Pennock's Fiero Forum
  General Fiero Chat - Archive
  Michigan fiero owners- strange request.

T H I S   I S   A N   A R C H I V E D   T O P I C
  

Email This Page to Someone! | Printable Version


Michigan fiero owners- strange request. by salaciouse1
Started on: 06-04-2010 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Last post by: salaciouse1 on 06-09-2010 04:10 PM
salaciouse1
Member
Posts: 48
From: MI
Registered: Oct 2009


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post06-04-2010 08:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for salaciouse1Click Here to Email salaciouse1Send a Private Message to salaciouse1Direct Link to This Post
I have an 85gt, and I'm planning an engine swap in the very, very near future. I have researched exstensivly and I'm torn between 2 different motors. My choices are a 3.4pr with performance upgrades and a 7730 ecm, or a 3800sc and OBD II. Here's the BIG problem. I bought the car and it didn't run. I've never gotten to drive/ride in a fiero with the 2.8 so I have no basis for comparison on which engine I should go with. I know the pr3.4 is a nice upgrade from stock, and the 3800sc is a beast, but without real world experience I'm terrified to drop a couple $,$$$ and then live with the "what if" and be disapointed in the car. I have to start the swap soon before the "donated" garage is taken. So my request in case you haven't caught on and left the thread allready is this. Is there anyone in the central Michigan area that has a 2.8 or 3.4pr or 3800 fiero that will give me a ride or possibly even allow me the pleasure of test driving there car. I know that this is asking quite a bit but it would be extremely appreciated.

Thank you- Luke
IP: Logged
PFF
System Bot
California Kid
Member
Posts: 9540
From: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
Registered: Jul 2001


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 275
Rate this member

Report this Post06-04-2010 10:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for California KidSend a Private Message to California KidDirect Link to This Post
Heck....I don't even let my 2 son's drive my yellow GT, and their both over 30 !
IP: Logged
Gokart Mozart
Member
Posts: 12143
From: Metro Detroit
Registered: Mar 2003


Feedback score: (1)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 159
Rate this member

Report this Post06-04-2010 10:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gokart MozartClick Here to visit Gokart Mozart's HomePageSend a Private Message to Gokart MozartDirect Link to This Post
pm sent


 
quote
Originally posted by California Kid:

Heck....I don't even let my 2 son's drive my yellow GT, and their both over 30 !


How many besides you have driven it?
IP: Logged
Raydar
Member
Posts: 39047
From: Carrollton GA. Out in the... country.
Registered: Oct 1999


Feedback score:    (12)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 455
Rate this member

Report this Post06-04-2010 11:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarDirect Link to This Post
I know you asked for "real" driving experiences, but I'm offering this from the perspective of the owner of a moderately built up 3.4.

The 3.4 pushrod is a noticeable, but modest, increase over the 2.8.
If you throw some money at it (cam, head and intake porting, trueleo intake and headers) you can make it nicely quick.
The right combination of parts may get you around 210 or so at the crank. (Oreif has built two of them.)

A 3800 SC II starts out at ~230-240 at the crank and can be built on out from there. Lots of bolt ons available.
Would be my choice.
Will probably be my next choice.

------------------
Raydar
88 4.9 Formula IMSA Fasback..........................88 3.4 coupe -soon to be something other than red

Read Nealz Nuze! Praise the Lowered!

IP: Logged
salaciouse1
Member
Posts: 48
From: MI
Registered: Oct 2009


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post06-09-2010 04:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for salaciouse1Click Here to Email salaciouse1Send a Private Message to salaciouse1Direct Link to This Post
I wasn't really expecting to drive anyones car. I was mostly hoping to ride in one with any of the engines mentioned. I build up I planned for the 3.4 was going to put me at around 180hp (crank). I drove my sisters Aroura with the 3400. Those run around 200hp and I've finally decided that the 3800sc is the way to go. I'll leave it stock for a while, and when I get the urge for more power later then I'll start throwing parts and tuning at it.

Thanx for the replies- Luke
IP: Logged



All times are ET (US)

T H I S   I S   A N   A R C H I V E D   T O P I C
  

Contact Us | Back To Main Page

Advertizing on PFF | Fiero Parts Vendors
PFF Merchandise | Fiero Gallery | Ogre's Cave
Real-Time Chat | Fiero Related Auctions on eBay



Copyright (c) 1999, C. Pennock