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A Real Mera in Paradise by Fiero-in-Paradise
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nelson, i would love a nice rebody but im poor... lol. dan, 290lb catfish isnt anywhere near the world record. RECORD is 646lbs caught in thailand on the mekong river by two fisherman that weighed like 100lbs each. the fish out weighed them by double lol.

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wooo hoo page 37 lol

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Noodle this!

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Noodle this!



I kept telling my wife we needed a bigger aquarium!

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its funny i have been talking a'boot the "noodle" at work alot lately and they do not know what it is, never heard of it.
i work Heavy Ind. construction. all kinds of sportsmen in the trades. hunters, i thought fishermen??.....rod and reel i guess...
i knew that some do fish this way. but the video game i play, it does not fish like that?! use you hand. thats crazy. that fish Holmes posted is almost three of me. i am lucky to weigh 170Lbs. wet. hahahaha....after the engine swap this will work to my adv. when it comes to racing ohhhh nellie.....like a horse jockey....fasting before a race.

sooo on my way home. totally in the home strech, right on my road actually, blam a gold Fiero for sale. now yes Fiero's do go on sale all the time. but with this discovery, including Mera X, this makes 4, BLOODY 4, Fieros on my street! the streed is barely 3 miles. i am very generous in this estimate. i have seen threads here on the PFF about people never seeing a Fiero, cept theirs for years.

man, hows that saying go? "....never seen soo many of any one car, till you buy one?" weird. that makes like 14-15 i have seen with in a 20 mile radius of my house. I am in FIERO County.

i post this for the Mera guys interested in it. i will/would go get info for you first. i know some of you also like the reg Fiero and is not the gold kinda limited??
this offer only lasts till i can go look at for myself out of cursoity. in Mera X of course hahahahahaaaaa
i will ask the owner if he wants me to post it in the Mall for him. i do have a few hondos tho....looks nice. more like a $1000+ nice.

Later
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DUDES!! i just noticed! we have over 20000.
yes! Twenty Thousand plus, Views! hot buttered toast.
whats there like 15 of us who have posted here?? more like 30 different posters here, no?
man that seems like a lot.

thought........
i may have to go back thru this thread and document the vitals of all of us. coagulate the base for a list of "OUR" Mera registery we have built up. our little Mera club. in the cyber space for now. visual presentation. slideshow??
ohhhh i just got into Facebook in search of my past...... how about.....A Mera MySpace page?
i think i like MySpace more than FB. you all have to chime in for the latter, if it is clearly better...i dislike the FB setup. been soo mad at it trying to load the profile. bloody frustrating.

i dont know just babbling.....
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dan the man, if you made a mera info book so to speak... of all the info you have found. i would buy one. just a thought. mike

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i cannot charge for something that is public domain i would do the collecting....a Mera scrapbook if you will.....(thats a good one)
maybe just PFF screen names and a picture. or if you/we, offer a little story or a history, it could be added.
i have always toyed with the idea of a Calendar. Owners/Cars b-day or something.....opps, gotta go to work. i am driving Mera X to work for a change. supposed to be real nice up here so......later
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A calender is fine as long as you dont ask me to pose like those pics you posted a while back lol. that crap is still burned in my memory lol

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So Dan, what is the number of Meras represented in this thread?

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A calender is fine as long as you dont ask me to pose like those pics you posted a while back lol. that crap is still burned in my memory lol



its funny you brought "IT" up.....
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all i see is a Ferrari 308. the inspiration for our Meras.
i dont know about you buddy, but this is a Car Fourm!

you dope Mike, did i not tell you all i was going thur this thread for the vitals. info. PICS and appearently fond Memories...... for you. hahahaha.
kidding there pal. and sorry for posting them again. kinda. meow!

i am thinking to consolidate the Info we have collected here and in my Archieved "Mera owners in MI" thread.....with what Rodney has obtained (captured here on the PFF) and see what we have.
new additions like the Magazine articles, 86 proto to comapre to and the little tid-bits (2 slat front grille, pointed rear grill, ect...) the info exchanged here is due for a collection and presentation....virtual and tactile....
real world, old school, "Coffee Table" book. (ohhh..thats a good one)

i think these facts are new to the populase in general and an update should ensue.
bring the Mera Facts togeather as for a Historical and comprehensive Buyers guide.

one day Pontiac will need all this info for the inclusion of the Mera for these very same historical representations anyway.
you know the "History of Pontiac" in a coupleof years....by a famous writer or pop culture icon....

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So Dan, what is the number of Meras represented in this thread?



good question....off the top of my head say, 10+??
i am not sure because of things like....owners with More than one. (Nelson), rebodies (Nelson again and the fact we have seen so many on the Ebays and craigslists....that i cannot straighten them all out.....till i get some more printing paper and ink.

computers, i hate....they are good for the looking up of, reaserch, and a form of presentation, like a web site for Meras. but the documenting is gonna be old school. i plan to print every PFF page i can find and use the ole highlight marker to collect the good stuff.

at least one Picture of every PFF car and their owner if they want to be in the "Book". once i make one, then its just reproduction from there. its all about the paper..... like the Mera sales brouchure. too the point and colorful.

also, this will not happen till Winter....this is mostly indoor activities time. keeps me from going "Stir Crazy". crazy is bad enough.
and i need something to kill the long cold winter months.
Dan

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that gurl in the 308 pics will keep you warm in the winter months dan lol

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All,

What tire sizes are you running?

I have 265/50-15 on the rear and 245/50-15 on the front. These are old and square, but great tread. I understand Pep Boys is the only ones to carry the former and nobody sells the latter in a street tire.

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Dick, I have BFG Radial TAs, P245/60R15 all around. Don't particularly like them, but they came with the car. Had to replace two of them (separate times) due to air bubbles under the tread. I think 50 series would fit the well a little better (side-to-side), but wouldn't the gap on the top be more? With the Mera lowered one inch, I believe 50 series would look awesome.

Mike, Dan...I just got brand new gas permeable contact lenses two weeks ago, and you just had to bring "IT" up again!! At least Dan made the photos thumbsize, so I was able to shield my eyes quickly!!

Here's what I count on this thread:

Rodney - 1
Batousai666 - 1
reholmes - 1
me - 1
Rick88 - 1
Joe1320 - 1
Julian - 1
GMplastic - 1
Mera7 - 1
Indiana_resto_guy - 3
hntomps - 3 (?)

Total: 15

Wish cofferon would post some pics here. He has a really nice Mera, and he modified the gas opening under the sail panel (it swings open).

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Since I got new visors, I'll offer these up to my fellow Mera owners before I put it on the Mall. Got these from FieroThomas...he does really nice work, but he does not replace the mirror, so these are plain-jane, no mirror on the passenger side. Plus, I was not totally happy with the stitching. Still yet, it's basically new material and foam...100% than the originals.

Edit: Just wanted to clarify that when I said I was not totally happy with the stitching, what I meant was I like the ones I found better (previous page). Just a personal thing with me...FieroThomas does fantastic work and his prices can't be matched.

I put them on a brown box so you can see the color contrast. NOT beechwood...more like tan. Also, that pivot mechanism (pin/sleeve) is in absolutely great condition. No need to over-tighten the adjustment screw on the visor, they stay up fine. I ensured that when these were re-done, that FieroThomas used the cores that I sent him from my Mera (with 28K miles).



Here's how they looked inside the Mera:





FieroThomas sells these for $55.00 shipped, plus he wants the cores shipped to him. These are a little too long to fit these in a flat-rate USPS box, so priority mail will probably cost around $20.00. So....I'm thinking $40.00 shipped. I'll wait until next week to post them in the Mall.
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Wow...check out this Mera for sale. Relatively low miles, yellow, T-top, 5-speed, unmolested, $10K. I think its in San Diego.

Edit: Dang it, I can't get the link to work (its like a jillion characters long). Just go to Autotrader.com, and look for "1987 Used Pontiac Fiero." It's not listed as a Mera.

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I have three, Tom.

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i just have the one... 7071

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Edit: Dang it, I can't get the link to work (its like a jillion characters long).

Use TinyURL.com

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Cool! Here's the link:

http://tinyurl.com/2cbxgcl

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holmes, my tire sizes are 245/40/19 in the fronts and 275/40/19 in the rears.

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Dick, I have BFG Radial TAs, P245/60R15 all around. Don't particularly like them, but they came with the car. Had to replace two of them (separate times) due to air bubbles under the tread. I think 50 series would fit the well a little better (side-to-side), but wouldn't the gap on the top be more? With the Mera lowered one inch, I believe 50 series would look awesome.



Here is tire height on my 50s - 245/50-15 24.65", 265/50-15 25.43". Tire height on your 60s is 26.57"and my rears are about in inch wider. My car has not been lowered to my knowledge--here's how they look. As you can see the car rides a little high. Please note, 245/50-15s and 225/55-15 are no longer available.


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LOOKS NICE!

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here is the wheels and tires im running on 7071

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Here is tire height on my 50s - 245/50-15 24.65", 265/50-15 25.43". Tire height on your 60s is 26.57"and my rears are about in inch wider. My car has not been lowered to my knowledge--here's how they look. As you can see the car rides a little high. Please note, 245/50-15s and 225/55-15 are no longer available.



How about the tires sizes GM Plastic is running? They seem to fill the fender openings because they are a little taller.

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Tom,

That car has been listed for a long time. I looked at it before I purchased mine. It has dropped from 13k down to 10k. If the guy would spend some money detailing the car and especially the engine (yuck), I think he could sell it. I'd rather pay 10 for yours any day, if my wife would let me have another one.

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here is the wheels and tires im running on 7071


Who is the manufacturer and wheel size? Those look great.

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joe they are real ferrari f430 italian 19" wheels and i am running michelin pilot y rated tires on it.

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dan im forever keeping 7071. but to all... the little 88 coupe test mule is now permenantly for sale. one of my buddies porsches i have been trying to buy for years i purchased it today. so.... 88 coupe, 4cyl, 5 speed, runs reliably and drives, needs paint and new interior. red with grey interior. $1200.00 it is also listed in the mall

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All of my Meras have 265 x 50 x15 tires all around. The one exception is an 88 that has 295 x 50 x15 tires on the back, This will change to the stock tire shortly after the engine conversion is completed.

Nelson

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All of my Meras have 265 x 50 x15 tires all around. The one exception is an 88 that has 295 x 50 x15 tires on the back, This will change to the stock tire shortly after the engine conversion is completed.

Nelson



Guess that is what I will go to as the 245/50-15 I have on the front are not avail. Where do you get your 265s?

I went back and looked at your dark gray car--I assume this has 265s all around--really looks good. Has this car been lowered?

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What is the widest tire I could put on the Chromadora rims?

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Hey, I should take my wife back to Hawaii. That's where we went on our honeymoon 31 years ago.

Oh well, back to the tire subject. #8085 has Goodyear Eagle II's on it. P235r60/15 front and P255r60/15 in back on the Chromadoras. I have another set of wheels that I ran on it before. They were Enkei 16" rims with Toyo v-rated tires. I am now running those on my gold 87 GT. Lafierte (youngest son) and me took the Mera and the gold 87 to the Tyler Shipman memorial car show two weekends ago.
The right rear rim on the Mera seems to have a slight bend in it because I noticed some "waddling" at around 70 mph on the 400 mile round-trip. We met a lot of TERRIFIC Fiero people there. Someone said that Keystone Wheels in Minneapolis could true up the rim for me.
Anyway, the P255r60/15's on the back are as wide as you can go, otherwise the tire will rub on the mud sheild on the strut. It is also Goodyear's maximum recommended tire width for that rim width (rim is 7 inches wide). Other than the issue with that one wheel that needs a bit of attention, the car handles just as wheel with the R-rated (and much less expensive) Goodyears on it as it did with the V-rated tires. I'm not going to be driving it at over 100mph anyway!

Here are some pics to show the difference. The first is my son Jeff's ( pff-id LaFierte) high school grad picture, taken with the Mera when it had Enkei's on it:


Jeff took this picture on the way back from Frazee, MN at highway speed. These are the Chromadoras with the Goodyears, and that rear wheel is the offending one:


Here is the gold 87 GT that Jeff drove up the the Tyler Shipman Memorial with the same Enkei's and Toyo's on it:


The Toyo's are p235v50/16's rear and p215v50/16 front. Because of the outside offset of these Enkei rims, the rear tires barely clear the strut mud shields in the back. There is less than 1/4 inch clearence.

I hope this helps! Have a great day...work is calling ....

~~Dan aka GMplastic


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Good Grief!

I should learn to proof read! "Just as wheel," should read, "just as well."
I am semantically embarrassed. Had wheels on my mind.

LOL!
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The Eagle IIs fill the wheel well nicely--has the car been lowered?

OBTW, nice cars!

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The cars are both stock ride height...
That's a good point. Neither of the cars shown has been lowered. If your car has, those tire sizes probably won't work out so well.
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Oh, such neglect.







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the neglected rebody on ebay looks like a saveable car for someone. but lots of work....

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