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Audi A8 My Fiero by engine man
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Report this Post05-12-2016 07:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
using stock fiero 5 speed shifter 1shot did you get your transmission and start on your car

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Yes, I did. Also got the adapter from KEG.
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Report this Post05-12-2016 09:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
so how is it going have you started on it yet ? and how much was the adapter and what came with it

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Wow I just found this info last night this transmission comes from a Acura Legend it would allow you to do a LS or SBC longitudinal it comes as a 5 speed standard or a 6 speed and a 4 speed slush box as you can see the diff is mounted more like a THM 425 from GM




I am not 100% certain but I believe the Legends engine spins CW. Just a heads up to try and verify you don't end up with 5 reverse gears .

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Actually, I have started on it. I've got the top chopped and the front clip shortened while waiting for the adapter.
This week I've been working on the rear engine compartment and modified the cradle to accept the longitudinal positioning of the SBC.
I've done something a little different in modifying the rear. Something I haven't seen here on Pennocks. Keeping my fingers crossed it's not a complete failure.
The adapter was a little pricey, but they make a top shelf product. It cost $2000 with pressure plate, clutch plate and starter.
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finished wiring



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it starts on starting fluid now i need to put fuel in it and plug in the fuel pumps and get it to run
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i had a leak so i have to put a new fuel filter and fuel line
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Report this Post05-15-2016 03:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
one thing i must make is a air intake tube that go's from 6 inch oval to 3 1/2 inch round i think i know how to do this. one way is to take a 3.5 to 4.5 exhaust reducer and squashing the 5 inch side down so it ends up at 6 inches wide by about 3 inches tall
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Dam injectors not firing well time to start testing them i know the ignition works as it start every time with starting fluid but i have tried to do a injector test that did not work
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megasquirt not firing the injectors i am getting sick of this pos
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i am starting to think i am going to have to buy a peak & hold injector driver box
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Are you trying to drive Low Z injectors with High Z drivers? Do you keep burning out injector drivers?
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Report this Post05-17-2016 10:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for engine manClick Here to Email engine manSend a Private Message to engine manEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I thought the same thing Will but i did a ohm check on the injectors as well as looked up what they were and they were high z and ohm tested at over 11 ohms
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found the problem now it runs and here is the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4nroMOQfKU
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OMG, dude, that thing sounds wicked...

Good work. Joe
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thanks i thought it sounded good and responsive just need it to burn off the rest of the Marvel Mystery oil and the rest of the oil that was in the exhaust from the other engine
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well i will be plumbing the cooling system and do what i need to do to the shifter for the new cables as i got 3 inch stroke cables and only needed 2 inch but nothing a little steel and welding wont fix
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Hey Mark,
Sounds real good. Good to see you making progress. Can you get some pics of those cables? And where did you purchase them from?
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Looking, and sounding really good, Mark. I haven't been posting, but I have been lurking and keeping tabs on that chassis.
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i will post some pitcher's of the cables a bit latter and and the web link and thank you both for your words of encouragement

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Music to the ears !! Nice Job

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found the problem now it runs and here is the video




Won't be any mosquitoes left alive in your garage after that! Hopefully the smoking does stop. Sounds great.

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well i ran out of welding wire and needed some more parts to do the cooling system so i snapped a few shots of the cables and made another short video of the mosquito killer lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99TVb-R0qxs



the web site for the cables http://steinjager.com/shop/...tierSeven=&home=true

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... made another short video of the mosquito killer lol




Damn, grease that door hinge!

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No i am not greasing it lol

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No i am not greasing it lol



Perhaps WD40? Aerokroil?

Your swap sounds awesome! I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this car on the road!

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ARCHIES JUNK IS FASTER THAN SHAUNNA'S JUNK

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lol ok ok i will oil it or grease it . well today I finished the shifter and coolant tube plumbing
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you know it gives me a sense of pride like all the folks who build something you put your heart and soul into so it feels great when your peers approve of it
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...it feels great when your peers approve of it


This swap is super-cool. It's so different. Although I haven't posted a whole lot in this thread, I look very forward to every update!
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Thanks Patrick
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a few mods made to the shifter i had to move the cable attachments back and remove the pins the cables attach

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well the shifter is all in and hooked up i had to do 1 mod to the cable bracket on the transmission and i now know i could have used 90 inch cables with 2 inch throws
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new upper pulley ordered 2.625 this should put me in the 12 psi boost rang i think
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Sounds bad ass! Can't wait to hear some videos of it actually under load
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thanks doublec4 i took today off from working on it and will be back on it tomorrow and depending on my what i can spend this month on it it could be on the road by the end of June
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battery is all in now
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I have decided once i get all i need off my 88 gt T top car i will give it away for free with T Tops intact i think the car could be rebuilt if you want to take the time to repair some of the places i cut or just take it for the T Tops but the whole car must leave I will let every one know when i am done with it
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worked on the brake lines today and will finish them up tomorrow and i will put the axles and rear struts back in if i had a throttle cable bracket i could drive it around the yard but i need to find some parts so i can fab something up
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wow i am down to 3 things before i start on body and interior and that is throttle cable bracket , exhaust hanger's and the 2 rear bolts on the front K member need to be put back in . it is going better than i thought it would and i have never worked on a fiero that was taken apart this much .
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