Finally home with our new addition. Pic's inside!
Topic started by: chester, Date: 04-14-2003 09:33 PM
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chester ( MSG #1, 04-14-2003 09:33 PM
      Finally rolled in with our latest addition. One near mint Indy with under 19,000 original miles. Came from the original owner. Has a couple of nice surpises in it including a nice SuperDukie. Anyway, herea re some pics. I'm going to bed

chester ( MSG #2, 04-14-2003 09:35 PM

chester ( MSG #3, 04-14-2003 09:36 PM

PBJ ( MSG #4, 04-14-2003 09:42 PM
      NICE, A real one too. The TACH goes up to 8000 rpm with a redline of 7500, thats not for a normal 2.5. A friend up here has one too. A surprising 4cyl. Good find!


wiccantoy ( MSG #5, 04-14-2003 09:44 PM
      WOW very nice . i want one how much did it cost ya ?

XRacer Pro ( MSG #6, 04-14-2003 09:47 PM
      Is that the special 2.7 (232hp)??? I want one too!!! Where did you find it....does he have another one??

chester ( MSG #7, 04-14-2003 09:50 PM
      It's actually a 3.3 (300Hp) and no, just had this one...

Rob D.

Originally posted by XRacer Pro:

Is that the special 2.7 (232hp)??? I want one too!!! Where did you find it....does he have another one??

litespd MSG #8, 04-14-2003 10:09 PM
      All I can do is sit here and drool, Rob.... EXCELLENT find! Envious doesn't even begin to describe how I feel. Now, the BIG is YOUR car, or Renee's?

XRacer Pro ( MSG #9, 04-14-2003 10:17 PM
      300 HP??? Okay...I'm really drooling now! You gotta be sh@#&ng me.
Rob, you know that if you ever need a little break from Lil' Indy that I'll babysit him for you guys!

NOS3800 ( MSG #10, 04-14-2003 10:19 PM
      HOW MUCH??? That has to be one of the best finds I have heard of. The engine looks like it has never been driven its so clean. I don't know jack about the Super Duties, but is it streetable, or race only??? What are the odds of finding somthing like that! Oh, no offense, but those gold rims gots to go! Not on an Indy. At least you have two more sets to chose from, huh?

jscott1 MSG #11, 04-14-2003 10:19 PM
      Great Find; a nice way to make up for the mishap with the Formula.

Was this one of the "real" Indy pace cars or did someone add the Super Duty?

jelly2m8 ( MSG #12, 04-14-2003 10:21 PM
      WOW that is Incredible Rob!. Can't wait too see it in person, I should be by your way soon.

Glad to see you guys had an uneventful trip this time.

Beautiful car, absolutely beautiful!

GTFiero1 ( MSG #13, 04-14-2003 10:23 PM
      holy sh*t... hey rob, you need an extra testicle by any chance?

jscott, someone added that superduty, if it were real, i think rob would have had to sell his house to pay for it

Phil ( MSG #14, 04-14-2003 10:27 PM
      you don't want to know the price

Fiero5 MSG #15, 04-14-2003 10:28 PM
      WOW! Sweet Indy!
I have a bunch of questions as I am sure everyone else does as well.
These rims:

I have seen these before. Are these truck rims? I saw a set at chases autosalvage once and considered getting them for my Indy, but passed as I didn't think they were close enough in looks to the actual pace car rims for the money.
The speedo is interesting. I am assuming that it is a mod of some kind? If so, do you know where they got that from? That is awesome!
You have the original engine that came with it?, so the original owner obviously opted to swap it with an SD4 way back when. Do you know what the actual mileage is on either engine? Or did they swap the 2.5 out right off the bat so the original engine has almost no mileage on it at all. If so, then the original engine has even lower mileage.

See, just a "few" questions


edited as I figured out the tranny question

[This message has been edited by Fiero5 (edited 04-14-2003).]

GTFiero1 ( MSG #16, 04-14-2003 10:32 PM
      its an automatic . Is it just me or do those other rims look like they would stick out to far?

KissMySSFiero ( MSG #17, 04-14-2003 10:34 PM
      by looking at the pics of the engine, You can see the side cover of the auto.

Nice find. Not too bad for a 4 banger
But Your supposed to be working on the dirty rat.

Soaper MSG #18, 04-14-2003 10:35 PM
      Very nice find chester.


Coop9200 ( MSG #19, 04-14-2003 10:38 PM
      simply amazing... i have nothing else to say...


Fiero5 MSG #20, 04-14-2003 10:39 PM
      Yup, an auto. Didn't see it right away:

$Rich$ ( MSG #21, 04-14-2003 11:27 PM
      thats badass, my new favorite

Tabs31 ( MSG #22, 04-14-2003 11:41 PM
      Wow! what a find! Congrats

Nashco ( MSG #23, 04-14-2003 11:42 PM
      Wow, very impressive. It seems so plain just taking a look at it nobody would EVER suspect it's got the superduke in it! I'm very surprised somebody spent all that money on the (admittedly badass) superduke and didn't do a bunch of other stuff to the car.

I've got questions on a couple of things, hopefully you can help us out. First of all, was the tach a factory option back when or is that custom made? Also, I've never seen these wheels:

Do you have any info about the wheels as far as size, offset, company, or if they're even obtainable anymore. I know the other wheels you've got there are supposed to be basically impossible to find (especially in that kind of shape!!!) anymore.

You must've spent a good chunk of dough on that car, but it is one heck of a package! Too bad it's an auto...heh, I'd have that thing swapped in a jiffy, but that's just me.

Thanks, looking forward to more info! What're your plans for the car?

88 GT

fierohoho ( MSG #24, 04-15-2003 04:39 AM
      To heck with the tach, the stinkin speedo goes up to 150 MPH, drooooooooooool.
Sweet ride, hope you drive it and have fun, please don't let it be a trailer queen.

PBJ ( MSG #25, 04-15-2003 07:20 AM
Originally posted by NOS3800:

What are the odds of finding somthing like that!

The guy who owns one up here has done alot of research and has told me that only 5 true Indy fiero were made with the special engine, the 8000 rpm tach is what I look for to see.

mrfixit58 ( MSG #26, 04-15-2003 07:28 AM
      WOW!... Just, WOW!

chester ( MSG #27, 04-15-2003 08:19 AM
      Whew! Got a couple of hours sleep so feeling mucho better . OK to answer some of the questions from earlier in the thread;

Where did I find this jewel you ask?
It was listed on Fiero Pride, our club web site as an "Indy Puzzle". The price was listed in the ad. Cost of the car was $2500 complete plus travel expenses !

Was the Super Duty added by the owner?

The centerline rims, are those truck rims?
Not sure but they are the closest you can get to the original style Indy rims. Two of them are 9" wide and two are 10" wide.

Are the gauges something the owner installed?
Yes, as far as I know the gauges were an add on that the owner installed. I got a box of documentation with the car. Did I mention that I bought it from the original owner of both, the car and the Super Duty?

Do you know the original mileage off either engine?
Yes! The original iron duke has the 18,976 miles on it. (and will be offered for sale ) The Super Duty has two race seasons in autocross on it. The owner told me that he "Never really got into it" because of the investment. So itís pretty much FRESH. The Webber side draft carbs were just rebuilt and the inside of the motor is as clean or cleaner then the outside!

Do you have any info about the wheels as far as size, offset, company, or if they're even obtainable anymore.
All I know about these rims is that they are Riken's and I'm pretty sure they're not made any more. I'll have to dig today in the documentation to see if there is anything about them in there.

Is that Super Duty a streetable version or race only?
Well I think this is subjective. The car will not run on anything less then 105 octane racing gas (12.8:1 compression) but I feel that it will see some street time... I'll scan and post the actual motor build sheet for those interested in the internals of the engine. It comes complete with forged crank, rods and pistons. Titanium valves and retainers. Hehehe, looks like its almost nitrous ready except for the compression ratio...
Whew...I think that cover the questions so far.

Stay tuned for some more pictures of the "Gravy" soon!

Rob D.

fierogsmith ( MSG #28, 04-15-2003 11:21 AM
      Hey Rob , As if you didn't know it , but you got yourself one hell of a deal for $2500 . Best of Luck with your new addition to the family . Absolutely unbeleaveable !

Galen Smith
Red 85 Sport Coupe
Founder of Suncoast Fiero Club
Florida Fiero Council

$Rich$ ( MSG #29, 04-15-2003 11:33 AM
      id give you $5,000 for it TODAY!!! how about a 97 Eclipse?

MinnGreenGT ( MSG #30, 04-15-2003 11:41 AM
      Rob- that's an awesome find. And in such excellent shape!

As for the gold wheels, what size are they? I might be interested in them if you're not planning on keeping them

Fiero5 MSG #31, 04-15-2003 11:53 AM
Originally posted by chester:

Yes! The original iron duke has the 18,976 miles on it. (and will be offered for sale

Rob D.

E-mail sent

Voytek ( MSG #32, 04-15-2003 12:33 PM
      WOW!! This is incredible ! WHAT A FIND! And for $2500 bucks???!

You are one lucky dude. I can only imagine how you felt getting this baby home.

I know, jealousy is a sin...

Oneredfiero ( MSG #33, 04-15-2003 01:11 PM
      Wow. I have to go change my pants now. Very nice Indy.

blackie2m6 ( MSG #34, 04-15-2003 09:12 PM
      Beautyful car, can't wait to see it, and by the way i want a ride in that baby!!!!!!!

Savagery ( MSG #35, 04-15-2003 09:22 PM
      HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! $2500?!?!?!

Rare87GT ( MSG #36, 04-15-2003 11:57 PM
      105 octane racing gas. Jebus that's a lot of money to drive that baby around.

Oneredfiero ( MSG #37, 04-16-2003 12:55 AM
      Can i nominate that for the nicest notchback?

vwaltdog ( MSG #38, 04-16-2003 01:21 AM
      OOOOHHHH!!!! I got to come see!!!!PLEASE PLEASE!!

chester ( MSG #39, 04-16-2003 01:58 AM
Originally posted by Fiero5:

E-mail sent

Email received. Will get back to you when we roll back into town. Off to get the Formula in the AM (it is AM!) via Va Beach. Should be free Saturday or Sunday.

Rob D.

chester ( MSG #40, 04-16-2003 01:59 AM
Originally posted by Oneredfiero:

Can i nominate that for the nicest notchback?


chester ( MSG #41, 04-16-2003 02:00 AM
Originally posted by blackie2m6:

Beautyful car, can't wait to see it, and by the way i want a ride in that baby!!!!!!!

When you two heading this way??

chester ( MSG #42, 04-16-2003 02:00 AM
Originally posted by vwaltdog:

OOOOHHHH!!!! I got to come see!!!!PLEASE PLEASE!!

Any time dude. I'll be around from Saturday on.

Rob D.

jelly2m8 ( MSG #43, 04-16-2003 02:29 AM
Originally posted by chester:

When you two heading this way??

I have the V8 just about ready for delivery, now the clutch is slipping... SIGH....

Have no clue when we get your way, hopefully before next spring though......;p

Raydar ( MSG #44, 04-16-2003 12:08 PM
That's just incredible.
I never find stuff like this.


You oughta bring it to the swap meet on the 25th.
Take it down the strip, once or twice.