Well, I realized that the shop that did my brakes did a rather shoddy job of bleeding the lines, so I pulled a couple of wheels off and took all the slop out of my brake pedal. And now am about to cover a hundred miles delivering in it today!
I actually pulled it out of the garage and washed it. I had it painted earlier this year and this is only the second time it's been washed... it's only been driven a handful of times as well. Anyway, I really forogot how good it looks in the full sun when it is all cleaned up. I wanted to take some pictures, but the camera is broken.
Replacing light bulbs in my dash guage pod. What a PITA. One socket for the tach seems to be dead. New bulb, new bulb mount the bulbs just don't light. Cleaned contact points. I guess wiithout pulling the circuit board to check other contact points.
I finished the project after midnight so technically it was today. I finally rebuilt the driver side headlight. I couldn't see spending the time to rebuild it until it actually failed.
I had done the other side back in September of 05 and used my archived tech page to do this one. Amazingly they failed only 4,000 miles apart. Saddly I have only driven the car 4325 miles since then. That is only averaging 1441.67 miles per year.
I put both rear lower control arms in mine with poly bushings, new ball joints and painted black. I finished up making/painting my rear tranny mount for the F40, put the left drive shaft in along with the knuckle and started on the brakes. I also put the intermediate shaft in and took out the front engine mount since it has to be modified for the F40 conversion. I trimmed the mount, reinforced it with plate steal, welded it and painted it. When I get home tonight I'm going to test fit it which I should have done before painting. Then if it's not raining, put the other drive shaft in and hopefully get it back on the ground tonight. Then I only have the shifter to mess with.
I removed the luggage rack, did a shoddy photoshop job of adding a C5 rear to a notchback (thanks to my photoshop skills it just looked weird) and found a poorly done plastic repair on the passenger side door.
i installed my corrected 7730/LX9 harness today. still have then OPS plug, grounds and starter wire to hookup. thats all on the underside of the car.
oh, i also took out my spare to air it up. it looks like its the original and has never been used. still had the nipples on it. they were hard, it was cold also aired up just one side since i had to take one side of wheels off at a time and drive them to 7-11 to air up. it was too dark to do the drivers side.
------------------ 1987 Fiero GT built by my brother, merlot566jka, 3500 LX9 from 06 Malibu, WOT-TECH.com 1280 grind stage 3 cam, LS6 valve springs, 1227730 ECM conversion, Darrel Morse solid aluminum cradle mounts, Truleo headers modified to fit the 3500, 36# inectors, 70mm 4.3 throttle body adapted to 3500 intake, ported heads, upper and lower intakes, lightly polished, tcemotorsports.com crank trigger wheel, CenterForce dual friction clutch, Flowtech Afterburner muffler, 2.5" piping, cat deleted, EGR deleted, SinisterPerformance tuning, C6 Corvette exhaust tips. projected to be 35 MPG with a guesstimate of 250 hp at the motor
I finally got that DAMN aftermarket front sway bar installed. I got an Addco front bar. First, the frame mounts did not line up with the screw holes so I go buy some Suspension Tech greasable ones. They were close but still needed to enlongate the holes. Then I had to go buy some bolts because the built in washers on the factory ones were way too big. The first bolts I bought were too short and I had to file a flat on one side because of how close the bolts were to the inner edges. I also scratched the hell out of it getting it in but it is in now. Very frustrating.
Removed the decklid, then had to put it back on to get some pictures of the fiero and my fathers c6 for some photoshop work. found a few strange things such as a wire connected to the decklid heatshield not going anywhere (I'm guessing it should be a ground wire) and a few similar things (like a hose which looked as if it was cut halfway through and then finished off as I was fooling around with the decklid).
Removed the center console, re-glued the vinyl, re-attached the top cover with some stainless allen screws, cleaned the 20 plus years of crap from underneath the cover, fixed/glued some broken mounting tabs and put it back together....Looks like new again....
I finished my window dew strips and replaced the vapor paper with a dynomat-a-like material. Works really well with a heat gun. I'm planning on doing the floor boards next, if it doesn't get too cold.
I also replaced my stock front sway bar with a new bar from the Fiero Store. I was nervous at first, worried about the bolts being seized in 22 years worth of rust, but they came out pretty easy. I had to use the original bolts (cleaned them up) as the ones that come with the kit where too short.
I put it on the freeway to do a little test to see if I could tell any difference. I definitely can, in terms of feeling the car to be a bit more solid at speed and changing lanes. I'm going to wait to take hard enter/exit turns until I get it on the track. With my LS4 in the back, rear sway bars, and 400lb springs and coilovers, I'm really not trying to over do it till I can get in a big parking lot or a track...but in a straight line...this car is ridiculous!!
I had an increasingly worse leak in my clutch master cylinder. Something about me backing out of my driveway and not being able to disengage the clutch..... causing me to have to turn off the engine, pump the clutch for a few seconds, and then restart the car and go ON A BUSY STREET didn't really appeal to me. Having to refill it every other day and deal with air bubbles in the line wasn't exactly fun either. Finally got the money to order a new part from the good 'ole Fiero Store, for $30 cheaper than AutoZone :P
Disassembled and removed my instrument cluster. Found the broken lead that rendered all of my dash lights inop and fixed it properly. Also found out that my headlight switch was malfunctioning and replaced it. Performed a night test drive - Ops checks good!