A History of the Blue Demon (Page 1/10)
Fierochic88 JUL 14, 11:05 AM
So ever since Dave (Skitime) started a history of his car thread years ago, I've been meaning to do the same. However, life (school, working, marriage, horses etc!) put the brakes on things for awhile. We're now in the process of getting my car ready for the 25th and are doing some great new things with it! It made me really sit back and look at how far this little car has come! Believe it or not, it hasn't always looked like this:



(And it won't be looking like that for long )


The story of the car known as the "Blue Demon" begins in June of 2001 with a phone call that went a little something like this, "Hey Dad, I have something important to tell you. You'll never believe it but I just bought another Fiero!" Those must have been dreaded words to my father's ears, and if they weren't at the time, well, he had no idea what he was getting into! We already had nearly a dozen Fieros, two of which were mine, and here I was bringing another one home.

I had been driving along a rural road (PA 562 near Boyertown to those of you who are locals), on my way to a friend's house when my passenger and I both noticed a beautiful (from 1000 ft!!!) blue 85GT sitting along the side of the road. I was like, "Wow, cool Fiero," and kept on driving since we were already late. My passenger then exclaimed, "Hey it's for sale! $1000 o.b.o!" I quickly slammed on the brakes of my coupe, turned around and pulled into the driveway.

As I got out of the car, the owner came out of the house. Though the car had a pretty paint job on it, the paint was in rough shape and the interior of the car needed a major restoration. The guy who owned the car, Steve, said that he had bought the car from a dealership with the intention of making it a kit car, but he could never get it to run and had since lose interest in making the kit car. As I looked over the car, with it's MOMO style rims and bald tires, I got the feeling that the previous owner had severely abused the car. After listening to Steve describe the symptoms, I began to think that all that was wrong with the car, aside from needing a lot of cosmetic work was a faulty fuel pump. Satisfied that this was the correct diagnosis, I did some wheeling and dealing, brought the price down and put a deposit on the car. It was then that I called my father.

"Dad, this car is great! I know I wanted another fastback, but I finally found my custom car. And it already has rims! All it needs is a fuel pump and it is ready to run!" I rambled on and on, but my father must have been sitting there shaking his head and wondering how I was going to pay for it. I had already decided upon my solution - my college tuition rebate check!

Several days later, Dad and I went to reexamine the car. I had already exchanged the title, but we needed to scope it out in order to bring the trailer since the road was very busy and maneuvering a trailer would be fun. Dad was actually rather surprised that I did do well with my purchase and several days later the car was loaded up and on its way home.




As you can see the previous owner had impeccable taste with those blinging windshield wipers! They would come back to haunt me later on....

Upon unloading the car at the house, we proceeded to push it into the garage to see just exactly what was wrong with it. My diagnosis was indeed correct - the fuel pump was faulty. However, once Dad was able to trick the car into running for a few minutes, we got another surprise. At 150k - the car had the historic 85 V6 rod knock, sure to be the #4 bearing. I was frustrated but hopeful, maybe I could finally do that 3.4L swap I had wanted to do! We pushed the car back outside of the garage, where it would sit for the next six months, only to be washed and dreamed about until that following December....

To be continued...

[This message has been edited by Fierochic88 (edited 07-14-2008).]

hookdonspeed JUL 14, 12:44 PM
yay, looks like u found the pic
fiero go fast JUL 14, 04:58 PM
And favorites.... Hey sis, how you doin?
FieroCS JUL 14, 05:00 PM
Nice lookin car before and after !! cant wait to see more.
turbo86se JUL 14, 09:37 PM
The yellow Fiero in the background makes me sad
Fiero Owner JUL 14, 09:42 PM

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Originally posted by turbo86se:

The yellow Fiero in the background makes me sad



Is that an 88 Formula T-Top? The blue car looks great.
Fierochic88 JUL 15, 10:25 AM
Thanks guys! I hope to get more pics from over at my parents tonight (for some reason I can't find my disk!) and add some updates soon.

Matt - doing well! Are you going to the 25th Anniversary show? When will you be home again?

Joel - yes, it makes Matt said too! He misses that car, especially with the price of gas! (It is a yellow 88 T-top coupe with a v6 installed after the fact so sort of!)

~ Jen

fiero go fast JUL 15, 11:43 AM

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Originally posted by Fierochic88:

Thanks guys! I hope to get more pics from over at my parents tonight (for some reason I can't find my disk!) and add some updates soon.

Matt - doing well! Are you going to the 25th Anniversary show? When will you be home again?

Joel - yes, it makes Matt said too! He misses that car, especially with the price of gas! (It is a yellow 88 T-top coupe with a v6 installed after the fact so sort of!)

~ Jen



No not going to the 25th show. I'll actually be home this weekend, but it'll be for a friends bachaelor party. I will more than likely be home the following weekend also, although I may spend a lot of that weekend getting ready to leave for Ireland on the 29th.

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Old Lar JUL 17, 07:07 PM


from 2003....
JimmyS JUL 17, 07:38 PM

I love threads like this! I may have to start 1 of my own sometime.

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My best advice when it comes to your Fiero is to "NOT" do any dealings with www.kitcarman.com
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...070315-1-061575.html <~ The drama with kitcarman
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/078336.html <~ finishing and fixing kitcarmans mess
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/079860.html <~ re-do after kitcarmans motor blew up.