As a side question, what are you planing to fix on the 308 replica? DO you actually have an authentic looking front clip (not the MERA rebody) for your 308?? if so, let me know and take you please post some photos of the 308 here or email me directly (GOYAL99@yahoo.com) - Thanks
[This message has been edited by goyal99 (edited 02-21-2006).]
The front clip was messed up from an accident when i bought the car so i bought a new one from CustomCoachCraft in Texas before he sold his operation to Pat Kalsmith. Mera type front clip. I also bought a new front bumber from Rodney Dickman and a set of used 5 star rims that where made in Australia. I just want to fix her up and sell it when done. I might start a seperate thread on this as i have many questions -
1 being that the front is a little crooked 1" higher on left side where accident happened
[This message has been edited by ferrobi (edited 02-24-2006).]
I was actually looking for an authentic copy of a 308/328 front clip, not the distorted Mera copy....I also send you a PM aquiring about the wheels and F40 engine plexy you had (still have?) for sale...Let me know if you still have them.
I think a Northstar or LS1 might look the best in there, an LT1 looks cool, but really are too common and known to help pass the Ferrari image. Deffenantly dont do a carbuerator if your looking to impress people through the lexan since that look is a bit dated, and they dont looked centered in the fiero bay.
Why have you decided against a Northstar? Just felt like saying a SBC isn't going to be cheap, neither will a Northstar. The northstar revs higher, and doesn't require a adapter plate. But the SBC has aftermarket support up the whazzo.
Personally I think a high-reving motor would be the best for a this car, It will help support the spirit of the F40, which has a twin turbo V8 redlining at around 8,000rpms. Thats is why I think a northstar is the closest thing GM has that everyone knows can go in a Fiero.
Another neat looking swap is the Allante 4.5/4.9, Id expect the slightly lower performance than the 3.4 DOHC, but with v8 roar more torque and much less revs. the intakes on the allante and 3.4DOHC really help fill up the bay, and with the rear hatch window a full engine bay would really spice things up.
FieroWannabe - No particular reason but I have decided that the Northstar isn't what I want. And if things turn out the way I plan I'm going to have a engine cover replicated from a Ferrari that will cover any signs of whats underneath.
I am starting to think about wheel spacers. Couple things though - first the added stress on bearings not huge deal but what about the front. If I put spacers on front it will rub more than it does now when you make a tight turn. We'll see maybe in future. Total suspension upgrade is what i'd like to do some day - coilovers, konis, wide track, new rims with diff offsets - u know big bucks