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Mystery tag part? by MacDee
Started on: 05-08-2015 02:44 PM
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Report this Post05-08-2015 02:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MacDeeSend a Private Message to MacDeeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have a mystery stamped metal piece that has an "I"and a "P" stamped into it not sure how it fits/oriented on shifter cable area or what it's functionality is. I putting an 85 GT 2.8 back together after changing the clutch.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m...022.40.46.jpg?oref=e

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Report this Post05-08-2015 09:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have never seen that part on a Fiero, including my 85 GT 4 speed.
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Originally posted by MacDee:

I putting an 85 GT 2.8 back together after changing the clutch.


The only year Fiero I haven't owned and worked on is an '85. I've never seen that part on any other year.

You're going to have to learn how to re-size images. Here's your image massaged a bit...

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I think someone just put it in there as a joke. The P and I stand for Puzzling Isn't it.

It may be something that was used in shipping or in assembly and didn't get discarded on the assembly line.
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Almost looks like it had a square nut spot welded in it at one time. And the tabs on the ends keep it from spinning while a bolt is being tightened. I've had my car apart a couple times but haven't seen anything that looks like it but it may be something that is buried in the bodywork somewhere.

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Report this Post05-09-2015 01:06 AM Click Here to See the Profile for MacDeeSend a Private Message to MacDeeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sorry. Typo it is from an 86 GT 2.8 4 spd not an 85. I apologize we found it around where the shifter cables attach to the tranny we just couldn't figure out how it attached or what it was for.
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Originally posted by seajai:

Almost looks like it had a square nut spot welded in it at one time. And the tabs on the ends keep it from spinning while a bolt is being tightened. I've had my car apart a couple times but haven't seen anything that looks like it but it may be something that is buried in the bodywork somewhere.



Sure does look like that doesn't it, I bet that is what it I as well. it does look like the internal clip that holds the nut In place for like fenders, not on our Fiero's but on steel fenders. they are like said usually hidden under or inside a part where they use a captured nut that can also move but not to much to allow for some adjustment of the parts fit.

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Originally posted by MacDee:

...we found it around where the shifter cables attach to the tranny...


I'll bet I've found $20 in change in my various Fieros.

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Originally posted by Monkeyman:
I'll bet I've found $20 in change in my various Fieros.


No Sh!t and just like that change didn't belong where you found them that maybe the case in this case, it could be just a capture nut from some other vehicles over the last 25 + years of repairs.

Caution if you do a search for automotive Capture nuts in Google you will come up with some other nuts you may not want to see.

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I was mistakenly under the impression that it was in the console shifter area, judging by it's appearance. Just where was it found in the transmission area? It couldn't have been back there all these years, judging by it's finish. Had it been in the engine bay all this time, it would be badly rusted, especially if the car has been in your area for any length of time.
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Report this Post05-09-2015 06:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MacDeeSend a Private Message to MacDeeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The part was on the tranny as we were putting the cables back on. The car is low mileage maybe 58K I think and it litterally was only driven by my mother in law for her to go get her nails done for the last decade or so. It is in very good shape so the part could have been on te tranny all this time. There are three points on each side that are actual bumps on the inside like a detent. They are not weld points. I've got another thread going on clutch bleeding so we are still working on it and I'll post a pic if I figure it out.

I'm learning a lot about Fieros. I've done breaks, plugs, coil, rear wheel bearing and now a clutch but my daughter who now owns the car is losing patience but she realizes we should fix even if she wants to sell it.

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