i guess im pretty unique...i always liked Edsels and Azteks lol... i remember watching Survivor with my mom back in the day and being jealous that everyone won an Aztek for just eating a gummy worm (IIRC).
Posts: 5341 From: Wake Forest,NC,USA Registered: Jan 2002
I had a Pinto but within a couple of years of owning it I had installed a 302 V-8 and a rear axle out of a Mustang. It had side mounted dual exhaust so I didn`t have a fuel tank explosion problem. They said the way the exhaust was mounted right by the fuel tank it would pucture in a rear end collision.
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Man Txgood that is exactly what I did also. I loved that car. It was so fun blowing people that laughed at you off the road. Of course I upgraded the brakes also. Wish I still had that car but it started rusting away and I couldn't stop it... Getting the headers to fit was a trick.
May 4th, 2010
Posts: 5384 From: Austin, Texas Registered: Feb 2006
I didn`t have headers as mine was a low budget swap. I just took the exhaust manifolds and turned them upside down and ran the exhaust toward the front, down and back. I had to drop the radiator to get the hood to close and also had to cut a hole in the hood and install a scoop so it wouldn`t hit the air filter.
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Posts: 12143 From: Metro Detroit Registered: Mar 2003
The tank was pushed into the rear diff and the bolts from the diff would puncture it.
Yes and the recall fix was to install a fiberglass panel between them so the edges of the bolts didn't puncture the tank. Well that's what they did to my Mom's Pinto back in the 70's. We got rid of it soon after that.
Like Black Lotus, when I saw the EV-1 on the list I discounted their opinions.
Retroactive lists like this tend to re-write history a bunch. the Fiero and the Pinto were far more popular in their time than these critics would like to admit. I think GM and Ford respectively would tell you that both cars were profitable.
Posts: 2504 From: North Logan, Utah, USA Registered: May 2008
Just another misinformed id10t. The fiero was far from a flop it had some issues, but many knew the car had much potential. Seems its our turn for some more undeserved bad press the author probably hates the fact that the car has had some favorable articles written in the past few years. I too wish i had a few Edsel's , hehe those things in good shape go for a mint.
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May 5th, 2010
Posts: 46 From: San Antonio Texas Registered: Sep 1999