Just enjoyed it.. The wife and I took it out on the town cruising the 28th street metro cruise with the other rods, oh yeah had to spank a Mustang. Don't think he will try that anytime soon
Cool. Did you see any other Fieros? I had to work tonight till 11:30 at Cascade & 28th. Got out and drove down 28th to 131. No traffic at 11:45 PM. LOL. Oh did you know there was/is a free car show at Pals diner by D & W on 28th? Saw a Cord there. Wow that is a sharp car.
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My Formula has been sitting over at my dad's for a while and was sap covered and looked really really sad. My dad and I took it upon ourselves to show the old girl some love and get it back driving. Still needs front tires though.
First she got a bath!
There's a pine tree outside my dad's house that has been raining death upon my car. Took it all apart and cleaned all the pine needles out. This is a before shot.
After its bath.
She also got an EGR tube I've had lying around for over a year now.. Lol.
The Cutty looked jealous from the side of the road because the Fiero got all the attention.
All in all.. Very productive and I feel like a better car owner now. Hopefully getting the 2 front tires soon so I can enjoy her some more before winter.
New fuel filter again. Regapped new plugs, wow what a difference. Idles, runs better, no miss on acceleration seems a little quieter. Installed left front wheel bearing. Now all I need to do is find the time to install the left rear and it will have new bearings all the way around.
Installed my $5.00 steering wheel into the 84. Yes I bought this "Personal" brand steering wheel from Lon's used Furniture about 15 year ago knowing that I would install it into something, someday. I didn't have the correct wheel adapter to the steering shaft until I found a 6 hole to 3 hole Grant adapter on Ebay. It cost me $21.00 shipped. The wheel fit really nice- an inch smaller than the Fiero wheels, but works great and looks different than any of my other Fieros with the leather wheels. I'm happy! Oh yea- the back of the wheel says " Made in Italy- 1/77". It's older than the car.
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Yesterday I went to take the 88 for a drive but it wouldn't start. No fuel pressure and no noise from the pump. Smacked the tank and the pump started running. Started the car, polulled it out of the garage, washed it and put it back and put the cover on it for the winter. I'll fix it in the spring.
<yesterday> I finished cleaning/grinding/resurfacing the floorpans, inside and out. Any rust (very little for a northern 84) was cleaned and primed/converted. Painted, and bed linered (if I can use that as a verb).
Also started to install 88 fuel tank, over flow tank, and re-route EVAP charcoal canister and lines.
Several months ago I decided to replace the front swaybar endlinks because they were clunky, and got sidetracked. New upper & lower balljoints, all new control arm bushings, new inner & outer tierods. That felt pretty good, so I installed Koni Specials ("Reds") front and rear too. Then I bought a staggered (17x7 + 17x8) set of Kosei K1-TSs (15.x lbs each) and put some Sumitomo HTR ZIIIs on those. That left the brakes looking kinda pathetic, so I bought some adapters from doublec4 and put C6 calipers & rolors on the front. I dunno how long the whole affair took, but at least three or four months. It's been sitting under an EZ up on jackstands, but I tightened everything up and put it back on the ground. It still needs an alignment, but a quick test drive felt really, really good.
Short of an engine swap (which may never happen), I have no further goals for this car. The 3.4pr and Getrag are perfectly adequate, and now it turns and brakes wonderfully too.
Drilled out more of the broken bolt and managed to get the new bolt to work. Now have a new support bracket in place of the rust out one. Worked with the power locks and got them to work on almost the first try. Installed a new "GT" in the rear molding. Washed the car
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Drove it. Although I've driven a 2.8 85GT daily for the last 10 years I'm still in the 1st week of being a 4.9 powered Fiero owner. Wow what a difference.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow!! What a ride!"
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