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88 Coupe gets a 3.4 by josef644
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I used the car this week to go to my 90 year old fathers for Christmas. 450 mile trip. Not a hitch. Getting round 25 MPG. Mostly 70 MPH driving, A few 75 MPH zones.

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Hey Joe, Glad to see you getting her back on the road. Any plans for that trans swap?

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Ben, after the house disaster with the hot water heater, I had to sell the 4T60 . A member on this board bought it. It is in and working fine he has told me.

Be cutting the roof off for a T top install soon.

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Got these off of the UPS truck today. Friend in Omaha,Ne sent them to me.



Second box should be here Monday with all of the small pieces. Will post a picture when the arrive.

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These parts came today.

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If you haven't cut the top off yet you should bring it up next weekend for the BCF meeting Joe!

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If you haven't cut the top off yet you should bring it up next weekend for the BCF meeting Joe!


Ben, wish I could. We are still paying county and MUD taxes until around April.

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Be cutting the roof off for a T top install soon.



Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!


And why not?

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And why not?


Your car is too nice and looks great as is.

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A T top install will be my last upgrade to my car. Planning on just a one weekend install. I will have everything ready to go before I even start. We are looking forward to driving up and down Galveston's seawall with the tops off. Galveston is only 19 miles away from ourt new home.

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I installed my new T top locks onto the glass tops today.

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Mustang T top weather seals came yesterday. Look very nice.

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These two pars came today:

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Cutting it close to have it done by Round Up Joe! lol

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Cutting it close to have it done by Round Up Joe! lol


Not gonna happen until I have all the goods ready to go. Way after Round Up. I will be painting these new parts, maybe one day next week. I still have a few parts in Nebraska before I start chopping up my 88.
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I had purchased a rebuilt passenger side door hinge bout a year ago. Miss-placed it in the move when we sold our house. I found it when I was looking for a funnel yesterday. I am gonna put it on the car next week after we get back from Round-Up. I need this right before I install the T top.

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Developed a bad oil leak Thursday on the way to Hillsboro. I had washed the car the day before so it was spotless. This was after a 36 mile drive.




Rewashed the rear of the car today. Used two cans of Engine Brite to clean off the leaked oil I will do the underside of the car tomorrow, then start it up and see what is spraying and leaking.

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Hope it's an easy fix Joe. Thanks again for all the help you two gave us this weekend getting them straightened out.

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The 3.4 uses a crankshaft sensor. I installed an rubber expansion plug to fill this hole back when I did the build 3 years ago. The hole was empty, just spewing engine oil. $3.99 to fix it with a new rubber expansion plug. I am gonna grab me a factory crankshaft sensor at a pick and pull to fill this hole the way GM did. Won't be vibrating loose and falling out again.

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thank goodness it was an easy fix. your permanent solution sounds like a great idea.

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Well I just spent the last hour or so catching up on this thread. Still impressed with all the work that you have in this car Joe! Once again, I am inspired to motor on. I have the 2.8 out of my newly purchased 86 to repair some broken exhaust bolts in both heads. I ordered a RD drill jig. I hope it works - but if it does not, a 3.4 / 4T60 will be the plan. I will use this thread as a guide. I may have to call on your experience to get her done. Sent you a PM regarding the rest of the T Top parts.

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Well I just spent the last hour or so catching up on this thread. Still impressed with all the work that you have in this car Joe! Once again, I am inspired to motor on. I have the 2.8 out of my newly purchased 86 to repair some broken exhaust bolts in both heads. I ordered a RD drill jig. I hope it works - but if it does not, a 3.4 / 4T60 will be the plan. I will use this thread as a guide. I may have to call on your experience to get her done. Sent you a PM regarding the rest of the T Top parts.

Pat


I have never driven a 2.8 Fiero. I am impressed with the power that this 3.4 has. A 4T60 would be a good transmission for these cars. The El Paso crew did one in your shop?
Save the crankshaft sensor to fill that hole. Wish I had saved mine.

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My friend Trey was going to use one of those on his 3.4. I'm going to try to talk him out of it lol

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My friend Trey was going to use one of those on his 3.4. I'm going to try to talk him out of it lol


Good idea. I have found an 'El Cheap-o' at RockAuto for $22.00 I am gonna order to replace my rubber expansion plug.

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Got this today off the FeDex truck

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Got this today off the FeDex truck


In the engine this morning. All is well in Fiero land once again.

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Glad to hear it Joe. Going to enjoy driving it for a while or dive into the T-Top swap?

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I have things to do before I cut out the roof. Door hinges etc. I am hoping to do this pretty soon though.

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Good to see you last weekend. Enjoyed hanging out with Cathy while you and Jim worked.

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We drove up to Terrell, Tx, May 31st, to pick up an 87 Duke from Jim East. I have had a problem getting my PIP to upload till today. Thanks to Jim and Mike Parker for helping me load it all up.
The usual suspects:

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My 134a has leaked from my AC system. I had put some UV dye in when I got the system going about 3 years back. I added one can of happy juice and it was workig pretty good. An hour later it was not cooling again. Got up this morning and went into the garage before sun up. The smaller of the two metal lines connecting to the condenser had a leak. I didn't need the UV light to see the leak spot.

I removed the front bumper cover, The lines were good and snug, but not tight. Repair done. I'll get me some Happy Cold Juice one day this week. I am gonna leave the bumper cover and hood off of the car until I can make sure all is well once again.

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I had removed both the hood and the front fascia to replace the 'O' rings and tighten those two connectors. Added the 134a and rechecked for leaks. All looked good ,so back on with the hood and bumper cover. Took me a 15 mile trip. AC cooled real good again.

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Picked these up yesterday and put them on my 88 :


Had to adjust my parking brake so I had access to the AC compressor. This is the florescent dye. The two case halfs have a leak.

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Found a flat on the car today. First time since I got this car in 09.

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Love the plate!

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Still drive the car at least once every two weeks. I need to replace the AC compressor. Still zero problems with the car.

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Nice to hear Joe, we missed you guys at the Round Up.

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selling the car? http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/5135901376.html

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selling the car? http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/5135901376.html


Put it on Craigslist yesterday. Guy is supposed to be on the way to look at it now. We all know how that goes.

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