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1987 FIERO TURBO v8 is now mine !! by Fiero Turbo NS
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Report this Post11-21-2019 02:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero Turbo NSClick Here to Email Fiero Turbo NSSend a Private Message to Fiero Turbo NSReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hello All !! well somehow, maybe through my love of Fiero cars over the years I ended up with this car. Possibly a lot of folks here have seen pictures of this car as I can easily find them on the internet when you use the search posted in my subject line. I can't believe I own this car now! Always wanted a V8 fiero, any v8 will do haha ! but this car is neat. Anyway, working on getting it drivable again as it must have sat in a barn somewhere for a long time. Being a mostly chevy guy, I of course wish I had a small block chevy of any generation rather than this N* but hey, what am I gonna do but make it SING !! So far I have put a new Delco water pump impeller and added a Bosch water circulator for the cabin heat just to help it out... N* never had to push coolant so far and I like cabin heat. Tightened up all the myriad of hose clamps and added a few more in places critical like fuel etc... The turbo is still not quite 100% until I get the baby burped (cooling system) I cannot get on with other systems tests. Runs very smooth, nice soft motor mounts and excellent exhaust sounds like a regular v8 not a crazy loud v8 that most have due to lack of space. Anyone curious about the car drop me a line, although I may only be here once a week due to always working on something. Thanks

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Report this Post11-21-2019 03:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpadesluckSend a Private Message to SpadesluckReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Welcome to the forums! Even if google can find pictures it's always nice to have them in the threads.
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Report this Post11-21-2019 04:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero Turbo NSClick Here to Email Fiero Turbo NSSend a Private Message to Fiero Turbo NSReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
not sure how to post a current photo here. but here is a link in the following reply below, from before I got the car


I am currently seeking more info on the car, I am definitely an excited new owner!

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http://web.archive.org/web/.../turbonorthstar.html

this should work

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Originally posted by Fiero Turbo NS:

not sure how to post a current photo here. but here is a link in the following reply below, from before I got the car


If running a Windows PC, download and install PIP to host and post images here. Max width - 1024 pixels. Max file size - 300 kb.




The cat's in the trunk? Damn, I think it would get awfully hot in there. I don't think I've ever seen this Fiero pictured here before... don't recognize that exhaust system.

Found a recent thread on this car's builder - Jon Lagler is Back

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Report this Post11-21-2019 09:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero Turbo NSClick Here to Email Fiero Turbo NSSend a Private Message to Fiero Turbo NSReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
thanks Patrick ! yes that's the car. I did not get the shiny cat though haha just the straight pipe was in it. I just returned from the local pick n pull with a small load of awesome custom plumbing from a N* to help sort out the air purge system to keep it cool for good. I feel very lucky to have went there today and stumbled across exactly what I wanted. I've read a lot of threads on this issue, will be plumbing up some stuff tomorrow.

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https://scontent-sea1-1.xx....31cd07b1&oe=5E809B96

Patrick, there is a large vent nicely cut out of deck lid, just above the cat/intercooler area
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Originally posted by Fiero Turbo NS:

Patrick, there is a large vent nicely cut out of deck lid, just above the cat/intercooler area


Ah... well, there'd have to be!
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That's a car I'd coveted in the not so distant past. But it was a long way away and in unknown mechanical condition for a significant amount of money, if I'm thinking of the same car. IMO, the N* needs a turbo. It sounds glorious winding out as is, but to me it's underwhelming in a full sized Cadillac. In the Fiero obviously different, but I can tell it would always lack compared to the brutality of the comparable LS turbo swap. My 4.5 swap is enough to keep up with today's common daily drivers, but not really inspiring. Just fun.
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