The Silver Freak Project (Page 58/59)
La fiera MAY 27, 10:59 PM
Mine is in the triple digits from 2600 to 7300rpm. You'll have to fine tune it at a dyno to get the most out of it. The dyno must simulates road loads like a Mustang dyno.
Blacktree APR 22, 12:45 PM
This thread hasn't been updated for awhile, because I lost interest in the project. As a matter of fact, I'll be parting out the Freak very soon. Keep an eye on the Mall section for some deals on Fiero parts.
exoticse APR 23, 05:05 PM
No way ! Say it isn’t so !! 😮

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La fiera MAY 01, 09:51 PM
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Blacktree MAY 04, 10:00 AM
This thread is now going to switch from building to dismantling. If that bothers you, I suggest using the Back button on your browser. Also, sending its parts to good homes is a much better outcome than leaving it to rot in a salvage yard.

Some prominent members of the Fiero community have expressed interest in parts of this car. So the Freak will live on, in other people's projects. For example, the Hella headlights went to Fieroguru. Some of the bodywork and suspension are going to La Fiera. And a racing team has expressed interest in parts of the car. It'll be interesting to see what these guys do with those parts.

I'm already looking forward to the next project car, which is also going to be pretty cool, and a little crazy.

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Blacktree MAY 17, 12:35 PM
As mentioned above, Fieroguru bought the Hella headlights.

Also, La Fiera bought the Koni dampers, and coilover hardware.

The 7730 ECM and tuning hardware are sold. The shifter and cables went to a good home.

I also removed some things, to keep for the next project car. I'll be keeping the racing seats and harnesses, the MegaSquirt computer, and the Odyssey battery. I also put the tires on my daily driver. That was a nice upgrade!

There are still lots of good parts on this car, and I don't want to see anything go to waste. I should be posting some more stuff in The Mall soon.
DaveC JUN 09, 06:46 PM
I haven't been here for quite a while, seeing as how I also parted out my Fiero, but I did want to drop by and say "HI" to you Blacktree.
Are you giving up on Fieros, or just culling the herd??
You've been a valuable member for many years, and I appreciate your input here.
I recently got back into Fieros when I was hired to do a custom '88 GT engine build with the Camaro PR 3.4 V6, turbo, and Holley Super Sniper on an Edelbrock intake. WOW! I never knew it could be so good with that top end!
Any way, just wondering if you'll still be around since there aren't many build threads on here any more. It's quite shocking really. I come from 23 years of ownership, and it's like the zeal for Fiero is fading away. Kind of depressing in a way.
Hope all is going well with you.
La fiera JUN 11, 09:51 PM

Originally posted by DaveC:
and it's like the zeal for Fiero is fading away. Kind of depressing in a way.

Maybe you got depressed and need some medicine. But for a lot of real Fiero enthusiasts including me, this is real. Fiero for ever!!
Knowing Mike, he'll be back regardless of what project he has now. Middle age crisis thing! Lol!

Blacktree JUL 19, 09:38 AM
Hey everybody, I just wanted to provide some closure to this thread. First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who followed this build and supported me along the way. You guys rock!

Also, I plan to remain a member of PFF. I see no reason to leave. There are a lot of really cool people here.

And last but not least, I have another project car. Ironically, it's following in the footsteps of the Fiero. When I bought the Fiero (which later became the Silver Freak), it had front end crash damage, and was bound for the salvage yard. I snagged it for a very reasonable price, and the rest is history. With the BMW, it's a similar story. It also has front end crash damage. And the previous owner just wanted to be rid of it. So I snagged it for cheap. I plan to turn it into a street legal race car, just like I did with the Fiero.

The new project car is a BMW 3-series. Specifically, it's a 2001 330i. It's a sedan, built on the E46 chassis. These cars have a lot of potential. So this should be fun.

I started a build thread in the "Other Cars" section, if you're interested. Here's the link:
lou_dias SEP 16, 01:08 PM
sorry to be late to this thread...the title didn't give away the engine build so I never followed it...

Did you ever get this thing on the dyno?