I changed the brakes pads, rotors and painted my calipers. I thought about buying powder coated calipers, but since I have no problems with these (yet), I'll spend that money on new carpet and a little surprise that I'll mention later.
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Last weekend I installed Fieroguru's 13" brake kit. Have been driving the car pretty much everywhere that I don't need my truck, ever since.
Today, I had a hose barb finish chewing through a heater hose where it was recessed into the corner of the engine bay. Thought it smelled a little funny (hot) when I parked it, but then thought that it must be my imagination. It wasn't. 15 minutes later my wife arrived home and told me there was a big green puddle under the Fiero.
It was an easy fix. Just had other things that I needed to be doing.
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Repainted my rusty seat tracks.......why do they rust when they are inside?
I've attributed it to people getting in and out with wet shoes from either snow or rain. Also note that the drivers side rusts out faster and worse becasue whenever the car moves there is a driver that has gotten in and out.
Drove my 88GT to work (70 mile round trip) and upon leaving got a little carried away making a right turn. I got her sideways and tipped slightly into the redline... prolly 6100-6200 rpm... nothing flew out the bottom end this time, but I'm not doing that again anytime soon!!! :P
Not stuff that I did today but recently. Side scoops on the 88:
Sunbird turbo tachometer in my gauge cluster for the 88:
I also purchased fieroguru's 13" brake kit for the 88, front lowering springs and lowering ball joints for the 88 and everything to do a tune up on the 88. It's been too cold to install any of it, darn Michigan.
And for the Indy I got some good used upper frame rails to replace the rusty frame rails:
Drove by my friends shop where my wrecked fiero sits, and came to the realization that I will put as much money as I need to into getting the fi running again. Not sure if this is a good or bad thing quite yet. :/
ALSO, I realized that: My boyfriend did not know enough about cars He couldn't stand me and my best friend always talking about cars and what we need to modify before car show season Had to have his girlfriend change his oil Does not know how to drive stick
After coming to these conclusions, It is completely obvious why I broke up with him. Hah hah.
well today i dropped the motor and transmission out of the car to replace the plugs( had one broken one) and to replace the exhaust manifolds and to replace the valve cover gaskets. everything went good only broke one of the manifold bolts( the fiero gods must like me)
I started stripping the interior of the T-Top Formula I picked up last week....it's nasty and cigarette smoke infused. Still deciding whether to keep it gray or swap in a beechwood interior, but I have plenty of time to decide. In the meantime it all comes out to be deep cleaned....I hate the smell of cigarettes!
I also discovered the previous owner blocked off the EGR tube and I have an exhaust leak.
Well yesterday I added a ground cable to the engine and have decided that I need to check if it is making good contact since my battery needle still ticks with the blinkers. And replaced the broke seat back mechanism cover on the drivers side seat.
Leaving at 3 AM (1-24-12) for Detroit, about a 6 hour drive one-way, to pick up a pair of seats from AkursedX, that I will be re-upholstering with Mr Mikes Leather Seat Covers. I'm anxious to get these done, but knowing how slow I am and how little spare time I have, it will probably still be a few weeks before they're finished.
Tonight I started re-upholstering my seats with Mr Mikes leather seat covers. I started with the bottom pieces (seat) and got both of them finished. I probably won't have time to work on the backs until Sunday, I'll post a few pics when I get them done.
Modified my tail lights, replaced my clutch, replaced catalytic with a straight pipe, and replaced stock muffler to a magnaflow, now to figure out why its running a bit rich. Im glad it does not sound like a fart can!
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