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.