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Audi A8 My Fiero by engine man
Started on: 06-10-2012 12:09 PM
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Report this Post12-13-2014 12:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for nitroheadz28Send a Private Message to nitroheadz28Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Congrats on getting it running and driving!! Thats a beautiful color and it looked like a fun little ride . Thanks for having the patience to finish the project and pioneer an Audi swap!

Hopefully you can get some sound clips with a good camera at some point, I'm sure it must sound awesome.

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Report this Post12-13-2014 06:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Thanks nitroheadz28 i can't wait for spring to get it out on the road and get it tuned and just maybe i will have the supercharger rebuilt so i can hopefully boost the power to 450 to 500 that would really put a smile on my face

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Report this Post12-15-2014 04:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I hope the guy selling me the supercharger isn't up to something now he has my money he is not emailing me back to tell me he has shipped it but i did use paypal and made sure i marked the payment for a item

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Report this Post12-16-2014 10:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

My girlfriend bought a new cat for here 2002 Audi. She found the cheapest price from an online retailer I'd never heard of before. After a week of no communication and no shipment of the part, she opened a paypal dispute at my suggestion. They immediately became responsive and shipped in a couple of days.

Don't hesitate to use the tools at your disposal. A week is enough time to ship it and certainly enough to send an email.

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Report this Post12-16-2014 12:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

yes i have had to do that in the past i don't get it though why are some like that i all ways have the part off and boxed to ship before i even sell it then just put the persons info down and get it out right away and i contact them and give them the shipping info but any how i am off to paypal to file

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Report this Post12-16-2014 06:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Dispute opened but so far no response but it has only been a few hours

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Report this Post12-17-2014 06:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

well so far no response from the guy and i pushed it up to a claim at paypal

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Report this Post12-18-2014 04:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for weaselbeakClick Here to Email weaselbeakSend a Private Message to weaselbeakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Lovely when somebody tries to take your money and run.....

You had a lot of naysayers when you started this project. You should be proud of accomplishing this swap, which was far from easy and not just a copy of someone else's work, either. Congrats from me!

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Report this Post12-18-2014 06:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

weaselbeak thanks I know there where the naysayer but I had started other projects and had to sell them so I am sure that played into it but this one I said I will finish it hell or high water even though I have needed the money at times I just wouldn't sell even with Family trying to get me to sell . I hope paypal gives me the money back or it just shows up but I don't think it will show as the guy stopped emailing me and never gave me any tracking info or even a shipping number

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Report this Post12-19-2014 04:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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i took it for a ride today she pulls pretty good but i had my dog with me so i didn't really beat on it...


 
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well i took the fiero for a ride today and i went home dropped the dog off and just tried it a bit...


Nice to hear that you take good care of Wally.

The car sounds great. This is a very interesting swap. Looking forward to the "finished" product.

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Report this Post12-19-2014 08:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Thanks Patrick it will be awhile before it is completed it needs body work, paint & interior work but i should have the running gear all done by the end of the summer at latest

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Report this Post12-21-2014 04:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I wish i was down south in warm weather i want to play dam it ! it's just cold and just enough snow to be crappy not even enough snow to really go snowmobiling.

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Report this Post12-28-2014 11:29 AM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

well paypal is getting me a refund and i am biding on a Eaton m122 off a 2010 Shelby GT500

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Report this Post12-28-2014 08:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ericjon262Send a Private Message to ericjon262Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

how do you plan to mount it? remote like a centrifugal unit, or on the engine as it would have been stock? planning on an intercooler?

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i am up in the air about mounting i think it would look cool on top but not sure if i could make a intercooler work but i do plan on water methanol injection but first i need to win the auction

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i am up in the air about mounting i think it would look cool on top but not sure if i could make a intercooler work but i do plan on water methanol injection but first i need to win the auction



good luck. here's some inspiration:

http://www.thirdgen.org/for...should-not-left.html

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Report this Post12-28-2014 09:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

look what i won

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look what i won


Congrats! you might want to see if you can get a spare engine to do mock ups on.

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Report this Post12-29-2014 08:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I am thinking mounting like the 3.8 supercharged Thunderbird that way i can have a intercooler

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I am thinking mounting like the 3.8 supercharged Thunderbird that way i can have a intercooler


did you check out the thread I linked to? the guy eventually went to an eaton M122(up from an M90) in a manner similar to the Tbird. He posted a bunch of neat stuff that might be helpful.

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thanks I did check it out I am going to have to get it and see what I have for space

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Report this Post01-01-2015 06:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

i know how i am going to put the blower on and have a water to air intercooler and it will be mounted to the top of the engine but it is to hard to explain

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Engine man

I have watched your build from the beginning. I commend you for pushing through all the roadblocks that were put in your way. I think the car is great and really like the longitudinal set-up over the transverse in a Fiero. I always thought a longitudinal set-up would make the Fiero a much better set-up. Just my opinion though so no flame throwing all please.... You have proved that a manual transaxle and engine can be put into a stock Fiero so us replica builders now know that a few inches stretch like a 355 Ferrari replica etc. will fit a longitudinal set-up very nicely.

I was wondering if you would be willing to write up an install/configuration (everything you had to do to get it running right) for your after market wiring and engine control into the Fiero as I know you went through a few convolutions to get it set-up. I got lost a bit when you were setting up the ecm.

What wring changes were required out of the C500 and how did you plug into the Fiero wiring for the speedo/tach etc.? Also you ended up with quite a fight with the module and ended up finding a fix with a setting?

Thanks again for sharing your adventure and I look forward to seeing how you install the blower....

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thanks 355Fiero for the complement as far as the wiring i did nothing to the C500 i just put the wires where they went and wiring the Megasquirt i just cut the wires from the Fiero ECU plugs and conected them back to the Megasquirt harness in othere words the O2 wire from the Fiero ecu plug was spliced to the O2 wire in the on the megasquirt harness. I havent tried to do the speedo but that i feel is going to need a Dakota Digital and the tach wire just needs to be hooked up to the megasquirt box and the tech it self will need to be modified for a V8

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this is a pic of a Audi V8 with a supercharger and he has used part of the original intake my plan is to mount my supercharger upside down line the Northstar one and it will kinda look like this

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this is a pic of a Audi V8 with a supercharger and he has used part of the original intake my plan is to mount my supercharger upside down line the Northstar one and it will kinda look like this


that's the exact way I was thinking it should be done, it's also how GM did the ZR1. it won't be easy, but I look forward to seeing it happen.

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tracking said supercharger is less than 200 miles away

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I got it and cant wait but it's a bit cold out

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If you haven't done so already, check out how APR set up supercharger kits for the 4.2L

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Report this Post01-07-2015 08:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

They are a nice kit but but Wow the price 17,000 way to much money

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found this company for intercoolers and i think i can get what i want for around $250 if you go to product photos then go down to liquid to air and letter D
http://www.bellintercoolers...motorLiquidCore.html

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well i went out and looked at things and it looks like i will need to move part of the firewall forward for room but i think it wont be anymore than 2 inches from the top down to the fuel tank tunnel up with it being 2 inches at the top and zero at the bottom

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I keep saying to my self it would be easier to remote mount the M122 Eaton supercharger down on the drivers side where the AC compressor was but i want the Aesthetics so it is a bit harder to do but to me it is worth it

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well i went out and looked at things and it looks like i will need to move part of the firewall forward for room but i think it wont be anymore than 2 inches from the top down to the fuel tank tunnel up with it being 2 inches at the top and zero at the bottom


My box was about 2"deep. Pretty simple to do and there is plenty of room inside the center console if the ECM isn't in there. Invest in a good brake, it makes the job so much easier.

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mine will look more like what you have on the sides with it being 2 inches at the top down to zero at the bottom since the firewall is forward enough at the bottom . i am looking at the ford lightning intercooler like this one

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..... plenty of room inside the center console if the ECM isn't in there.

Did you toss it or move it?

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Did you toss it or move it?


Moved it to where the battery used to live. You can see more pics in my build thread, click on the link in my signature.



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now thats nice work wish mine was looking that good

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I am not sure if i should buy a spare engine to do mock up it is cheap as it has a lite burn the salvage yard said but it is priced at $299

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waiting waiting for winter to end then i can get back to playing

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