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Audi A8 My Fiero by engine man
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i ordered this on ebay for $50 i think it will look good in the hood

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some pictures of the rear upper frame & trunk it will need some repair so i will get on it as soon as i can



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well saturday i should be able to get the things cleaned up modified and painted then i can start to put it together

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as always man looking GREAT!!!

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thanks i just keep plugging away at it i should have it done this summer i think

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i was looking at electric power steering pumps today i have found that the Volvo s40 pump from a 2005 and up where priced pretty low i have seen them as low as $30 and i would use a F body rack or is there a better rack or electric pump i was also thinking hydroboost for the brakes

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i am slowly working on it i have done the mods that need to be done but have not welded every thing



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I would look into the MR2 PS pump from the Second Generation. I know the steering on them felt decent

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i don't think the feel would be the same due to i would be using a F body rack and the pump would be set so it ran at a constant pressure

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AHH valid point good Sir

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the MR2 pump accepts a VSS input to not run constant speed.

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so there must be some sort of brain needed for the MR2 pump to do that and you would need to know the pulse per mile that it works on correct

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this is the Volvo pump it is made by Ford i think it hooks up to the vss as well

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so there must be some sort of brain needed for the MR2 pump to do that and you would need to know the pulse per mile that it works on correct


my understanding is it accepts an 8000 ppm signal.

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i have found some info on the Volvo S40 pump and to make it run you hook up the red + and black - to 12V and the blue gray wire turns it on when hooked to 12V+

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well thought i would post that i haven't been doing to much but working and gathering a few parts but plan on getting back at it in then next few weeks

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well i am getting close to start putting it together i have chosen a color it is Royal blue pearl i bought bags of the pearl pigment from paint with pearl i will try it over a black base and a white base to see what i like best

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I have found that the royal blue pearl must go over black base to look good but it looks great

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Glad to see your still moving forward with this, I wound up going a different way, picked up a C5 Vette parts car and a Boxster s 6 speed transaxle, I need to pass emissions with the car and from what I could see, reprograming the Audi pcm is a pain that I don't need.

Keep up the good work. Joe

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well hope to see a build thread of what you are doing and i will start putting things together next weekend

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I am at a bit of a dilemma i just pulled the GT in and looked at it and not sure of what i really want to do, do i put the engine in it or take it all apart and do the notch back it is less work to do the GT and it is in just as good a shape as the notch back but it has a bit of flex due to the T Tops so i would need to address that

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Look up swapping roof sections. You can swap the t-top section out for the solid roof, without destroying either. Keep the GT together and put the solid roof on it, then sell the t-top stuff to somebody like me who wants a t-top.

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i don't want to be cutting cars up a roll cage will stiffen the car up

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Then I'd vote sell the t top car and use the other car.

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today the engine tomorrow the front end

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well i have thee front suspension out and i just need a bit more off the GT then it will be sold

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i don't want to be cutting cars up a roll cage will stiffen the car up



Why not weld in X-bracing under the car? This is what others have done for roadster builds for example. See http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F.../HTML/000055.html#p1

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yes dobey i could have done that but i am just not feeling the T Top thing and like i said it is apart now with just a few things left i need to take from it then some one who wants it can put the time into repairing it or cutting off the t tops for there car

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I am not a big fan of X bracing .It is prone to twisting corner to corner and takes up valuable space unde the car .I think Archie built a Finale kit car roadster and he added intregral bracing in the rocker panels and beefed up the areas fore and aft of the doors.Much stronger and a cleaner install .

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I am not a big fan of X bracing .It is prone to twisting corner to corner and takes up valuable space unde the car .I think Archie built a Finale kit car roadster and he added intregral bracing in the rocker panels and beefed up the areas fore and aft of the doors.Much stronger and a cleaner install .


I agree, X bracing actually does very little. Rocker bracing is good, but additionally, the best bracing is along the top of the gas tank tunnel, tied into the front and rear firewalls.

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well i got the front end cleaned but not painted so i will paint it when i have time tomorrow, i also noticed that i will need to move the firewall at the top to about 6 inches down and just between the 2 deck lid hinges i only need a 1/2 inch for the pulley to clear but since i am going to move it i will do 2 inches so my wiring has room . i will make it tapper from 2 inches at the top to zero at the bottom 6 inches down.

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well i had a few minutes at the end of the day so i put the front suspension back in had a little hard time with the steering shaft as it had some rust om the inside that slides over the shaft that comes out of the rack i am hoping to get the engine cradle all cleaned up and painted and put the new engine on and mod the firewall and put that in this weekend then i can move on to making the wiring look good

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well i ordered up a new clutch , pressure plate & throw out bearing since i have it apart i thought it would be a good time to do this. i have cut the firewall now i just need to weld in the steel but i just wanted to relax today

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...but i just wanted to relax today.


There's no rest for the wicked.

I'm enjoying following your progress.

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had some time to kill so started on the firewall mod

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Hi i need to know what i should use to bond the hood vent / scoop down to the hood and the rockers to the front fender both are made of fiber glass

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I'm using Evercote SMC panel adhesive.

http://www.tcpglobal.com/FI...48P8HAQ#.VwROJ6QrKUk

Bob

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thanks for the info i will look for it at the parts stores i deal with

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