After re-reading this thread for the umpenth time, I have moved forward with my LT1/4T60 project. It will not be as cool as your roadster but all your work has motivated me to finish. I have test run the engine on it's cradle and made a few changes. I am running Holley Pro Jection rather than stock injection and have it working with nothing but a 12 volt feed. Runs and sounds great. I am still going over all your pictues and have re-printed many of them for references.
Thank you once again for taking so much time to document and point out the problems for those of us who are not quite as adept.
No problem, the holley system sounds interesting with less headaches - good luck with your build!
Looking forward to the Fiero cruise tomorrow - since the weather is going to be great, the Roadster is planned to make the tour along the Grand River to Port Colborne. Here's a couple more shots from the beach in Port Colborne this week:
Nice hearing from the "experts" on my youtube channel commenting on something I actually built...and no my N* Fiero is not any faster
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nullwii (1 year ago) nitro in a fiero... bad combo
FredthePhag (1 year ago) just another slow sbc fiero idling in the driveway. SLOW!
w41duvernay (1 month ago) So, you think the LT1 engine and the 4spd auto tranny makes this slow? Don't think so.
Cletusbuildsjunk (1 month ago) v8 archie, AKA knucledragging loser, installed an lt1 with the factory 5 spd manual tranny and ran high 13's at a measly 102 mph. You think going to a slushbox automatic is going to make it faster? LOL this is probably a low 14 second car off the spray, and a high 12 on the kit!! What a joke!!! There is a reason there are no track vids of this car. Just look at the qtr mile times of the sbc swaps here on youtube. they all run high 13's!!
w41duvernay (1 month ago) I've heard of N* running 12 sec time in the fiero. It's not impossible
Cletusbuildsjunk (1 month ago) A northstar motor is NOT an iron turd bucket small block chevy!! Thts why the northstar can run 12's.
w41duvernay (1 month ago) A small block could run the same If someone can actually figure out who to make a decent exhaust system for the system. No 1 seems to spend the $ & the time to make a wrap around header system.
Cletusbuildsjunk (1 month ago) yea they could, but they don't. The iron duke could run it too but you don't see any iron dukes doing it. its a bad motor swap. The people that do them are old knuckledragging neanderthals who think a v8 with a carb means big horsepower when its the opposite because they put on a shitty exhaust, and don't tune the car. Dynos just cost too much money for a v8 owner after spending $9k just to get the motor in the car. 3500 crate motor, 3500 install kit, and several thousand for small stuff.
I know this thread is really old lol but how much did the lt1 swap cost and how much custom fab. work was needed? I'm considering swapping an l99 that I have laying around into my 84 fiero
I used a V8 Archie kit which takes away most of the fab work. Depending how much you spend on a ECM, swap kit or parts to do it yourself (given you have a motor), I would guess you'll invest $2,500-$3,000 to have a decent V8 Fiero.