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I bought my first Fiero today! With pictures... by dhen
Started on: 11-16-2013 09:00 PM
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It's an '85. It had the 4-cylinder engine and an automatic. I plan on putting a manual in and a 3800 SC engine.







I think I'm the only person that likes this body style better than the GT, so no worries there. It has a little surface rust here and there, but nothing that concerns me. The spread of rust in south Texas is something akin to spotting Bigfoot, so I'm not concerned.

I got the car for $600 + a used transmission. The guy threw in a 5-speed transmission that was on a 4-cylinder that he got from Pick N Pull and the manual cables. I tried bolting it up to a 3800 NA block I have and was happy to see that the bolt pattern was the same. I thought that was only for the 6-cylinder transmissions.

Anyway, I have a few questions:

1) Can you tell if this transmission is the Izuzu or the Getrag? Will it take the SC power? I was going to go F23, but since this is free, I'd like to use it until it breaks.



I wasn't able to bolt the tranny down completely. Are the clutches for the Fiero and Firebird different spline counts or am I doing something wrong?

2) These were in the car. Are they Fiero parts? I think they are.



3) He said the CV axles for the manual and auto are different. Is this true?

4) I've got a lot of other questions that I know have been asked before and I don't want to bug people. Does anyone know of a book that explains how to modify these cars?

Thank you very much. I'm really excited about this project.
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That looks like the pedal assembly from a manual Fiero, plus the clutch master cylinder. The Fiero Store sells stronger clutch pedals and master cylinders with straight rods.
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I love the SE body style. I have an 84 SE auto with a 2.5L, Im rebuilding a 2.8L out of a 86 Fiero GT.
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Report this Post11-16-2013 09:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for David HambletonClick Here to Email David HambletonSend a Private Message to David HambletonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Lots of people prefer the fastback look; my ownership preference is the notchback style; '84 SE; '86 coupe & '88 Formula; no lower 'add-on trim panels'; manual trans. I just swapped an '87 2.5L into the '86 to replace a rattling engine on life support...
Keep us posted on your progress & enjoy your project!

Try the search function - you'll find lots of info here on PFF.

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Report this Post11-17-2013 12:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for katatakSend a Private Message to katatakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'll answer a few of your questions:

Does the trans have a "steel" plate on the end of it? If it does, its a Getrag - if not, it's the Isuzu. I believe that there are folks out there that have used the Isuzu mated to the 3800SC with little problems - of course it depends on how much power you plan on making.

Yes - the auto axles are different than the manual axles.

I love the Bumper Pad Notichie. My favorite Fiero was an 86 with a SBC / 4 Spd. It was a blast to drive!

Good Luck!
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