Did an oil change.... Dropped the pan and discovered I do infact have a stroker kit in it like I was told when I bought the car/ unfortunately also have the wrong flex plate installed to go with it.... Tightened down some bolts that were either loose or vibrated loose..... Now I just need to get the funds together to start picing together what I need for a 4t60 swap I guess so I can replace the flex plate and slipping tranny all in one shot
Yesterday I put the ac/heater control out of my parts car in my car. The radiator fan wouldn't come on with the air conditioner and I found a burnt circuit on the original one . Another thing I can check off the list. Today I'm going to start installing the new carpet. I got tired of waiting for warmer weather cause I don't have a heated garage, so I'm using a torpedo heater.
Well the horn was missing the spring so I used an ink pens' spring and the relay was loose with a hole in it (still usable). Hit my head on the heater core when I put it in cause the nail contact point wasn't low enough and it blared like nobodies business.
Removing the engine seems like its taking forever because it is. Nuts came off the front easily, back bolt drives side came out easy so I thought piece of cake. never should have said that, passenger side locked up tight. I drill the head off. Lowered it to drop the cradle, drivers side front bolt bound up in the rubber. Maybe tomorrow.
Replaced the lower radiator support brackets that rusted thru, replacement front bumper, and the radiator fan. Noticed a little bit of rust on the cradle, so I decided to have a look at the frame rails. Pulled the cracked rear drivers side splash guard and the frame rails are nice and purty! Next to no rust. Same with the trunk corners. No rust. Wish I could say the same about the floor pan. CRUSTY!!! HELP!!!
Changed out the license plate lights after being tailgated by a police officer for a quarter mile and FINALLY pulled over. Claimed he pulled me over for the lights, but I have a suspicion he pulled me over for being a teenager driving a sports car. Whatever. All fixed now.
Today I put my seats back in my fiero after installing new carpet. I followed the advice of putting the new over the old. I had a heck of a time trying to get the nuts over the studs. The new carpet had a padding under it and it made the studs too short. I wasn't about to pull the new carpet to remove some of the backing. I fought and fought with the nuts trying to get them on. Finally I got my three foot screw driver and was able to put enough pressure on the rails to be able to start the nuts. What a job, but it is done
Replaced a balljoint that I just replaced in July thanks to brooklyn craters in the road.... Tightened down my driver wheel bearing.... Went ahead and ordered inner/outer tie rods front and back and rack bushing since I can't find a rebuilt rack anywhere because the crater also caused some play in the rack so now is a good time to rebuild it... And spent a cpl hours online looking for a th440 tranny to swap in
Got all my parts in today to work on my steering rack( new inner/outer tierods,bellows, bushing, and damper) new rear inner/outer Masked off and painted stuff to match the rest if the stuff I sprayed Now tomorrow I buck up and start tearing stuff out of the car / clean and spray the rack and hope the mount bushings are still good or venture to the parts store to see what I can scrounge up to work
Glued a yellow hotwheel Fiero over top of the radio surround. This part was originally painted black by a PO. I needed something to cover a quarter sized imperfection on the paint job. 1 Fiero hotwheel and some hot melt glue and presto the imperfection is gone! This will do until I find a better gray radio surround plastic piece!
Rides: 85 Fiero Gt, Green "Grasshopper", 86 Fiero GT, Blue, V8 " Snapperhead" 2013 Fierorama Best of Show Non-Stock, 87 GT Met Orange, 88 Formula White stock soon to be 4.9 met Blue like Snapperhead--- 10 Camaro, 99 K2500 Suburban, 04 Trailblazer
Not my Fiero, but my son's, and not today, but yesterday. I had a hose clamp bust on one of the coolant hoses. Lost all my coolant and had to pull over on the interstate. Thank God I had an extra clamp in the trunk. I repaired it on the side of the road, and just as I finished, the V-Dot truck pulled up and topped me off with water. Tomorrow I will drain the water and fill her back up with 50/50.
Yesterday I went out to Harbor Freight in York, PA (spotted a red notchie on 30 with custom wheels) and got the wheel dollies so I can move the Fiero. Now it's on the other side of the garage and I have so much room! I also put on the replacement hood and fender, looks like a Fiero again!