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
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.
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.