So how is the 6speed transmission? Do you like it, what is your honest opinion.....like if you had to do it again.
The 6 speed is 10 times better than I imagined. It didn't exist when I first converted my car and I didn't want a V8 mated to a rickety 20 year old Fiero manual, so I left in the Caddy auto. But it wasn't nearly as much fun. It was missing something, now it's like a wild animal as the best way I can describe it.
put my new wheels on today, only went with 16's. Had to use 1/4" spacers on the rear hubs. It was kinda scary when I pulled it out and heard the grinding noise. Makes me shiver thinking about it...like nails on a chalkboard. But it's great now.
i was running the car pretty hard all week and put 300 km on it and it cost me 35.00 for 26.2 L of midgrade .this was mostly stop and go driving with a bit of hwy .we dont have expressways around here .that works out to 27miles to an american gallon , my lowest total ever .so i decided to take it real easy on the car , stay off the boost , shift early ,same driving conditions and see what i could get .the result surprised me , 33.75 miles per gallon .almost a 7 mpg improvement .i am running regular now to see if that will work .i will have to do a scan for knock .should not be a problem because i run water meth injection .gas is 1.27 per litre up here now.
Cleaned the wheels - was suprised to find a lot of overspray on them from the painter. The chromed looked sort of dull til I got all the overspray off.
Poked a hole in my intercooler radiator earlier this week when I put the airdam back on... was dismayed to find that ZZperformance no longer stocks the one that will fit the Fiero. They have a newer smaller more efficient heat exchanger under development and should be released in another week or so (at least according to the person I talked to on the phone. )
I installed the rear Eibach springs, new struts, cross drilled rotors, new brake pads, new rear axel, painted rear calipers, and installed poly front tie rod end boots. I am tired and sore, but I am happy with the days work.
Took the cover off. Had to pull up my GTP next to her to jump start. Started right up after. Drove it over to the folks house so I could wash it and test out my electric power buffer. Shines pretty good for 20 year old paint job. That was yesterday. Today she started right up and I drove it to work. Took the sunroof off and had a nice cruise. Since I'm still driving with the original crappy headliner (haven't installed my new ABS headliner) I still smoke cigars.
------------------ =-Eric the Dread
1988 Fiero GT 2.8L V6 2001 Grand Prix GTP SC3.8L V6
Pulled her out of the garage so that i could pull the Trans Am in to change the water pump. I also had to drive her up to the parts store to get what i needed for the Trans Am. It is usually the other way around, but in any case it was an enjoyable drive. When they are both running correctly, it is a tough decision to make, as to which one to drive!
------------------ 87 fiero gt 4.9 99 trans am ls1 86 fiero se 2.8 (eventually to be a 3.8sc)
Been flying a lot lately so when I got back from my latest trip I cleaned up my 88GT and took her out for a spin since it's been about a month and a half since I've even driven her. It was a great ride. I wish fuel wasn't so expensive. My performance chip requires 93 octane fuel, but it's worth it. Maybe someday the fuel prices will even out or go down...then I'll wake up right? Will hopefully be moding the headlights soon, whenever the next round buckets list goes around.
unbolted alternator then started cursing and swearing at it for the stupid engineering job of where the alternator is and got two burn marks on my hands as result of engineering im tired hungry alone and to top it all off im sick so time for bed to me after i find out how to remove the alternator from being a blob of metal that wants to be free of its prison.!!