeist@aol.com) MSG #620, 07-01-2004 12:54 PM
      Having seen it in person myself, I have to say that the one word that leapt to my mind as I was looking at it was "flawless"... it's absolutely gorgeous. Pics (even magazine covers) do NOT do it justice.

DL10 (dl10@frontier.com) MSG #621, 07-01-2004 03:30 PM
      Great Job on the cover, what kind of write up did they do????at least 2 pages I bet. You must have a early copy, mine is still not here.

Are you going to sponser my new drag car

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #622, 07-01-2004 03:38 PM
      I know my mail-man will be the first to look throught it before I do....all wrinkled too!

Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #623, 07-01-2004 07:11 PM
      Doggonnit - my subscription expired last month! Congrats on making the cover Archie

Jim

roys88fiero (musclemachinegt@aol.com) MSG #624, 07-01-2004 07:17 PM
      Thats one sharp GT (ford GT that is ) congrats archie!!!! ...............i remeber awhile back ago, before i had ever owned a fiero, i saw your LT1 Stinger in Hot Rod Mag i believe.........im so stupid for not buying it

Fiero5 MSG #625, 07-01-2004 07:47 PM
      Very cool!!! Congrats Archie!
We saw it first hand at Carlisle Kit Car/Fieros at Carlisle show and it is sweet!
Borders here I come


freshfiero (freshfiero84@aol.com) MSG #626, 07-01-2004 08:27 PM
      yes I too have to give archie his slap on the back, way to go archie. -gary-



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #627, 07-01-2004 08:48 PM
      Thanks guys, I'm still grinning.

The article inside has a big 2 page photo (centerspread) then a 2 page article with several pics. The article contains pics from 3 different shows, the Daytona show, the Knott's show & Carlisle, that has to be some kind of record.

This is my 1st Cover. I've had several write-ups on several of my cars but no covers. Several of my customers' have had covers but this is my 1st one.

Thanks again.

Archie



Doug Chase MSG #628, 07-02-2004 01:05 PM
      Congratulations, Archie. From the pictures I've seen that's an awful nice looking car.



Formula88 MSG #629, 07-02-2004 01:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by KissMySSFiero:
Now the holley stealth ram, that should fit nice with the crab cap. And bolt right up for the reversed look. But thats my next V8 project.

That's a good idea, but the HSR is pretty tall, so you may run into decklid clearance, but a decklid scoop should take care of that.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #630, 07-03-2004 08:25 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by LZeitgeist:

Gotta find some copies of that...

AFAIK, Barnes & Noble is the only bookstore that carries Kit Car Builder Magazine. You can also Subscribe to it by joining the Kit Car Builder club at http://www.kitcarclub.com/

Now as of a few minutes ago there is one Barnes & Noble store that is totally out of stock already. I just bought all 8 copies they had at the store at Rand & Arl. Hts. Road in Arlington Heights, IL. So don't bother to stop there.

Archie

Master Tuner Akimoto MSG #631, 07-03-2004 10:11 PM
      Archie you are now getting your due props I wonder what your detractors are saying now.

LZeitgeist (lzeitgeist@aol.com) MSG #632, 07-03-2004 10:48 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:
I just bought all 8 copies they had at the store at Rand & Arl. Hts. Road in Arlington Heights, IL. So don't bother to stop there.

Archie

Dangit! I was *just* on my way out the door to go there, too... I guess I better keep looking, then.

KissMySSFiero (ssfiero@aol.com) MSG #633, 07-14-2004 02:18 PM
      anything new happening?

WingNut - MD (fiero25@sbcglobal.net) MSG #634, 07-14-2004 10:28 PM
      bump

jscott1 MSG #635, 07-16-2004 08:53 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


AFAIK, Barnes & Noble is the only bookstore that carries Kit Car Builder Magazine. You can also Subscribe to it by joining the Kit Car Builder club at http://www.kitcarclub.com/

Now as of a few minutes ago there is one Barnes & Noble store that is totally out of stock already. I just bought all 8 copies they had at the store at Rand & Arl. Hts. Road in Arlington Heights, IL. So don't bother to stop there.

Archie

Congratulations again Archie, soon the rest of the world will find out what we already know...that you are a FIERO GENIUS !!

I need to check the Barnes & Noble here in Houston



Jefrysuko MSG #636, 07-16-2004 11:28 PM
      Got mine today. Wonder how many people will notice you don't have any mirrors in the pictures from Daytona

BTW: You going to tell us anymore about that reversed TPI or am I going to have to make a trip to Archie's Clubhouse?



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #637, 08-02-2004 12:28 PM
      Hey Archie, I know your busy but, are you going to add any additional pics of JScott's choptop here?



NotAFieroAnyLonger (stelebla@aol.com) MSG #638, 08-07-2004 11:28 AM
     
What's up at Archie's lately..??



jscott1 MSG #639, 08-07-2004 01:48 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by NotAFieroAnyLonger:


What's up at Archie's lately..??

A spy photo gives you a little clue



NotAFieroAnyLonger (stelebla@aol.com) MSG #640, 08-07-2004 02:29 PM
      Is that Archie's "2005" Fiero Project that he is building..??

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #641, 08-08-2004 01:29 AM
      Here thay are Curley

Archie

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #642, 08-08-2004 01:36 AM
      Thank you Archie, you have a PM.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #643, 08-09-2004 09:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Archie, I know your busy but, are you going to add any additional pics of JScott's choptop here?

Sure I think I have a few in process pics that he hasn't posted yet.



Russ544 MSG #644, 08-09-2004 09:37 PM
      Archie,

Any progress on the GT4T look-a-like dash you mentioned, to fit the stock interior cars?
Or are you waiting for your clone to show up to finish that project?

Russ

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #645, 08-09-2004 09:38 PM
      I thought I should bring this thread up to date on a few of the other things that have been going on at Archie's in the last few weeks.

This car just left for home today........You may have seen it last year at the FieroRama. It was powered by a 4 cylinder 5 speed. Don't pick on him anymore, now it has an LT1.

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #646, 08-09-2004 09:41 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Russ544:

Archie,

Any progress on the GT4T look-a-like dash you mentioned, to fit the stock interior cars?
Or are you waiting for your clone to show up to finish that project?

Russ

The Clone would be helpful.

Actually I have a "secret" dash project that the glass guy started pulling molds off of today. Then the dash your talking about is next.

Archie

Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #647, 08-09-2004 11:14 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Archie

WOW, The Finale looks great in Yellow. That is a very good color for the body style.

[This message has been edited by Oreif (edited 08-09-2004).]

Stinkin_V8 MSG #648, 08-10-2004 11:48 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Actually I have a "secret" dash project that the glass guy started pulling molds off of today. Then the dash your talking about is next.

Can't wait to see some pics of that! Do you have an ETA on a few spy photos??



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #649, 08-10-2004 02:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

I thought I should bring this thread up to date on a few of the other things that have been going on at Archie's in the last few weeks.

This car just left for home today........You may have seen it last year at the FieroRama. It was powered by a 4 cylinder 5 speed. Don't pick on him anymore, now it has an LT1.


Archie

Hey Archie, do you have any more pics of the front nose from a side angle?

Questions: How much futher-out does the front clip stick-out comparred to the stock GT front fascia? Can a person buy just the front piece including part of the side fender and hood? Do you have any close-ups of the hood raised and from underneath it?

Thanks madcurl



NotAFieroAnyLonger (stelebla@aol.com) MSG #650, 08-10-2004 11:24 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Hey Archie, do you have any more pics of the front nose from a side angle?

Questions: How much futher-out does the front clip stick-out comparred to the stock GT front fascia? Can a person buy just the front piece including part of the side fender and hood? Do you have any close-ups of the hood raised and from underneath it?

Thanks madcurl


Must be for #3.. lol



jscott1 MSG #651, 08-10-2004 11:31 PM
      What's wrong with #3? I have a finale in mind for #5


matt_kroeker (helen.kroeker@sympatico.ca) MSG #652, 08-11-2004 01:20 AM
      noticed on the top of page 17 that they were using whay looked to be regular fibreglass to do the red GT chop top... how does that stick and if it isnt fibreglass with regular resin then what is it???

thanks
Matt


SaskatoonFiero MSG #653, 08-11-2004 01:34 AM
      PM sent.

Justin


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #654, 08-14-2004 12:31 AM
      Question: Is that the PROM connection inside the trunk? Is that the same one that is located inside the car under or behind the lighter?

[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 08-14-2004).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #655, 08-14-2004 11:34 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Hey Archie, do you have any more pics of the front nose from a side angle?

Questions: How much futher-out does the front clip stick-out comparred to the stock GT front fascia? Can a person buy just the front piece including part of the side fender and hood? Do you have any close-ups of the hood raised and from underneath it?

Thanks madcurl

The front over hang on the Finale is actually 4" shorter than the stock Fiero GT nose.

I don't have any pics of the underside of the hood that I can think of, but I'll see if I can find some.

I can sell the front clip & hood seperately. However, the width of the trailing edge of the front fenders is about 2" wider than the stock door panels so something has to e done to blend them in.

Archie



NotAFieroAnyLonger (stelebla@aol.com) MSG #656, 08-15-2004 12:24 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Archie

When are you gonna chop one of these sucker's..??



Azriel MSG #657, 08-15-2004 05:53 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

I'd like to see the finale as a front only kit. I like what they did on the nose, but the sides and back are horrible imo. A nose only finale with the IRM rockers, and a chop top would kick ass. Someone PS that plz. Throw in some cool wheels if ya can.



AusFiero (jim@jadeweb.com.au) MSG #658, 08-15-2004 09:23 AM
      Sorry Archie, couldn't help myself. Ever considered anything like this?
Cheers
Jim

Editted to add the obligatory choptop version.



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #659, 08-15-2004 09:43 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by AusFiero:

Sorry Archie, couldn't help myself. Ever considered anything like this?
Cheers
Jim

Editted to add the obligatory choptop version.

Wow, that looks GREAT!!!!!!

You just added another car to the long list I call "Projects I have to do".

I hate you!

The funny thing is that Friday, before we left the shop for the weekend Rob, Kris & I were talking about what our next project would be & we discussed a Finale Roadster.

I can't wait to show them these pics Monday.

Archie

AusFiero (jim@jadeweb.com.au) MSG #660, 08-15-2004 10:12 AM
      Glad you like them Archie. I for one would love to see that built. It takes the Finale to a whole new level. Plus think of all the potential Solstice owners you could steal off GM

Kohburn MSG #661, 08-15-2004 10:30 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Wow, that looks GREAT!!!!!!

You just added another car to the long list I call "Projects I have to do".

I hate you!

The funny thing is that Friday, before we left the shop for the weekend Rob, Kris & I were talking about what our next project would be & we discussed a Finale Roadster.

I can't wait to show them these pics Monday.

Archie

LOL - I'd love to see a finale roadster..



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #662, 08-15-2004 07:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by AusFiero:

Glad you like them Archie. I for one would love to see that built. It takes the Finale to a whole new level. Plus think of all the potential Solstice owners you could steal off GM

Do you have any more views from different angles? Like a view that shows the headrest decklid area.

Archie

AusFiero (jim@jadeweb.com.au) MSG #663, 08-15-2004 07:37 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Do you have any more views from different angles? Like a view that shows the headrest decklid area.

Archie

If you can get me some good shots from the back, slightly above and from the back 1/4 view and an overhead shot I can show you what I had in mind.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #664, 08-15-2004 08:10 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by AusFiero:


If you can get me some good shots from the back, slightly above and from the back 1/4 view and an overhead shot I can show you what I had in mind.

OK, Have a bunch of pics from different angles of Finales' but not of this yellow one. I hope you're thinging of a between the seats body colored waterfall and narrow headrests & seat backs.

Here are a few more pics.

Archie

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #665, 08-15-2004 10:02 PM
      Can someone chop it with a hard top Finale rear window rear and just the Finale's front clip? Please.

[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 08-15-2004).]

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #666, 08-27-2004 01:24 PM
      Okay Archie, quit holding out on us. Show us that white LS1. Hehehehe.

Jefrysuko MSG #667, 08-27-2004 11:54 PM
      Did you have any interesting visitors today Archie?

Something worthy of pictures maybe?



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #668, 08-28-2004 12:23 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jefrysuko:

Did you have any interesting visitors today Archie?

Something worthy of pictures maybe?

Yes, the guy who owns this LT1 powered Finale came by & we put a quieter exhaust system on it.

Is that what you mean?

Archie

Jefrysuko MSG #669, 08-28-2004 01:09 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Is that what you mean?

Archie

Your such a tease Archie. Thats alright I can wait till Monday when I can see it in person

BTW: I think this is going to be my new sig now

Boonch (theboonch@hifo.net) MSG #670, 08-28-2004 05:33 AM
      Archie, WAZZZUUUPPP !! by the way nice job on all those beautiful cars. I have talked to you over the phone and now i feel stupid....i ask you about a quad 4 LMAO...anyway, I just wanted to say something about the chop top fiero,

It looks great But, Do you realize how many times i would bust the back of my head on that thing????!, anyway man great work, maby someday soon i will scrap up the cash to buy some rocker pannels off of you.. well,

c ya

---Tim--- 85se 4cyl 5speed

virii01 (tonyw@bigred.unl.edu) MSG #671, 08-28-2004 01:40 PM
     

Anything on this? It could very well be the coolest thing you've done...

jscott1 MSG #672, 08-28-2004 01:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Boonch:...anyway, I just wanted to say something about the chop top fiero,
...someday soon i will scrap up the cash to buy some rocker pannels off of you
---Tim--- 85se 4cyl 5speed

I did both, believe me you won't regret it. If you haven't checkout out the PFF Spyder build up in tech go there now. I almost missed it.

- Jonathan



TaurusThug (roadconephoto@gmail.com) MSG #673, 08-28-2004 02:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by virii01:

Anything on this? It could very well be the coolest thing you've done...


what is that???



Coop9200 (porsch944t@aol.com) MSG #674, 08-28-2004 02:36 PM
     

Would there be anyway of taking the hatch piece from a Finale body kit and putting it onto a stock fiero body? I think the idea of a stock looking fiero wtih a hatch and window would be a great idea. Kinda like ferrari's (the 360 modena and F355 in mind) and just have a showcase for the engine...just wondering

-Coop



virii01 (tonyw@bigred.unl.edu) MSG #675, 08-28-2004 02:43 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by TaurusThug:

what is that???

It's an LT5 out of the C4 Corvette ZR1. DOHC 32 Valve V8 designed in cooperation with Lotus, built by Mercury if I remember right. Basically one of the rarest motors to go in the Vettes, with ZL1s.

bryson MSG #676, 08-28-2004 03:16 PM
      I love that engine! I wish I could get my hands on one of those to build up a little Man...I can only imagine. Let us know what's happening with it Archie!
--Bryson


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #677, 08-28-2004 09:25 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Boonch:

Archie, WAZZZUUUPPP !! by the way nice job on all those beautiful cars. I have talked to you over the phone and now i feel stupid....i ask you about a quad 4 LMAO...anyway, I just wanted to say something about the chop top fiero,

It looks great But, Do you realize how many times i would bust the back of my head on that thing????!, anyway man great work, maby someday soon i will scrap up the cash to buy some rocker pannels off of you.. well,

c ya

---Tim--- 85se 4cyl 5speed

Sorry, this is the only thing I know about 4 valve engines.

Archie



Alex4mula (torres_a@hotmail.com) MSG #678, 08-30-2004 10:33 PM
      Anything new on setting up that crab distributor? (reverse TPI). Thanks.



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #679, 09-18-2004 12:43 AM
      I thought I'd boot this one up to the top so I can find it in a week or 2 to show you the new dash we have.

The prototype has been made, the molds are done, we'll be making several of them in the next 2 weeks.

A simple dash, low price, easy to install, what else can you ask for?

No prototype pics this time, you'll see finished pics first this time.

Archie

LZeitgeist (lzeitgeist@aol.com) MSG #680, 09-18-2004 08:34 AM
      Nice to see you're still keeping busy up there, Archie...



Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #681, 09-20-2004 04:29 PM
      Anything new this week??

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #682, 09-20-2004 09:20 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:

Anything new this week??

Well, yeah, funny you should ask.

We've just finished a new nose for the GT40 ...... the new design replicates the new nose on the new Ford GT.

Archie

PS there might also be some other stuff going on, I'll go take another look.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #683, 09-20-2004 09:40 PM
     

Archie have u started on the successor to the stinger project yet

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #684, 09-20-2004 09:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Archie have u started on the successor to the stinger project yet

Well, not yet......... I was just about ready to start on it when the PFF Spyder got in the way. I had already bought the donor car and everything, so we'll probally begin on it in the early Winter.

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #685, 09-20-2004 10:03 PM
      Oh yeah we also started another V-8 swap on a Black Coupe.

The car got to the shop on Saturday, but the engine came in last week and so on Friday we unwraped it.

& since the car is an automatic & we are swapping it to a stick, we were able to go ahead and do some preassembly on it Friday.

Today we pulled the engine out of the unsuspecting Fiero.

................

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #686, 09-20-2004 10:12 PM
      Out comes that little 3.4 bugger.......

It's empty.......... echo echo echo...........

We also have the new ZZ4 engine trial fitted to the engine cradle but I forgot to take pics of it before we left tonight. I'll get pics of it 1st thing in the morning.

Archie


m0sh_man (macantley@suddenlink.net) MSG #687, 09-20-2004 10:46 PM
      so is the old motor going ot be pieced out?

wonder how much those headers would run someone :P

matthew

Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #688, 09-20-2004 11:35 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Oh yeah we also started another V-8 swap on a Black Coupe.

................

I've seen that car before.

[This message has been edited by Oreif (edited 09-20-2004).]

Tina (2pieinthesky@msn.com) MSG #689, 09-21-2004 12:03 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:


I've seen that car before.

Your driveway, your garage, in front of your house ...?

Tina



Fastback 86 MSG #690, 09-21-2004 12:23 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:


I've seen that car before.

I was right! First thing I thought was "I recognize that engine!" Is that bad, that I can identify forum members cars by the engine?

Master Tuner Akimoto MSG #691, 09-21-2004 06:03 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:


I've seen that car before.

The secret is out of the bag that is OREIF's car


Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #692, 09-21-2004 11:05 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Master Tuner Akimoto:


The secret is out of the bag that is OREIF's car

I believe you are right.

tesmith66 MSG #693, 09-21-2004 11:30 AM
      That makes 2 black V8 SE's in Illinois. Yours is shinier, though...for now.



Black-Azz-GT (chris@hawkscay.tv) MSG #694, 09-21-2004 11:32 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:


I believe you are right.

Congrats. Another SBC on the forum. What are you doing with the 3.4?

[This message has been edited by Black-Azz-GT (edited 09-21-2004).]

Stinkin_V8 MSG #695, 09-21-2004 01:07 PM
      Hah! I knew it as soon as I saw the pics.

I always liked your car, now even more with a V8.

Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #696, 09-21-2004 01:29 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Black-Azz-GT:


Congrats. Another SBC on the forum. What are you doing with the 3.4?

The engine, trans and exhaust are already sold. To three different members.

Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #697, 09-21-2004 11:22 PM
      Bump

Golden86 (81citation@comcast.net) MSG #698, 09-21-2004 11:30 PM
      Oreif

Is that the stock Y pipe on your old 3.4? If not, will the exhaust bolt up to a stock y pipe?



Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #699, 09-21-2004 11:42 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Golden86:

Oreif

Is that the stock Y pipe on your old 3.4? If not, will the exhaust bolt up to a stock y pipe?

Yes, that is a stock "Y" pipe. It and the exhaust pipes are just coated with POR-20.

Raydar (raydarfiero@comcast.net) MSG #700, 09-21-2004 11:43 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:


I've seen that car before.

Yeah. I was going to say the same thing.
I'll bet that's the cleanest, nicest, newest engine that Archie has ever pulled.



edhering (edhering@sbcglobal.net) MSG #701, 09-21-2004 11:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

PS there might also be some other stuff going on, I'll go take another look.

Oh Archie, you are a cruel, cruel man...

Ed

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #702, 09-21-2004 11:47 PM
      Today's update............

Here are the pics of the engine/trans/cradle assembly ready for the trial fit into the car. This is the only time I could get Kris to hold still for a pic.

We did the trial fit & then took it back out to remove the engine/trans from the cradle & finish paint everything. We did a little painting, finishing & triming in the engine compartment & plan to final install the whole thing by the end of the day tomorrow. This car is really clean & the work we had to do in the engine compartment is minimal.

My camera screwed up & the pics of the trial fitting didn't come out right.

After the trial fit we took the engine/trans off of the cradle & cleaned & painted everything.

This is how it looked when we went home today......

More tomorrow.

Archie



rgeeinc (rgeeinc@hotmail.com) MSG #703, 09-22-2004 01:26 AM
      Oreif,
I was wondering how long it was going to take for you to come over to the dark side. Congratulations on the V8 install. That is going to be one good looking car epically when it gets finished, and you have a V8 to show off in it. I would like to see it, next trip to Chicago.

Bob

mrfixit58 (rlumsden@tampabay.rr.com) MSG #704, 09-22-2004 07:54 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


What is he doing here??? Picking or Toking???




Tcat55371 MSG #705, 09-22-2004 08:58 AM
      "& since the car is an automatic & we are swapping it to a stick, we were able to go ahead and do some preassembly on it Friday."


So why are you swapping out the auto Archie?



Kohburn MSG #706, 09-22-2004 09:09 AM
      probably because people tend to enjoy a stick for a sportscar more

Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #707, 09-22-2004 09:18 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Tcat55371:

"& since the car is an automatic & we are swapping it to a stick, we were able to go ahead and do some preassembly on it Friday."


So why are you swapping out the auto Archie?

Because the customer (me) wanted to convert it to a manual trans.

[This message has been edited by Oreif (edited 09-22-2004).]

Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #708, 09-22-2004 09:21 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by rgeeinc:

Oreif,
I was wondering how long it was going to take for you to come over to the dark side. Congratulations on the V8 install. That is going to be one good looking car epically when it gets finished, and you have a V8 to show off in it. I would like to see it, next trip to Chicago.

Bob

Not a problem, just let me know the next time you're out this way.

LAMBO (toddlamb@augusthome.com) MSG #709, 09-22-2004 09:25 AM
      So that is what my soon to be new tranny looks like. Take good care of it Kris.

Tcat55371 MSG #710, 09-22-2004 10:04 AM
      Well Lambo, if it holds you will have to bring the car back up here on a weekend. We need to see how FIEROSTS holds up this time.

Ken86GT MSG #711, 09-22-2004 10:53 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Somebody needs to do a sig for Archie

A little off topic, but I could be helpful and offer to do that. Take a look at Ken001's sig...I tossed that together for him in a few mins.

Just send me a private message if you would like me to make one for you, then we can discuss discounts.



GKDINC MSG #712, 09-22-2004 04:17 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

This second GT40 is looking pretty complete, who is the owner of this one???
Thanks Gary
Well, yeah, funny you should ask.

We've just finished a new nose for the GT40 ...... the new design replicates the new nose on the new Ford GT.

Archie



Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #713, 09-22-2004 11:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by LAMBO:

So that is what my soon to be new tranny looks like. Take good care of it Kris.

Remember, You also get 2 torque converters as well. One is a Pro-Torque street/strip set at 2200 stall and a reman stock converter.
So you'll need to decide which one you want to use.


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #714, 09-22-2004 11:59 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by mrfixit58:


What is he doing here??? Picking or Toking???

I wondered if anyone would notice.

He's Masterpicking, ............. that's posed but he isn't very good at it, it didn't turn out all that well. We'll do better next time.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #715, 09-23-2004 12:13 AM
      Today we put the engine back on the finished cradle & put it back into the car for the final time.

Here is what it looked like when we went home tonight.

We still have a lot to do yet. Gotta install the shifter, shift cables, pedal assy., hyd. system, front mount battery & cables. Still have to install the brakes, finish the cooling system, build the exhaust, get an alignment etc, etc.

But She's coming along nicely.


Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #716, 09-23-2004 12:25 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Today we put the engine back on the finished cradle & put it back into the car for the final time.
But She's coming along nicely.

That is looking GREAT!!

LAMBO (toddlamb@augusthome.com) MSG #717, 09-23-2004 02:15 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:


Remember, You also get 2 torque converters as well. One is a Pro-Torque street/strip set at 2200 stall and a reman stock converter.
So you'll need to decide which one you want to use.

It will most definatley be the stall converter.

Alex4mula (torres_a@hotmail.com) MSG #718, 09-23-2004 02:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Master Tuner Akimoto:


The secret is out of the bag that is OREIF's car

Maybe like me you got tired of that 3.4 and jumped to major league power. Congratulations But no A/C?? I guess you don't need it as much as we down here



FieroMGDriver (mgdickey@gmail.com) MSG #719, 09-23-2004 02:43 PM
      How are you doing the waterpump?



Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #720, 09-23-2004 06:53 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by FieroMGDriver:

How are you doing the waterpump?

CSI Electric water pump.



Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #721, 09-23-2004 11:28 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Alex4mula:


Maybe like me you got tired of that 3.4 and jumped to major league power. Congratulations But no A/C?? I guess you don't need it as much as we down here

With a V-8, A/C up here is 2 windows down at 100mph

Welcome to page 19!

[This message has been edited by Oreif (edited 09-23-2004).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #722, 09-23-2004 11:41 PM
      Not much to photograph today. Spent the whole day working on the brake swap, wireing the engine & working on mounting the pedal assembly.

I'll be on the road tomorrow, but Kris will be working on it all day tomorrow.

We figure on haveing Fire in the hole sometime Monday, I'll bring you all up to speed then.

Archie

crzyone (crzyone@cablerocket.com) MSG #723, 09-23-2004 11:55 PM
      Archie, are you offering LS1 kits now? Is the cost the same as a master build kit? I will own a V-8 fiero someday, LS1 seems like the perfect engine.

TaurusThug (roadconephoto@gmail.com) MSG #724, 09-24-2004 12:31 AM
      i got bored... is this an ok sig???



fieroman87 (fieroman87@juno.com) MSG #725, 09-24-2004 12:34 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by TaurusThug:

i got bored... is this an ok sig???

uuuummm NO, i'm thinking not
if i were him, i wouldn't want that in my sig. how bout something more apropriate? i'll see what i can do.



Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #726, 09-24-2004 12:40 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Not much to photograph today. Spent the whole day working on the brake swap, wireing the engine & working on mounting the pedal assembly.

I'll be on the road tomorrow, but Kris will be working on it all day tomorrow.

We figure on haveing Fire in the hole sometime Monday, I'll bring you all up to speed then.

Archie

No Problem, Have a safe trip.

Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #727, 09-27-2004 09:26 AM
      Just a bump so I can find this thread tonight.

fiero go fast (dday98m@gmail.com) MSG #728, 09-27-2004 10:22 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:

Just a bump so I can find this thread tonight.

Yeah yeah yeah oreif, why don't you rub it in a little more . Simply beautiful car (or engine bay whichever you see most of)with or without an engine.

Matt



Formula88 MSG #729, 09-27-2004 10:53 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:

Just a bump so I can find this thread tonight.

Just add it to your favorites. Click that little star.

Wholf (hwholf@hotmail.com) MSG #730, 09-27-2004 11:41 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Hey Archie, someone getting a V8 powered 308/328??



Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #731, 09-27-2004 11:49 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Formula88:


Just add it to your favorites. Click that little star.

It doesn't work when I'm at work. I don't see any stars. I think it has something to so with the network/firewall.
Just recently I was finally able to figure out how to get PIP to work on it. I have to dis-able some script file for a program called "websense', Post the pic, then enable it so I can finish the post.


p8ntman442 (spaldingj@wit.edu) MSG #732, 09-27-2004 11:55 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Wholf:


Hey Archie, someone getting a V8 powered 308/328??

how does the remote oil line work with the exhaust installed, looks close to me.

Formula88 MSG #733, 09-27-2004 12:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:


It doesn't work when I'm at work. I don't see any stars. I think it has something to so with the network/firewall.
Just recently I was finally able to figure out how to get PIP to work on it. I have to dis-able some script file for a program called "websense', Post the pic, then enable it so I can finish the post.

Probably because you're not logged in. The stars don't show up until you log in. They don't show up for me at work either, until after I log in to check PM's or post a reply, etc.

Danno88GT5Spd MSG #734, 09-27-2004 01:39 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Formula88:


Probably because you're not logged in. The stars don't show up until you log in. They don't show up for me at work either, until after I log in to check PM's or post a reply, etc.

This guy would know these things.. He's posted on average 8.149 times a day for the last 1366 days of his life.

Back on topic that was a very nice looking 3.4 installation you had, and the V8 is even nicer! Great work Archie.


fldevel (dev_hawk@gowebco.com) MSG #735, 09-27-2004 03:14 PM
      Hi ..im just posting because i can ...hi archie ..great pics!! I may be taking a trip up within the next few months

Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #736, 09-27-2004 10:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Formula88:


Probably because you're not logged in. The stars don't show up until you log in. They don't show up for me at work either, until after I log in to check PM's or post a reply, etc.

The stars still don't show up here at work, But I clicked on them at home and the thread stays at the top. I also don't get the symbols to the left of the title page. (the dash idiot light symbols) Anyhow, with regards to the build up, It looks like it will be finished by Saturday.

Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #737, 09-28-2004 10:25 PM
      bump

ditch MSG #738, 09-28-2004 10:34 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Formula88:


Probably because you're not logged in. The stars don't show up until you log in. They don't show up for me at work either, until after I log in to check PM's or post a reply, etc.

I have the same problem at work. Even if I'm logged in I don't get the stars. I get them here at home though. Apparently it has something to do with our system. I'm no computer man so I don't have a clue why.

Man, this thread makes me want to drop one of my Fieros off at Archies for a V8 swap. That ZZ4 would make anyone drool

[This message has been edited by ditch (edited 09-28-2004).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #739, 09-28-2004 11:16 PM
      Well it's lookin' pretty good.

The 1st thing we'll look at today is the brakes.

They used to look like this......

A few hours later & the look like this......

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #740, 09-28-2004 11:25 PM
      After getting the brakes & wheels on, We rolled the car onto the lift & built the exhaust system.

We still have to remove the exhaust & paint it, so I'll get some pics of it tomorrow.

After completing the wiring, exhaust system, battery installation & connecting the oil lines & oil cooler (it used to be a transmission cooler in a former life).

It's getting close, we'll HAVE to test drive it tomorrow. (Well someone's gotta do it).......

Archie


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #741, 09-28-2004 11:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Wholf:

Hey Archie, someone getting a V8 powered 308/328??

No, that's an old Heritage POS kit that belongs to one of the NIFE members. We are fixing the panels & installing it for him.

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #742, 09-28-2004 11:31 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by crzyone:

Archie, are you offering LS1 kits now?

Yes

 
quote
Originally posted by crzyone:

Is the cost the same as a master build kit?

No

 
quote
Originally posted by crzyone:

LS1 seems like the perfect engine.

I'm impressed with it.

Archie



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #743, 09-28-2004 11:34 PM
      Oreif, At about 6:45 pm today we test fired the engine, it fired right up and ran nice.

Archie



Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #744, 09-28-2004 11:41 PM
      Everything is looking GREAT!!!

I can't wait for the weekend to get here!

Daniel87GT MSG #745, 09-29-2004 12:04 AM
      Archie, when are you going to tell us the information on your LS1 kit?

How much is your master-build kit? Are you selling it as a kit yet, or are you just doing kits+installs for now? Does the kit need more or less special parts compared to your standard kit?

When are you going to do an LS1 build thread? We're all fiero addicts! We need our fix of fiero pictures!

tstroud MSG #746, 09-29-2004 12:07 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:

Everything is looking GREAT!!!

I can't wait for the weekend to get here!

You're gonna' crap when you drive that thing!

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #747, 09-29-2004 12:22 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Daniel87GT:

Archie, when are you going to tell us the information on your LS1 kit?

How much is your master-build kit? Are you selling it as a kit yet, or are you just doing kits+installs for now? Does the kit need more or less special parts compared to your standard kit?

When are you going to do an LS1 build thread? We're all fiero addicts! We need our fix of fiero pictures!

I'll have a lot of info on the LS1 to share real soon. The LS1 project is of the highest priority now. I'm currently working on getting parts in stock right now so we can sell it as a kit. The kit & the parts needed to make up the kit are a lot more complex than our regular V-8 kit & as such are more expensive to manufacture, so pricing is not complete yet. NONE of the parts in our regular V-8 kits will work with the LSx engines. I had to totally design a new kit just for these engines.

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #748, 09-29-2004 12:23 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by tstroud:


You're gonna' crap when you drive that thing!

Wow, I'm glad they are his seats in the car then.

Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #749, 09-29-2004 12:46 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by tstroud:


You're gonna' crap when you drive that thing!

Well it least leather is easier to clean than cloth.

jscott1 MSG #750, 09-29-2004 12:52 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


I'll have a lot of info on the LS1 to share real soon.

I can't wait...I wanted to have the first LS1 Chop Top, but I couldn't wait... I might still have one someday

Thanks for the build up... gotta love those SBC Fieros!

fieroturbo (fieroturbo@yahoo.com) MSG #751, 09-29-2004 04:19 AM
      Hey, can someone send me a picture of a 350 chevy bolt pattern, ie: a side shot of a 350 motor? I'm trying to come up with some mix n' match ideas with trannys and such, and I need to compare it to a newer Getrag that's out there.

THANKS!

Stinkin_V8 MSG #752, 09-29-2004 01:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:
A simple dash, low price, easy to install, what else can you ask for?

No prototype pics this time, you'll see finished pics first this time.

How's this one coming along? Can't wait to see some pics.



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #753, 09-29-2004 10:48 PM
      Today we had lots of odds & ends to do & then start test driving.

We started out the day by recalibrating the Tach & putting the dash back together.

Removing, painting and replacing the exhaust system ( forgot to take pics of it again).

We filled & bled the cooling system, reinstalled the inner wheel well liners, etc.

Here is the 1st picture of it as we moved it outside to fill the cooling system.

We took it for just a few test drives around the immediate neighborhood. Just to make sure it runs thru all the gears and see what it sounds like.

During test drives we initially just drive it short distances then bring it back in to inspect everything, gradually increasing the duration of the test drives & inspecting all the while.

................


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #754, 09-29-2004 10:57 PM
      Drive it a little then check it out.......etc. etc.

Another test drive.............

Looks like Kris has one of those 's

The only thing we found during the little bit of testing we did was that the right side rear caliper seemed to be dragging a little, so we're replacing it with a new one tomorrow AM.

We still have to modify the aircleaner and install the decklid. The we gotta drive, drive, drive........ but somebodies gotta do it.

BTW, this engine sounds sweet!!!!!.

Archie


Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #755, 09-29-2004 11:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


IS IT SATURDAY YET ?!?!?!?!?

WOW, even after all that work it still shines!


Excellent work guys!!


Hairy_Fiero MSG #756, 09-30-2004 12:12 AM
      Doesn't it seem like you'd test drive the car with a filter over the carb? Just wondering..

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #757, 09-30-2004 12:26 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Hairy_Fiero:

Doesn't it seem like you'd test drive the car with a filter over the carb? Just wondering..

It has one of those new high tech filters that's under the carb.

fieroman87 (fieroman87@juno.com) MSG #758, 09-30-2004 12:31 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


It has one of those new high tech filters that's under the carb.

huh?

jscott1 MSG #759, 09-30-2004 01:31 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

They used to look like this......

A few hours later & the look like this......

Archie

When I first scrolled down I was like "WOW Archie mounted a rear cradle on the front of a Fiero"

Excellent work!



Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #760, 09-30-2004 11:39 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

We still have to modify the aircleaner and install the decklid. The we gotta drive, drive, drive........ but somebodies gotta do it.

Archie

Is it done yet? Is it done yet? Are we there yet? (oops wrong phrase) is it done yet?


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #761, 10-01-2004 12:06 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:


Is it done yet? Is it done yet? Are we there yet? (oops wrong phrase) is it done yet?

Yeah pretty well done. Still got 2 minor things to finish up tomorrow morning then more test driving.

We have about 30 miles on it now. Air cleaner has been mounted, deck lid is on etc.

Would like to get another 50 miles tomorrow so we can do the 1st oil change.

I'm sorry but I didn't get any pictures today.

Archie



Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #762, 10-01-2004 12:09 AM
      No problem.

I'll see you on Saturday.

Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #763, 10-01-2004 09:47 PM
      Well my car is done, So who's car is next?

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #764, 10-01-2004 09:53 PM
     



Falcon Fiero (joelpatton1@comcast.net) MSG #765, 10-01-2004 10:38 PM
      Bitchin!

ditch MSG #766, 10-02-2004 12:11 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:

Well my car is done, So who's car is next?

very tempting

one ride in that car and I'm sure I'd be convinced

[This message has been edited by ditch (edited 10-02-2004).]

PontiacJ8 (pontiacj8@hotmail.com) MSG #767, 10-02-2004 12:51 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:

Well my car is done, So who's car is next?

Just goes to show you that if you have the professionals do it....Boy does it get done fast!
Started on September 20th? & Finish October 2nd


mrfixit58 (rlumsden@tampabay.rr.com) MSG #768, 10-02-2004 10:31 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Hey Archie,

The conversion looks great (as usual). And, where are you getting the crab-style distributor caps?



sonic50 (scottdiphone@yahoo.com) MSG #769, 10-02-2004 08:40 PM
      .

[This message has been edited by sonic50 (edited 11-28-2006).]

MtVilla (mtvilla@bellsouth.net) MSG #770, 10-02-2004 11:12 PM
      That looks awsome as I wipe the drool away ! MtVilla

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #771, 10-03-2004 11:44 PM
      Hey Archie, nice job as usual. Question: What is the type of oil cooler/trans are you using? The brake upgrade...what is the size of the rotors in back?


I like this thread....keep it alive!

[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 10-03-2004).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #772, 10-04-2004 12:03 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Hey Archie, nice job as usual. Question: What is the type of oil cooler/trans are you using? The brake upgrade...what is the size of the rotors in back?

I like this thread....keep it alive!

The oil cooler is the same one Oreif was using for a transmission oil cooler on his 6 banger automatic.

The rotors are 11.25" on all 4 corners.

Archie


Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #773, 10-04-2004 12:11 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

What is the type of oil cooler/trans are you using?


The cooler is a B&M polished street rod cooler. Jegs Part Number 130-70265
Just go to Jegs website and punch in the number.
It fits perfectly behind the aftermarket side scoops.
If you want the custom mounting bracket, I do have an extra one. Also, I do have the drawings to make your own.


stalen88GT (glstaples@hotmail.com) MSG #774, 10-04-2004 01:19 AM
      just want to add my 2c..................very, very nice from page 1 to here.

I only hope to install my v8 at some time in the future.



daniel87fierogt (dltraylor@hotmail.com) MSG #775, 10-17-2004 02:24 AM
      How is the LS1 swap kit coming along Archie? I cant wait till you get that kit ready to buy so i can get my LS1 going in my fiero.

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #776, 10-23-2004 11:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oreif:

Well my car is done, So who's car is next?


So Oreif, any experiences with this beast yet?


PontiacJ8 (pontiacj8@hotmail.com) MSG #777, 10-26-2004 02:09 AM
      bump

Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #778, 10-26-2004 10:55 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

So Oreif, any experiences with this beast yet?

Well I "had" to drive it to and from work for a week. It was terrible, especially last week when I was in my daily driver again.
After driving it a week I got so use to having the power of a V-8 that when I went back to the daily driver it felt slower than a Yugo!
So far there hasn't been any problem with it except the alternator issue. It was my old one and I think I damaged the regulator when I had some grounding problems with the 3.4L, Not to mention it's a "duralast". I have a brand new AC Delco coming in this week. I'm taking the car to Archie's on Thursday so he can inspect everything and install the alternator (his lift makes it easier to do it.)

The car has been great. A V-8 Fiero can be used as a daily driver without any problems. I've averaged about 22-24mpg for the last 2 tank of gas. The Big Brake kit was proven to work great by an elderly coupe who wasn't paying attention when they pulled out in front of me. Some "less knowledgable" kids thought it was a "mean sounding 4-cyl" that their Eclipse's couldn't keep up with.
Most people who see the engine (mainly many at work so far) can't believe I have a V-8 in it. The only thing that I would change would be to quiet up the exhaust "IF" I was going to use it as a daily driver. Right now it's slightly loud for daily driving but I like it.

I was only able to put on 340 miles so far and I plan on storing it this weekend after I get the oil changed so the next update will be in the spring.




Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #779, 11-18-2004 10:41 PM
      Several months ago, I had a big bunch of adapter plates made to mount our Big Brakes onto the '88 Fiero. Our other mounts fit the '84 to '87 Fieros but these are for the '88.

I gotta tell you that this is the easyest brake upgrade that I've ever installed. It takes about 20 minutes per wheel to remove the old stuff and put on the new stuff.

Look at the hand brake setup, It uses the brackets from the Caddie calipers and the levers from the Fiero & looks like it was designed that way.

Here's a couple of pics.

I have enough of these things in stock to build 80 cars so the price will be right.

Do you think I should post up a little build up thread?

Archie

PS, I gotta thank PaulV for letting his Sweet V-8 car be the Model for this system.

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 11-18-2004).]

Songman MSG #780, 11-18-2004 11:17 PM
      I am interested, Archie. The car I would put something like this on will eventually end up under my kit car. I plan to redrill for 5x4.75 so I can use Corvette wheels. Would this setup work for that? Thanks.

LT188GT (eal4ever@bellsouth.net) MSG #781, 11-18-2004 11:24 PM
      Archie you already know what my answer is to that question.

Dowdian MSG #782, 11-19-2004 08:42 AM
      I would love to see that thread! That's a project I'm gonna need to do myself and I'm gonna need all the help I can get.



avengador1 (avengador1@aol.com) MSG #783, 11-19-2004 09:09 AM
      Hi Archie. I have a question for you. Can one order your big brake upgrade kit with the rotors crossdrilled or slotted? Thanks.

Kohburn MSG #784, 11-19-2004 09:46 AM
      i'd like to see the price for the pre-88 setup - otherwise i'll probably be going with the custom 11.25" upgrade

Formula88 MSG #785, 11-19-2004 10:24 AM
      Is there an advantage to this over the C4 Corvette upgrade for 88s? I know that uses the OEM 88 calipers with C4 rotors redrilled to 5x100. What hardware is used for your big brake upgrade, Archie?

Edit: Here's the parts list from Archie's website:

Parts List:

Front Caliper Adapter (2)
Rear Caliper Adapter (2)
Hand brake cable mounts (2)
Caliper Adapter Spacers Front (4)
Caliper Adapter Spacers Rear (4)
11.25" Vented Rotor (4)
Caliper front Left side (1)
Caliper front Right side (1)
Caliper rear Left side (1)
Caliper rear Right side (1)
Guide Pins (bolts) (8) For Calipers
Brake Shoes (2 sets)
Master Cylinder Larger Bore (1)
Brake Line Fitting Adapter (4)
Banjo (4)
Braided Brake Lines (4)
Lug Studs (10)
Video Instruction Tape

What are the calipers and rotors from?

[This message has been edited by Formula88 (edited 11-19-2004).]

YellowRooster (mccarr@sio.midco.net) MSG #786, 11-19-2004 12:25 PM
      Those look great Archie! It's on my list of soon to happens

LT188GT (eal4ever@bellsouth.net) MSG #787, 11-26-2004 10:46 PM
      B......U......M.....P

NotAFieroAnyLonger (stelebla@aol.com) MSG #788, 12-09-2004 06:55 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by LT188GT:

B......U......M.....P

ok...

Tom Corey (tcorey1@cfl.rr.com) MSG #789, 12-09-2004 10:21 PM
      I'd appreciate it if anyone can tell me if a flywheel from an Archie kit for a "pre-86 V-8" will work with a ZZ3 (bought the ZZ3 in 94)?

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #790, 12-09-2004 10:46 PM
      No it won't.

 
quote
Originally posted by Tom Corey:

I'd appreciate it if anyone can tell me if a flywheel from an Archie kit for a "pre-86 V-8" will work with a ZZ3 (bought the ZZ3 in 94)?



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #791, 12-22-2004 11:43 PM
     

Daniel87GT MSG #792, 12-23-2004 01:39 AM
      Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that a picture of the air intake of an LS series engine pointing the "wrong" way? And what is that smell? sniff sniff Is that a build-up thread I smell in the oven? ;-)

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #793, 02-02-2005 10:29 PM
      Now available LSx V-8 Swap kit for '84 thru '87 Stick shift Fieros.

Wait 'til you see it with the Chrome Intake manifold.

Archie



Dowdian MSG #794, 02-02-2005 10:40 PM
     

Damnit Archie! I just bought this keyboard!



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #795, 02-02-2005 11:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Dowdian:

Damnit Archie! I just bought this keyboard!

Ok then...... here's a picture of yours from the underside before we put the exhaust system on.

Archie



85LAMB (linck777@netzero.com) MSG #796, 02-03-2005 12:15 AM
      That looks great !!!
Man and I was thinking about a 5.3L since it would be quite a bit less than an LS1.
Would this kit bolt right up to a 5.3L ?


F355spider (nixon@itexas.net) MSG #797, 02-03-2005 09:26 AM
      Archie I have a question, why do you always-rigid mount youíre motors?

Deabionni (deabionni@gmail.com) MSG #798, 02-03-2005 09:31 AM
      Great job, Archie!

Skratch (mskrastins@mac.com) MSG #799, 02-03-2005 06:41 PM
      How long before an auto version of the swap is available?



Malakyt (malakyt@cox.net) MSG #800, 02-03-2005 07:55 PM
      Archie.
i cant believe you finally did it. i have been waiting for this for a long time. what is the aprox price of an entire lsx kit installed including the engine? might just ahve to make the trip out to IL. LMK



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #801, 02-03-2005 09:19 PM
      BTW, I own page 21

I like them like that.

I know there has been several threads of people arguing back & forth about solid vs rubber mounted. I refuse to get involved in those arguements, those experts can argue 'til they turn blue in the face. Over the years I'd guess that I've got more hours into working on & driving non-stock Fieros than most anyone on this Forum. I've experimented with several different engine mounting techniques & I prefer solid mounted.

Archie

 
quote
Originally posted by F355spider:

Archie I have a question, why do you always-rigid mount youíre motors?

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 02-03-2005).]

FieroHarry (fieroharry@yahoo.com) MSG #802, 02-03-2005 09:27 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

I've experimented with several different engine mounting techniques & I prefer solid mounted.

Archie


I couldnt agree more. Yes it has some down sides in the vibration department, but for the performance issue's its hands down a winner!


Formula88 MSG #803, 02-03-2005 10:42 PM
      Damn shame that won't fit an 88.
I wonder if the 5.3 FWD Grand Prix would work? (gonna be a while before anyone can find out)


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #804, 02-03-2005 10:58 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Formula88:

Damn shame that won't fit an 88.
I wonder if the 5.3 FWD Grand Prix would work? (gonna be a while before anyone can find out)

I didn't say it wouldn't fit in an '88. I just have this policy, that I don't sell something that I haven't tried myself. And as of right ow I haven't put the LS in an '88 yet.

I'm sure it will fit, I just haven't done it yet.

Archie

daniel87fierogt (dltraylor@hotmail.com) MSG #805, 02-04-2005 12:38 AM
      Archie,
How much would a kit be for a LS6? It would also be a manual tranny if it makes any difference.


Formula88 MSG #806, 02-04-2005 09:23 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


I didn't say it wouldn't fit in an '88. I just have this policy, that I don't sell something that I haven't tried myself. And as of right ow I haven't put the LS in an '88 yet.

I'm sure it will fit, I just haven't done it yet.

Archie

Thanks for the clarification, Archie. I should have said, it's not "proven" to fit in an '88 yet.


exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #807, 02-06-2005 12:10 AM
     

Ok Archie when do we start seeing sneak peeks of your newest project for Daytona ???

We know u loooooove to tease us.

fiero norm MSG #808, 02-09-2005 02:44 PM
      Now available LSx V-8 Swap kit for '84 thru '87 Stick shift Fieros.

So Archie when do we get to see some more details like the starter & flywheel. How about some prices


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #809, 02-12-2005 01:01 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Ok Archie when do we start seeing sneak peeks of your newest project for Daytona ???

We know u loooooove to tease us.

If you are talking about the PFF Roadster, We have started pulling parts out of the molds. I'm going to bring the chassis back to the shop from the fiberglass shop late next week. We will have panels ready for the 1st customer about the end of next week. Then we gotta build about 3 more bodies about as quick as we can.

However that car is not going to be done in time for Daytona. I have 4 customer cars in the shop right now & I plan to have 3 of them back to the customers before Daytona. That means there is not much time to work on my cars.

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #810, 02-12-2005 01:31 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fiero norm:

Now available LSx V-8 Swap kit for '84 thru '87 Stick shift Fieros.

So Archie when do we get to see some more details like the starter & flywheel. How about some prices

In the past I've had some people who would look at pictures of stuff I was working on then proceed to copy those ideas, so on this project there won't be a "detailed" pictures. I can show you some of what you'd like to see without showing everyone too much. Rest assured that there are no shortcuts taken on this job, no jerry-rigging, it's done right.

Here is a nice picture of the starter mounting and the adapter plate.

Archie

jscott1 MSG #811, 02-12-2005 03:20 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Now available LSx V-8 Swap kit for '84 thru '87 Stick shift Fieros.

Archie

I've been waiting for this for a long time...too bad all I've got laying around are auto trans 88s




ricreatr MSG #812, 02-13-2005 10:22 PM
      wow!
is that an aluminum cradle? or am i just looking at it wrong?


KissMySSFiero (ssfiero@aol.com) MSG #813, 02-13-2005 11:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by ricreatr:

wow!
is that an aluminum cradle? or am i just looking at it wrong?

I noticed this too. I'd guess its aluminum paint, but did you have to modify the front cradle cross member?

LT188GT (eal4ever@bellsouth.net) MSG #814, 02-20-2005 09:08 AM
      BUM PA T BUMP

lou_dias (loudfiero@gmail.com) MSG #815, 02-20-2005 03:08 PM
      Archie...
I'm planning a major Fiero purchase in Aug of 2006.
What would a Fiero with the new GM 6speed FWD transaxle, your LS1 kit and engine installed on a Finale front end with Fino rear end and Firebird interior run me?


Ales (ramirez_ales@yahoo.com) MSG #816, 02-21-2005 08:08 PM
     

Hi Archie ...


Any news ???


Greetings ...
Ales


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #817, 02-21-2005 09:10 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Ales:

Hi Archie ...


Any news ???


Greetings ...
Ales

The build is coming along just fine but I haven't been able to find the thread we were posting the pictures in.

Archie

Firefox MSG #818, 02-21-2005 09:39 PM
      Is it the Finale Roadster thread?

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/054448.html



Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #819, 02-21-2005 09:44 PM
      Archie,
Any news on the new shop?

Jim

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #820, 02-21-2005 10:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Jim88GT:

Archie,
Any news on the new shop?

Jim

No news 'til Wednesday.

Ales (ramirez_ales@yahoo.com) MSG #821, 02-22-2005 08:05 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Firefox:

Is it the Finale Roadster thread?


Nope, its the Mexican Fiero thread ...

Here you are Archie :

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/048517.html


Greetings ...
Ales


lou_dias (loudfiero@gmail.com) MSG #822, 02-23-2005 07:07 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by lou_dias:

Archie...
I'm planning a major Fiero purchase in Aug of 2006.
What would a Fiero with the new GM 6speed FWD transaxle, your LS1 kit and engine installed on a Finale front end with Fino rear end and Firebird interior run me?

Allow me to 'bump' my question...

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #823, 02-23-2005 10:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by lou_dias:

Archie...
I'm planning a major Fiero purchase in Aug of 2006.
What would a Fiero with the new GM 6speed FWD transaxle, your LS1 kit and engine installed on a Finale front end with Fino rear end and Firebird interior run me?

Well that's pretty hard to quote. The 6 speed isn't even available on a new car yet, it's not in junkyards yet, AFAIK, It's not available over the counter at GM parts departments yet. Aside from that, no one has fitted one to a Fiero yet or built a shift linkage that will work in a Fiero for it yet & no one has developed the parts it will take to get the clutch to engage or dis-engage. So the transmission part of your question is kinda hard to answer.

Now as for the engine, do you want a used engine, new engine, rebuild engine?????? I need to know before I can give reasonable quote.

Firebird interior, I haven't done one of those yet, so you can figure time & materials.

Finale/Fino Now you've touched on a subject that I can answer. The Finale/Fino kits can be mixed & matched like you want, they are $4800.00 for the complete kit. We charge $3600.00 to assemble the body, including Hinges, latches & Lights. The paint job depends on what exactly you want but run from $2200.00 on up. Wheels & Tires, the cost depends on which wheels & tires you choose.

You see it's kinda hard to do a full quote based on the 2 lines of information you gave me to work with.

That's why I prefer to do quotes via phone calls or emails & not here in public & that's why I didn't answer your 1st request for a quote here.

Thanks

Archie

lou_dias (loudfiero@gmail.com) MSG #824, 02-24-2005 05:03 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Well that's pretty hard to quote. The 6 speed isn't even available on a new car yet, it's not in junkyards yet, AFAIK, It's not available over the counter at GM parts departments yet. Aside from that, no one has fitted one to a Fiero yet or built a shift linkage that will work in a Fiero for it yet & no one has developed the parts it will take to get the clutch to engage or dis-engage. So the transmission part of your question is kinda hard to answer.

Now as for the engine, do you want a used engine, new engine, rebuild engine?????? I need to know before I can give reasonable quote.

Firebird interior, I haven't done one of those yet, so you can figure time & materials.

Finale/Fino Now you've touched on a subject that I can answer. The Finale/Fino kits can be mixed & matched like you want, they are $4800.00 for the complete kit. We charge $3600.00 to assemble the body, including Hinges, latches & Lights. The paint job depends on what exactly you want but run from $2200.00 on up. Wheels & Tires, the cost depends on which wheels & tires you choose.

You see it's kinda hard to do a full quote based on the 2 lines of information you gave me to work with.

That's why I prefer to do quotes via phone calls or emails & not here in public & that's why I didn't answer your 1st request for a quote here.

Thanks

Archie

Thanks.
A used engine is fine. I firgured get the whole interior from the donor and you won't have to rewire gauges for the Fiero dash since you are using the Firebird motor too. Hopefully in 18 months time we will know more about the tranny. So I should try to save atleast $18k then... You take credit cards?


TheSoloDriver (legacyofepyon@joink.com) MSG #825, 02-24-2005 07:53 PM
      Hey Archie I was just wanting to ask you a few questions on pricing. I know your probably real busy right now with the newest project for Daytona. Ok, I have a 1987 Fiero GT (auto). I want to put a ZZ4 crate engine in it. Now how much would it be total for the following.

1.you to do the v8 swap plus parts .
2. I want to have fuel injection so I want a TPI system.
3. I bought a big brake upgrade kit from you last year, but with work and school I havenít had time to put it on. How much to get that on as well?
4. I want to turn it from an auto to a manual. (5 speed).

Also one last question. How long will it take to get the swap? Well I hope to hear back from you soon.

PS. If I gave you the cash could you just order the engine for me and have it sent to your place so I donít have to drag a v8 all the way up to Chicago?

NotAFieroAnyLonger (stelebla@aol.com) MSG #826, 02-24-2005 08:56 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by TheSoloDriver:
Ok, I have a 1987 Fiero GT (auto). I want to put a ZZ4 crate engine in it. Now how much would it be total for the following.

1.you to do the v8 swap plus parts .
2. I want to have fuel injection so I want a TPI system.
3. I bought a big brake upgrade kit from you last year, but with work and school I havenít had time to put it on. How much to get that on as well?
4. I want to turn it from an auto to a manual. (5 speed).

Also one last question. How long will it take to get the swap? Well I hope to hear back from you soon.

PS. If I gave you the cash could you just order the engine for me and have it sent to your place so I donít have to drag a v8 all the way up to Chicago?

Your not asking much of him...
But, That will be a sweet Fiero after he is finished with it...



Crow MSG #827, 02-26-2005 12:03 PM
      Please call Archie with the detailed price quotes.

[This message has been edited by Crow (edited 02-26-2005).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #828, 03-11-2005 12:22 AM
     

Shut Up!!!!!

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 03-11-2005).]

Fastback 86 MSG #829, 03-11-2005 12:41 AM
      WTF thats freaking awesome, lol!

Elenor84 (lanceegiesbrecht@gmail.com) MSG #830, 03-11-2005 02:50 AM
      What are those? Flame throwers?

speed1 MSG #831, 03-11-2005 03:52 AM
      I haven't seen those mufflers for quite awhile. Do they actually help or are they just a gimmic?

Archie, what is the package pricing for the LSx kits? I have been checking your website but there is no mention of it. Is it like a pre-release for Pennocks?

jscott1 MSG #832, 03-11-2005 05:10 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by lou_dias:

I firgured get the whole interior from the donor and you won't have to rewire gauges for the Fiero dash since you are using the Firebird motor too. ...

This is not exactly true... of the 21 inputs into the firebird gauge cluster the only one that really depends on the type of motor is the tachometer. The real problem is that the Fiero dash harness needs to be rewired to accept the firebird cluster. I am preparing a plug and play harness to make this easier, but my preparations for Daytona have slowed me down. I had expected to be offering it for sale by now. But I will have the prototype on hand at Daytona along with a Firebird cluster for people to check out.



ccfiero350 (chuckcamp@gmail.com) MSG #833, 03-11-2005 08:52 PM
      I had a pair of those. It was real neat to adjust your sound to suit your moods. After the packing blew out I could adjust it from loud to F***ING LOUD. Still fun though. They are a bit on the heavy side too.



fourpoint9 (stevenmsimpson@comcast.net) MSG #834, 03-11-2005 09:58 PM
      Does it have muffler bearings? LOL

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FriendGregory (gregorycushing@hotmail.com) MSG #835, 04-03-2005 12:04 AM
      TTT, wanna check out the brake setup from home, lot of cool stuff.

SkyMutt (mmanilla@columbus.rr.com) MSG #836, 04-03-2005 02:38 AM
      I havn't read through all the posts, but I did see that you have a LSx swap kit for pre 88 fieros. By any chance you got one for 88 fieros in the works?

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #837, 04-06-2005 10:39 PM
      I'm bumping this up to the top, just so you'll know that there will be a big announcement from me tomorrow.

Archie

BTW, yes we will be doing the LSx on an 88 soon.

Archie

Chump (davidbranch@earthlink.net) MSG #838, 04-06-2005 11:44 PM
      This is a little off subject....but. I wanted to thank you Archie, it was your website that got me interested in a Fiero project. Keep up the good work.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #839, 04-07-2005 12:02 AM
      You're very Welcome, Your comment actually has made my day, so Thank You.

And Welcome to the Forum.

Archie

 
quote
Originally posted by Chump:

This is a little off subject....but. I wanted to thank you Archie, it was your website that got me interested in a Fiero project. Keep up the good work.



red GT MSG #840, 04-07-2005 12:13 AM
      Well it is now tomorrow and I'm waiting for the big announcement...
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

I'm bumping this up to the top, just so you'll know that there will be a big announcement from me tomorrow.

Archie

BTW, yes we will be doing the LSx on an 88 soon.

Archie



BobadooFunk (bobadoofunk@gmail.com) MSG #841, 04-07-2005 02:06 AM
      ok what the HELL are those things???

Falcon Fiero (joelpatton1@comcast.net) MSG #842, 04-07-2005 03:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by red GT:

Well it is now tomorrow and I'm waiting for the big announcement...


DITTO!!!



The Fieromaster (superchargedfiero@gmail.com) MSG #843, 04-07-2005 04:11 PM
      Link to the mufflers for those wondering...

http://www.powereffects.com/indexmain.html



Jefrysuko MSG #844, 04-07-2005 09:01 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Falcon Fiero:

DITTO!!!

Tritto



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #845, 04-07-2005 09:52 PM
      Maybe I should post it in a new thread.

I'll think on that for a few minutes.

Archie



FastFieros (fastfieros@fastfieros.com) MSG #846, 04-07-2005 10:29 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Maybe I should post it in a new thread.

I'll think on that for a few minutes.

Archie

Wow, that's a nice shop...Congrats and good luck...

I am going to have to start doing V8's.

Loyde




Jim88GT (choptop88@verizon.net) MSG #847, 04-07-2005 10:36 PM
      Looks great Archie! Plenty of elbow room and much better access than your old place. Congratulations on the new digs!

Jim

jscott1 MSG #848, 04-07-2005 11:00 PM
      Looks great! I hope I can find it when the time comes for me to head back. Too bad you don't chop T -tops, I've run out of cars for you to chop. Good thing Curley doesn't have that problem. Who is next? What car will be # 17?



Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #849, 04-08-2005 02:00 AM
      So what's the new address? When is the "Shop Warming" party???



YellowRooster (mccarr@sio.midco.net) MSG #850, 04-08-2005 06:44 AM
      Shop looks awesome Archie - Looks like you got some much needed space!

Mike


JacobHaley (jhaley1@ameritech.net) MSG #851, 04-08-2005 09:10 AM
      Congrats Archie! Is the Help Wanted sign going up any time soon?

Black-Azz-GT (chris@hawkscay.tv) MSG #852, 04-08-2005 09:34 AM
      Very nice shop! Glad I dont have to help you move though.

KissMySSFiero (ssfiero@aol.com) MSG #853, 04-08-2005 09:39 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Black-Azz-GT:

Very nice shop! Glad I dont have to help you move though.


I'll help if you need a driver.

Nice place. Whens the open house? I'll bring beer.

ato4life (rblitek@monm.edu) MSG #854, 04-08-2005 11:18 AM
      sweet digs. whats the new address.

LZeitgeist (lzeitgeist@aol.com) MSG #855, 04-08-2005 12:38 PM
      Oops - double post.

[This message has been edited by LZeitgeist (edited 04-08-2005).]

LZeitgeist (lzeitgeist@aol.com) MSG #856, 04-08-2005 12:39 PM
      Wow!!!

I have to say, though, whenever I see pics taken inside the old shop, I can't help but remember how much I enjoyed my week up there with you guys.

I can't even imagine how many good memories you've got of the old place.



KissMySSFiero (ssfiero@aol.com) MSG #857, 04-08-2005 01:12 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by LZeitgeist:

Wow!!!

I have to say, though, whenever I see pics taken inside the old shop, I can't help but remember how much I enjoyed my week up there with you guys.

I can't even imagine how many good memories you've got of the old place.

Not many, seems to me like he spent a lot of time polishing the floors when I went there.



William Federle (wfederle@gmail.com) MSG #858, 04-08-2005 01:27 PM
      Are your employees going with you? From the way you talked about them at your open house last year, they do a lot of the good work we see in the pics from your shop.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #859, 04-08-2005 11:19 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by William Federle:

Are your employees going with you? From the way you talked about them at your open house last year, they do a lot of the good work we see in the pics from your shop.

That is very true, I wouldn't/couldn't buy any new building without them being onboard. Even though it will increase their commutes, they will be moving also. I think they are excited about the move, they are looking forward to getting rid of all the junk I've collected in the last 7 years in our current building. They'll get this shop setup just the way they like it.

We are currently moving stuff into the building & I'm thinking that we will be opening operations there in 2 weeks. We are still working on 2 cars at the old shop, because they need to be done soon. My PFF Spyder needs some work before it goes to paint & it needs to go to paint next week or It will never be ready for Carlisle. As it is, it might only be a roller by Carlisle but it will be there. We also have a Diablo, owned by the owner of 300Below with a homebrew V-8 swap that was aborted & we're trying to get it straightened out for him.

I hauled a whole trailer full of stuff back from the old shop today, I'll spend a bunch of time unloading it this weekend.

The old shop was 3900 SF, the new place is 8400 SF (including 1200 in the office) It's set on a acre of land in Machesney Park IL at 11411 Summerwood. We will have a inside showroom that will hold 3 cars. We'll have a place where visiters can sign the wall like at Ed's.

Yes, we will have a Shop Warming on some weekend in the next month or so. May may have noticed that we didn't have our "normal" open house like we've had for the last several years. well it will take place sometime in the early Fall, you'll see more details on that a little later.

I do have some pictures of the inside as it appeared when I 1st went to look at it, if anyone is interested.

Archie


edhering (edhering@sbcglobal.net) MSG #860, 04-09-2005 12:23 AM
      C'mon, Archie, you've got to know that we'd love to see the "before" pics of the new place.

Looks like a great place!

Ed

Bradbitz11 (bitzerb@gmail.com) MSG #861, 04-09-2005 01:07 AM
      Awesome news! Hope I can make it to the open house this fall, since I'll be at WMU (less travel!) :P


Very, very nice shop.


Brad


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #862, 04-27-2005 11:44 PM
      New Shop update.......

The move is going well, we have about 80% of the stuff moved already.

800 number & normal operations should be up & running by Monday.

I'll show you some inside pics as soon as we get most of the stuff put away.

The 800 number remains the same at 800-891-3608. Local number is a new number 815-282-9226.

Archie



onfire (onfire_x@yahoo.com) MSG #863, 05-01-2005 09:14 PM
      Can't wait to see what you do with the solstice.

The shop looks nice and big.



GKDINC MSG #864, 05-02-2005 03:27 PM
      How far is the new shop from the old one? That place looks really nice!
Thanks Gary


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #865, 05-20-2005 02:45 PM
      Any pics of the new shop from the inside? Vehical display area, wall signing area, and work area. Details man, details!

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #866, 05-29-2005 10:34 PM
      The new shop is 53 miles from the old one. I'll be posting some inside pictures as soon as we can get things organized a bit more.

We are back to work building Fieros........ here's the latest

Archie

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #867, 05-30-2005 11:12 PM
     

Niceeeeee car. Whose is it ?

Engine swap and chop or just one or hte other ??

Oh yeah Archie Nice shop too !!



F-I-E-R-O (andrew-rogers@stny.rr.com) MSG #868, 05-30-2005 11:37 PM
      Hey, I know that guy! That's my buddy "No Neck," jeeezzzzz, I haven't seen him in ages. I'll have to give him a call one of these days....



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #869, 05-31-2005 12:07 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by F-I-E-R-O:

Hey, I know that guy! That's my buddy "No Neck," jeeezzzzz, I haven't seen him in ages. I'll have to give him a call one of these days....

Actually, Rob & Kris are working on the "Curley" pose.

Archie

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #870, 05-31-2005 12:52 AM
      Nobody recognizes the lastest car at Archie's shop ??

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GTGeff MSG #871, 05-31-2005 08:06 AM
      That would be John Olson's from Western Wisconsin and member of Minnesota Fieros Forever. LT1 transplant I believe. John displayed it at last year's World of Wheels in Minneapolis 2004. It is one beautiful car inside and out even before the new engine.

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #872, 05-31-2005 09:43 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by GTGeff:

That would be John Olson's from Western Wisconsin and member of Minnesota Fieros Forever. LT1 transplant I believe. John displayed it at last year's World of Wheels in Minneapolis 2004. It is one beautiful car inside and out even before the new engine.

Yup! We've all been waiting (as patiently as we can) for a pic of this car - I'm certain John will have a heck of a time wiping the smile off his face after the swap

KissMySSFiero (ssfiero@aol.com) MSG #873, 05-31-2005 01:19 PM
      When's the open house?

KissMySSFiero (ssfiero@aol.com) MSG #874, 06-07-2005 09:51 AM
      all moved yet?

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #875, 06-07-2005 09:59 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by KissMySSFiero:

all moved yet?

Yes, all moved in, still have to put a bunch of stuff away though.

Open house will be a part of the NIFE FieroRama weekend on Saturday before the show on Sunday.

Archie

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #876, 06-07-2005 10:01 AM
      Any specific Start & End time for Saturday September 10th?

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #877, 06-12-2005 12:41 AM
      Say Goodbye Little Fino.

My Blue Fino "T" top left the shop for the last time today.

It went to a real nice guy & he's located in the Chicago area, so we'll still see it around town from time to time.

A little sad, but you can't keep them all.

Archie

kevin (kevinsullivan@frontier.com) MSG #878, 06-12-2005 11:05 AM
      Archie, wonderful shop! You must have a great banker. I will be out in Springfield in the first week or so of July. Are you close to Springfield? I would love to see your shop in person. Thanks for your reply in advance.

Sincerely,

Kevin J. Sullivan
kevinsullivan@frontiernet.net
916-600-6482


$Rich$ (rich@sio.midco.net) MSG #879, 06-12-2005 11:59 AM
      so is the GT40 still your daily driver?

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #880, 06-23-2005 03:42 PM
     

Awwwwwwful quiet over there at the shop. That usually means Archie is cooking something up. Do i smell a Chop top
in the air ??



YellowRooster (mccarr@sio.midco.net) MSG #881, 06-23-2005 04:12 PM
      I just visited Archie's shop the other day on a Saturday. He was working! Archie was actually getting dirty getting the Fino ready to go. Awesome shop he has and the plans he has are also going to be cool for this new shop.

Archie, get everything in order so you can get some pics of that place. You need to show it off!!!!!!

Mike

edited -ooohhhh two owned pages in less than a month.

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #882, 06-27-2005 08:57 PM
      Anything new...Archie?

KissMySSFiero (ssfiero@aol.com) MSG #883, 06-30-2005 12:13 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Yes, all moved in, still have to put a bunch of stuff away though.

Open house will be a part of the NIFE FieroRama weekend on Saturday before the show on Sunday.

Archie

I assume Small block powered cars still take priority parking so save me a spot.


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #884, 07-09-2005 01:11 AM
      We finished another one up today.

When we got this one it was a basket case. A POS Heritage 328 body that was so bad I don't think I even took any "before" pics of it.

BTW, I know the wheels are too small & it should be lowered some more but this is the way the customer wanted it for now.

This was a long term project started last winter & worked on between projects & when we had time. Kris (on the left below) made this "His project" built it into what you see here virtually on his own & did a very nice job. Mark (Firefox, on the right) did the final prep & paint.

Congrats guys, very nice job.

Archie




Oslo (chris@tlg-auto.com) MSG #885, 07-09-2005 02:06 AM
      Hey Archie, I'm getting ready to do a 350 v8 swap in the relatively near future.
I'm going to build a 360-400hp 350 SBC. If I delivered my Fiero, and the engine how much would it cost me to have you guys do the entire swap.

The V8 will be carb'd, delivered with no accessories (No alt. or water pump) and also no starter.
It'd be mated to a 5 speed and I'd want the high performance clutch, high performance water pump, 4-core radiator, and I'd need the custom flywheel because I'll probably be building an '88 (or so) 350,

I'd also have you folks be doing a custom exhaust off of already installed headers.

Is that enough info?
Thanks!


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #886, 07-09-2005 07:33 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Oslo:

Hey Archie, I'm getting ready to do a 350 v8 swap in the relatively near future.
I'm going to build a 360-400hp 350 SBC. If I delivered my Fiero, and the engine how much would it cost me to have you guys do the entire swap.

The V8 will be carb'd, delivered with no accessories (No alt. or water pump) and also no starter.
It'd be mated to a 5 speed and I'd want the high performance clutch, high performance water pump, 4-core radiator, and I'd need the custom flywheel because I'll probably be building an '88 (or so) 350,

I'd also have you folks be doing a custom exhaust off of already installed headers.

Is that enough info?
Thanks!

I have a place on my web site where you can calculate the cost of your V-8 swap it's at http://www.v8archie.com/arch10.htm

If you want to EMail me (including name, addy & phone number) I can do a quote based on your exact situation.

Archie

Oslo (chris@tlg-auto.com) MSG #887, 07-09-2005 11:31 AM
      thanks

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #888, 07-14-2005 12:22 PM
      Okay, spill the beans Archie, hehe. We need updates. CNN/ESPN style.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #889, 07-14-2005 02:07 PM
     

Drooling for more pics !!!!

Any question who the chop top junkies are ??? hehehe

I need a fix !

gaas88 (gs.allevato@sympatico.ca) MSG #890, 07-15-2005 09:38 AM
      Archie,
I have an 85SE with a 328 GTS body and a 3800SC. The roof wing restricts the decklid opening by 50% which makes it difficult to work on the engine. Is there some way of making the wing easily removeable or hinged so that the decklid can open up to 100% the way it was designed to? If you have created a special mounting kit, I'd like to buy it.


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #891, 07-17-2005 02:19 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Okay, spill the beans Archie, hehe. We need updates. CNN/ESPN style.


I'll be sit'n back awaiting your post. We love FIERO/ESPN sports.




gaas88 (gs.allevato@sympatico.ca) MSG #892, 07-18-2005 08:43 AM
      bump - Archie, anything on the roof wing question?

Formula88 MSG #893, 07-18-2005 08:58 AM
      Anything new on the LS1 swaps?

LT188GT (eal4ever@bellsouth.net) MSG #894, 07-18-2005 09:32 AM
      Anything at all?

Firefox MSG #895, 07-18-2005 06:08 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by gaas88:

Archie,
I have an 85SE with a 328 GTS body and a 3800SC. The roof wing restricts the decklid opening by 50% which makes it difficult to work on the engine. Is there some way of making the wing easily removeable or hinged so that the decklid can open up to 100% the way it was designed to? If you have created a special mounting kit, I'd like to buy it.

If it's built like the 328 above, I can't think of a way to make it any easier to remove and still have it look stock. There is a lot of wind turbulance up there and there would have to be a very solid latch system to keep it in place, but anything that substantial would be visible and probably not look too good on the car. I did help assemble this car, and I can't think of anything off the top of my head to make removal of the wing any easier. I do know that Archie doesn't sell this type of kit so I don't believe that he will have any kind of mounting kit for this application. You might try the maker of the kit and see if they have developed anything over the years.

Mark



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #896, 07-29-2005 09:59 AM
      Hey Archie,

What is the latest on Chop Top #17 ??

These are the last pics we saw.

[This message has been edited by exoticse (edited 07-29-2005).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #897, 07-29-2005 08:51 PM
      A little Quiz for everyone...........

Who's car were we working on today?

More "hints" coming later.

Archie

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #898, 07-29-2005 09:28 PM
      Tina's "Beast"? Something recognizable about that red undercarriage - and the care taken to protect the piant!

Thanks Kev for the hints!

...the real question is why is it there? Rumors... all I've heard are rumors

[This message has been edited by MinnGreenGT (edited 07-29-2005).]

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #899, 07-29-2005 09:47 PM
     

Yeah but what about the chop top ???

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #900, 07-29-2005 10:24 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Yeah but what about the chop top ???

It's coming along just fine. This picture is from Wednesday. Since then all the windows are in the car and they put in the new windshield today too.

There will be several pictures of this next week as we finish putting the interior back together & get it buttoned up.

Archie


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #901, 07-29-2005 10:33 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by MinnGreenGT:

Tina's "Beast"? Something recognizable about that red undercarriage - and the care taken to protect the piant!

Thanks Kev for the hints!

...the real question is why is it there? Rumors... all I've heard are rumors

Korrrrrr ectum !!

I haven't been told as to why it's here but we got it all back together today.

The 2 things it did do while at my place is to

#1 Convince the guys as to why I won't be doing Lambo doors on one of my cars.

#2 Convince me that I need to build myself another car with a MAJOR engine in it.

Archie



Saxman (andrew@thecleavers.net) MSG #902, 07-29-2005 10:54 PM
      This is great stuff, Archie! You should create a Fiero build magazine. I'll do the layout for you..

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #903, 07-30-2005 01:07 AM
      ...obviously something must've been done to the car...?

Falcon Fiero (joelpatton1@comcast.net) MSG #904, 07-30-2005 01:10 AM
      Why won't you do the Lambo doors??

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #905, 07-30-2005 02:07 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Falcon Fiero:

Why won't you do the Lambo doors??

Well they work good & look good but for everyday use they could be a Pain in the butt to live with. When you're sitting in the car, opening & closing the door is quite awkward for an old guy like me. Opening the door out, then trying to push up on it is just hard on the arms.

I have 2 very young guys working for me. Rob & Kris are both in their young 20's & they've been around a LOT of nice Fieros in the last several years. They are also pretty hip on what the younger generation is up to with their cars. Ever since they saw pics of Curley's car & saw Tina's car at The Dell's, Rob & Kris have been after me to do a set of those doors on one of my cars. As of today, they've moved that request to a back burner.

I don't mean to discourage anyone from doing these doors, they can make that perfect last modification that makes your Fiero something special. Both Curley's & Tina's cars step up into a whole new class of coolness with the addition of the doors. But, as I say, for my own daily driver, I think they would be too much trouble.

Archie

[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 07-30-2005).]

pavo_roddy MSG #906, 07-30-2005 02:33 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Korrrrrr ectum !!

I haven't been told as to why it's here but we got it all back together today.

HI all,

Maybe a new tranny????


Anyone know what size wheels are on this car????


Archie



$Rich$ (rich@sio.midco.net) MSG #907, 07-30-2005 09:56 AM
      so why was tina's car at the shop?

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #908, 07-30-2005 02:41 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Well they work good & look good but for everyday use they could be a Pain in the butt to live with. When you're sitting in the car, opening & closing the door is quite awkward for an old guy like me. Opening the door out, then trying to push up on it is just hard on the arms.
Archie

Now come on Archie. You're not concidered a "old guy" until you leave the hot-rodding business and move-into a retirement home. Orville' is what...60+? He droped down one day and did 5-push-ups right in front of me. I know a few blump-kids who can't do that, hehehe.

Any pics of Tina performing the "pose"? Now that would be.....priceless.



Tina (2pieinthesky@msn.com) MSG #909, 08-01-2005 05:22 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


Now come on Archie. You're not concidered a "old guy" until you leave the hot-rodding business and move-into a retirement home. Orville' is what...60+? He droped down one day and did 5-push-ups right in front of me. I know a few blump-kids who can't do that, hehehe.

Any pics of Tina performing the "pose"? Now that would be.....priceless.

Now what "pose" is that? The push-ups or the door ups.

Anyways ... having a set of "Lambo's" isn't half bad for the arms.

See

Tina

[This message has been edited by Tina (edited 08-01-2005).]

Jefrysuko MSG #910, 08-01-2005 11:06 PM
      Tina,

Actually I think he meant this pose



Raydar (raydarfiero@comcast.net) MSG #911, 08-02-2005 03:33 AM
      I love a woman in a fire suit.

MinnGreenGT (minngreengt@gmail.com) MSG #912, 08-02-2005 11:44 AM
      I'm still a bit curious as to why Tina's car was there. I know there were some rumors about a different transmission, but I guess that depends on wether that photo of the crade is a "before" or "after".

...we (Kev, RM24, & Myself) were pondering what else Tina would have Archie do - that she wouldn't have done locally <shrug>

 
quote
Originally posted by pavo_roddy:
Anyone know what size wheels are on this car????

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Archives/Archive-000002/HTML/20041015-1-043537.html

 
quote

225/45/17 in the front... 265/40/18's in the rear.


Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #913, 08-02-2005 11:36 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Any pics of Tina performing the "pose"? Now that would be.....priceless.

Here you go.

Archie




Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #914, 08-02-2005 11:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by MinnGreenGT:

I'm still a bit curious as to why Tina's car was there. I know there were some rumors about a different transmission, but I guess that depends on wether that photo of the crade is a "before" or "after".

...we (Kev, RM24, & Myself) were pondering what else Tina would have Archie do - that she wouldn't have done locally <shrug>

You'll have to talk to Tina about that, but it wasn't the transmission.

Archie

Tina (2pieinthesky@msn.com) MSG #915, 08-02-2005 11:49 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Raydar:

I love a woman in a fire suit.

Hehe, ... how about one with a grin from ear to ear wearing a fire suit.

As to why my car visited Archie ...just some routine replacement of some wear and tear parts.
Luckily, Archie was nice enough to squeeze the curse into his already way too busy schedule,
allowing me to have enough room in mine to have the time to practice for my E.T license.

Tina



pavo_roddy MSG #916, 08-03-2005 01:36 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by MinnGreenGT:

[QUOTE]
225/45/17 in the front... 265/40/18's in the rear.

[/QUOTE]


Hi all,

Thanx!


Racingman24 (racingman24@gmail.com) MSG #917, 08-03-2005 01:59 AM
      "Routine Maintinence?"

For some reason, I just wanna put up the BS flag here. For one reason and one reason only. Greg knows everything about that car, and that engine, so what is there that he can't do???

So for some reason, I think that is bogus. But hey, maybe I'm wrong. I hope not though.

For those that don't know, I know Tina and Greg pretty well, and am just playing around.

F-I-E-R-O (andrew-rogers@stny.rr.com) MSG #918, 08-03-2005 07:12 AM
      I sent this to Archie but I don't know if he got it because I didn't get a response. Seems to fit this thread so I'll throw it up here...



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #919, 08-03-2005 12:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by F-I-E-R-O:

I sent this to Archie but I don't know if he got it because I didn't get a response. Seems to fit this thread so I'll throw it up here...

What kind of response did you want from me?

Was I supposed to tell you it was a great picture & that I'm glad you sent it to me?

If I did that, would you be sending me copies of every picture you come up with?

Then if I don't respond to those pics, would you then be plastering them all over my threads?

I get about 100 Emails a day that I should respond to & I'm gonna respond to someone sending me some picture.

Ok, so how's that response? Is it what you were looking for?

Archie

Scythe (webmaster@p2pforums.com) MSG #920, 08-03-2005 03:21 PM
      Zing!!

Haha, nice one Archie. I rarely have time to respond to people I get so much email :/

F-I-E-R-O (andrew-rogers@stny.rr.com) MSG #921, 08-03-2005 05:32 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:
What kind of response did you want from me?

Was I supposed to tell you it was a great picture & that I'm glad you sent it to me?

If I did that, would you be sending me copies of every picture you come up with?

Then if I don't respond to those pics, would you then be plastering them all over my threads?

I get about 100 Emails a day that I should respond to & I'm gonna respond to someone sending me some picture.

Ok, so how's that response? Is it what you were looking for?
Archie


What an ******* ! There's my response. You sure do assume a great deal, and don't worry you pompus ass, I hadn't thought about plastering them all over your threads, I don't care for you anywhere near enough to take the time to bother. I had an idea, I put it together, then thought- wow, Archie does V-8 swaps, he might get a kick out of it... instead, I get the kick. Man, if I had any idea that you were such a prick I think I might have come up with something more appropriate to post on your thread. Why do you post photos of your work? Are you proud of what you do? Do you like to share with others that you think might be interested in what you've done? Do you like it when people post comments about your efforts? And my doing this is different how? I imagine you'll come up with some smart ass comment about how serious you work is and how this is your thread bla bla bla... I find it ironic that you don't have the time to respond to a PM- how am I to know you actually got it, yet you do have the time to show us what a jerk you are.

Andrew

Tina (2pieinthesky@msn.com) MSG #922, 08-03-2005 06:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Racingman24:

"Routine Maintinence?"

For some reason, I just wanna put up the BS flag here. For one reason and one reason only. Greg knows everything about that car, and that engine, so what is there that he can't do???

So for some reason, I think that is bogus. But hey, maybe I'm wrong. I hope not though.

For those that don't know, I know Tina and Greg pretty well, and am just playing around.

Now come on Eric, "Routine Maintnance" is perhaps a little to loose a term, but then we are talking about the curse and not my 85 4 cylinder.
Archie would propably tell me to take a "flying leap", if I asked him to change the oil or something in that catecory.
The reason the car went to Archie is because it was lonely and wanted to hang around some other V-8 Fieros for a while.

Nahhh, that's not it.

The reason the car went to Archie is because he is one of the few people I trust with the car, not because Greg or I could not do something.
Simply to much work and not enough time in our schedule, to Git -R- Done.

Love the rumor mill though, stop by sometime.

Tina



F-I-E-R-O (andrew-rogers@stny.rr.com) MSG #923, 08-03-2005 06:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

Screw the sigs, do me wild Rat Fink style graphics for a pattern to use to have some company "T" shirts silk screened.

It better be good, I plan on having 5 gross made.

Archie

Oh yeah, I wonder where I got the idea that you might even remotely be interested in something I've done? It might not be "Rat Fink" but it's possible that it has commercial value to someone... Smooth move Exlax.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #924, 08-03-2005 09:00 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by F-I-E-R-O:


Oh yeah, I wonder where I got the idea that you might even remotely be interested in something I've done? It might not be "Rat Fink" but it's possible that it has commercial value to someone... Smooth move Exlax.

Yep that's right. In a thread where you were trying to sell sigs for $5 each, I offered you the chance to show your real talent & to make some real money designing something original & unique. What you sent me was a photoshop of some meathead you found on the Internet & I also got a bunch of your foul mouth.

Out of all of the kids out there that claim to be experts in PS, I actually invited you to do something special for me & for that you decided to start calling me names.

I thought my previous post might inspire you to put your time into something unique rather than some photo-shop that even I could do.

Next time someone offers you money to do what you claim you want to do, I'd suggest you try produce something useful & that you try to hold your tongue long enough to get paid for it.

I'm here to tell you that it's a lot easier making a living doing something you WANT to do than doing something you HAVE to do.

Thanks for participating.

Archie

fierofetish (nickcann@teleline.es) MSG #925, 08-03-2005 10:44 PM
      "

[This message has been edited by fierofetish (edited 08-04-2005).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #926, 08-03-2005 11:12 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fierofetish:

That is pure arrogance!! The guy had an idea, and sent it to you!! Are you so full of yourself that you can reply to somebody in that vein? How about trying this way:
"Hi Andrew..thanks for your time, but it really isn't what I am looking for..better luck next time!!"
There took me all of 30 seconds...
Oh, don't bother replying..I can guess your answer...ignoramus
fierofetish

Well ignoramus, your "better luck next time!!" comment probally would have made him mad too.

So, your 30 second one line response is really not what I was looking for..better luck next time!!

Archie


fierofetish (nickcann@teleline.es) MSG #927, 08-03-2005 11:28 PM
      Inappropriate post withdrawn.



JohnnyK (johnkrikorian@sympatico.ca) MSG #928, 08-04-2005 12:06 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fierofetish:

That is pure arrogance!!

**** , we've been telling you guys this for years now.. Least your seeing it for yourself..

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #929, 08-04-2005 02:19 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by fierofetish:

You really are full of it, aren't you...and don't even have the intelligence to come up with a different word!! I'll send you a dictionary, if you can read. I guess even real genii like Picasso and Degas showed more humility than you.Oh...you had time to read my post, and come back with your pathetic response..yet you are tooooo busy to reply with civility to somebody who tried to do something for you.Should have taken my advice, and not bothered with your pathetic repeated arrogance. I rather think the meathead is in your shoes, and not in the photoshop Andrew sent you.Take a look in the mirror, some time. You see, you have responded just as I thought you might...you got upset in the same way as Andrew did, and for the same reason...He got insulted because you cast aspersions on him...and now you do the same to me.Look before you leap...Now...perhaps you can understand why Andrew took a shot at you...you are doing the same, because I had the temerity to take you to task over your ignorance.Take pride in your work by all means...but respect others' pride in theirs.
Edit: did you mean "probably"? I really had better send you that dictionary.

And you say that I'm arrogant. You've been calling me names since your 1st post but you say I'm not being civil. But your not arrogant.

You edit to say something about my spelling, but your sentence structure needs a lot of work. But your not arrogant.

You claim that I'm not using big enough words to respond to you. Here's a word for you "tooooo" what kind of word is that? But your not arrogant.

You got insulted because I called you the same name you called me. Then you use more negative terms. But your being civil.

You told me that I should have said "better luck next time" to Andrew but you got upset when I said it to you. But I just did what you said.

With your superior intelligence, I'd suggest that you go back & correct the grammar & sentence errors in your posts. I'll give you a hint, sentences end with a period & a space. The next sentence begins with a capitol letter. Also please fix that "You see," thing, I think you ment "you'll see,".

Now, this thread has been going on longer than you've been a member of PFF, I'm sure it would be appreciated if you'd take your bashing some place else. You can start a new thread or join one of the many others, but please take it with you.

Archie



JohnnyK (johnkrikorian@sympatico.ca) MSG #930, 08-04-2005 02:34 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

With your superior intelligence, I'd suggest that you go back & correct the grammar & sentence errors in your posts. I'll give you a hint, sentences end with a period & a space. The next sentence begins with a capitol letter.

Capital, actually.

fierofetish (nickcann@teleline.es) MSG #931, 08-04-2005 03:26 AM
      Edited out, because my post was not appropriate in a GFC thread. Apologies to all readers.
fierofetish

[This message has been edited by fierofetish (edited 08-04-2005).]

Jake_Dragon MSG #932, 08-04-2005 06:18 AM
      The picture looked like a joke to me, if it was posted in one of my threads or send to me as an e-mail I would probably not give it a second thought.
Looking at the times that Archie post I would say you are mistaking being tired for arrogant.

JohnnyK you are a troll if you donít like what he is saying then just donít read it.
Same goes for the rest of you.

The picture was put together with other pictures off the internet. They belong to someone else. Archie has asked that anyone with some PS talent to create him some T-Shirt to help promote his shop. He had a thread about it.
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Archives/Archive-000002/HTML/20031229-1-030246.html
I think Andrew could do that if he put his mind to it.

I think you should move along and leave this thread alone some of us enjoy it and would like it to continue.

[This message has been edited by Jake_Dragon (edited 08-04-2005).]

fierofetish (nickcann@teleline.es) MSG #933, 08-04-2005 08:19 AM
      Jake_Dragon, point taken, and that is the end from me.I too have always enjoyed this thread, and will continue to do so. I apologise to everybody, including Archie, for going at it in the thread...it should have been pm's. I honestly would give anything to have my Fiero look like that choptop...but it can't happen, I am in Spain!!.
Enjoy the thread without more from me, and once again, apologies for disrupting the thread.
Nick



RandomTask (jguer003@odu.edu) MSG #934, 08-04-2005 08:35 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by JohnnyK:


Capital, actually.

And two spaces

I dunno how this turned into a "Flame Archie" thread. Perhaps you guys should start a new one rather than flaming him on this one. . .?

DL10 (dl10@frontier.com) MSG #935, 08-04-2005 08:40 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by JohnnyK:


**** , we've been telling you guys this for years now.. Least your seeing it for yourself..

If you don't like Archie why don't you just stay out of his threads ?

Oreif (kopielski1714@wowway.com) MSG #936, 08-04-2005 10:36 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Tina:


The reason the car went to Archie is because he is one of the few people I trust with the car,

This is the only statement that mattered.
Just like Tina, There are very few places I would trust with my car. Just check out some other forums and you'll see that there are places that will mis-treat your car. There was a thread about 2 years ago where a guy took his Mustang Cobra to a dealership for repair. The mechanic hot rodded around and abused the car. His problem was he boasted what he did on a Mustang forum where the owner happened to also be a member. Last I heard there was a ford mechanic looking for another job.



cooguyfish (fish1042@email.com) MSG #937, 08-04-2005 11:33 AM
      I have a question that actually is relevant to this topic. I was wondering if the finale roadster ever got finished? I've never seen finished pictures and I didn't feel like looking through 20 of the pages of this topic to try and find it. I also couldn't find the original post about it either. So, did it ever get done?



JohnnyK (johnkrikorian@sympatico.ca) MSG #938, 08-04-2005 11:44 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by DL10:


If you don't like Archie why don't you just stay out of his threads ?


Who knows why I stuck my head in here. But comon, he is trying to make someone else feel stupid and belittle them for their grammar and spelling, and misuses words in the process? Gandhi himself wouldn't pass up that opportunity.


Jake_Dragon MSG #939, 08-04-2005 11:46 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by cooguyfish:

I have a question that actually is relevant to this topic. I was wondering if the finale roadster ever got finished? I've never seen finished pictures and I didn't feel like looking through 20 of the pages of this topic to try and find it. I also couldn't find the original post about it either. So, did it ever get done?

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/054448-11.html
They are still working on it.


Firefox MSG #940, 08-04-2005 04:30 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by cooguyfish:

......I was wondering if the finale roadster ever got finished?.......

It'll be at Fierorama September 11th in Chicago.The final bodywork is in process and she'll be painted soon.




Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #941, 08-05-2005 07:50 PM
     

#17 is ready to go............ bring on #18..........

Oh, wait #18 is already here............ bring on #19

Archie

Will-Martin MSG #942, 08-05-2005 10:57 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

#17 is ready to go............ bring on #18..........

Oh, wait #18 is already here............ bring on #19

Archie

Nice pose and kick ass car!


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #943, 08-06-2005 01:28 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

#17 is ready to go............ bring on #18..........

Oh, wait #18 is already here............ bring on #19

Archie

What! #18 is in the house? This is good news. 18....hmm.
I think someone should bring-out the beer. "V8Chopper-Inc" has grown-up.

[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 08-06-2005).]

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #944, 08-06-2005 06:10 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:


What! #18 is in the house? This is good news. 18....hmm.
I think someone should bring-out the beer. "V8Chopper-Inc" has grown-up.

I don't know if I mentioned it earlier but #17 will be notable because it will be the 1st LS1 Chop Top.

Like I said #18 is already here. It's going to be kinda special in it's own right.

When it's done it'll be a Torch Red Replica of the Stinger powered by a ZZ4 with Chrome TPI. Since the Stinger build thread went to the Archives when we were't watching, I've been thinking of doing a full build-up thread on this car.

What do you think, should I do a build up thread? And, should we figure out a name on the car for the owner?

Archie

timwdegner MSG #945, 08-06-2005 06:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:
What do you think, should I do a build up thread?

Archie

Oh, come on Archie. You know the answer to that.

[This message has been edited by timwdegner (edited 08-06-2005).]

Jake_Dragon MSG #946, 08-06-2005 06:45 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

What do you think, should I do a build up thread? And, should we figure out a name on the car for the owner?

Archie

I would like to thank you and the rest of the talented people on PFF that take the time to share.
A build up thread would be great!


I wear pants (fiero2m6@sbcglobal.net) MSG #947, 08-06-2005 06:56 PM
      I would definitly would like to see a build thread for this car! Well, since it is gonna sorta be a sister car to the stinger, and it will be red with a ZZ4 engine what about "The Burner" on account of its red paint and ability to burn the tires off the car.
Matt

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jscott1 MSG #948, 08-06-2005 07:02 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

#17 is ready to go............ bring on #18..........

Oh, wait #18 is already here............ bring on #19

Archie

#17 looks almost like the PPE's big brother. Yes, we love build up threads...please do one on #18

I went to check on #14 today. Unfortunately not much to report other than it's covered under a thick layer of sanding dust.



exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #949, 08-06-2005 07:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


I don't know if I mentioned it earlier but #17 will be notable because it will be the 1st LS1 Chop Top.

Like I said #18 is already here. It's going to be kinda special in it's own right.

When it's done it'll be a Torch Red Replica of the Stinger powered by a ZZ4 with Chrome TPI. Since the Stinger build thread went to the Archives when we were't watching, I've been thinking of doing a full build-up thread on this car.

What do you think, should I do a build up thread? And, should we figure out a name on the car for the owner?

Archie


Hmmmmmm,.......let's see first #18 is already there,.......secondly Archie is going to do a build up thread sort of like the stinger,
and thirdly he is suggesting we suggest names for the owner, hmmmmmmmmmm.

Anybody else think this could be Archie's next project ??

I sure hope so !

Archie keep up the great work !



jscott1 MSG #950, 08-06-2005 07:26 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:


Anybody else think this could be Archie's next project ??

Stop the presses, news flash...NEW ARCHIE CHOP TOP PROJECT IN WORK

A red twin to the stinger hmmm, I used google to try to come up with something

How about the Patriot, Red Bull, Chili, Rosa, Titian...

Well I'm not sure google is good at naming cars, you could just call it Proud-3


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #951, 08-06-2005 11:16 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


I don't know if I mentioned it earlier but #17 will be notable because it will be the 1st LS1 Chop Top.
When it's done it'll be a Torch Red Replica of the Stinger powered by a ZZ4 with Chrome TPI. Since the Stinger build thread went to the Archives when we were't watching, I've been thinking of doing a full build-up thread on this car.

What do you think, should I do a build up thread? And, should we figure out a name on the car for the owner?

Archie


Yes, sir. We would like to see a build-up. Any pics of #17's LS-1?



pavo_roddy MSG #952, 08-07-2005 04:40 AM
      HI all,

I have a question for archie or those who also know.... Is the full windshield used on a chop top?? The oem length I mean....

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #953, 08-07-2005 09:17 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by madcurl:

Yes, sir. We would like to see a build-up. Any pics of #17's LS-1?

The LS1 will be installed in #17 by the owner, I think he reads PFF, so we'll be seeing so pics when He's working on it. He already has the engine & he has our swap kit for it.

 
quote
Is the full windshield used on a chop top?? The oem length I mean....

Yes.

Archie



madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #954, 08-07-2005 03:46 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Yes.

Archie

Okay Archie, we need ESPN chop top info:

Did the person(s) pick-up #17. Any picks of that person? Whereís the "pose" he,he. Will the person join the Pennockís flock? Future Color of #17? Black?

Mystery person #18? Fastback or Notchback? No love lost for either one. Itís all good.

Enquiring minds would like to know.



Formula88 MSG #955, 08-09-2005 11:46 PM
      Page 4? This thread needs to stay front and center.

rodneybooth (rbooth@boothframing.com) MSG #956, 08-10-2005 11:46 AM
      I want to introduce myself to the group. I am the #18 chop for Archie. I am really pleased Archie showed me the pictures of the "Stinger" he so lovingly built. Otherwise I would just be another player putting a ZZ4 in a Fiero. For you who haven't met Archie, he is what I call a real person. He has no agenda or pretense. What you see is what you get. In my world that is a rare commodity. I am looking forward to sharing the expericence of watching the transformation of my 84 SE. I think that the naming of the car is intriguing and should be a lot of fun. I am willing to go along with the choice of the forum. Oh yea, I look at the pictures of the yellow "Stinger" everyday and I am impatient as hell to get to drive the new "*******". Archie is shooting for October 14th as a completion date.

jscott1 MSG #957, 08-10-2005 12:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by rodneybooth:

I am the #18 chop for Archie..

Congratulations and welcome to the group. I was thinking that #18 would be an Archie in-house job, but it's even better that he's building it for a customer. You will find that people of PFF can be very helpful and lots of encouragement. Please post lots of pictures!!



GKDINC MSG #958, 08-10-2005 03:36 PM
      Just want to say welcome to the forum and the v-8 powered club. Also having it chopped makes it even more special. Keep us posted on the build.
Have a Nice Day
Thanks Gary


rodneybooth (rbooth@boothframing.com) MSG #959, 08-11-2005 10:04 AM
      I have not decided on an interior package for the "Stinger" look alike yet. I would like a "european" look with leather. I think that with a Corvette Torch Red exterior color a deerskin or camel interior color would look very nice. I will definately go with Mr. Mike's seats. I could use some help here. I was lucky enough to see Tina's "Beast" when I dropped off my ride. Very impressive car! I coveted her metal racing pedals. I wonder where she got them. All of that engine and eye for detail and I like the pedals. That's weird.

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #960, 08-11-2005 10:40 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Hmmmmmm,.......let's see first #18 is already there,.......secondly Archie is going to do a build up thread sort of like the stinger,
and thirdly he is suggesting we suggest names for the owner, hmmmmmmmmmm.

Anybody else think this could be Archie's next project ??

I could be wrong,..hehehehe but i still think i am right !

m0sh_man (macantley@suddenlink.net) MSG #961, 08-11-2005 10:46 AM
      cant wait to see the 84SE get transformed, Are you going to keep the bumper pad front/rear bumpers so to make it look more like a sleeper?

lets call it "The Bull"

matthew

Hairy_Fiero MSG #962, 08-11-2005 01:29 PM
      I see a trend in these pic's.. Could be drugs or something in the water I suppose





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MilleniumFiero MSG #963, 08-11-2005 01:36 PM
      obviously you don't know about the famous Curly pose that comes with a choptop haha

me and some friends with Mike's choptop



Falcon Fiero (joelpatton1@comcast.net) MSG #964, 08-11-2005 02:03 PM
      Yeh...how did that pose get started anyway??

Eric M (ericmmosher@insightbb.com) MSG #965, 08-11-2005 02:06 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Falcon Fiero:

Yeh...how did that pose get started anyway??

Ditto

jscott1 MSG #966, 08-11-2005 02:52 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Falcon Fiero:

Yeh...how did that pose get started anyway??

Well when Curley, (who lives in California) was in Chicago picking up #15 this is how he looked:

Not used to the cold weather apparently. So now in honor of the king of chop tops, we all do the Curley pose.

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madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #967, 08-11-2005 03:38 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Eric M:


Ditto


CAUGHT ON TAPE: Archie frezzing with hands inside pocket.

I learn from the best hehe. JScott is right, it seems that when I'm visiting Archie its usually in Dec-Jan.

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Zero 260 MSG #968, 08-11-2005 08:19 PM
      Quick question if you don't mind. What size rims/tires are on that black car right above this post? Thanks

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #969, 08-12-2005 01:35 AM
     

Damn it looks like there is going to be a fall rush to get chopped ! I am told in addition to #18, potentially numbers #19 and #20 are already scheduled ??

Any truth to this Archie ?

Myself and at least one other person are still trying to get our cars freed up to get chopped.

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #970, 08-12-2005 07:23 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Any truth to this Archie ?

Yes.

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #971, 08-18-2005 12:02 AM
      I've started a build thread for Chop Top #18 at http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/066071.html

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #972, 08-18-2005 12:13 AM
      Chop Top #17 is now back to it's home & being preped for it's LS1 installation.

Here are a few pics of it as it left here Monday.

As normal, it was kinda cold out that morning.

Here is my crew & the happy owner.

The owner is a member here on PFF. Hopefully, as he does the engine swap & finishes the car up, he'll keep us posted with pictures etc.

Archie

exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #973, 08-18-2005 12:28 AM
     

Sweeet keep those choppers coming. Any particular reason #17 is missing the quarter windows and rear lights ?

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #974, 08-18-2005 12:40 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by exoticse:

Sweeet keep those choppers coming. Any particular reason #17 is missing the quarter windows and rear lights ?

He has aquired some very nice expensive GT tail lights & he will be installing them. Remember this was a 85 Gt donor car, so he'll have to do some wiring mods to make the Gt tail lights work correctly. The 1/4 windows were fitted and packed inside the car. He didn't want them installed until after he has it painted.

BTW, I plan to answer the PM you sent me but the answer is going to take a bit of time to type. I'll try to get to it tomorrow.

Archie

Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #975, 08-18-2005 12:48 AM
      In the continuing saga, we had another car dropped off yesterday........

We go a little work done on it today.......... I wonder what it's in here for......

Archie

Will-Martin MSG #976, 08-18-2005 12:52 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:

In the continuing saga, we had another car dropped off yesterday........

We go a little work done on it today.......... I wonder what it's in here for......

Archie

OH MAN, I have always loved that car. If it is getting chopped, that would be so cool.

--Will

(Edit: Carefull with that fuel door haha!!)



jscott1 MSG #977, 08-18-2005 12:57 AM
      Doors are off too, looks like some more suicide action.


Watching all these cars get chopped, I'm getting chop top envy and I already have one , (or two) I only wish I had another car to chop!

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exoticse (exoticse@netzero.com) MSG #978, 08-18-2005 08:58 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Will-Martin:


OH MAN, I have always loved that car. If it is getting chopped, that would be so cool.

--Will

(Edit: Carefull with that fuel door haha!!)

I don't think Frank is getting a chop, because to put it mildly,....... there are some complications involved hehehe.

Frank testing out Curly's Chop top #15 at Daytona 2005 and finding a few clearance issues hehehe.

Frank owns the green dragon GT.

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red GT MSG #979, 08-18-2005 09:18 AM
      That SC 3800 sure looks good back there!



revin MSG #980, 08-18-2005 10:08 AM
      Is Dragon's car your 1st 3800SC car choped Archie?



jscott1 MSG #981, 08-18-2005 10:44 AM
      Based on the evidence, I don't think he's getting a chop. Unlikely that he's getting an engine swap either. I'm stating again that I think it's a Suicide Job.


Alex4mula (torres_a@hotmail.com) MSG #982, 08-18-2005 11:44 AM
      He just installed that 3800SC with very very low miles. Chop top? Unless he plans to cut couple o vertebrates too

Dragon (dragon@spacecoastfieros.com) MSG #983, 08-18-2005 07:51 PM
      With back surgery clothes would be cheaper



jscott1 MSG #984, 08-18-2005 08:30 PM
      Frank's sig has a clue:

"87 Coupe - Tilt Front End in Progress"

So he's got lambo doors on one, tilt front end on another, what's left? = Suicide Doors

madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #985, 08-19-2005 05:36 PM
      New pics.


And welcome to Archieís choptop club. Now on with the show!

So Frank finally made it. Hey Frank, your gonna luv it. Hope to see you guys in FL soon.




Dragon (dragon@spacecoastfieros.com) MSG #986, 08-22-2005 08:16 PM
      How about racing seats - they are lower



Archie (archie@v8archie.com) MSG #987, 08-23-2005 08:26 AM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Dragon:

How about racing seats - they are lower

Racing seats are lower but by the time we lower the Fiero seats, your bottom is only 2.5" from the floor. So there is only so far you can go before lowering the floorboards.

Archie

Jake_Dragon MSG #988, 08-23-2005 01:09 PM
     
 
quote
Originally posted by Archie:


Racing seats are lower but by the time we lower the Fiero seats, your bottom is only 2.5" from the floor. So there is only so far you can go before lowering the floorboards.

Archie

Have you ever just mounted the seats to the car without adjusters?
My seat is all the way back, I was thinking why couldnt someone just bolt the seat right to the floor?


madcurl (madcurl@fiero-performance.com) MSG #989, 08-23-2005 01:28 PM