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***Found the illusive factory installed V8 Fiero*** by BlackThunderGT
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Report this Post05-02-2014 04:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlackThunderGTSend a Private Message to BlackThunderGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Not my car!

Not my ad!

Post for humor only!!!

http://indianapolis.craigsl.../cto/4443908228.html

YOU WANT FIND ANOTHER PUT TOGETHER LIKE THIS. WAS DONE IN FIERO PLANT AS A PROMOTIONAL CAR. NOT A BUTCHERED UP JOB. NO FABRICATION DONE ON THIS ONE. $ 5000.00 CASH OR TRADE UP OR DOWN. ONLY 69000 MI. CALL
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Report this Post05-02-2014 04:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks like a Fiero Factory installation.
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Originally posted by Old Lar:

Looks like a Fiero Factory installation.


Yeah, especially if that's a 4.9 Caddy. But the ad didn't say anything about the engine specs.
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The car's so fast, it travelled through time to get an engine that's 6 years newer than the car itself!
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Is that dryer vent pipe I see connected to the air cleaner?
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YOU WANT FIND ANOTHER PUT TOGETHER LIKE THIS.

Nor will you find another sentence like this, which is a good thing.
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Probably a Fiero Factory install and assumed it was the Pontiac Fiero Factory....
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Hey BlackThunder,

I like your use of the word "illusive" as opposed to "elusive" so as to mean "based on an illusion".

That's what you meant right...?
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I threw up in my mouth a little bit
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Originally posted by Rsvl-Rider:

Hey BlackThunder,

I like your use of the word "illusive" as opposed to "elusive" so as to mean "based on an illusion".

That's what you meant right...?


Yes!

I couldn't resist posting it that way.
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Yeah, that's one of Ed's installs......the owner probably does believe it was installed at the Fiero Factory....
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Ed used dryer vent for the intake?
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Report this Post05-02-2014 08:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LT188GTClick Here to Email LT188GTSend a Private Message to LT188GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Could it be the one of a kind promotional 4.9?


 
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The car's so fast, it travelled through time to get an engine that's 6 years newer than the car itself!


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Ya, the Pontiac Fiero factory would never be putting a Caddy motor in it. It would be a Pontiac 307/350 or a nondiscript Chevy.
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I have it on good authority that the engine bay of a Fiero was designed from the beginning for a transverse aluminum V8. The source of the info is unimpeachable and told me at the 20th show.....where he was an invited guest.
So, what aluminum transverse V8 did GM have during the design phase of the Fiero, and what did it evolve into later on?
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Would that have been the Northstar V-8?
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Originally posted by Csjag:

Would that have been the Northstar V-8?


The LT5 was what went in the Corvette Indy concept in '86, I think. They may have been planning to put a smaller V8 from the Lotus side in it, as GM was doing several things with Lotus at the time, including developing the LT5 and the Corvette ZR1. They'd just developed an engine for Indy as well, with Lotus.
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Originally posted by Csjag:

Is that dryer vent pipe I see connected to the air cleaner?


http://www.gates.com/produc...on-control-duct-hose
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

Ya, the Pontiac Fiero factory would never be putting a Caddy motor in it. It would be a Pontiac 307/350 or a nondiscript Chevy.


Pontiac stopped making V8 engines after '81. If it was factory, it would be a Chevy 305 or 350.
The Caddy 4.1 V8 was out at the time. The 4.5L came out in '88.
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Pontiac stopped making V8 engines after '81. If it was factory, it would be a Chevy 305 or 350.
The Caddy 4.1 V8 was out at the time. The 4.5L came out in '88.


Ding ding ding.
They were looking at the Caddy aluminum V8.....which finally grew into the 4.9 .....

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Originally posted by jscott1:

Ed used dryer vent for the intake?


I have a Fiero Factory installed 4.9 in my Formula and it doesn't have a dryer vent for the intake. They probably lost the hose that was there.
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Originally posted by jscott1:

Ed used dryer vent for the intake?


What's wrong with dryer vent? Lol! Works great (duct was missing from '87 donor car):


Replaced later with $10 Pick & Pull duct: (prefer OEM style parts...)

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What's wrong with dryer vent? Lol! Works great



I was pretty sure Ed never used dryer duct. I bet aluminum foil and duct tape would work as well, but it doesn't look professional.

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I wonder which auto tranny they used? (Two dip sticks give it away.)
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They would use the 4T60E from the 4.9.
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I was pretty sure Ed never used dryer duct. I bet aluminum foil and duct tape would work as well, but it doesn't look professional.


Mine was an early swap, had the aluminum duct, later on they used the Camaro duct....
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A lot of generic air intake flex duct looks like dryer vent. It has more reinforcement to keep it from collapsing under vacuum, but looks similar. It used to be used a lot on heat risers from the exhaust manifold up to the air cleaner snorkel. You can buy them in various sizes at most auto parts stores. I used a 3" diameter one for my "cold air" intake on my Formula when I removed the water diverter box.
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