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converting from a slave cylinder to HTOB tranny by Madess
Started on: 09-19-2013 01:46 PM
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Report this Post09-19-2013 01:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MadessClick Here to Email MadessSend a Private Message to MadessEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have a quad 4 in my Fiero. I currently have a transmission with a slave cylinder, but I want to change to a 3.93 tranny I have in the garage, but it is a HTOB tranny.

Couple questions - I am assuming I don't have to change the clutch?

For the adapter line, I assume I can just create it like double flared brake line?

Thanks for the advice.
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Report this Post09-19-2013 01:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for n7vrzClick Here to Email n7vrzSend a Private Message to n7vrzEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This guy makes an adapter. Look at the bottom and you'll see the adapter.
https://www.noidearecords.com/thelinsells/dogbone.html
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This thread has a lot of info and shows how I did the swap:
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...120111-2-091336.html
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Report this Post09-20-2013 12:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Fieroguru's thread is the same thread I used when I did my conversion.

Other than the engine swap, this is the single favorite mod (and probably the most useful) that I have done.
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Report this Post05-03-2014 10:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MadessClick Here to Email MadessSend a Private Message to MadessEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the advice. I did pull off that quick disconnect thing, and local guy created me steel braided line with typical AN fittings. I cut and double flared the hard line on the Fiero.

The one thing I will say is that bleeding the HTOB is much easier than the original Fiero.
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Report this Post05-05-2014 11:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BillSClick Here to Email BillSSend a Private Message to BillSEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Actually, IMHO going to an HTOB is a backward step.

If it needs replacing (and everything fails sooner or later) you have to pull the engine to get at it as opposed to being able to change it in a half hour from the top.

That's not progress any way I can see it.
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Report this Post05-05-2014 11:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by BillS:

Actually, IMHO going to an HTOB is a backward step.

If it needs replacing (and everything fails sooner or later) you have to pull the engine to get at it as opposed to being able to change it in a half hour from the top.

That's not progress any way I can see it.


Must be why GM changed the design.

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You can bet your last dollar that the only reason GM ever changes a design is cost. Larry
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