I STARTED MY 88 TODAY!!! hahaha. I've been keeping it tucked in the garage because of the overly hot weather and rain we've been getting here. so instead I've been driving my 1972 Beetle with a stroker engine and various other upgrades it's not a Fiero, but at least the engine is in back
Tried to get the air out of my brakes from the shoddy bleeding job the Firestone tech did when swapping a caliper. Still not right, but at least it doesn't just drop straight to the floor now. Looks like I need to do a total flush of the system, as there seems to be water sitting in the fluid in the master cylinder.
On a similar note, running through some thoughts about brake upgrades in my head. The Pontiac Vibe GT has some nice sized rotors that would probably fit well with the stock Fiero GT rims, and dual-piston calipers. It also uses the more common drum-style parking break system in modern cars.
Finally fixed the rattling heat shield on my 86 GT that's been driving me nuts for months....so much so that I had stopped driving the car. 5 minutes to locate the issue, 30 seconds to fix it. My procrastination is getting worse these days. Took it for a nice, long, quiet drive with the windows down and enjoyed the exhaust note .
Thanks Robert2, how did that oil cap work out? Glad it finally got there. Today I got around to doing the wire swap for the temp guage. Not a hard swap but, calibrating the guage turned into a feat! lol Every time I thought I had it in the ballpark I would recheck at a different ohms reading and it would be off. I think its pretty good right now. 160 & 220 read perfect so thats what I'm going with. Son called me to let me know there is a car show going on at his work that I didn't know about. I wouldn't have torn the dash apart if I had know. Hope they have another soon. Well my list of must do items is getting way shorter. Tires and an exhaust are the last to big items for now. Who knows what winter will make me do though! LOL Took a few more pics tonight while I was letting her run in the drive. I think I've come up with a name for the old girl. Hows Wyte Nyte? Kind of a play of my last name and how good she looks at night! Let me know what you think! Thanks
I burned a perfectly round circle on my calf by pressing it against a hot tailpipe of the 3800 car (Egads - did the car just brand me???) Then I wrestled with the 3.4 car to try to get it runnng. It finally fired up, so I took it for a ride. 3/8 of a mile from the house, it quit again. Got the tow strap and the tractor out, towed it home. In spite of the fact that the gauge said 1/4, I put some fuel in it and...whaddaya know - problem solved. (forehead smack)