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A new spin on old 4.9 valve covers. by Rickady88GT
Started on: 02-14-2008 06:27 PM
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PIP is not working, cant post pics


Thanks for trying Rickady88gt. I saw your 3.5 quad cam at the Westfest. Very nice. Really liked the power steering.
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Thanks for trying Rickady88gt. I saw your 3.5 quad cam at the Westfest. Very nice. Really liked the power steering.



Thanks, I will never own another manual rack Fiero again. The work put into it is WELL worth the payoff I have gotten back from the better steering.
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Report this Post04-19-2008 01:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rdprowseClick Here to Email rdprowseSend a Private Message to rdprowseDirect Link to This Post
Did you post the power steering install? I'd love to see that! I'm going to the ref " Hopefully for the last time! " Tuesday. I think I got him this time. Sweet!
I ground down the screw holes on my valve covers and primed them. Still have to drill the oil filler hole. They still don't look as good as yours but I'm not done yet.
Why did you sell the Caddy motor? Was it because of the 4 spd? I don't think 4speed Caddy is Cali. smog legal?
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Originally posted by rdprowse:

Did you post the power steering install? I'd love to see that! I'm going to the ref " Hopefully for the last time! " Tuesday. I think I got him this time. Sweet!
I ground down the screw holes on my valve covers and primed them. Still have to drill the oil filler hole. They still don't look as good as yours but I'm not done yet.
Why did you sell the Caddy motor? Was it because of the 4 spd? I don't think 4speed Caddy is Cali. smog legal?


This is the two threads I did on power steering conversions.
//www.fiero.nl/forum/A...050410-1-044587.html
//www.fiero.nl/forum/F...2/HTML/069722-8.html

and this is why I am selling the 4.9
//www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/090416.html

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Wow Just when I thought I'd seen it all. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Report this Post04-28-2008 01:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTDirect Link to This Post
Latest pics, the wiring harness is almost complete. Just a few more small things to finish up.






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Report this Post06-26-2008 09:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTDirect Link to This Post
No new progress. As you can tell by the dust, this has not been worked on for a while.


The pump mounted and the stock 4.9 belt is used. I notched the alt bracket so I can use the alt as a belt tensioner. I have about an inch of adjustment at the alt.



I used an A/C compressor from an early 4.5. Mine was damaged.
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Report this Post05-15-2009 10:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for falcon_caClick Here to Email falcon_caSend a Private Message to falcon_caDirect Link to This Post
Herre some pics of my valve covers

Like other I dont want to hide the rear cover behind wires or hoses.



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Report this Post05-15-2009 10:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by falcon_ca:

Herre some pics of my valve covers

Like other I dont want to hide the rear cover behind wires or hoses.







I love the little details in swaps. You have a clean one, that is a must for me. I just cant swap in an "ugly" engine. That is why I did the covers the way I did. But I decided not to swap the covers from bank to bank because the huge dent/blank spot on the left side. It just looks unfinished without the ribs all the way acros. I also hated the fuel lines going over the cover so I changed the fuel rail and water housing.
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Originally posted by falcon_ca:

Herre some pics of my valve covers




Hmmm. Those look farmiliar. Here are mine from a year and a half ago... when they were still clean.


I think the black details really make the rest POP.

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Report this Post12-10-2009 09:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTDirect Link to This Post
I started the 4.9 one more time before it goes in.
I found one completely plugged injector and an injector plug with crossed and shorted wires. After cleaning the injectors and repairing the wires, the engine seems to run fine.




The weather might keep this on hold for a little while?

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Just bead blasted, sprayed silver and aa few coats of clear on top
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Report this Post12-11-2009 11:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTDirect Link to This Post
Are you planning on some type of accent color? Filling in the V8 and topping the ribs might give it a little extra attention?
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Originally posted by Rickady88GT:

Are you planning on some type of accent color? Filling in the V8 and topping the ribs might give it a little extra attention?


No, I am gonna keep em as they are. Sortta grows on ya. I like those with the red silver and black.
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Hope to see more of this build soon. I want to build mine like this.
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Very nice... Update..???

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Report this Post06-20-2010 01:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTDirect Link to This Post
Well the car has a lot of new parts.
Rotors, SS lines, S-10 booster, KYB's, custom progressive rate lowering springs that are stiffer than stock, full poly, ball joints, tie rod ends, Champion radiator, Rodney window relays and more that I just cant remember but I do remember that I had to replace the replacement water pump

Seems to run fine and the brakes are outstanding.
The V6 F body steering rack is better than the stock 88 rack but slower than the V8 F body rack.
I am wiring the Caddy gauge cluster for the code reader/clearer to get rid of the SES light.

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