started stripping the a 99 bonni NA harness to work on a SCIII. when it came to needing my trusty depinning tool, it was nowhere to be found. all work came to a halt and replacement tools were ordered.
I finally got around to replacing the rear wheel bearing that rumbled all the way through the Run For The Hills. Before the run, it wasn't really bad enough to make it easy to determine which corner was rumbling. After the run it was much easier. After I removed it, I discovered that there was ~1/16" of axial (in/out) play in the assembly. No radial play to speak of. It was a tad "gritty" sounding, though.
I also swapped to another set of wheels/tires that I have, since the RFTH pretty much killed off what was left of my rears. (Cooper Zeons are not great tires.)
Originally posted by qwikgta:
Got my new rims/tires on today. Enkie Falcon 17x8 (38), 17x7 (45). Kumho Esctsa XS 215 and 245/45's. Perfect offset.
For all those 88 owners out there this is the best offset.
Oh myyyyy... Suh-wheeeet!!!!
------------------ Raydar 88 4.9 Formula IMSA Fasback..........................88 3.4 coupe - going...going... gone to a new home.
Spent a couple of hours last night replacing my drivers side door lock. I 'm not looking forward to replacing the passenger side lock. Nither has worked since I got the car, but it really was not a big issue since the car is garage kept. The large retaining clip is the monster is this job, it doesn't want to get back in were it belongs.I lost the original clip behind the crash bar, lucky for me I got 2 of them off Fiero Jon when we were at Lititiz. I'll be attempting to replace the passenger side lock without losing the large clip this time.
I took mine for a spin tonight to confirm that the replacement of the old square wheel bearing made the car a lot smoother. Duh! Now that it's not thumping any more, I can hear some other noise. May have to replace the other side, too. Or it may just be tire noise.
Originally posted by qwikgta: Thanks dude. I freaking love the tires/rims. The stickey Khumos rock. Can't wait to get up to Archies for the LS3 swap. This time next month, it should be done.
I've got Kumhos on my car. Not the super sticky ones, though. They are good tires. (Cooper Zeons, not so much. IMHO of course.) Of course, we'll need pics and vids of the LS3.
after driving to daytona friday and saturday , i washed my car and checked the oil.i was low a quart, it does not smoke or leak. my wife helped me wash. and dry. it sits in my garage waiting for another day of fun.
This morning my Fiero was a rolling chassis. I first found the trans mounts, and did some grinding on my FWD 282 to get the rear bracket to fit. Then I pulled the rear wheels and tires off the Fiero. Then I pulled the rear suspension, then the cradle. After a bit of hassle, I got the 282 mounted to the cradle in the original '84 location.
well this weekend actually, but managed to accomplish almost nothing, but not for lack of trying. first finally got to bolting on the timing chain cover and water pump only to find I was missing half the bolts... But i think i've found the right size.
and mounted up the rodney starter relocation jig, then promptly misread the directions and drilled the holes too large. But between me, my father and 4 auto/hardware stores we managed to make it work.
Anyone in/near mid south carolina want to help with a 3.4 swap. I'm starting to think I'm in a little over my head.
------------------ ------------------------------------------------------- First car love - Fiero 86 SE 2.8 - RIP Next Car love -MiniViper - work in progress
[This message has been edited by tgmchuck (edited 11-02-2010).]