(I hope its best place for topic)
Topic about our fresh fiero, no big plans for mods (yet
), only main works or events. I plan some pics and notes, but no great DIY manuals or daily writing. I know I'm too lazy to make a good DIY or construction, after a few topics like this about our other cars on other forums, but, after years - it will be some interesting stuff for next fresh owner of fiero, I hope. Comments are welcome, ofkors.
Briefly - 1985 notch 2.5 automatic, a.k.a 'Red', guess why
More or less working; engine, tranny, brakes work - more or less
After many owners, a lot of small malfunctions and "mods". But still original shape. Power lock and windows, a/c was couse compressor MIA
Our (wifes too) toy for summer or something, we'll see. This is exotic car in Poland, it's sure (neighbours think even about Triumph
Winter time is difficult for serious overhauling, couse our garage is occupied by one Scorpio. But christmas was rainy, warm, and snow near gones
so I could did some mecanicals. But main plan for winter is interior and electrics.
Baby started yesterday after fresh battery and some work, I could checked engine a bit, tranny, cooling sys, etc. I tense belt, overhauling of squeking heating fan, rebuild 'big' wires around battery (first, bad condition in all, second, I have "opposite" battery).
Looks like is weak or no charge of battery - ups.
Today was 'warm' day so I try to clean and polish painting a bit (before all frozen again) - car is all 'white', its typical for elder GM or Opels in red acrylic, I think. I did half a car, not enough materials, time and strength... but result is OK, I've wanted mostly check what happens, not finish today.
Back to interior - Santa brings not only a car, but a pile of other suff
(sorry for quality - I'll try to remember to use camera, instead mobile...)
Driver seat medium damaged, passenger near mint. Gauges and drivin wheel from '88 I guess, consoles 'upgraded'. Everything for rebuilding. Santa brings some materials:
so interior will be dark gray and bloody red accents. Its cheap fake alcantara, but costs 1/10 or less than original. There is a full warehouse of electronics at home
so gauges gone to be digital. I'll mix ideas from old vette and thunderbird, something like this (its draft, of course):
but seats first. Did I say 'no mods'? I lie
Seats receive heaters and pumpin backs, I hope, I have a lot of stuff after fords. And gauges probably will have some fancy controls from center armrest, but we'll see.
Main problems left - charging, bad tyres (no problem to buy anything, but a lot of thinking, if stay with small 13"...), brakes weak a bit (air bubbles?), and so, and so. Looks like fun for months
Fiero 1985 notch 2.5 automatichttp://boni.smutek.pl/auto
[This message has been edited by Boni (edited 12-25-2010).]