I hesitate to stick my nose in on such a great looking build but, have you considered putting chrfab cam covers on that engine? Like anything chrfab they aren't cheap and I won't be putting them on any of my N*s, but my N*s don't have the intake system that you do. If I've ever seen a N* crying out for those cam covers, it's yours. Just my opinion, you can throw it away. I love what you've done.
Hey bubbajoexxx can i do a 14" rotor on the 1986 Fiero LT1.with the stock spindle I would not advise using a 14 inch rotor as the unsprung weight would cause to much stress on the tiny spindle
Also the Corvair what years and model for the wheel hubs or do you have any for sale.1962 to 1969 yes i have a set but the cost of shipping is outrages
Also we have the s10 wheel hub for the rear but can we use the Fiero uprights or have to use Pontiac 6000 if so what year?1986 to 1992 6000 with heavyduty brakes and 115 bolt pattern Ray Raysilvo@aol.com
FYI: Corvair hubs up to and including 1964 are four lug. 1965 to 1969 are five lug 4 3/4 pattern. I also believe (could be wrong) that hubs from early Chevelle/GM clones with the forged spindles/drum brakes or with the seperate hub/rotor can be used (look for a bolt-on steering arm). Hubs from cast spindles will not work.
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Dude I don't want to take our issues into another mans thread. That crap you sold me has been disassembled by Fieroflyer Best part of that car are the seats You knew from day one that car was crap and that's why you used the excuse the starter was busted I broke my arm, I PM you so many times and you ignored me I spent over $500 having the car towed to shops all over Toronto and they all told me it could not be done, even Hot Rod Scott told me to scrap the engine and get a new one Brakes were leaking, car had no spark at all
Im done with you, how you still post on here is beyond me
Originally posted by exoticse: Any news, pics, or updates on your old roadster ??
Hi Exoticse, Roadster is living about half hour up the road in the Hamilton, Ontario area. I don't have any recent pics, but as far as I know other than the ECM being swapped, little has been done to complete it due to new owner having multiple projects. Fiero2m8
If you're around next Saturday you should bring it down to the London fleetwood show!
Thanks Chris, unfortunately I will miss it as I'm at the African Lion Safari with the kids that day for a Samsung event. There will be more opportunities though...in the meantime I need to renew my plates etc.
Got around to installing the DIY Stu inner dew wipes
Also re-installed the windshield molding. I didn't like the Fiero Store one as it didn't fit well even though it is thin and good looking. So I put the the old univeral trim back in using 3M sunroof sealer so it will be easy to remove later.
This will get redone by the glass shop as an future upgrade since the used one doesn't look perfect.
June 5th 2012 is the official day that Fiero2m8's Newest Project is back on the road
After a few days of negotiation and supporting documents, I finalized the collector car insurance for the Fiero using a stated value policy. FYI if you have an Indy Fiero, they don't like going above $14k without proof of investment and/or an appraisal.
Then I made my trip to the license bureau for the sticker renewal and they dinged me for last year as well as this year even though it was off the road since September 2009! They always find a way to get your money and since I needed to keep my personalized plates on it, I lost that common sense debate.
When my son Andrew was helping to re/re the plate to install the sticker, he found a melted license plate holder behind the plate from a warm exhaust! So it's removed and it's bolted to metal screen now.
Next we are investigating and repairing a couple minor leaks in the cooling system and transaxle. Then I will decide on where the first public unveiling will be (preferrable somewhere close to home)
Let me know about the unveiling. Hope its a weekend! I'd like to come out
Will do - going to take it to get the A/C system charged and then back to the painter's for some finish work prior to any car shows. Today I put my stock headlight bucket back in as a temp solution until I can get one of your projector kits installed As you can see below, it's an area that needs modernizing to compliment the rest of the design.
Last night I worked on repairing two minor transaxle leaks. One was where the speedo sensor mounts to the tailshaft and the other was the seal surrounding the shifter linkage.
Luckily for a change, this is something I could do with the transaxle in the car. Just removed the rear diffuser to gain access from underneath.
The old seal was time consuming to get out and the powdercoating didn't help. Some patience, heat and a pick set, I eventually got it out without any damage to the surrounding housing or shaft.
Stopped by to see August at the local Porsche garage and he had a new seal for the 914 in stock at no charge. Install of new seal went much faster than getting the old one out
Left everything overnight and no leaks today so I put the diffuser back on. This time I used stainless screws as fasteners instead of nut and bolts to allow for easier access in future (one man job from underneath only) Topped up the fluid and called it a day since it was raining and the F1 qualifying was on.
Planning on it's first proper car wash and a cruise after the Canadian Grand Prix tomorrow.
Well I've never been one to censor my build threads (I report it all good, bad, or ugly) and am not about to start now. During a shake down run yesterday, I came off the highway to a stop sign and while sitting at the stop sign with the clutch dumped, the car lurked forward and stalled. Upon a quick inspection, the slave popped out of the bracket mounting slot. There are many ways of improving the design to ensure this doesn't happen again. Here's my temp fix that prevents a reoccurance in the meantime:
Today's bad news was a minor leak in the driver's side radiator as shown here:
Bubbajoe, let me know where know where I would buy a replacement in case it comes down to that. The thought of removing the 1/4 panel to swap a rad isn't enticing, but nothing I can't handle. Since it stopped leaking after the engine cooled, I might have some a chance with a stop leak product. I'm thinking that's the next step since I checked and it's not originating from any hose connections...