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XTC 4.9 Swap - Thanks to all who helped! by katatak
Started on: 05-09-2010 05:43 PM
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About 3 hours ago, the XTC left my garage under it's own power with it's new 4.9. It was a big relief to see it go down the street. Everything seems to be working good - no overheating, no wierd noises or smells, nothing burning, shifts through all four gears and has more grunt than I was expecting. There are a few issues to finish up but nothing that a stock Fiero does not have. I'd like to thank a bunch of Fiero folks that helped me out along the way to get through all the 4.9 swap issues. I could not have done this swap with them.

First and foremost:

Carver1 - Without Phil - the XTC would be sporting a rebuilt Duke - Phil came through in a big way with the 4.9 - Thank you!

Frizlefrak (Dan) and Jeff here in El Paso - both were there for the removal of the Duke and the installation of the 4.9. Both were a big help in getting it up and running - it was great to have both thier 4.9 Fiero's to use as a guide - Thanks guys - a million times!

josef644 (Joe) - Always there with an answer or link to every question I had - his 4.9 thread was a constant source for help and inspiration. Thanks Joe!

Mickey_Moose, Fieroguru, Rickady88GT, Raydar and all the other 4.9 folks that have been there - done that! Without your help, it would have been a lot tougher. Thanks for sharing your ideas and experiences.

One happy 16 year old!


Thanks everyone!

Pat


P.S. I have my garage back! Now what about a 3800SC swap?

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Report this Post05-09-2010 07:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FrizlefrakClick Here to Email FrizlefrakSend a Private Message to FrizlefrakDirect Link to This Post
My pleasure. Time for the next project
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Report this Post05-09-2010 07:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for josef644Click Here to Email josef644Send a Private Message to josef644Direct Link to This Post
I am happy to been of help to you.

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Report this Post05-09-2010 09:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Carver1Click Here to Email Carver1Send a Private Message to Carver1Direct Link to This Post
any time Pat. Let's get something else cooking.
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Originally posted by Carver1:

any time Pat. Let's get something else cooking.


We need to stuff womething interesting in the Short Bus???????
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Report this Post05-09-2010 10:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Carver1Click Here to Email Carver1Send a Private Message to Carver1Direct Link to This Post
Wife said make her an offer, and come and get it.
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Report this Post05-10-2010 08:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for revinSend a Private Message to revinDirect Link to This Post
so.....
Where are the pics?!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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Report this Post05-10-2010 08:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DanFieroClick Here to Email DanFieroSend a Private Message to DanFieroDirect Link to This Post
Welcome to the 4.9 Club!!!.........Now about the Hazing and initiation procedures..you'll ned a pair of grandma sized underwear, a bag of peat, and a paper clip


Congrats and enjoy!! They are fun,

Dan

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Originally posted by DanFiero:

Welcome to the 4.9 Club!!!.......



DITTO.... How Texas is quickly becoming 4.9L haven.... Congrats to you and your son.

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SMTHGT.....
Aka. "SmoothGT"
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What? No first drive video?

Congrats Pat! Kinda suprising on the first drive aren't they?
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Originally posted by SMTHGT:
DITTO.... How Texas is quickly becoming 4.9L haven.... Congrats to you and your son.



oh yeah works for me! ask Jon how his chop and 4.9 didn't even keep up with my sc

gosh first we get a dumb gov, now this?!!?!? I think someone needs a real ride again.....huh Steve?
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Originally posted by Fieroseverywhere:

What? No first drive video?

Congrats Pat! Kinda suprising on the first drive aren't they?


Yep! Very surprising! The last time I drove the XTC, it had the old Duke. About 80 MPH was near the top of it's limit and from a dead stop - when I mashed the gas - nothing! It's amazing what an extra 100 - 110 HP can do for a car. I romped on it pretty hard a few times today - pretty impressive for a Cadilac motor. I am very happy with it. Now I am able to see the difference between a Duke, a stock 2.8, the 4.9 and the SBC Fiero. I guess I have to build a 3800SC car so I can do a complete comparison! The 4.9 is plain smooth and full of grunt - It's a great motor for the Fiero.
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Originally posted by DanFiero:

Welcome to the 4.9 Club!!!.........Now about the Hazing and initiation procedures..you'll ned a pair of grandma sized underwear, a bag of peat, and a paper clip


Congrats and enjoy!! They are fun,

Dan





Hey Dan,

My son gets the Hazing and initiation! The local Fiero boys will make sure of that. Thanks for your reply.
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Originally posted by revin:

so.....
Where are the pics?!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?


Video coming tomorrow! Had to find my digital cam corder and get it charged up. I'll take her for a spin tomorrow afternoon. Getting some pressure to take it to the Round Up! I told my son if he wanted to trailer it there, he could cruise it around San Antonio for a couple days. Not sure it's ready for a 1200 plus mile trip just yet!
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Report this Post05-11-2010 01:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FrizlefrakClick Here to Email FrizlefrakSend a Private Message to FrizlefrakDirect Link to This Post
Bring it Pat! CJ can trailer it out there, and if it breaks in SA we can always fix it on the fly.
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Originally posted by katatak:


Video coming tomorrow!


Is it tomorrow yet?
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