Many forum posts about engine swaps referred to FieroAddiction(.com), which is no longer active. I reached out to RockCrawl directly and was granted permission to resurrect the site content. It is available on my website for now, until I can get "FieroAddiction(.com)" transferred over to me. I've reformatted the site to be mobile-friendly, but have not changed the actual procedures or technical information. Here is the link: http://www.nathanbittinger.com/fieroaddiction/
[This message has been edited by omninate (edited 06-15-2015).]
Jon (Rockcrawl) was an excellent designer, mechanic and fabricator of swap parts. He came on real strong in the late 1990's doing a 4.9L , 3800, N* , 3400 swaps and a kit car. After a couple of years he faded out of the hobby as fast as he came into it. It was good of him to share his swap tips and web content with us. The last Fiero that he owned was a N* turbo Fiero. Jon may still have that car but I haven't seen him at the PA shows in years.
------------------ " THE BLACK PARALYZER" -87GT 3800SC Series III engine, custom ZZP /Frozen Boost Intercooler setup, 3.4" Pulley, Northstar TB, LS1 MAF, 3" Flotech Afterburner Exhaust, Autolite 104's, MSD wires, Custom CAI, 4T65eHD w. custom axles, HP Tuners VCM Suite. "THE COLUSSUS" 87GT - ALL OUT 3.4L Turbocharged engine, Garrett Hybrid Turbo, MSD ign., modified TH125H " ON THE LOOSE WITHOUT THE JUICE "
Originally posted by Tony Kania: Refer to Dratt's prior post.
Missed it. I guess that Jon sold everything Fiero related. I find it odd that someone who was so interested and involved in this hobby would make an exit from it after two years. Jon was a good guy that contributed much to the Fiero community and gladly shared his knowledge of projects. I guess that Jon changed his lifestyle, interests and moved on. Its great to hear that the Fiero Addiction web material will be back online. You add this to what Ryan at Sinister has done (another great guy IMO) and you will have a virtual swap guide covering 3800SC, Ls4, and 4.9L swaps. ------------------ " THE BLACK PARALYZER" -87GT 3800SC Series III engine, custom ZZP /Frozen Boost Intercooler setup, 3.4" Pulley, Northstar TB, LS1 MAF, 3" Flotech Afterburner Exhaust, Autolite 104's, MSD wires, Custom CAI, 4T65eHD w. custom axles, HP Tuners VCM Suite. "THE COLUSSUS" 87GT - ALL OUT 3.4L Turbocharged engine, Garrett Hybrid Turbo, MSD ign., modified TH125H " ON THE LOOSE WITHOUT THE JUICE "
[This message has been edited by Dennis LaGrua (edited 06-19-2015).]
It's great to see some of his work back online. Jon's a great guy and friend who has helped out many for a longer period of time than many may have realized. We all move on to new and different things as we get older. I was out of fieros for quite some time and just last year i gave it one more try. Stopped over at Jon's place and he laughed and said thought you were done with those too. In any case glad to see some of that info back up.
I've got a PDF of IRM's old Quad 4 installation manual, if you want to add it to the site. Since IRM is long gone, I'm guessing it's now "public domain".
If you want it, and I don't see your response, here, please shoot me a PM.
Pretty sure it's not public domain (the author hasn't been dead for 70 years I'm sure). Does it state a copyright on it? I'm guessing it doesn't. Was any of the property/rights sold off over the years? I know Arraut has a lineage through multiple owners and names, was IRM in the mix any where?