Originally posted by Mr Ferrari: You can also get them from Pisa..
My main cluster (Tach, speedo, water temp, and fuel) was built by a guy who Marty at PISA referred me to. It is not their generic gauge set-up because of the inclusion of the Cyberdyne gauges, but it is very similar.
Originally posted by normsf: Hello everybody did a great job. Youre car is a super car. Thanks Norm
Thanks, Norm, for the sleek front end and the impressive two-day installation.
Originally posted by madcurl: Anything new to report?
Nothing exciting. I have been out of town for a while and my Toshiba died. Dean (whodeanie) and I are planning on doing a few intake mods and other misc. tweaks in the next week or so. Then it's off to the dyno for post-op tuning. I did get a shiny new aluminum oil pan.
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Originally posted by Jake_Dragon: Interesting pan. Think you will have any clearece issues? I always worry about a pan that wont dent aluminum will crack and leak all of the oil out if struck hard enough. They do look good.
Shouldn't be a problem. My oil pan now sits about 2-3 inches higher than the front cross brace on the cradle.
I believe the new pan is lightyears better than the black painted steel unit. Also in the works is a direct replacement sumped aluminum fuel tank (cell) that better utilizes the space available for a higher capacity.
Originally posted by IwannaIRM: Can you email or pm me the distributor? I need to change my glass out as well and can't seem to find a good shop or distributor (not that I have looked too hard ).
Ok Clay was able to get the car over this weekend so I could do some finish work on it for him I have a lot of little things to get done on it so for Clay I will post it all here. D.
first off I got the markers swaped out.
then it was on to the shift light, Clay found a spot where it would fit. and I think it looks great
then it was on to the E dead.
while the E dead was drying I worked on the headlight inside covers to install them
I was able to get a few other little things done as well I got the slider track off the drivers side seat and cleaned it up and re painted it. and the last thing I did last night was getting started on the drivers side carpet.
Clay, PM sent.
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What kind of reactions are you getting from people when you take the car out ?
Dean and I went to a cruise in over the weekend. Most people (at least car people) know it's a Fiero, but there are a few who say "Nice car...what exactly is it?". We heard one guy say "Hey, this guy put a Chevy V8 in his Porsche" For some reason people like to touch it and flat black paint does not hide finger prints. Dean brought his Harley and parked it next to my car. I think they compliment each other.
Clay here is an update for you. I was able to work on the car last night for a little while. I got the shift light done and wired in and it wroks great I was also able to get the passanger inside of the car removed to do the E dead, I got the first coat on and then ran out so I will have to order more to get it done. so with that I un packed the sway bars and mocked them up to make sure I have all the parts and I am missing a few small parts but I also have lots of extra stuff. I am not sure what I will need yet because of the HT setup on the car but no big deal.
the shift light comes on when you start the car so you can see it on. if you look at the shift light in both pic's you can see the lights in it are differant. when you first turn it on it has a rotating light pattern then the whole thing lights up . that thing is bright!
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No it will not fit I made that as a one off for my car.
Carnut, LOL bondo dust white Harley I cleaned it up to ride it
Ok on to progress report....... I was able to work on Clays car monday. I got the HHP swaybars installed with the HT setup he has it required some Tweaking to make it all work. the front end links needed to be cut to clear the knuckle because of the rear bearing setup. the rear was not bad to install, drill a few holes and mount. I also had to install some grease fittings in the front and lube everything. once that was done I removed the seat tracks cleaned them up and re painted them. then on to the new intake, Clay wanted it port matched so that is where I am with it I got one side done last night and I will try to get the other side done tonight. here are some pic's. D.
Port job is looking good, Dean. (It badly needed it)
Originally posted by madcurl: Question; Do you think this will be case with all suspesnions using this sway bar set-up? I plan on using a the Corvette 13" rotor set-up and was just wondering. Thank you. Madcurl
This mod is because I am using HTMotorsports' Slalom kit with HHP bars. They bolt on with no mods to a stock set-up or at least stock spindles. I am the first to use this combination and could have Paul make me some more arms if I wanted to keep the three hole adjustability, but I don't think I'll need it since I have five points of adjustment in the back to balance it.
Curly, the only reason I had to make the mod was because the HT spindale on clays car have what Erik calls a coffie can on the back side (a big metal hoop around the spindal) and Clay is right his is the first one with this setup. acording to the sheet from HHP the setings I have the bars set to it will work just fine. with Clay's car having the coilovers on all 4 corners it was not bad without the swaybars so now it will be even better other than the one mod it was per the instructions that Paul sent me from HHP. I sent Paul (HHP) an email telling him what I had to do to fit them but I have not heard back from him yet.
Clay, as of today I have not gotten anything you are sending to me for the car but it is still early. I should have the e-dead tomarrow so I can finish up the inside of the car. D.
last night I was able to get the e dead painted in to finish the inside of the car. as well as the doors. now I just need to let it dry so I can reinstall the interior in the car. then it is on to a few body fixes and a little bit of motor work. D.
tonight I worked on the car a bit more I went to the metal shop and found a few things that will work for the car. first off the tilt front has a hood spring under it and it was just pushing on the fiberglass hood so it made a dimple so tonight I used a piece of Alu. and glassed on a plate for the spring to push on instead of the glass. also on the hood it has 2 pins one on eather side to keep it in place while closed and the hood just had a hole drilled on it for the pins to go into and with the normal movement of the car it was making the holes biger so I made steal sleves for them to fit into and mounted them in to the hood with pop rivets and fiberglass with a metal plate on the back of the lip of the hood. I was also able to get the carpet in the car. before I can finish it up I will need to mount the Amp. and run some wires for the sound system. I should be able to finish the inside and front up this weekend and move on to the motor. I will get some pic's this weekend and post them on monday. D.
time for an update Here are some pics of what I am working on at the moment. D.
I just got the new motor for the cutout that was broken
and a few pic's of the new hood pin holes I made
I also glassed in a piece of Alu. in the hood for the spring to push on so it would not dimple the fiberglass anymore
and A pic for Clay of his monster amp that I am installing last night I was able to get the dash back together and the new carpet fitted. I have not installed it all the way because I need to wire up the sound system first. once that is done I will have the inside done then the work I need to do on the engine will be next. (the Amp. is not installed yet it is just setting there for mock up)
As always, . The car is just awesome. I am noticing that a bit of audio got mixed into the equation. I don't know if you are doing any type of sub installation, but I would highly reccomend looking into Memphis Audio. I recently bought one of their 10" shallow mount subs. A bit pricey, but the sound is just fantastic. The sub itself is only 2 5/8" deep. And needs only .6cu' of airspace in an enclosed box. I put it behind the passenger seat, and only lost one click of back and forth movement on the seat. My amps are mounted on the driver side. Just a suggestion. But, by the way that you are progressing with your Fiero......you really don't need any suggestions.
Oh yeah, you are going to love those Infinity Kappa's. I have those also, and they are very clear. I am running them through an older model Rockford Fosgate. Just really easy to tune it to those speakers.
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Tony, I do have a finished subbox and I just noticed there aren't any pics on the thread of it. Maybe Dean could post some pics when he gets the interior back together. The Kicker amp is their 5-channel and will be powering four of the Infinty 4x6's and one 8" Kicker SoloBaric L7. Controlled by a Jensen VM9512 w/ SatNav and a 7-band equalizer tuned for SQ.
Ok as of late I have gotten a lot of work done on the car but most of it is not pic worthy. the carpet is in and the front is done as well as the new intake on the motor. last night Clay called me and wanted me to E-dead the inside of the sub box and I just enough to get it done. I did the inside and the back with 3 coats. today I drove the car in to my shop so I can get it on the lift later today to change the oil pan and see what I can do with the exhaust cutout to get it up higher so it does not bottom out and tear it up again. if I am not to dirty to hold the camera I will try to get some pic's today. I also talked to Mr. Mikes last night and his seat covers are on the way I should have them monday. still a lot of inside work to go. D.
Clay, here are the pic's you wanted of the speeker turned the other way. IMO it sticks way to far out but that is me
Also on another note the car with the sway bars installed has no body roll or anymore squeeks I did not test it enen though the teen in the Honda next to me wanted to, I just laughed at him D.
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Originally posted by whodeanie: I am not sure on the wheels and spacers but I am sure Clay will chime in D.
Also just got a box from Mr Mike
ace, There are no wheel "spacers" on the car. I am using billet hub adapters designed for drag cars. They do add 2.75" to the offset. And these are only to drive around on while waiting for my unicorn wheels. The current wheels are 17x7.5 35mm offset ( too small )
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thanks clay, sorry about the spacer reference, i took the easy road in the description of them. i am just trying to figure out the offset and width of my wheels for when i finish my car. thanks for the info! keep up the good work on that ride!! al
So last night I was able to get a factory squirter from Nissan for the back glass of the car and what I did was run the NOS perge line to it. now when you perge the NOS 2 streams will come out over the back glass
I was also able to get started on the Mr Mikes covers for a few last night I should have both seats done today. I will get some pic's and post them. D.