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Buying a fiero by BMcCall
Started on: 01-02-2016 11:54 AM
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Last post by: Jason88Notchie on 01-04-2016 06:34 AM
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Report this Post01-02-2016 11:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BMcCallSend a Private Message to BMcCallEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Happy New Year everybody. Need a little advice about buying a fiero. I am looking for a fun summertime car, that I can update with some new comforts. I am a huge fan of fastback fieros, my first car was a grand am gt. Question I have is should I buy a original car or get one with the engine swap done already? I like the 3.8sc swap the most and was wondering the pros and cons of getting it done verse purchasing it already finished. I would prefer something that I can drive while updating the interior and the paint. Any and all advice is appreciated.
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Report this Post01-02-2016 12:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DanyelClick Here to visit Danyel's HomePageSend a Private Message to DanyelEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hello and welcome to the madness.

You do not state if you have a garage and tools and mechanical knowledge required to do this swap ... here is my opinion. If you do have the the previously stated requirements you shouild do it yourself ... this to avoid any PO issues. If you do not have the mentioned requirements then buy one already done ... either way you will need money and alot more if you do it yourself. I owned a V8 86 GT and it does cost alot more money to do it yourself then buy one already done.

Good luck with your quest ... you will find here a wealth of knowledge ... the SEARCH button is your best friend
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Report this Post01-02-2016 12:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BMcCallSend a Private Message to BMcCallEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sorry about that. Yes I have a garage, but don't have the knowledge to swap myself. My thing was perhaps I could control the miles on the motor or how performance minded the car is.
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Knowledge is easy to come by, there's a TON of it on this forum. If you've got a Fiero problem, most likely someone on here has had it before you.
Experience on the other hand usually arrives just after you need it!

I've always said I'd never buy someone else's swap. Who knows what they did. It may work but is it safe and is it reliable are the two big questions to ask.

More important than anything else though is budget. Do you have the funds to buy the gear/tools you'll need to do a swap yourself or to even work on an already done one that maybe needs 'work'.
Also, are you married. I've found the wife limit for cars in garage that are not moving because they are in pieces is about 18 months LOL!

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Report this Post01-02-2016 01:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BMcCallSend a Private Message to BMcCallEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Dave , no not married but there is another half that would complain about a car not moving. Like I said I would like to buy a driver first and if I did do a swap get it done over the winter months. Just want something a little different than other people have floating around here. Was interested in something like an old Mopar but those prices are through the roof so second love is a fiero or a daytona. Love the fastbacks.
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Report this Post01-04-2016 06:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Jason88NotchieClick Here to Email Jason88NotchieSend a Private Message to Jason88NotchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Look for a nice GT and drive it for a while. Enjoy the car and if it's worthy of a swap then do it. Don't buy the car then do a swap ASAP. These things are a labor of love. You'll just end up with a unfinished car sitting in the garage.
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