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Pontiackid86's 84 DGP IMSA Stage III build thread. by pontiackid86
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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

Let me know when you want that painted


Thats the plan. For the time being I'm going to get the damaged back end touched up to match the rest of the car but down the road I'm going to get a full blown paint job exactly how it is now.

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I went and pulled the gas tank today on the suspicion of rust in the tank to find that the tank is as clean as a brand new dime but i also did it on suspicion of a bad fuel pump so I'll be replacing that. Its commin along. I'm trying to have it good to go by carlisle.
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Originally posted by pontiackid86:

Bit of an update. Last weekend i was tinkering with the IMSA a little bit and ended up rigging the thing with something to give be a bit more throw on the slave cylinder. (i refuse to say what i did because its the biggest jurry rig ever) But low and behold it worked and works really well.


Does the fix include wood, zip ties, and gum?
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Originally posted by mattwa:


Does the fix include wood, zip ties, and gum?


No it involves a tool in place of where something esle should be

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If you get it finished before carlisle which fiero are you havin me drive up this year?
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I miss my baby
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Originally posted by Tomski:

If you get it finished before carlisle which fiero are you havin me drive up this year?


Wont be there. I'll be on the road.

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Well guys i have been putting a lot of thought into this for this car (no im still not selling it)

Finding an SD4 for the car at a good price has proven damn near impossible and even if i did find one its one of thoes engines that is a hard to maintain and hard to cope with motor for what you get out of it. I would love to restore the car entirely to its former glory but it looks like power-train wise thats not going to be happening anytime soon. Its not set in stone entirely yes as i still have some saving up to do But my plans for the IMSA have changed drastically.. I want something in it that i can count on not to give me any grief on the short pleasure drives i take the car out on and i want performance to match the cars aggressive stance. Its not set in stone yet but once i have the funds available (which shouldent take to long) I'm going to be jumping in line for a 3800SC swap from the Haus of Guru. If dave can pull it off (which he sounds pretty sure that he can) I'm going to be doping in the F40 6 speed in with it so the transmission can hold up Against the engines power.... as i said i would love to do another SD4 but I'm not shelling out $10K for a new one and i cant find a good used one anywhere.
As for an update on the car well since I've started my career i havent played with it much. right now its at home in my garage up on stands with the gas tank taken out of it collecting dust.
Edit for correction,

I just called dave and jumped in line. he said he has about a 9 month waiting period so i figure that should give me a good amount of time to save up more than i need for the swap.

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There is a way to get an SD4 for that car:

FieroMonkey has been trying to sell an Indy with a running, driving, SD4, AND a second pace car, for $5000:

//www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/057012.html

Put the SD4 in the IMSA, put the duke into the Indy, sell both Indy's, and the SD4 will either pay for itself, or be fairly cheap. It also has the centerline wheels I believe that IMSA used to have?

fierobear also has one for sale, PM him for details.
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Originally posted by RWDPLZ:

There is a way to get an SD4 for that car:

FieroMonkey has been trying to sell an Indy with a running, driving, SD4, AND a second pace car, for $5000:

//www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/057012.html

Put the SD4 in the IMSA, put the duke into the Indy, sell both Indy's, and the SD4 will either pay for itself, or be fairly cheap. It also has the centerline wheels I believe that IMSA used to have?

fierobear also has one for sale, PM him for details.



If i can come up with $5000 within the next few months i might do that actuley all depends... i really want a 3800 though.
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Spoke with dave.. i need to get up there to see what he has cookin and what setup i want but its deffinetley gettin a 3800SC.
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Well thanks to a heads up from another forum member and the_stickman2 THis car is getting its original power plant back.. I cant wait
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Originally posted by pontiackid86:

Spoke with dave.. i need to get up there to see what he has cookin and what setup i want but its deffinetley gettin a 3800SC.




Haha, glad its eventually getting an SD4. I dunno how you're gonna track down the rest of the parts though- good luck.
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Originally posted by nitroheadz28:



Haha, glad its eventually getting an SD4. I dunno how you're gonna track down the rest of the parts though- good luck.


He has a lot of the parts for it as well as the block... If not there's still a site that makes them there just not cheap
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I guess I will have to be 1st with the 3800SC in their IMSA huh?
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I guess I will have to be 1st with the 3800SC in their IMSA huh?



Maybe.. its as i said even if i dont throw the SD-4 in it its nice to know i still have the original engine to my IMSA
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Really would have been nice to see this car in Lititz today.
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Originally posted by Hulki U. My-BFF:

Really would have been nice to see this car in Lititz today.


Lol would have had to speed shift it the whole way.. I'm hopin to have it there next year.
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Put a little more work in it tonight(ever try filling up the rear tires 275-55/R15's at a gas station air pump.. takes for ever... but me and a buddy of mine are starting work on it.. its so close to being road worthy with the iron duke in it im aiming to have it on the road by next weekend.
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Well I finally finished!! I really like your IMSA and can't wait to see more progress on it. My opinion on the engine swap depends on if you want it to drive or be a show car. If you want to drive it and have some performance put a 6 or 8 cyl in there. You can always build up the SD4 stuff on a spare cradle and have it to go back to original if you want to do that later on. What happened to the rest of the interior I thought I saw black or grey pieces in an earlier post. Are you going to replace them or paint them? It would be a shame for the interior to look like it was just thrown in there. As for the decals on the car, I would only put them on there if it was a show car. If it's a car you plan to drive a lot I would have them made and put them in storage with the SD4. Just my two cents. Good luck with your project and hope to follow your progress.

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Well I finally took the time to read this thread... Here is what I've come up with after filtering through everything that has nothing to do with building a car. Added a decklid with spoiler and air-over scoop, installed a duke, and fixed the brakes.

8/5/2010 bought IMSA
8/6/2010 Pulled O.E.M. harness
8/8/2010 Pulled duke
8/9/2010 added Tyler Shipman show badge
8/9/2010 Pulled Isuzu
8/13/2010 installed center consol
8/18/2010 New trunk seal
8/18/2010 Decklid Vents
8/19/2010 Pulled more harness
9/4/2010 Installed decklid/Spoiler
9/5/2010 Installed Roof Scoop
9/18/2010 Reinstalled harness
9/28/2010 Did some tinkering
10/01/2010 Installed transmission and fuel lines
10/02/2010 Removed transmission
10/03/2010 Reinstalled duke
10/21/2010 Installed hard lines
10/22/2010 New harness installed
10/25/2010 Replaced CEL bulb
10/26/2010 Fiddled with Distributor
11/11/2010 sorted clutch
11/14/2010 fixed brakes
11/22/2010 Car given to mechanic to finish everything else
12/13/2010 Recieved IMSA from mechanic
2/18/2011 Installed seats
3/28/2011 Worked Slave cylinder
5/01/2011 Removed gas tank
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Originally posted by Fiero_Fan_88:

Well I finally took the time to read this thread... Here is what I've come up with after filtering through everything that has nothing to do with building a car. Added a decklid with spoiler and air-over scoop, installed a duke, and fixed the brakes.

8/5/2010 bought IMSA
8/6/2010 Pulled O.E.M. harness
8/8/2010 Pulled duke
8/9/2010 added Tyler Shipman show badge
8/9/2010 Pulled Isuzu
8/13/2010 installed center consol
8/18/2010 New trunk seal
8/18/2010 Decklid Vents
8/19/2010 Pulled more harness
9/4/2010 Installed decklid/Spoiler
9/5/2010 Installed Roof Scoop
9/18/2010 Reinstalled harness
9/28/2010 Did some tinkering
10/01/2010 Installed transmission and fuel lines
10/02/2010 Removed transmission
10/03/2010 Reinstalled duke
10/21/2010 Installed hard lines
10/22/2010 New harness installed
10/25/2010 Replaced CEL bulb
10/26/2010 Fiddled with Distributor
11/11/2010 sorted clutch
11/14/2010 fixed brakes
11/22/2010 Car given to mechanic to finish everything else
12/13/2010 Recieved IMSA from mechanic
2/18/2011 Installed seats
3/28/2011 Worked Slave cylinder
5/01/2011 Removed gas tank


Agreed. Don't start a build thread until halfway through.

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Just bought an engine... not gona tell yall what type but i bought one
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Oh yippy cant wait for the I bought a new engine and I touched a few times and now it runs like crap and I dont know why thread..
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Oh yippy cant wait for the I bought a new engine and I touched a few times and now it runs like crap and I dont know why thread..


For your information I havent even see it... its getting a swap

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Any updates or pics. Wouldn't mind seeing a few shots of it. hope all is well your way
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Any updates or pics. Wouldn't mind seeing a few shots of it. hope all is well your way


Theres going to be in the comming months.. thats all I can get into on it but its big... all is well here.. Hoping it dosent rain tomorrow so i can change the fuel pump in my new 88

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Glad to see you progressing on the projects and getting the imsa a proper engine. it deserves the power to go with the looks.
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All packed up.. amflyer came by to tow the IMSA today.. getting something big done.. few people know what is is but you'll see over the next few months

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I have been away from this site for about a year. I come back and see that you are still an idiot and this car is still in the wrong hands.

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I have been away from this site for about a year. I come back and see that you are still an idiot and this car is still in the wrong hands.




Your a douche... Enough said!!
I give him credit for trying to do the right thing!!!

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Originally posted by IROCTAFIERO:

I have been away from this site for about a year. I come back and see that you are still an idiot and this car is still in the wrong hands.


With an aditude like that Hopefully you dont stay around long this time.. GFY and have a nice day

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I have been away from this site for about a year. I come back and see that you are still an idiot and this car is still in the wrong hands.



Ah yes. More forum love.

Rick is going places, and doing things with his life. I forsee great things for this Fiero, and no matter how long it takes, it is still Rick's. Many of us take yearrrrrrrs, to finish. Many don't ever finish. I, for one, have faith in this young man. he is our youngest CDL driver.

Good luck pontiackid. You are handeling things quite well.

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I will say this is got to be a PK record on the length he has owned the same car.
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I can say I know what is going to be done with the car and I agree that Rick is taking his time with this project. It is my personal opinion that it is great that he shares this with everyone on the forum and if you don't have anything positive to say then don't post. No one is twisting your arm to open the thread and read it. Yes I transported this car for it's next improvement and I can tell you that after it is completed there are more improvements to follow. This young man has something special here and he is going about it the right way! Rick Don't let anyone influence what you want to do with this one Good Luck and keep going.

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Report this Post08-05-2012 07:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Macs86GTSend a Private Message to Macs86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Pk take your time and do it right rushing only makes more problems, and things aren't done right. I remember when people were bagging on Rick for not having a job, well he got one, and a good one. I really hope he comes out swinging with the imsa build and i'm sure he will. Its too easy to be negative and the world has enough of that.
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Report this Post08-05-2012 12:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroMonkeyClick Here to Email FieroMonkeySend a Private Message to FieroMonkeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Some good honest words above. If someone wants to see a car purchased restored/modified in an hour, there are shows like 'Overhaulin' for that. Most people do not have the resources to pay a Chip Foose team or other shop to bang out our 4 wheeled dreams fast. Heck most Fiero folks gravitate to Fieros because they are so inexpensive, because we are broke or on a tight budget. For someone PK's age it can not be easy to fund a restoration and modification project. I am probably twice his age and I am still not done with my IMSA Fiero and I have had it over 8 years now.

Like others have said PK, take your time, do it right and you will be happy with the result.

And this is just a theory of mine, but over the last 25 years of being a car nut, and knowing many guys who have restored cars; The guys who have the money to pay to have the car completed in under a month or two usually get bored with the car in a year and end up selling it and getting something else. Virtually EVERY guy I have known who had a project that took them years and years to finish theirs have a much greater appreciation for the finished project AND for the stages of the process along the way. They also end up keeping the cars for many years longer because they end up growing a stronger attachment to the car.

I will keep reading this thread no matter how long it takes. Can't wait to see the progress.....but I will wait
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.... I'm on my 3rd year ... and its a "Plain Jane" 86 GT .... take your time PK
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