It has been some time since I posted in this thread. I have been really busy with other things. Most importantly I have been in the midst of a retrofit of a Cincinatti Vertical machining center. That has been a challenge and has taken up most of my spare time since I started it a couple months ago. well it made its first parts last week and this week it made its first paying parts. Nothing earth shattering but it is nice to finally be getting money from it rather than putting money into it for once LOL. Either way the GT is still here and I have been trying to work on little things here and there. It STILL runs like crap but it does run. Have not messed with it since the last time and still have no real good ideas about what could be wrong with the motor. I am hoping to be able to spend some more time under the hood trying to get it sorted out but we will see.
I have also been thinking about some new ideas for custom Fiero parts that I can machine on the Cincinatti. The machine is VERY precise and way more powerful and accurate than my last CNC that I made all those cool emblems on. That was fun but this in another animal entirely LOL. The parts I made today for a customer were out of some square steel tubing and while my last machine cut steel okay this one made it look like it was cutting paper LOL. I spent a TON of cash trying to get this monster breathing with a new faster more powerful control system so I hope to be able to start paying myself back with it now. I know my wife would appreciate it LOL. I do not make anything for brakes or suspension unfortunately as I do not have adequate insurance for such liabilities and I have turned away customers quite a few times that wanted those kinda parts. I hate to but I gotta be realistic. Anything else that is legal is fair game tho. The Fiero is a lot of fun and I hope to get to the point where I can make some cool stuff for it now and start enjoying the cars some more.
I still want to lower the car here but I was waiting for my custom wheel purchase to happen. I have already pretty much picked out my wheels but they are expensive and I am saving my pennies so it may take awhile LOL.
I did manage to install the headlight gears and rebuilt the assemblies with the aluminum CNC machined gears but for some reason I think I have an electrical problem because they do not work the same on each side. Again not much time recently to mess with it. Hoping to get more time soon here and get to it. I hope you all are doing well and just saying hello to my local Fiero Friends. Peace
"May the grins begin when you turn the key and hear the engine roar over your shoulder" ......Gall57 (slightly modified LOL)