What is the type of oil cooler/trans are you using?
The cooler is a B&M polished street rod cooler. Jegs Part Number 130-70265 Just go to Jegs website and punch in the number. It fits perfectly behind the aftermarket side scoops. If you want the custom mounting bracket, I do have an extra one. Also, I do have the drawings to make your own.
Well I "had" to drive it to and from work for a week. It was terrible, especially last week when I was in my daily driver again. After driving it a week I got so use to having the power of a V-8 that when I went back to the daily driver it felt slower than a Yugo! So far there hasn't been any problem with it except the alternator issue. It was my old one and I think I damaged the regulator when I had some grounding problems with the 3.4L, Not to mention it's a "duralast". I have a brand new AC Delco coming in this week. I'm taking the car to Archie's on Thursday so he can inspect everything and install the alternator (his lift makes it easier to do it.)
The car has been great. A V-8 Fiero can be used as a daily driver without any problems. I've averaged about 22-24mpg for the last 2 tank of gas. The Big Brake kit was proven to work great by an elderly coupe who wasn't paying attention when they pulled out in front of me. Some "less knowledgable" kids thought it was a "mean sounding 4-cyl" that their Eclipse's couldn't keep up with. Most people who see the engine (mainly many at work so far) can't believe I have a V-8 in it. The only thing that I would change would be to quiet up the exhaust "IF" I was going to use it as a daily driver. Right now it's slightly loud for daily driving but I like it.
I was only able to put on 340 miles so far and I plan on storing it this weekend after I get the oil changed so the next update will be in the spring.
I am interested, Archie. The car I would put something like this on will eventually end up under my kit car. I plan to redrill for 5x4.75 so I can use Corvette wheels. Would this setup work for that? Thanks.
Is there an advantage to this over the C4 Corvette upgrade for 88s? I know that uses the OEM 88 calipers with C4 rotors redrilled to 5x100. What hardware is used for your big brake upgrade, Archie?
Edit: Here's the parts list from Archie's website:
Front Caliper Adapter (2) Rear Caliper Adapter (2) Hand brake cable mounts (2) Caliper Adapter Spacers Front (4) Caliper Adapter Spacers Rear (4) 11.25" Vented Rotor (4) Caliper front Left side (1) Caliper front Right side (1) Caliper rear Left side (1) Caliper rear Right side (1) Guide Pins (bolts) (8) For Calipers Brake Shoes (2 sets) Master Cylinder Larger Bore (1) Brake Line Fitting Adapter (4) Banjo (4) Braided Brake Lines (4) Lug Studs (10) Video Instruction Tape
What are the calipers and rotors from?
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that a picture of the air intake of an LS series engine pointing the "wrong" way? And what is that smell? sniff sniff Is that a build-up thread I smell in the oven? ;-)
Archie. i cant believe you finally did it. i have been waiting for this for a long time. what is the aprox price of an entire lsx kit installed including the engine? might just ahve to make the trip out to IL. LMK
86gt Custom with Firebird Interior
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