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Added a 88 Formula to the heard today by Fiero Thomas
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Added an 88 formula to the heard today. Got the car from the original owner bought new in 88. it has 117,000 on the clock but it runs top notch. The paint is bad and it has steering wheel wobel that needs to be fixed. The car came with three pallets of extra parts. I have no clue what half the **** is that I got. The car is running on a straight pipe setup so it is really loud. In the parts is a new stainless steel exhaust set up complete with a new cat. Thinking about selling the cat. Other parts I will be listing soon for sale. Here are a couple of photos that I got tonight. I will add more later.

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Report this Post08-26-2019 10:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ToddsterClick Here to Email ToddsterSend a Private Message to ToddsterReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks just like the first Fiero I ever owned....actually, the first 2 I ever owned. I had to have a spare for parts afterall.
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Went and bought parts for it today. I got the radio bezel, trim piece for the door, and a trunk popper for less then 30.00

The interior is in not that bad of a shape. The dash is cracked but I got a new dash with it that is perfect. Will do that next year. Came with new floor mats as well. I got the radio today as well and speakers. Will put them in next weekend.







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Installed my radio today. I did the front speakers as well. The radio is an Alpine Bluetooth radio and cerwin vega speakers. Going to do the rear speakers on thursday.

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Report this Post09-24-2019 06:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero ThomasClick Here to visit Fiero Thomas's HomePageClick Here to Email Fiero ThomasSend a Private Message to Fiero ThomasReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well today I took her from one shop to another. Had all the oil leaks fixed on the car and a new oil pan put in. Got the stearing wheel woble fixed. The issue I have now is the trans is leaking from the shaft and soaking the clutch. I have worked with the people that I dropped the car off before. They are a real good shop. I asked them to put in a used trans and a new clutch at the least. Or rebuild the one that is there. I have to keep this on the cheap.

Today I also installed LED headlights, LED dome lights. I put in a new pulse board for the wipers and that made my issues worse so I took it out and requested an RMA for it. Installed new horn buttons as well. Sorry no pics today. I will update when I get some news.

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Is that a factory amp behind the carpet on the passenger side?
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Is that a factory amp behind the carpet on the passenger side?


There is no amp there at this time. I will be adding this soon
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Report this Post09-26-2019 10:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero ThomasClick Here to visit Fiero Thomas's HomePageClick Here to Email Fiero ThomasSend a Private Message to Fiero ThomasReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Got the call from the trans shop today. Looks like there is a big hole in the trans that was siliconed to try to keep the fluid in the car. So they found a used trans in the us. He said its very hard to find a trans for the car due to it being an 88. But it will be fixed.
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that isn't an 88-only transmission...
86-88 and also Cavalier 5 speed getrags can be used if you reverse the direction of the shift arms...
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Originally posted by lou_dias:

that isn't an 88-only transmission...
86-88 and also Cavalier 5 speed getrags can be used if you reverse the direction of the shift arms...


Sounds good. I will let them know. I am new to the 88 life so I am learning alot. I have always had 85 86 or 87 cars. This is my 11th Fiero and second 88 and the first one with a manual.

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Nice! Did you pick that up after I was there or was it at the shop? I have an 88, let me know if you need an extra pair of hands. I also may need parts when you list them
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Originally posted by Dragonfish:

Nice! Did you pick that up after I was there or was it at the shop? I have an 88, let me know if you need an extra pair of hands. I also may need parts when you list them


Always looking for people to help out. The car should be mechanically sound after this. I am going to do the front end next year. Going to get all KYB shocks and struts all around. Koni is just to expensive. If you ever want to have the Fieros hang out on the weekend let me know. Hope I wont be without her for to long.

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Originally posted by lou_dias:

that isn't an 88-only transmission...
86-88 and also Cavalier 5 speed getrags can be used if you reverse the direction of the shift arms...


I'd think Beretta/Corsica would work too; might get you up to a '93 model...

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Thank you for all the input guys. I just hope to have her by the 19th so I can take her on the fall color tour with NIFE.

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Got the Formula back from the trans shop and wow what a difference. It shifts so nice and smooth now its great. The old trans was in very bad shape. He showed me all the damage and the holes that were siliconed and it was a mess. The input shaft was off center as well. Next is the breaks on the rear then next summer I am going to do the front end and paint

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The Getrag is a very good transmission. In fact, most of the race prepped Fieros out there used the same transmission (albeit with straight cut Webster gears).
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Sounds good Todd.

I wanted to say that they fixed my exhaust on my car for no charge as well. That is going to save me a trip to get it fixed. They are a really Fiero friendly shop.
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Got the back rims on it today. When I got the car the front rims were gold and the back was black. Decided to go with the gold rims




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Great looking car. I'm biased, because I have an '87 coupe, but this is the best of the three body styles.
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Got the back rims on it today. When I got the car the front rims were gold and the back was black. Decided to go with the gold rims




Thank you for looking



You should consider going full Smokey and the Bandit with this. Gold pin striping and accents will really set it off!
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Originally posted by Toddster:
You should consider going full Smokey and the Bandit with this. Gold pin striping and accents will really set it off!


The plan is to put gold decals on the doors and trunk lid. Not sure about striping it but it sounds like a cool idea

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one last test

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testing out the new image poster

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I was looking at old pics of my 88 today and forgot how DAMN HIGH the front ends are from the factory!

Your Formula looks great!

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