Finished overhaul of my rear tail lights. Thanks IMSA. Not quite as nice as his but still better anyway. By the way the duplicolor clear doesn't do near as good a job as the stuff IMSA uses! Sanded some more on the car. Only have the bottom skirts left and the drivers door. Right now I'm gorilla glueing my shift surround. Been a pretty busy day. Batteries dead in the camera so I couldn't take pics of progress.
Sad to say this is the best looking part of the car so far!
Installed Rodney's shift and select cables and checked on the UPS site when my 13" Viper/Corvette brakes will be arriving :-)
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.
Started setting up my new engine hoist. Am going to need it tomorrow, to unload the LS4 out of my truck when I go pick it up. Also received my GTO fuel pump, and LS4/4t65eHD starter shipments. Saab 9-3 6-speed shifter arriving tomorrow, and anodized fuel rails should be here next week.
Hoping the LS4 already has the 58x reluctor and newer camshaft and sensors. Otherwise, I'll have to replace those too. I might end up getting a different cam anyway (probably the LS3 grind).
i had my windows tinted and i put a hurst shifter in my car from R & D. it was the easyst thing i have done yet. shifts nice too. tomorow the belt tensioner, that should be fun. and oh the cloged a/c drain line too. it was 95 in florida today, lets see how much i can sweat. no a/c in garage but i have tv and a big fan.
Working on prep for paint. Had some damage to the rear quarter on the DS of the fastback section that I had to epoxy back together and I need to fill in a few scratches here and there with glazing putty but otherwise the bodywork is done. Well... other than trying to fix my FUBAR front bumper but I may just ignore it for now.
Picked up my LS4 from the freight terminal, took the manifolds off, and put it in my garage. It's a little dirty on the outside, but hopefully when I pull it apart, it's not too bad. The manifold bolts came out with ease at least.
Today, I dropped the cradle to replace a slipping clutch (and a few other things). I found out why the clutch was slipping. The transmission input shaft seal is leaking. Input shaft seals for the Getrag are apparently impossible to find. Great...
prepared the front upper control arms and caliper brackets for paint, only to find that we had run out of thinner. let's just hope they don't corrode enough to warrant another hour with the sandblaster before I get the chance to finish them.
Took it down off the ramps / stands. I had a new 2.5" exhaust system constructed for the 4.9, a few weeks ago. The guy who did the fabrication mentioned that one of the heater hoses was now a bit close to the cat, and should be rerouted at some point. Done. Would have been a lot quicker, except the stomach flu interrupted.
The tuning resumes. Plan "B" is the retrofit of EGR to the Allante intake. Not my first choice, but ya' do what ya' gotta do.