So hello to all that don’t know me and hello to everyone that I have been bugging relentlessly the past few months. My name is Darcy and im from Saskatoon Canada, im new the the SuperDuty4 Racing Engine, but not new to fieros.
I figured I would start a build thread as I have never really shared my vehicles with other people, and the new parts are starting to pile up so here I go.
Ill start with the car, an 1988 Fiero GT Fastback , 5speed, original red with grey int.(now black/black). 231,000kms Custom behind the seat sub boxes (very large lots of fiberglass) looks proffesional, might have been show worthy at one point. And dumb modifications from the previous non-fiero fan owners. Reinforced sturt towers in the rear. This car has had a hard life, riden rough and put away wet, but thats all about to change.
So the build starts with a journey to pick up the car, 250kms and 200 bucks in fuel and the fiero was home. I traded it for a 99 Tacoma with 357000kms.
My plans in order: Build a SuperDuty 2.7l (2v) running 11.0:1 compression and swap it in. Then rip the car apart again and repaint/completely restore and do some small rust repairs, and smaller details in engine bay / trunk etc. Then int. work Then final mods and touch ups.
Here is where I am right now:
Sub Box which is for sale:
The Motor Parts I have
[This message has been edited by DarcyJL (edited 03-20-2013).]
The connecting rods look like stock duke parts? The rods are a MAJOR failure point. What crank is that? Cams? Looks like the 10049801 Super Duty Four High Port Special Aluminum Cylinder Head? Have the block yet? KRP still makes the block if you don't have one yet, and have the money
The 2 heads are 801's yes, that is a custom built crank 2.5l as for the rods they may be stock havent checked yet. I have paid for one block and put a deposit on another however i will wait to post details and info on them until both transactions are completed, the deals originated from PFF though.
However i will say i am going to build one as a fuel injected race motor, and one will be a weber'd street motor. An Indy is the next fiero for me and it will probably get the FI Race motor (Long ways away.)
For now my biggest question to everyone is , What do you think the staggered rims will look like with all black centers with chrome lips on the original red paint.
Vin # on my 88 is 1g2pg1195jp203864 or 846 cant remeber right now but im ordering the entire option list from GM as the RPO codes have been worn off lang ago.
Oh and a KRP block would be nice, but going into this i said i wanted to use Pontiac parts only.
Also got the Build kit and Oil pump today as well, weber manifold and torque plate on the way. Also im buying an ITB intake for the 2.8 right now for later in life when the SD4 becomes a display pieces and i want the 88 to go back to #'s Matching, but dont dwell on this as i am giving no info out.
As well i might mention, i am thinking about putting the fie-air-o twin over the roof scoops onto the car(i have a set already), havent decided, aswell i have an old Custom fiero front emblem(unused) that i have had for years that im thinking about using.
Pics to come soon. I would like to find where the emblem came from as it is really nice.
I am not trying to be a smartass, but what do these scoops do? Heat rises, so hot air is supposed to be vented through the 2 factory vents. Don't these scoops push the warm air back into the engine bay?
Yes this is true, ok people pm me if you need answers please stop jacking my build thread i would like it to be clean for the future reader. Im glad to answer all questions but there is no point in 3 pages of non sense. It is a build thread after all.
Alright, many months later most parts are here for the build, now im contemplating what i want to build a Falconer V6 or SD4, what are your opinions.???
Just a little teaser, not sure if they ran boost to the common plenum but i think im going to run it N/A. I got Falconer Ported Heads the forged Falconer Rods and the Falconer intake and custom made plenums.
Well the 88 i want to build the falconer for is a T-top, my car is not so i think i will do the SD4 Swap first and use the v6 from that car to build the Falconer o the motor is ready to put in once i find a nice 88 T-Top 5 speed. Still would like an indy for the SD4 though.
First things on the 88GT agenda is repair the strut towers, they were reinforced or repaired for some reason, welds all look good but i would like to put it all back to stock as soon as i can find some replacement strut towers, whats everyones opinions on these bad boys;
Then i think i will source a T-top swap package as the prices on 88 T-tops in Canada are crazy, and thats if you can find one.
Well as the parts collection continues I have picked up a few new jems, unfortunately my wife and I just purchased a house so the build will be on pause for a while but here are my latest parts I have bought.
Brand new SD4 Block, never even left the original crate,
Large load of parts with the real Jems being the Pontiac SD Intake and the crank, numbers are worn of of crank so I have to do some digging as to which one it is,
There you go hopefully this hold people over for a while.
[This message has been edited by DarcyJL (edited 06-11-2013).]
I think the Kinsler intake is intended to be used with the engine tilted 23 degrees - and the stacks are then vertical. This then necessitates additional oiling on top of the head (a rail of some type) and a dry sump system. I'm sure I saw information on this in the SD4 Guide.
Not sure how transmission alignment is affected. Not even sure if engine fits in Fiero engine bay that way.