A replay of the meeting should be up on http//fierofocus.com in a few days.
Our next meeting will be March 15th and will be streamed
The first topic will be presented by Mark Sobolewski (aka Firefox) , a local Fiero enthusiast who will be discussing tips on how to touch up paint and do minor repairs to the exterior panels on your Fiero. It will cover some easy repairs of minor scuffs, nicks and chips as well as tips for keeping your car’s appearance looking good. He will also discuss methods of preventing the paint/clearcoat from peeling. Mark has done a lot of paint and bodywork for many of V8 Archie's customers, as well as many other NIFE club members.
Our second discussion will be with NIFE Member Tom Rominski (aka crateenginedepot) who has been in the GM parts business for 38 years. He is currently working at Rock Chevrolet in Grayslake, IL where he manages an online website selling everything from nuts, bolts and clips, to 750 HP GM performance engines. Having access to GM’s catalogs and GM’s locator service he can search for discontinued GM parts at any GM dealer or warehouse across the US. Between searching GM, AC/Delco and his locator sources, he is able to find a lot of parts for which your average dealer won’t spend the time helping you.
Tom has hosted shows like the World Of wheels, Corvette And Muscle Car Nationals, and the Autorama (back to the 1950’s). As a result, Tom has been able to meet and work with a lot of GM’s engineers and GM support people over the years. Since his primary job is selling GM engines, it was only natural for him to include parts for older vehicles with that which he now sells. His first project was V8-ing a Chevy Astro van. His latest conversion was swapping a LS3 V8 into his ‘85 Fiero SE. He will discuss in detail, examples of where you can find the parts on your own, what to look for, how to shop for the best deal and not get caught up in the lowest price scams.
[This message has been edited by mrfred8 (edited 02-15-2014).]