Man that sucks, I had a similar incident several years ago when I converted my sons 87GT to a 3800SC. On its maiden voyage, the small amount of built up oil from the donor cars heat shielding on the back exhaust header caught fire but I was fortunate to be close to my brothers garage and a hose and extinguisher. I had to remove the entire engine assembly and build another totally new wiring harness including splicing in another main harness to C500 from a donor car. This was after I felt I took great care to clean all the baked in oil within the shields. I re-installed as many sparkling clean heat shields as possible, along with header wrap on the 2nd build. I also installed the aluminum valve covers from ZZP and the best gaskets possible. It has been over two years and its running great, it's his daily driver.. Always remember that the 3800 series engines had a known engine burn problem from day one that many grand prix owners may not have been aware of as the valve covers would leak and drip oil on the stock wiring guides, eventually creating an oil mist and many a car fire. I know as my 2003 Grand Prix burnt to the ground one day. This should have been a major recall but alas it did not get the publicity it should have. GM would/will replace your valve cover gaskets I believe, if you still own a grand Prix and it hasn't been done.
Low blow not my intention at all. Lets be honest here, our Fieros are not worth much on paper. If it is a member here why not just part the car out because they know what they have and should know what everything is worth right?
Of coarse they would need to buy the car back in order to do so, and that could just be a hassle in itself. Needless to say that situation does suck for sure.
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Haha it's funny because here in Canada Haggarty values are cars high. In perspective, I have an 87 mint with 42000 miles on it and replacement value is 14k Canadian which is 11k usd. I think their valued higher here in Canada because the insurance company is factoring in most likely having to import one from the us in order to replace it so the look at exchange rate and import charges as part of their evaluation. And by the way I was just making a joke on your post