Back to the Future, Fiero Concepts. (Page 1/3)
Valkrie9 DEC 12, 02:03 PM

November 5th, 1955.
The day that Doc invented the flux capacitor, which makes time travel possible.
88MPH: The DeLorean Time Machine


98" wb.

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Valkrie9 DEC 12, 02:54 PM

Liked what he did, modded some more, slightly.
hyperv6 DEC 12, 04:06 PM
If I wanted an old Firebird I would just buy the Firebird.
Valkrie9 DEC 12, 05:48 PM

Factory midengine mockup '81, 455 SD Trans Am.
Later, they renamed it Fiero, a tubeframe proposal, also longitudinal, ZF transaxle.

Street 455

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Patrick DEC 12, 06:04 PM

Reminds me of the car that bubbajoexxx originally built, although Bubba was not trying to mimic a Firebird.

Originally posted by Fiero2m8:

Valkrie9 DEC 12, 06:55 PM
That is, in fact, BubbaJoeXXX's Northstar on the highway.
The concept is simple, find a 3rd gen TA, then, proceed to make a Fiero, though difficult, many naysayers abound.
' You're doing it wrong, doing what you want ! '
' You should...put the engine in the front, where it belongs ! '
' A big block is too big, put in an LS ! '
' An automatic six is wimpy, you should put in a manual ! '
lol !

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Patrick DEC 12, 08:06 PM

Originally posted by Valkrie9:

That is, in fact, BubbaJoeXXX's Northstar on the highway.

LOL... so it is!

I've been having so much trouble with images opening here for the last few days (recent forum issue), that I didn't really take a close enough look at your third image.

Valkrie9 DEC 12, 09:51 PM

More Tail, more trunk, more power, more TnA.
Valkrie9 DEC 12, 10:11 PM

A long way from TO, looks so very beautiful, well polished and a great accomplishment.

Valkrie9 DEC 13, 12:59 PM

' Daddy, where did I come from ? '

'72 Maserati Merak `72 Bora

'76 Maserati Merak SS
Giorgetto Giugiaro of Italdesign's Maserati Merak bodywork, beautiful.
It is then totally natural to transplant an aluminum V6TT or V8TC into the space formerly occupied by uninspiring iron lumps.
Had the corporate board made the decision to insert an actual sportscar engine, their sales would certainly have taken a greater part of the market share, tripled.
An aluminum canted 3-valve cylinder head for the duke block, a turbo intercooled improvement good for just under 200 hp, a reasonable compromise.
The weakness of the bottom end's conrods and main caps, when addressed with stronger smallblock production pieces, would still, to this day make for a decent power source.
Hindsight for a Fiero with roadrace and rallye ambition, hillclimbs and scca type class, stocks and modified, you know, sportscar.

I imagine that some were surprised that a block could be made that way, and work so well.
DOHC Sheet Metal Engine
Pete Aardema and Kevin Braun
' The brilliant machinists who designed and built a 920-hp V-12 from scratch ! ' ...fixed that headline for you Brandan.
Jim Feuling

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