Installed the bored-out Darrell Morse throttle body today. In the process I deleted the TB heater lines, looks cleaner now and easier access to the distributor area. Changed the coolant while I was at it.
The air horns were working intermitently so:- - I traced the wiring from source to ground - the horn button and horn relay were OK - cleaned all the connectors and found the hot wire connector to the compressor was corroded - the Horns are consistantly working good and loud now!
Took the car in for a new ac compressor, found water pump leaking and transmission pan gasket leaking. Transmission service, filter new gasket, new water pump, hose clamps and gasket, new ac compressor, receiver/drier, new sepentine belt. It all lightened my $ account.
The water pump looked like a PITA to work on,,,I'm glad it wasn't me.
The engine was dropped to fix busted manifolds, New ceramic sprint headers are being put on, as well as a full stainless steel custom exhaust all the way to the tips. New water pump, new alternator, new belts, new hoses, new sensors, tune up, new kyb shocks/ struts, replacing the parking brake and stuck rear calipers. Oh yea and the ac is getting fixed.
I pulled the mess of wires that was the aftermarket alarm hoping that was what prevented the fiero from starting. Now it wont even turn over. Gonna get an industrial strength battery charger and hope that works.
some exhaust manifold porting and took the lower intake off of the engine as well as got it on the engine stand check out my car domain page for more info and pics. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2915036
------------------ "willing is not enough, we must do. knowing is not enough we must apply" -Bruce Lee-
I gave mine a bath today, and took it for a drive. It has been parked for the last 2 years or so while I've been at school. It cranked right up too, just connected the battery, turned the key and it roared to life.
I put 300 + miles on mine..... My newest edition an 85 GT Red 4spd got one heck of a deal on it. I traded my 86 S-10 Tahoe/SeaDoo Hauler for it. I still don't know how but, it happened. I have been trying to talk this guy into selling it for a while now. Yesterday I drove over in my truck and he started asking about it. Next thing I know he asks how it runs and among other things. I took him for a ride in it since he has let me ride in his GT a few times. We get back he says I got a deal for you. I'll trade you the GT for the truck if you still want it, I been needing a good truck for a while and I was thinking of selling the Fiero to get one.... I about fell over I have had this truck for a while now and I sold the Jet ski during the winter months. My plan was to sell it and get the GT if he would take my offer. It needs some paint, rear struts, and, a set of new seat skins. There are hardly any cracks in the dash and the carpet looks fair. He kept this thing in fine running order even though he hardly ever drove it. Has a fresh clutch, slave, clutch master cylinder, and, tires.
It has been quite some time since I posted here nice to see more and, more members are joining everyday. My 86 GT has been out of the loop for a while now terminal tranny issues. Not sure what let go in it but it sounded like every gear in it got chewed to bits. Try to put it in gear and it sounds like a meat grinder trying to grind sheet metal. I had began to forget what a pleasure it was to drive a Fiero. Surely glad to have one to drive. My plan now is to take my stimulus plan check add a little to it and, purchase a tranny from Mr. Parks.
Took the front calipers off, and as I was taking the pads out, they crumbled to dust in my hands. OMG imagine if I was on the road when that happened. Also sanded and scraped about 25 years of rust and dirt off the front suspension.