I took the rear bumper off as well as the rear spoiler. Hopefully I can have all the body panels off so I can get it sent down to have the underside welded up so I can make my fieroa "Topless Roadster". I'll start a build thread one of these days once I get the underside welded up.
Checked the error codes in the ECM, and as I expected, up popped up the O2 Sensor code. Picked one up. Raining outside, and didn't feel like trying to work my arms around the cat to get to it. Hopefully can get it on tomorrow.
Tested the drivers side headlamp motor I rebuilt last week. thought it was running backwards.Opened it up, turned the magnet round. Refitted the motor. Found I had it right in the first place.... repeat.
At least it goes up and down nicely now! The other one's next, might just put up with the bump halfway up/down for the time being though considering the trouble I had soldering the brushes back on when they BOTH came off!!
Just replaced my cracked/incorrectly hooked up stock air box with a Rodney Dickman intake! Also, I had a loose coolant hose that was dripping coolant so I tightened up the clamp. I'm glad it was just a loose clamp as I really am not in the mood to replace a brand new hose if it had split.
Got the front suspension upgrade done (with exceptionof the front swaybar mid and endlinks). Moving on to the rear tomorrow. If things go well, I'll be able to take it for a quick testdrive before taking it to the alignment shop. Then after a few more fixes (wipers) I'll take it to the safety inspection place to get it checked out before registration.
Finally got mine running...I bought a rebuilt 2.8/parts car from a forum member here and after WAY too long, I got to hear it run today...Gotta button things up and drive it....I'm Stoked!!.....Mike
------------------ 1969 GTO..474CI..10:90's..All motor, street legal 1971 LeMans Sport Convertible...Just a cruiser 1977 TA..14 point Roll cage..GTO replacement 1997 Grand Prix GT...SOLD.... 1985 Pontiac Fiero GT..Stock...For the moment
Got home, and it was at about 230 deg on the temp sensor. Shut her off to put the sunroof back in, and when I turned the key back on to roll the windows up, the temp light was on... Weird. Wonder if another sensor is bad, or if the cat is just creating too much heat. :-/
Took the XTC out for a little drive today. My grease gun borke - quit pumping grease - so I took it down to the lube shop. They greased her up real good and did not charge me for it. Then we stopped at a local car show. Mostly ricer types but there were some muscle cars and some interesting paint jobs. A couple of BMW's with lambo doors - they were interesting and a couple of tricked out Cobalt SS's - one super charged and one turbo'd. We parked the XTC in a parking lot just off the lot where the car show was going on. We made the rounds and when we came back to the car, there were more people gathered around the XTC than in the car show. Got some strange and funny questions/comments like "is that an NSX?" "Wow - never seen a Ferrari like that", etc. Some were shocked to find out it was a FIero and others did not even know what a Fiero was. It was fun. Then we headed out East on the highway for some road time - 120 mile round trip.....I love this car - even with the Duke, it's fun to drive.
Robert 2 --- cracked the distributor in St Agapit sunday morning on the way up to Sherbrooke the previous post was for my Saturday ride !!!
Weren't you supposed to be at Sherbrooke in a Bed & Breakfast Saturday night ? Too bad Did you checked the gear at the bottom of the distributor? If it's all chewed , then it's not the right gear you had in there .
I got the bushings John Stricker made for my T-Top installed and working on getting all the trim installed around the opening. I'm having a small problem with the rear drivers side trim piece. I'll work on it more tomorrow.
I also need to fit some kind of mesh in the opening for the Mustang scoop on the rear deck lid. I found some mesh for gutters at my father-in-laws house the other day that might work for this. I'll do that tomorrow as well.
Finished my suspension install (except for cradle bushings, doing that tomorrow) and drove it gingerly to PepBoys, who aligned the Fiero. They were all over it, and I had to explain how the e-brake worked.
The tech did a great job aligning it, and it drives and brakes straight. Only stumbled once on the way home, and I think it's a bad TPS that causing that issue. It was replaced right before I bought it from the PO, but I think I'll buy a new TPS and replace it just to be thorough.
Overall I couldn't be happier with the little Fiero after the Lebaron brake swap and my suspension upgrade/rebuild. Once it's safety inspected and registered, it's time for the highway test!
finally got the new oil dipstick tube in. had to cut and bend and have a new bracket welded on. fits better than the previous one!
also snagged a few horns from late 80's park avenues. the drivers side is the deep note one and the pass side is the mid/hi pitched horn. grabbed 4 of the low note horns. 2 for the fiero and 2 for the aveo.
after a year of driving my fiero i finally decide to clean the inside took the seats and carpet out and cleaned the trunk i didnt realize i could put my tool box back there its been packed with junk since i got it