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IdahoGT Red 86 by IdahoGT
Started on: 01-27-2014 01:08 AM
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Last post by: IdahoGT on 04-01-2014 12:53 AM
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01-27-2014 01:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IdahoGTClick Here to Email IdahoGTSend a Private Message to IdahoGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I thought it would be time to start a build thread away from the topic my son started a couple of years ago after I bought my Red 1986 GT. I decided to keep it stock for a while, while upgrading his car first, but now its my turn. I'm adding more and more things to the list, but so far the list of completed upgrades and changes are,

  • New Waterpump
  • New 2003 GTP Gear Reduction Starter
  • New HR6 134a Compressor
  • New Rear Main Seal
  • New Pan Gasket
  • New Clutch
  • New Plugs
  • Rodney Dickman Slave Cylinder and Master Cylinder
  • Fierostore Cast Iron Clutch Arm



  • New Eibach Lowering Springs
  • 2013 Scion Wheels and Yokohama tires (225/45/18)
  • Custom hub centric low profile wheel adapters
  • Fiero Fiberglass front chin spoiler
  • Fiero Side Scoop



  • Rodney Dickman Hurst Shifter
  • Late model AUX modified equalizer GTP stereo (Works with performance option)
  • Tang-Band 5.25" Subwoofer
  • (On order, Mr. Mikes Seats)
  • Russ88T-Top Headliner, Sunshade, Visors, and Mirror Covers



Wish List -
  • TLG Stealth Wing Stands
  • Turbocharger system for 44,000 mile original 2.8 later conversion for 3.4
  • F-40 6 Speed
  • ProjectorRetrofit low profile headlights
  • Sprint Manifolds
  • C6 Tips





Pictures from this weekend:





























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01-27-2014 01:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IXSLR8Click Here to Email IXSLR8Send a Private Message to IXSLR8Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Nice!

Have you ported your exhaust manifolds? You should do them, if you haven't, since you have your motor out. You will probably gain 6HP and better fuel mileage to help with the larger rotational mass of your new wheels and tires.

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01-27-2014 08:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero84FreakSend a Private Message to Fiero84FreakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Good job. You removed the engine the "easy" way

I echo the above. Since you have the Sprint Manifolds on your wish list, I'd just port what you have now and put the money elsewhere. Porting the stock manifolds actually does yield some gains because they're so incredibly restrictive - and it's free. There's a few guides here on PFF on the correct way to port them. If you eventually upgrade to the F-body 3.4L, then that would be a good time to consider the Sprints. You can then put that money towards other items on your list.

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01-27-2014 08:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for GrantmanClick Here to Email GrantmanSend a Private Message to GrantmanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

You looked so young and had so much more hair when you started your project! J/K. great job, lots of really neat improvments being made to your car. Talk about doing it right!

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1986 Fiero GT Fastback 3.4Lpr with 4T60
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee with "big boy" 5.9 motor
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01-27-2014 02:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mitchjl22Click Here to Email mitchjl22Send a Private Message to mitchjl22Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I'm going to try to wire wheel my old manifolds, and port mine here at school. I like the recommendation on waiting for the sprint manifolds.

I'm going to get my old valve covers and engraved intake as well. My dads valve covers had some paint flaws.

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01-30-2014 04:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mitchjl22Click Here to Email mitchjl22Send a Private Message to mitchjl22Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Almost forgot the most important pic!

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02-07-2014 02:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogtlt1Click Here to Email fierogtlt1Send a Private Message to fierogtlt1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Try the wheels with a red lip instead of all black.

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02-07-2014 05:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for drattsClick Here to Email drattsSend a Private Message to drattsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Nice! I have two of those brand new f40s if you get that far. I'm never going to use them.

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03-03-2014 10:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mitchjl22Click Here to Email mitchjl22Send a Private Message to mitchjl22Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Engine is back in... unfortunately, I suggested we double gasket the back manifold in-between the heat shield, and the head, and between the heat shield and the manifold. I hear an exhaust leak now. (We took the manifolds off to port them)

We put the rear lowering springs in as well.

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03-12-2014 12:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for mitchjl22Click Here to Email mitchjl22Send a Private Message to mitchjl22Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Here's the Hurst shifter. Its taller than Rodney's comp II short shifter.

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03-13-2014 12:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for firebossClick Here to Email firebossSend a Private Message to firebossEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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03-19-2014 07:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mitchjl22Click Here to Email mitchjl22Send a Private Message to mitchjl22Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I had a little photo shoot today. Mr. Mikes were installed with heated seats. My dad can chime in if he wants to add anything.























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03-20-2014 12:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for mitchjl22Click Here to Email mitchjl22Send a Private Message to mitchjl22Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Exhaust Clip:

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03-31-2014 02:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IdahoGTClick Here to Email IdahoGTSend a Private Message to IdahoGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post




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03-31-2014 03:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Diamond DaveSend a Private Message to Diamond DaveEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Very nice.

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04-01-2014 12:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IdahoGTClick Here to Email IdahoGTSend a Private Message to IdahoGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Thank you!

Just added:

- Tinted windows
- 4" Camaro tips painted semi-gloss black
- Wired in the seat heaters (they work awesome under my Mr. Mike's seats)
- The last picture is 7 horsepower worth of die grinding on the stock exhaust manifolds

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