Converting fiero from manual to automatic, need help (Page 1/1)
jjd2296 NOV 19, 04:23 PM
I know, I know, you don't have to ask why. its for a build im doing for my dad, he doesn't drive manual. has anyone done this before? is it more difficult then doing a auto to manual swap?
Dennis LaGrua NOV 19, 05:48 PM
I've done them. You will need the transmission w Torque converter, CV axles, brackets/mounts, flexplate (for model year), TC bolts (high grade), Trans mounting bolts, shifter, trans selector switch ( rewire here), larger brake pedal, oil cooler/radiator, hard trans lines (you can make them), oil cooler hose, clamps and a wire to the ECM to activate the TC clutch. Finally you will need the ECM for the automatic or at the very least a chip with the automatic program on it. It is not a real hard job but I would not call it easy. The car must be lifted and the cradle dropped. Working alone, I would estimate 20 hrs of labor. Please work carefully. We already lost a member here this year from a car falling on him.

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" THE BLACK PARALYZER" -87GT 3800SC Series III engine, custom ZZP /Frozen Boost Intercooler setup, 3.4" Pulley, Northstar TB, LS1 MAF, 3" Spintech/Hedman Exhaust, P-log Manifold, Autolite 104's, MSD wires, Custom CAI, 4T65eHD w. custom axles, Champion Radiator, S10 Brake Booster, HP Tuners VCM Suite.
"THE COLUSSUS"
87GT - ALL OUT 3.4L Turbocharged engine, Garrett Hybrid Turbo, MSD ign., modified TH125H
" ON THE LOOSE WITHOUT THE JUICE "

jjd2296 NOV 20, 08:16 AM
Thanks Denis. Yes I’ll be safe I have access to a shop with a lift.
pmbrunelle NOV 20, 09:34 AM
There is also the automatic steering column (and the interlock cable); this one has the capability to block removal of the key unless the shifter is in Park.

[This message has been edited by pmbrunelle (edited 11-20-2021).]

jjd2296 NOV 21, 12:01 PM
I have the steering wheel and cable already
Dennis LaGrua NOV 21, 01:50 PM

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Originally posted by jjd2296:

I have the steering wheel and cable already



On the recent conversion that I did the column was left alone. Saw no reason to change steering columns and add more work to the process. The manual cars already have a locking steering wheel. The whole lockout system is just feel good security . Its not going to stop the professional.

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" THE BLACK PARALYZER" -87GT 3800SC Series III engine, custom ZZP /Frozen Boost Intercooler setup, 3.4" Pulley, Northstar TB, LS1 MAF, 3" Spintech/Hedman Exhaust, P-log Manifold, Autolite 104's, MSD wires, Custom CAI, 4T65eHD w. custom axles, Champion Radiator, S10 Brake Booster, HP Tuners VCM Suite.
"THE COLUSSUS"
87GT - ALL OUT 3.4L Turbocharged engine, Garrett Hybrid Turbo, MSD ign., modified TH125H
" ON THE LOOSE WITHOUT THE JUICE "

[This message has been edited by Dennis LaGrua (edited 11-26-2021).]

jjd2296 NOV 24, 01:52 PM
I have the steering wheel and cable already