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World's slowest Fiero/Quad 4 Swap by Quad Raider
Started on: 07-15-2017 09:17 PM
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Last post by: Quadfather on 07-10-2020 01:20 PM
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Great build.

I can certainly relate to your frustrations, but keep chugging away. You'l love it when you're cruising around.

Take care,

Bob

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Ah, man, it’s great to hear from you. Yes, I still have those tubes. If I recall, I had to cut them to get them to fit in the box, but I marked them carefully so they could be welded back in the right orientation. The box is still in the attic and I think it has your name and address on it.

I’ll get over to the shop in the next day or so and get up there to make sure the box is still there.



I braved the ridiculous heat and humidity and confirmed the box was still in the attic.



And here it is in the back of my truck about to be brought to my house.



If you still want the tubes, drop me a line at 918raider@gmail.com and we’ll figure it out. I’d love to hear your story and I’d be tickled for you to get these tubes if you still want them.
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While I was over at the shop I spent some time finishing up my homemade HVAC squirrel cage shop fan.

I made this pedestal a year or two ago out of a brake rotor, axle hub and a piece of pipe. My plan was to use it as a computer stand with a swiveling arm, but I changed my mind and it had been sitting in the shop next to the bench grinder ever since.

I added the T section to create a pedestal for the squirrel cage.



Tonight I added a switch and some wire clips to secure everything.



It blows so much air I worry the brake rotor isn’t heavy enough to keep it upright. I may weld another rotor to the bottom of this one. Anyway, it works great considering I spent about $20 on it.

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On the way home from work I bought a capacitor for the other squirrel cage the parts guy gave me. It was only $8, and when I plugged it in and wired the motor, presto, it worked.

It works so well like this, with the motor side up, I’ll probably cut a piece of plywood for the bottom, then suspend it from the ceiling at the back of the shop.



The shop is just so hot and humid, it’s difficult to focus on any task that requires sustained concentration.
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I quit using all social media a few weeks ago, and that coupled with finally having broadband means I’ve been spending a lot of time on YouTube over the last few months. In the process, I discovered a series of videos from a guy in Maryland who put a Quad in a Fiero.

Actually, he put a 2.4 twin cam, the later version, in his Fiero. His videos are entertaining and informative, but he hasn’t done an episode specifically on wiring, so I’m anxious to see that.

I think he’s also given up on the twin cam because someone sold him a bored out 2.8 L V-6 with all the fixings.

Here’s one of his episodes.

https://youtu.be/G2xI1JJnN_4
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Great build.

I can certainly relate to your frustrations, but keep chugging away. You'l love it when you're cruising around.

Take care,

Bob




Thank you, sir. That’s what I keep telling myself.

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Haven't spent much time in the shop, thanks to the holiday and being busy at work. I've been spending time looking around the internet trying to find the information that I read ten years ago when I first started considering this engine swap.

One small task I have been making progress on is which shifter handle to use. My son found a small aluminum sphere on the street in downtown Tulsa which is just about the perfect diameter for a shifter handle. I somehow haven't managed to take a photo of it, but I will eventually. In the meantime, I've been thinking about how to attach it to my shortened shifter rod. At first I figured I'd just drill a big hole in it and epoxy a nut into it.

To do that, I needed to know the thread size, so I took the shifter to my favorite bolt shop, The Rule Co. which is just east of downtown Tulsa. I love this place. No matter what weird fastener I need, they always have it.



For posterity's sake, the shifter thread is M16 x 1.5mm. I bought a couple nuts for a total of about $2.



But then I got to thinking that the hole would have to be very large in order to accept a nut, and since the ball is aluminum a tap should work pretty well, so I ordered one from Amazon.



The internet says to use a 14.7mm drill for an M16 x 1.5mm tap, but I haven't had a chance to track one down.
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