Its been 2 days of hard work had to do alot structural fixing due to rust but all is done ... then next two pics shows the work done on the frame and the craddle anchor points. The Widow is now firm and capable of handling the V8 torque.
5.7 L now in its final resting position almost ready to start .. tomorrow
Finally got the coil-overs back on yeahh !!!!
Waiting for the resine to dry ... one battery box coming up
Got the battery box out of the mold sanded and painted ... and did some final assembly on the engine brakes and suspension. Gonna be gone till monday so I will not be able to post engine start up this weekend. Will do monday night. Here are todays pics
Battery box sanded and ready for a coat of primer then painted gloss black
Engine ready to receive the fluids got a couple of wire to plug in
The Widow waiting patiently for her new heart transplant to be done
Muffler still sitting under her oh well monday shell be about purring !!
She is FINALLY alive !!!! New totally rebuilt engine too much to list, New Centerforce clutch, Rear SpaceFrame solidifying and 5K dollars later She's finally running .... The engine purrs like a kitten but she accelarates like a cheetah... cracked my skulll on the rear glass duh I forgot to bolt the seat in *dumb-ass* when I hit the gas it gave me a head ache ...stupid seat bolts .... so heres the video
Started the battery box relocation tonight .. measure 5 times cut once
Hole is cut ..so far so good
Bolted down my home made battery box ... looking good
Drilled holes for the battery tie down rods ..cut them to size and used an L shape metal piece to connect the 2 bolts together works fine .. the battery is really held down properly.
Now I got the coil overs to adjust I'm over 4 inches too high ... will do tomorrow. Got the Gen 2 headlight wiring to check only the LH marker and turn signal lights up ... I have the rear decklid to cut for the air filter to fit. .... Got a show this weekend still lots to do and then wash wax and polish her up for the people to see her...
... Now I got the coil overs to adjust I'm over 4 inches too high ... will do tomorrow. Got the Gen 2 headlight wiring to check only the LH marker and turn signal lights up ... I have the rear decklid to cut for the air filter to fit. .... Got a show this weekend still lots to do and then wash wax and polish her up for the people to see her...
The Widow is now washed waxed and ready to go for tomorrow 08:00 am car show" Wifey and I spent the whole day on her cleaning EVERYTHING ..engine compartement included. Also we did some touch up paint (front end scrapping on sidewalks) grrr ... so we are all ready to go to Frazee ... our trip starts on the 18th ... I wanted to say also I will post a thread of the Tylers Toy memoriabilia Ebay auction which will start on Monday for 2 weeks ALL PROFITS go to the Shipmans ... I do have some shipping charges for the 2 dozen shirts that was sent to me UPS COD cost me 150$ total ... anyway I"ll figure out something ... but all profits will be brought to Frazee ..... here are todays pics of the Widow all nice and perty ready for tomorrow.....
PS 87antuzzi That pic was taken BEFORE I fixed it up and cleaned it .. THX for the warning
Spent the whole day at the show .... was really great... nice and sunny for a change ... the only fiero there...met alot of people who were suprised to see a Mid engine V8 Pontiac Fiero ... and YES they ALL asked "Didn't those catch fire?" I told them all ...not with a V8 its too fast to be caught some of them as they walked by said yeah I remember those cars they really had nice doors LOLOLOL. There were over 1500 cars present and most of them were from the 50s 60s era. Here are the pics
Falcon_ca....... thanks... yeppp still trying to find Why on the highway she goes up to 210+ .... and as soon as I'm in heavy traffic she's back down to 180-190.... all my shrouds are there and the lower deflector too..... I cut the bottom out of my chin spoiler .... still overheats..... working on it but I got only 3 days before Frazee trip ... looks like we might be changing to the Vibe for the trip
madcurl ---- THANKS !!! ....took 3 months to get them... I think it goes well with the theme of the car ... gonna have to order some more though got one stolen so far grrr ...
Here a show pic of me coming in taken by the organizers
I think this picture should show more attitude: Whadda you lookin' at!?! You lookin' at me? You better say somethin' NICE about my car because I know people in K-Beck .....One phone call is all it takes and you'll be flyin' with the Pegasus !
ahhh haaa you guys are really curious !!!! but I must admit I am a little late .... I've been waiting for news on two things ... but I dont want to spill the beans right yet !!! More info as soon as I get my replies !!!! New rustless fiero in rolling chassis ?? ... maybe .... maybe not I will post the news soon !!
Its been a couple of months since I posted anything good here ... I want to do a recap of the last past months.... As some of you know the trip to Frazee had to be done with the Pontiac Vibe because The Widow was always overheating on the highway. Spent 3 weeks on a road trip to Frazee and back and it was really GREAT. I finally got to meet the Shipmans and other fiero brothers and sisters.... what a ball !!! Just a beautiful fun group to be with ...The trip/vacation help put back into perspective the whole Tyler's Toy Project. The wife and I had lots of fun and will remember these precious moments forever. Here are a couple of pics of our Frazee trip ... out of the build context but important.
Tent is up we're ready to PARTY!!!!
The Shipman's with the Emmy Award (Kare 11 Boyd Huppert)
Wife got to drive for the first time a Fiero ... Casey's Fiero
Was honored to sign Tylers Car officially being a Build Team Member !!!
The build team key chain shield I received also !!!
Sign post 1156 mi to Levis ... but we took the LONG way there over 2.5K mi. Via Detroit /Chicago
The Shipman Family and I with the official Bombardier Flag
Thanks to the Shipmans for their hospitality ... we will be back in 2014 for the 5th Annual.. this time with the Widow for sure. (Even if I have to push it there !!!)
To get back into context I had put the news on ice for a while because I just wanted to ride around in the Widow ... which I did ... but on the last week end the gas pump broke ... brought it back to the garage on a flatbed and decided that was it for the fiero season... time to start planning and buying new stuff ... I found a rolling chassis in the USA and will be picking it up next summer but in the meantime I can do the bodymods to this one. I will do a NEW thread of the rebuild of the Widow in 2012 -2013.
Here are the highlights of the 2012-2013 Widow rebuild
1. strip new spaceframe and repaint 2. choptop 3. new wheels (18 frt and 19 x 9.0 rear) 4. Redesigned front fascia 5. New paint scheme (Gun metal black and candy apple red metallic)
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Since the Widow is now back in the garage I recieved some new stuff These are 4 x 6 800k Pure White HIDs. WStarted to look at the rear 1 piece tail light panel that has been sitting on my workbench for 4 months .... I also receive 250 x .5 watts Pirahna LEDs ... lots of soldering in sight !!! Winter is coming fast and I'm spending ALOT of time on Ebay..... todays pics ... more to come