It has taken much longer than anticipated to get everything situated from my relocation back to IL, and for that I apologize to my customers and want-to-be customers.
Fortunately we are now settled and I have been busy the past several weeks pulling equipment and parts out of storage and getting my shop area setup. So within a few short weeks I will be back to selling most of my products.
It has been nearly 5 years since I developed the Fieroguru 13" brake kit, and I have never publicly shared the rotor application it was based on, that information was reserved for those who purchased the kit. However, as I get everything restarted, I think its time to share this information: Fieroguru 13" kit uses 4 rear rotors from the GM Lambda platform: 2007-2010 Saturn Outlook 2007-2016 GMC Acadia 2008-2016 Buick Enclave 2009-2016 Chevy Traverse
I do have less free time than I did in KY, and I want to still be able to continue my R&D efforts on various fiero fronts, so the following items I will no longer be offered: Concentric rings for other brake kits Rotors drilled to the 5x100 pattern for other vendor's brake kits Custom machine work Engine swaps for others - might revisit this in a year or two.
I do have less free time than I did in KY, and I want to still be able to continue my R&D efforts on various fiero fronts...
Might I suggest an "all inclusive" F23 swap kit? Mounting brackets, shift cable adapter hardware, and TOB spacer? The F23 has become fairly popular, and parts still seem to not be readily available. (I've never done an F23, so I may have misspoken about needed items.)
Originally posted by Raydar: Might I suggest an "all inclusive" F23 swap kit? Mounting brackets, shift cable adapter hardware, and TOB spacer? The F23 has become fairly popular, and parts still seem to not be readily available. (I've never done an F23, so I may have misspoken about needed items.)
Having done a F23 swap and driven it about 500 miles, I just didn't like the driving experience as compared to the F40 - this is simply personal preference. I would drive the LS4/F40 to work and back, then take the SBC/F23 out after work for shake down runs, tuning, and driving the back roads. The only thing I found better was the F23 shifts like a knife through butter vs. the notchiness off the F40.
My R&D efforts for the distant future will be focused on finishing up all my LS4/F40/4T65e-hd product development and a couple of other drivetrain related fronts.
I have no immediate plans to do anything more with the F23 or 84-87 brake kits for that matter.
While I have one of the 88 versions of this installed on my LS4/F40 Fiero, and it is a great product that does exactly what it is supposed to, I have no intentions of doing anything but using it. Aaron88 had a great and unique idea for the Fiero and his product simply worked. While he hasn't been around for a couple of years likely due to other factors in his personal life, I fully understand this having taken nearly 1.5 years to get situated post relocation.
As far as I am concerned, this product is for aaron88 to bring back when he is ready.
As I prepare to reopen and have been answering a flood of PMs about availability, I went ahead and took an inventory:
13" brake kit: 27 hardware kits in stock - I order rotors on an as needed basis 12" brake kit: 4 hardware kits in stock - rotors ordered as needed Lateral Link Relocation Brackets: parts for 7 sets in stock, just need to be assembled and welded F40 Shift Cable Bracket: parts for 14 brackets and reverse lockouts in stock, just need to be assembled and welded F23/F40 Clutch Line Connector: 11 in stock
As each product reaches its own reorder threshold, they will be replenished. Fortunately, my relocation back to IL has me significantly closer to the machine shop that cuts all my parts.
By this coming weekend, I will have 220V in the garage and plan to move the last of my equipment (metal brake and vertical mill) into the garage. I am planning to take a 4 day weekend the following weekend to get all the needed parts assembled and painted.
With regards to the brake bias adjuster that Aaron88 made , there are alternatives . Willwood makes simple bias valves as well as a combo valve that looks like it could replace the stock unit with a bit of plumbing changes .They are all less than a 100.00 from Summit Racing .
Yeah, I was looking at the Wilwood prop valve. I have some questions though, like can it be used to increase the rear line pressure. It seems adjustable prop valves typically are made to reduce rear line pressure.
Maybe I should start a new thread?
[This message has been edited by Blacktree (edited 03-17-2016).]
It does reduce pressure down from a 100% starting point if am reading the info properly .Since the stock unit has already reduced way below what most of us want already , then one of these units should let us get to something higher than what we have now .I am getting the passenger front wheel lock up so I am going to level my car tomorrow and if that does not help I will get one of the Willwood units .Then yes we should get out of Guru's thread .