changed the mastercylinder/slave cylinder thursday, washed it friday. took it for a ridefriday and today. the clutch peddal clicks. ah the air bubble thing never ends. i need to bleed one more time. rodneys parts and check valve makes it a one man job.
door springs back in... Months after getting this vehicle I had to get rid of that ear screeching door noise. Ordered replacement pieces (and tool) from Fierostore. With bushings and stems replaced I couldn't for the life of me get the damn spring back in. I couldn't get the tool to work- I viced and snap tied it and it would bulge out the second you started cutting ties. Yesterday I decided to pick up the tool again and it worked perfect. Spring back in!
After I get off work tonight at midnight ill be driving 4hrs north to work on my car this weekend . Ill be working on my interior and starting on my body work. Ill take pics and post em on Sunday or Monday depending what time I get home. I still have yet to do any body work to the car and it is in rough shape from the P.O. but I can't complain it ran good with some electrical issues and I picked it up for $400 I'm doing a full restoration to the car and hoping to get it finished for the Fiero 30th annaversary in Indy of June 2013. If anyone is near Bemidji, MN. And wants to meet up, stop by and check it out or b.s., or meet another Fiero friend send me a pm.
Replaced the dew wipe on the passenger side on the Indy. I did the driver side in the fall. I also replaced the broken power window switches and replaced some broken and mismatched trim on the interior. If it stays nice this week I have a couple more things to do to the Indy and some stuff to put on the 88.
I had been out of town so I hadnt driven it in 3 weeks. Went to start the car yesterday and nothing. Played with the aftermarket alarm that a PO had put in and got it to make squealing noises that sounded like a dying cat. Tried jumping the car no luck, so disconnected the battery. Didn't have any more time yesterday, so this morning reconnected the battery, got lots of loud alarm sounds that I am sure my neighbors appreciated. Played around some more with alarm crap, no luck. Pulled the battery, got a new one, reconnected it. Got more annoying alarm noises, but this time I was able to disarm the alarm with my remote. Got in the car and it started right up. Changed the air filter and took it for a nice drive. Up next new tires and dew wipes.
Mine got a much needed bath and detailing job. Used some good wax and cleaned all the glass. Also tried out my new car cover-fits great. Tucked it back in the garage-will be ready for a cruise-next time.
took all the vehicles out and gave em a bath, Truck,SUV and the Fiero. drove her around a bit and wondered how long before we get snow again now that I've cleaned all the road crap off of them :-) also used one of those magic eraser things on the interior. didn't think it was that bad until the mud started to run down the panels, wow what a difference.
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Changed the distributor cap and rotor, and the plug wires in my 85 coupe. It still idles high but it runs much more smoothly now that they've been changed. The whining noise I had in my speakers has also disappeared.
Started on my S-10 booster upgrade. Did mine a bit different though, I took the boosters apart and switched the push rods instead of cutting and welding. Waiting for my paint to dry before the final install. Next in line: Stainless steel braided hoses from TFS.
Snow is all melted roads are clear, uncovered the Blue 87 GT, started it up, checked it over and went for a drive. Had not driven it since November. The boy has gone cruising in it LOL. Oh well I get to drive his Jeep TJ.
Well I went and purchased ramps so i can put my rodney dickman sway bar endlink's on the rear sway bar. Now I have the end links on front and back. Car handles nice now, smooth, not twitchy. Plus I have a rattle, something else to drive me nuts.
Somehow my mom managed to back out of the garage and turn 10' to the right while crossing our 30' driveway. As a result, this is what happened to my Fiero this morning:
I have parked in the same spot and had the same schedule for more than a year, and her excuse was "Well it wasn't there yesterday!".
My mother-in-law seems to have the same ability. my driveway is 95 feet long and is anywhere from 30 feet wide to 20 feet wide and when shee backs out, she usually drives through the yard on both sides of the driveway, ....... twice on each side.
Mother-in-laws ...... you can't live with 'em and you can't shoot 'em. So you need to pay someone else to do it! lol
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i looked at it then went to my sunfire and put on a new starter, 2 new motor mounts, plug wires, fixed a vacum leak and put on a new belt tensioner with help on that one allmost forgot new rear brakes. good day to get things done
It's sunny and 70 here in Indy today, so I backed it out of the garage and gave it a good wash and vaccumed it out real good. Was going to wax it but I can't seem to find the NEW can of McGuires that I got from my daughter for Christmas. I'll look again tomorrow.
Did a tune up and fixed the oil leak on the 88 coupe. I still have to install the front lowering springs, front lowering ball joints, 13" brakes and redo the exhaust. The Indy I replaced the sail panel arrowhead emblems.
It wasn’t today but a few days ago I finally rebuilt the headlight motors in my 87 GT. I found this in the right hand side (those are nuts). No wonder is made so much noise but funny enough it wasn’t the one that failed. The left hand motor wouldn’t stop running when the headlamp was down.
Drove her today and people still come up to me and ask what I have in there cuz, they like the sound of my exhaust and they say that's the cleanness Fiero we have ever seen!!! Even a cop gave me a thumbs up!!!
ok...I'm a newbie and here's my story... always wanted a fiero...found one on craigslist for $300 bucks...bought it and brought it home, previous owner said it had been sitting for 2 years...looks more like 8 or 9 since the inspection ran out in 2003. Well, over the past few days we got it started and it made an awful ruckus...sooo...pulled the engine and dismantled it...then stripped the engine cradle...cradle is SHOT...rusted out bad...engine is the 2.5L Iron Duke...
plan to rebuild the engine and do a few minor upgrades...just really want to get it on the road...then the fun begins. I have been reading alot of posts on here and getting some really great ideas...but...I need help...
Anyone know where or how I can get another engine cradle or if any other gm engine cradles are compatible...all help greatly appreciated.
i went for a ride from jacksonville to daytona, 90 miles or soo to look at motorcycle's and people. after puting the rear syay bar endlinks on dam the car rides nice now. ready to go again only too the speedway for the car show at the end of the month.it was in the 80's with werry few clouds.