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if i look i think i still have the longer impt shaft there are 2 types one long one short and i amposative i have both types


Ok thanks, I picked them up on Saturday and I'll be by your place Wednesday morning.

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On Saturday, I had some time so I found new mounting points to store the sunroof in the front compartment.
Self - explanatory so he are the pics...





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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.

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the engine in the car is an 02 and chrdfab cam covers are for '93 through '99 Aurora and Northstar engines only

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Today I upholstered the rear window trim to match my new headliner:





Now I can install the headliner and interior trim:



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Ok got the rest of the interior reinstalled:


The rear window trim goes in first then the headliner and A/B pillar trim last:


Then I cut and tucked the headliner into the sunroof track:


I'm very pleased with the colour and the way it turned out with the new piping installed:


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That looks like such a good color. Ive been watching this for a long time, the car looks great! I am completely impressed!

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Hey bubbajoexxx can i do a 14" rotor on the 1986 Fiero LT1.

Also the Corvair what years and model for the wheel hubs or do you have any for sale.

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?
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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
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So what is the largest size front 12 or 13"?

Also do you know where how much would it be actually to get hubs to my door Savannah GA 31419

Also do you have email?

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So what is the largest size front 12 or 13"?

Also do you know where how much would it be actually to get hubs to my door Savannah GA 31419

Also do you have email?

Thanks Joe


40 to 50 dollars via ups
and i would never go over 12 inch to be safe
my email bubbajoexx@msn.com

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The thing that stresses the spindle is the size of the tire...

A 14" brake rotor wouldn't load the spindle any more than an 11" brake rotor if they're both used with 185 tires...

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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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Decided to replace front to rear brake line to 1/4" tubing:


Also got my extra transaxle back from powder coating and going to use for mock up of slave cylinder upgrade:


Next going to build a transmission cooler for the Porsche 901 while I wait for the flywheel machining to be completed...

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Today I mocked up the new clutch slave cylinder after making a mounting bracket for it:



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Thanks to everyone who has put this thread over 300,000 views

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Today I mocked up the new clutch slave cylinder after making a mounting bracket for it:




dam nice job on the slave I knew you had it in you

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dam nice job on the slave I knew you had it in you


Thanks should be plenty strong

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Investigated the motor issue for the dvd monitor and found a stripped teeth on one of the gears:







Bubbajoe, please let me know where I can get a replacement of either the assembly or the gear...

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I will have to look upstares as i may have anothe unit if not they are from active surplus here in TO

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Worked on the newest project this Easter weekend:
Fiero GT speedo board to feed Trans Am cluster 4000ppm

















Pictures do most of the talking, but more details on this mod here (thanks jscott1 and Chris_86GT):

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F.../HTML/000119-25.html

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looks nice........ but Really tough to do.

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Finished modding the transaxle with accessories from the other one so it's ready for installation:


Grinded clearance for the N* waterpump:


Loosened up the shift linkage and swapped over:


Bored out brass sleeve to fit shift rod and swapped speedo sensor:


Decided to go hard line for slave and used AN adapter and flare fitting to adapt to 1/4" tube:


I'm back from vacation in Cuba, and ready to install this:


Bubbajoe, any news from the machinist on the flywheel mod?

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I know I am about 9 years late to the party, but wow, this thread is something else. The evolution of this beastie is something to behold, I just skimmed the whole thread for the last almost 2 hours.

And then I went to photoshop and did this.. shameless, I know..



Sorry to hijack, keep up the good work!

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Not much to report other than I flushed and filled the transaxle with fresh gear oil.
Need to pick up my flywheel soon as I need to have the newest project out of the garage by the May long weekend.

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Any news, pics, or updates on your old roadster ??

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Hey Bubba can you answer my PM's please

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Hey Bubba can you answer my PM's please



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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

You are a crook and a thief

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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.
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Swapped over the axle shafts that will fit my axles:


Installed the flywheel with new 12.9 bolts torqued to 45 ft/lbs:


Kevlar clutch and pressure plate are on:


Got lucky as input shaft was aligned perfectly and transaxle slid right on:


Just a matter of reconnecting the rest of the linkage, starter and new slave cylinder:


The shifter throws were adjusted:


Gravity bled the slave prior to install:


Got all gears shifting smoothly once aligned:


Just needed to adjust clutch freeplay (quite easy as both ends of cylinder are threaded:


Now I can put the tailights and rear bumper back on so I can drive it for the season:

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Looks great!

If you're around next Saturday you should bring it down to the London fleetwood show!

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Looks great!

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.

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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.

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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)

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Let me know about the unveiling. Hope its a weekend! I'd like to come out

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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.

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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.

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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...

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