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Bubba, any progress?

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tread on rear tires is backwards but wow keep it up

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will be starting on the new fiberglass pieces this week so stay tuned

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Hey Bubba, check your email. I sent you one about updating the links to your article.

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bump. any progress?

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yeah I agree Bizimp fo shizzle...

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still need a front alero bumper to do the rear bumper inclomplete pics mean nothing as to showing how it does

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BTTT
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What size are the Dellorto's and what car/cars did they come off of ???

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Bump to top ... bubbajoexxx ... don't let this die

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between the not finding the parts i need right now and the cold weather outside where the car is just takin a break to catch up on some other work needed to be finished around the house .will be back with a vengence when it warms up

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What size are the Dellorto's and what car/cars did they come off of ???

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40 series dells and where bought in italy they where an aftermarket replacement for solex carbs and use for racing

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BabbaJoe,

I just found this thread looking for C5 suspension info but that's not important now

WOW what can I say.... DAMN that's quite some fantastic work you are doing, I just hope I could have a closer look at it

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Wow,...amazing,...pretty soon they are going to have to start a seperate," directory to bubbajoe's thread" , that lists what can be found on each page of this thread !

Otherwise it might take you several days to sift thru this massive thread.

Loving every minute of it,..keep up the good work !

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BabbaJoe,

I just found this thread looking for C5 suspension info but that's not important now

WOW what can I say.... DAMN that's quite some fantastic work you are doing, I just hope I could have a closer look at it

any time just give me a call on my cell 416 522 2226 i live here in TO

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Bubbajoe, From your experience what is the minimum stretch required that can accomodate the N*/Audi powertrain? Will it fit into, let's say, a 9" stretch?
Thanks. Amida

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Thanks Babbajoe, this last week it has been a bit busy for me and the weekend had been arended for me already as well.
I definetaly would love to see how your master piece looks like now that he white stuff is gone and if you don't mind I will give you a call next week to arrenge something.

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Amida, all I can tell you right now is that my Audi trany is 8" from bellhousing to center of axels and with over all length of 23" If you are going to attach it to v6 I beleive it sould be enough room for it though you probably would have to cut into the laugadge compartment a bit

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Thanks Rookie, so then I'll have to find the length of the N* from pulleys to bellhousing & ad that to the 8" to the axles.

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Truth be told, when I first saw this project, I thought "oh my god what a godawful mess"
But props to you bubba, that doesnt look that bad at all

Seriously, nice job.

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No problem Amida,
I did not know you are using Northstar engine but you are ight on the money. I'm in a process of something similar but I'm using older iron SBC block. Get your overall N block from pulleys to bell housing add (generous 1") for adapter plate then the 8" on tranny bell housing surface to center of axels plus rest of the trany to get total over all length that you will need in the back

Oh ya BTW by SBC from pulleys to matingsurface for tany is 31"

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Bubbajoe, I think you did the right thing to replace the rear frame section. I think the Lambo guys just replace the whole structure behind the firewall.

Rookie: I'd like to do a project like Bubbajoes as well. After more reading of this build, It seems that Bubbajoe's 12" stretch is about the minimum required for a N*/Audi setup. My concept drawing for my '88 coupe w/ 9" stretch will have to be lengthened to 12". Or, a 3800sc may be more suitable if it can be mated to the Audi trans.

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with the work so far the window no3w looks like it is made for this car
Progress so far


I'm surprised at how well the glass fits the Fiero, considering that the Firebird is a larger car. You're right, it's like it was made for the Fiero.

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Hey Amida,

I was refering more to the V6 not V8 bacause my bottom subframe I had made for my project is 48" long and tranny still hang over by about 6+ inches.

BTW that's nice drawing with that wing, the car looks still close to factory even though it had been extended and a HUGE glass stuck in the back

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Thanks. there are other cool stretch concepts on this thread:
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/057460.html#lastpost

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Bubbajoe, From your experience what is the minimum stretch required that can accomodate the N*/Audi powertrain? Will it fit into, let's say, a 9" stretch?
Thanks. Amida

minimum would be 10 inches 9 inches is possible but would be real tight in the front and if you use low mounted acessories for alt. and ac. you will clear the fire wall but the heads will be close to the rear glass

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Bubbajoe, Thanks for the info. From your photos clearance already look pretty tight even with the 12" stretch. At 10" the pulleys must be just mm from the firewall.

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Bubbajoe, Thanks for the info. From your photos clearance already look pretty tight even with the 12" stretch. At 10" the pulleys must be just mm from the firewall.

my fire wall is 4 inches from the front of the engine without the diamond plate the engine is 7 inches from the crank pully to the lower cross frame and 5 inches frm the top of the fire wall . the engine can be under the rear window if mounted proper without clearance problems. if i get a chance i will take a picture of the lower crank clearance tomorrow and the upper clearance,
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Thanks, that would be great to see how things fit up front.

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here are the pics

left side


from the top

right side

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Bubbajoe, thanks for posting the photos. It looks like a 10" stretch will still work, but a 9" might need some work on the firewall it seems. This is a very informative thread, keep up the good work. Amida

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Hey Bubbajoe, Spring is here time to get crankin' on the stretch mobile.

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Bubba! Hey, long time no hear. When we met, there was talk of you moving closer to London. Is that still in the works?

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Hey... youre lacking to update so im getting worried....I hope youre ok.
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gearing up started to collect more parts to begin this week

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After 43 pages, Cliff should change the title to "oldest project"

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I can't wait to see some updates!

I haven't posted in this thread in a long time but I checked your site today bubbajoe and I was thrilled to see I got a special thanks on it

I'm glad I took the time to throw some ideas out in photoshop and be in some way/shape/form a part of your project. Its definitely a unique one!

I think I'll pm you in the next few days... I have some questions about the vette brake set up for the front.

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Bubba, I love the firebird hatch, but how are you gonna ventilate the engine heat out ?

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