Washed it so I could try to get a calendar shot, but ran out of daylight before I could get it clean enough. So then I drove around in my front of my house for awhile, trying to appreciate still having reverse and 1st gears (lost 2nd last week, today was the first time I've run it since then).
Look how sad and broken it looks, nearly breaks my heart...
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Wheel bearings, swap in my spare axle because of the torn boot and install new break hoses.
Hope to have one side done today and will do the other side next weekend. The brake dust shield was scraping and was probably what caused the squeak but I have the bearings and I had to replace the axle anyway. Going to just leave the dust shields off for now as its pretty mangled.
plugged everything in after fixing some of mine and some other unknown mistakes on my 7730 swap harness. and the fuel pump primed!!! woo hoo! god i am so happy that that workes now. i need to change spark plugs and change the oil now. and it will be good to go out and start being tuned again.
I took this whole week off - vacation - all devoted to getting my Ole Yeller Fiero back on the road. My plan was to bolt the motor & tranny together, set it on the cradle and finish putting all the pieces and parts on so that I could stuff it in the car tomorrow. First off though, I needed to pull the Alternator off my 70 Monte so I could go to Autozone (dirty word in my house now) so I could exchange it for the 3rd time for one that works.... As soon as I started to pull it, here came the wind and the rain.... Checked the Weather channel real quick, 30% chance of rain the rest of the day but I am getting 100% right now so I am stuck inside. I need a bigger garage..... Hopefully I get some of it done between storms...... Guess I'll check in to work and save the vacation day!
Edit to add - Just spent the day yesterday washing, waxing and detailing the 88..... And now I can't get it into the garage! Yikes my timing sucks.... Thought Ole Yeller would be out by Tuesday morning so I could get the 88 back inside....oh well.... Thats life in the Fiero lane.
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Finally, I got around to hooking-up the rear actuators. Archie and the Crew initially had installed the actuators, but Dakota Digital’s dual controller was on back-order. Pretty much an uneventful day working inside the garage.
Archie and the Crew did a nice job on the center console with easy access.
Next, I wanted to take advantage of one of the original holes just about the computer area.
Since I'm using a dual actuator set-up the hole was a bit too small so I decided to make another one just above instead of making one big hole.
Wires laid so time to get to work in the back;
Running the wires through;
Used flex hoses routed through the opening for a factory look;
Back to the interior; the hook-up.
I spent the rest of the day going over D1S Caddy dash pod hook-up and Dakota Digital's gauges. Archie and Crew did an excellent job at hooking the needed items to get me home with out being worried about the readings. Also the location was easy to reach. All I need to do now is hook the remaining items for that dreaded CA inspection.
i changed the plugs on amber, and tried again to fire her up...she needs a bit more work.
Wyotech Sacramento Alumni. ASE A6, A8, L1 and Certified. CA SMOG License. 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT 5-speed -Amber- 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT, 151,000 miles!decklid window, More pics of my 87 GT can be found here <-SOLD 1985 Pontiac Fiero 2m4 auto, 222K miles and counting <-recently lost to arson (6yo bro playing with fire) RIP! 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7L 4x4, 72K <-Daily driver A 4 year olds knowledge of science: No matter how much jello you put into a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.
Drooled over the possibility of Lambo doors!!! Just watched a video of what I think is a new kit from Archie? Anybody have details on these. The way that the doors work is just awesome.I don't want to cut doors or jams or any of that nonsense. But I want those units on my girl. Winter is upon us. Love to have that as a project. I also started up the Fiero and am about to go to storage and try and fire up the Chevelle. She has a lot of compression! She can be very tempermental. With a carb and all.
Madcurl, you might want to add some grommets to the holes you passed those wires through. If you don't the wires will eventually wear and short out, possibly causing a fire. You don't want to loose all the work you have into your car for a couple of parts that only cost a few pennies.
For a few weeks i've been trying to get my slave working well . Undid the slave , cleaned the bore , put it back in the car , nope . Yesterday while looking at it for a last call , i noticed that there was rust and pitting at the end of the bleeder screw and also on the seat where it is supposed to seal in the slave, since the angle is 45 degree , i took an old countersink i had and just grind the end of it and drop the diameter to fit snug in the bore without damaging the threads and just turn it by hand to get the surface of the seat nice and shiny .And also buffed the end of the bleed screw . Also on the outside of the rubber seal there is a lip , i took some castor oil that is supposed to expand the rubber a bit and make it softer . on that side the dot 3 oil in the cylinder is not touching so the castor oil is still there and making the job. Reassembled the slave , put it back on et voila it's working like new . Before, the day after it was coming to the issue of no clutch again . But so far so good . On all the thread i've read on the slave i never noticed anything about redoing the seat , All where on the rubber seal ( maybe i missed some ) Like we use to do with the old taps or casks seats before they had rubber seals I'll cross my fingers for a few days
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Woo Hoo - Got my new motor in the car today! Purrs like a kitten. Had a few vac leaks (damn plastic vac lines). Ended up just replacing all with rubber line. Just have a few things to finish up now. Burp the coolant, A/C recharge, Install new Struts, E Brake cables, rotors, calipers, some electircal things and then off to the alignment shop and she'll be done. Well until I go to replace the door glass and dew wipes. Then the paint job. Oh yeah, I forgot the front suspension. Damn, will it ever be done?
I put the battery charger on it. I left the dome lights on long enough to drain the battery - only show 9.8 volts. Then I ran a clay bar over it, and waxed it. Wanted to take it out for pics, but it started raining.
I'm a few days late, but on Friday I swapped the old worn out/torn tranny mounts with new poly ones from Rodney. I also swapped out the cracked/welded/cracked again rear tranny mount bracket with a brand new one from fieroparts.com (thanks Tim). Then I replaced the thermostat (just for good measure), installed new plugs, changed teh oil & filter and drained and filled the tranny with synchromesh fluid. I went to the DMV and got it titled and registered so it is finally 100% legal. Tomorrow I'm replacing the torn CV boot then it's off for a 4-wheel alignment and then.....3 days shy of 3 months since buying it......I will be able to actually drive my Fiero!