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Report this Post06-01-2011 09:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BOBBY DClick Here to Email BOBBY DSend a Private Message to BOBBY DDirect Link to This Post
finally things have started. I love how this picture has the intended recipient in the back ground.


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a pictures worth a thousand words


or bucks....
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congratz and good luck!
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You might need more pictures... I don't know what you're trying to tell me.
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Report this Post07-14-2011 10:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BOBBY DClick Here to Email BOBBY DSend a Private Message to BOBBY DDirect Link to This Post
a few more pics. A few more thousand words err bucks.


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Report this Post07-14-2011 10:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroMaster88Click Here to Email FieroMaster88Send a Private Message to FieroMaster88Direct Link to This Post
Looks like fun!

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Report this Post07-14-2011 11:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mattwaClick Here to Email mattwaSend a Private Message to mattwaDirect Link to This Post
Looking good, that looks oddly familiar though. I'm impressed with how nice that motor looks, mine doesn't look nearly that nice.

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Looking good, that looks oddly familiar though. I'm impressed with how nice that motor looks, mine doesn't look nearly that nice.



A little painting goes a long ways in the looks department........
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Man be careful with that car up like that with the front on those jackstands.....Could end in a front end crash to the ground....I always leave the front wheels on with them on the ground.....

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A little painting goes a long ways in the looks department........


No kidding.
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I agree with both the paint statement and the front wheels statement. It never hurts to have them on. Looks good so far.
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Report this Post08-25-2011 01:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BOBBY DClick Here to Email BOBBY DSend a Private Message to BOBBY DDirect Link to This Post
Well it is taking much longer than anticipated but I believe it will be well worth the wait.


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Report this Post08-25-2011 04:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mattwaClick Here to Email mattwaSend a Private Message to mattwaDirect Link to This Post
Wow, that's really nice, great job.
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Report this Post08-25-2011 09:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarDirect Link to This Post
You cleaned up the engine really well. Looks like new!.
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Report this Post09-09-2011 12:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BOBBY DClick Here to Email BOBBY DSend a Private Message to BOBBY DDirect Link to This Post
Well tomorrow is the day. It has been a long time comming but good things come to those who wait, right? I will trek down (over) to Homer MI to pick up my formula tomorrow. So I will be driving a total of 9 hours tomorrow, god I have a great wife. My car has been totally redone. New poly all the way around, new shocks. Oh and a new engine....lol. SO if you see my little formula pass you by just smile and wave.
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Report this Post09-10-2011 07:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BOBBY DClick Here to Email BOBBY DSend a Private Message to BOBBY DDirect Link to This Post
Well the car made it home perfectly. All I can say is Joe did a great job on the car. Car runs great rides great and straight. The next fiero I will send to Joe for a 3800 swap. I will post pics tomorrow as I am beat after having driven for 9 hours today and only arguing with the wife for 5 minutes.
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Report this Post09-10-2011 08:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NiterrorzSend a Private Message to NiterrorzDirect Link to This Post
ive seen like 2 other 4.9's that clean its amasing!!! for some reason greese is attracted to them. it looks great :-)
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Report this Post09-10-2011 09:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadDirect Link to This Post
Funny, this is the first time I've seen this thread!

Not to worry about a front end crash, on the 88's there is a hole in the front crossmember that locks the jackstand head, and the rear of the car is supported all the way across with a 4x4. The car would have to get to a 60 degree angle before it would slide at all. It looks a lot worse than it is - the setup is stable as all getout.

Thanks for your patience on the schedule, Bobby, I hope it was worth the wait.

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Report this Post09-11-2011 07:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BOBBY DClick Here to Email BOBBY DSend a Private Message to BOBBY DDirect Link to This Post
Here is the finished product. Exactly what I was looking for. Clean install no birds nest of a wiring harness. Absolutely perfect. Joe does great work.


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Report this Post09-11-2011 08:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mattwaClick Here to Email mattwaSend a Private Message to mattwaDirect Link to This Post
Looks good! Very well done swap.

Edit: I'm curious to know what you did for the exhaust and how it sounds.

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Report this Post09-11-2011 09:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BOBBY DClick Here to Email BOBBY DSend a Private Message to BOBBY DDirect Link to This Post
Cat to Jonas muffler?? Sounds good not too loud, I'm sure you want a loud exhaust.
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Report this Post09-12-2011 02:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for mattwaClick Here to Email mattwaSend a Private Message to mattwaDirect Link to This Post
Oh, trust me, my exhaust is definitly loud. All I have is two pass through glass packs and that's it.
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Report this Post09-12-2011 10:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadDirect Link to This Post
So Bobby, are you having any fun?
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Report this Post09-13-2011 01:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BOBBY DClick Here to Email BOBBY DSend a Private Message to BOBBY DDirect Link to This Post
NO. I am searching for my title so I can get real plates on the car. RIght now have to drive "Normal" due to having plates of the benz on the car.
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fainally fiound the title now time to get plates
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That's a good thing!
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Report this Post09-15-2011 04:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AndreeasClick Here to Email AndreeasSend a Private Message to AndreeasDirect Link to This Post
Well Bobby, I must say that looks PRETTY NICE!!!

I'm surprised that V8 fits in that little space... What size is it?

Well, it looks real nasty. Bet it sounds great too.... :-)
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Report this Post09-15-2011 05:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin87FieroGTSend a Private Message to Kevin87FieroGTDirect Link to This Post
Nice job Joe!!!
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Report this Post09-15-2011 06:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for timgrayClick Here to visit timgray's HomePageClick Here to Email timgraySend a Private Message to timgrayDirect Link to This Post
Awesome job Joe! did not know you do that. do you do it as a side business?
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Report this Post09-15-2011 10:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadDirect Link to This Post
Thank you for the kind words.

I like putting together full-scale models.

Seems like anymore the only thing I do is upgrade people's Fieros, whatever they need done, I can do.

Andreeas, the Fiero engine bay was originally designed for a transverse aluminum V-8. If you look at GM's engine line-up for the early 80's, the only engine fitting that description is the 4.1L Cadillac, which evolved to the 4.5L and then the 4.9L, which is what is in BOBBY D's car, along with the
4T60-E 4 speed automatic transmission, which I had rechained and regeared to a 35/35 drive and a 3.33 final drive. With stickpony's chip in the PCM, Bob's car gets right with the program. And, even though some 3800SC cars may be faster, the 4.9 just plain honks off the line, AND has the nice rumble of a V-8.

I also have a 4.9/4T60-E in my Formula, Bobby's and my car are pretty much the same mechanically.

And, on the highway I can pull about 32 MPG with tha A/C blowing cold, the stereo cranked, and the cruise set on 80.

Gotta love it.

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Originally posted by olejoedad:

Thank you for the kind words.

I like putting together full-scale models.

Seems like anymore the only thing I do is upgrade people's Fieros, whatever they need done, I can do.

Andreeas, the Fiero engine bay was originally designed for a transverse aluminum V-8. If you look at GM's engine line-up for the early 80's, the only engine fitting that description is the 4.1L Cadillac, which evolved to the 4.5L and then the 4.9L, which is what is in BOBBY D's car, along with the
4T60-E 4 speed automatic transmission, which I had rechained and regeared to a 35/35 drive and a 3.33 final drive. With stickpony's chip in the PCM, Bob's car gets right with the program. And, even though some 3800SC cars may be faster, the 4.9 just plain honks off the line, AND has the nice rumble of a V-8.

I also have a 4.9/4T60-E in my Formula, Bobby's and my car are pretty much the same mechanically.

And, on the highway I can pull about 32 MPG with tha A/C blowing cold, the stereo cranked, and the cruise set on 80.

Gotta love it.


I really should have regeared my 4T60e as well, I'm still kicking myself for not changing it while it was out, as I'm still stuck with the 2.73 final drive.
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Report this Post09-19-2011 12:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BOBBY DClick Here to Email BOBBY DSend a Private Message to BOBBY DDirect Link to This Post
just passsed my e-check (emissions testing) with flying colors. The guys tried to argue with each other about where the cat was. Each one claiming to have owned one before, one a 4cyl and the other a 6cly. SO I had to open the trunk to show them the cat. lol. They both said they could never afford the v8 version of the car. It was the cleanest one they have seen in a long time.
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Report this Post09-19-2011 07:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarDirect Link to This Post
Wow! That's just clean as a pin!
Nice job. Very nice indeed.

Bobby, I know you're thrilled with it. Especially with the 3.33 gears. Mine worked out to 2.97, IIRC. Still wasn't a slouch.
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