I have a delima that I need some help resolving that involves a Fiero (imagine that!). A little over a month ago I purchased this car from a great Fiero guy named Larry:http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/054242.html
For those of you who don't want to look at the link it is a 86 SE V6 4spd car with low mileage. I bought the car with intentions to get it running and use it as a daily driver so that I can sell my current daily driver. After I started taking things apart to fix the car problems started to snowball a bit and it is going to take more $ to get this thing going than I originally thought. Neither I nor the seller could have forseen the problems... just how these things go. The major issues are a bad exhaust manifold bolt hole, bad gas tank/fuel pump/sending unit, and possibly a bad clutch. Without going into to much detail, I can get the thing running without breaking the bank but can't afford to fix the engine only to have the clutch be bad as well. The hydraulics work but the shift fork took a great deal of pb blaster soaking to even move... now the pedal has full travel but just does not feel right - like the throwout bearing or pressure plate is binding up or very rusty.
So at this point I have a Fiero with a partially torn down engine in my garage and I can't figure out what to do with it. The problem is that the money I would end up putting in the car (just fixing the engine) would buy me a fairly nice Fiero (one in particular is for sale local to me). I see a few options:
1) Part this one out before spending another dime on it (interior is in perfect condition) and use money to purchase the other Fiero... but are there really buyers for the parts?
2) Fix engine - clutch works - then drive the car and smile because I am driving a Fiero again.
3) Fix engine - clutch does not work - try to sell car that needs clutch replaced... this option would require me to take a big loss on the whole deal.
Any opinions on what to do?
** As a side note - my dealings with Larry (Fieromeister) were awesome and I know he has a few more Fiero parts for sale so if you need something give him a shout!
Thanks for any replies,