This build is going slowish, so many Fieros to fix, so little time. And I am taking my time to make sure everything is right.
But lets continue.
Always mic the cam to make sure no lobes are worn.
And now some more pics on what's needs to be done on the 3.4 conversion.
Transfer the timing marks to the 3.4 balancer. Always line up this way and not face to face, line up the key ways and transfer the big grove. With a hacksaw or die grinder etc....
I like to paint mine as it adds a bit of detail and makes it real easy to see.
Now the A/C bracket, since the 3.4 block is missing one of the mounting points you simply tap out the strut mount and drill the bracket, I find a SBC flywheel bolt fits perfect, (and we have alot laying around) If you have an 88 just get the strut mount and a pre 88 A/C bracket.
If you use the 3.4 oil pan it needs to be dented in the corner, or the mount ground down, but when I took out my mounts and saw how twisted they become I don't want to weaken the mount in any way so I choose to dent the pan. Or just use the Fiero pan.
Now if it is going in an Auto it needs part of the block ground down, (not needed on a manual swap) I get a square and match the 2.8 block. Also drill out the hole with a 1/2 drill, needed both auto and man, as the Fiero uses a bolt going in from the other side.
And the oil filter plug/mount has to be moved from the 2.8 to the 3.4 using an allen socket.
To this empty hole on the 3.4
Drilling the starter into this side of the block, (more pics posted earlier in this thread of how to)
This is the part of the block that has to be drilled.
I use an old starter, or even a new one doesn't matter, but I take off the solenoid to be able to engage the teeth.
I hold it in place, as tight as I can as too far and the block is screwed, too close and it can be simply shimmed out.
I mark the end of the bolt with a paint marker and use that to mark the hole.
Drill the hole and a long 1/4 extension works well the tap the hole.
Put your first bolt in to hold the starter in place and drill you second hole.
After that you can bolt up the starter and use jumper cables and a battery to make sure it spins right and then shim as necessary.
I have lost count on how many of these swaps I have done but it is well over 30.
I don't take pics of them all, but decided to add a bunch this time as the thread hasn't been updated in a while