I got a chance to spend some time on the 85 GT that I bought a few weeks ago. I found a leak in the trunk. It was leaking around the wing stancion bolts. Somebody tried to break the wing off in the past and damaged the decklid. I cleaned up the seals and put some sealnt around the bolts. I also bolted the seats back down...the previous owner had taken the seats out to clean under them.
Currently working on changing out the headliner - just taking a break for a few minutes.
The original was falling down (foaming breaking down - usual problem). But I did not realize how dirty and ugly it was until it was out of the car beside the the new headliner. The new one just looked worlds better.
Now if I can just put the new one in with out screwing it up......
Installed a new temp gauge sending unit and connector and did the "temp gauge fix". Temp gauge works again and better!
www.yellowfiero.com 17" DEZENT T wheels with 215/40 tires front and 235/45 rear, KONI shocks, EIBACH lowering springs, drilled/slotted rotors, SS brake hoses. PU dog bone, all bushings and engine mounts, K&N air and oil filters, Rebuilt&blueprinted V6, BORLA exhaust. Mercedes SLK yellow paintjob, Mr. Mikes leather seats, door skins, shift and e-brake boots. MP3 deck and custom subwoofer behind passenger seat, F355 style front, Aus' Stage 2 side scoops, "Fie Ro" extractor front scoop. Fiero Store rear swaybar, strut tower brace, black carpet, air intake. Rodney Dickman's competition short shifter, SS vacuum lines and deck lid strut. Billet aluminum dash kit from Kitcarman.
the other day when it was 40 degrees here, i installed my 3800sc II injectors on the fuel rail and put the rail on the LIM. looked like the injectors werent lining up and that 12* cold front was starting to come in. closed the garage and put it off till its warmer than these sub arctic temps
First thing this morning, I replaced a broken throttle pedal on the Formula and fixed the seat belt/seat mech cover on the drivers side then I deliverd a Speedo to Frizlefrak, we went to lunch with the rest of the Fiero nuts and spent 3 hours BSing about all things cars, then I got some work done on the V8 project's sound system. All in all a productive day.
Removed center counsel to repair rad fan wiring and temp gauge wiring. Got fan working again but tep gauge always reads 105 deg. Worked just fine in my other car before swapping in the motor so going to check temp fix thing. Also fixed the wiring to my mirror. Power would shut off every time door was opened. Sprayed more carpet cleaned on interior in my quest to rid it of the mouse smell lol
My poor Fiero has been buried in a "Snowdrift Cocoon" since the start of December.
We finally got a "Chinook" blowing through, and the temperature went from -35 degrees Celcius to +5 degrees. The snowbank disappeared, so I went out to shovel the slush out of my driveway.
While shoveling, I got in and started her up to let it run for 20 minutes, to charge up the battery. Started up on the first turn of the key. Purred like a kitten. Can't drive it in the streets yet, the ruts are still high enough to high center the Fiero.
'85 SE 2M6 Original White paint, with Sunroof 3.65 M17 4 speed = F.U.N. in the Sun. Winter not withstanding..........
had new windsheild installed, old one has had a huge crack in it after hitting a bump the mirror landed on the console taking a big chip out of it it then the crack spread both ways for years. now i have a rearview mirror again!
Drove the wife's 85 SE to work....in the snow and slush(at least the main roads are finally clear) and installed new shocks and struts, and replaced the right front wheel bearings and repacked the left ones. Come to find out the shocks and struts were the factory originals, on a 160,000 mile + Fiero. It sets about 4 inches higher now, and I was able to get it all the way into the driveway without plowing snow with the undercarriage.
Now all I have to do....if we're not too busy tomorrow..... is put it on the alignment machine, adjust the rear camber and give it a good 4 wheel alignment.
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Last night I dismounted the left rear tire because it keeps losing air, checked for nails, checked for cuts, got most of the corrision off of the bead, used some bead sealer, walk out to it this AM, flat again. I'm thinking I have a cracked or leaking rim.
pulled the bumper, pulled the crumple zone thingy, pulled the "real" bumper, sanded/wire brushed everything and repainted it all rustoleum black. unfortunately it got too cold to paint the other side of the parts so that's tomorrows project. the next day will be assembly again. (lotta hassle for a little surface rust but i figure after this i hope to never see the inside of the bumper area again :-) edited...so the wife is looking at the parts and says "they look kinda green, is that because it was cold when you painted them?" i said "no, its black must be the lights here in the garage" she picks up my can of "black" and turns it for me to read where it says "charlston green" argghh! oh well, its protected now and i can repaint it with real black tomorrow. sometimes ya just gotta laugh. btw who's idea was it to use a black cap and just put on a clear sticker (with black lettering) that says Charlston green. :-)
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