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Kameo Kid by IROCTAFIERO
Started on: 06-26-2013 04:36 PM
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Last post by: hyperv6 on 09-15-2014 09:44 PM
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Report this Post06-26-2013 04:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IROCTAFIEROSend a Private Message to IROCTAFIEROEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Anyone know what happened to him and his car?
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Report this Post06-26-2013 05:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hyperv6Send a Private Message to hyperv6Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Based on what I saw posted he did the Twin Turbo thing and I it did not go well. I think he got in over his head or wallet then lost interest and parked the car.

It was for sales several times and I can not remember the price but it was too much for a non running car that still needed more work and money.

I have not seen the car around here in years so I would suspect it is still sitting there.

I did not know him well but I did know the guy who originally put the car together in Cincinnati.

I would love to just buy the chassis [if you could at a reasonable price] and drop a LS motor in it and put a MR Mike interior in Black with red trim in it. Then just get it back on the road.

I suspect it is one of those deals to sell it he would take a major hit and to finish it will require more investment that would never come back. Many projects end up this way. I know the guy that did the work on it in CA jerked him around and it makes it more difficult to trust someone else if you can not finish it your self.
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Report this Post06-27-2013 08:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for exoticseClick Here to Email exoticseSend a Private Message to exoticseEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Kameo kid was just on here a few days back talking about the 30th, however i believe he ended up selling the car long ago ? I could be wrong, but i believe that was the outcome.
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Report this Post06-30-2013 08:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Kameo KidSend a Private Message to Kameo KidEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm still around, just not very often here. I didn't get in over my head as thought nor was money a problem. Although a contributing factor to the build. I believe the 3.4 DOHC Turbo was a good swap for my Fiero. I like the feel it gave the car. But the shop that did the swap would never see my money again. The place recommended by GM at the SEMA show to do the tuning didn't pan out either after fixing issues caused by the first shop. So the Fiero sat for years in my garage while I simmered down a bit. After spending a lot of monies and being back at square one, it would have been total stupidly to start over with a rebuild or another swap or to put anymore monies in the Fiero. Had the swap gone ok, I was planning on put some major monies in the car to upgrade most everything else.
As fate would have it while out one day 5yrs ago I found a 2003 Honda S 2000 with less than 6000 miles on it. Faced with the option of putting the money into the Fiero or buying the S2000, the S2000 was the better thing for me to do. It still has less than 8000 miles on it, looks like new, and not too many people can say that their car has the most powerful normally aspirated motor on the plant per liter! And with a 9000k redline. Only beaten by 458 italia after production of the S2000 stopped.
Well the Fiero was sold (given away) on eBay and haven't checked on it since. It was a hard decision to part ways with it but it became a money pit. I didn't have the time to do the work myself.

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Report this Post09-14-2014 06:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for topcatClick Here to Email topcatSend a Private Message to topcatEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I watched this build unfold, and then was around when it was sold. Does anyone know what happened to this car. The DOHC turbo always piqued my interest, and this was one of the cleanest builds of the time.... It is really ashamed that the Vendor that built it left so many bugs in it that couldn't be sorted out.

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Report this Post09-14-2014 09:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for dobeySend a Private Message to dobeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Heh. I remember that car from before it was owned by Kameo Kid, when it had the 2.8 in it.
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Heh. I remember that car from before it was owned by Kameo Kid, when it had the 2.8 in it.


Yes he did not built the car as a guy I believe in Cincinnati built the car originally. I was hard to miss as the original builder brought it to the Pontiac Nationals and the outside looked great but the inside looked like someone threw up Crayola's all over it. The engine also if I recall had many bolt on chrome parts that looked good but it had a lot of odd color tubing over the wires and hose that killed it. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.

Once the engine changed started not seen it at any events here in Ohio ever since.

He posted his story and you can take it or leave it.

As for this car he sold it but it has yet to surface anywhere from the last I have heard or seen. It may be sitting in someone's garage somewhere waiting to be found again.

I feel it was just another case of he got into a project he could not do himself and had more money in the car than it was worth and it was still not right. It is something we see often not just with the Fiero but many cars.

A lesson could be learned by the car from PA that was called Un Naturally Aspirated. Getting into Turbo set up's is expensive and not for the faint of heart. There is often a lot of trail and error and if you can not do it yourself a lot of expense. I forget how much he had in that car but after a couple engines and many issues he got it right back when no one was doing that work. Then he tired of the car and sold it for a lot less than he had in it. I often wonder where that one is today. It was a nice set up once he got it worked out.

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Originally posted by hyperv6:
Yes he did not built the car as a guy I believe in Cincinnati built the car originally. I was hard to miss as the original builder brought it to the Pontiac Nationals and the outside looked great but the inside looked like someone threw up Crayola's all over it. The engine also if I recall had many bolt on chrome parts that looked good but it had a lot of odd color tubing over the wires and hose that killed it. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.


Yes, the car was owned by a Mike in the Cincy area, before Kameo got it. That was about 15 years ago though. It had a bunch of chrome and I think it was blue colored plastic sheathing all over the wires and vacuum lines in the engine bay. It had Mr Mikes seats as well. I think black/blue, and the colored tubing was blue as well. It had some aftermarket gauges in the interior like an AFR gauge that was a rainbow of colors as the ratio changed. It was a bit ricey under the hood and in the interior, but was also something that people "liked" during that time.
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Report this Post09-15-2014 01:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
All project cars are money pits. It just depends on how far you're willing to dig.
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Originally posted by Formula88:

All project cars are money pits. It just depends on how far you're willing to dig.


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Yes, the car was owned by a Mike in the Cincy area, before Kameo got it. That was about 15 years ago though. It had a bunch of chrome and I think it was blue colored plastic sheathing all over the wires and vacuum lines in the engine bay. It had Mr Mikes seats as well. I think black/blue, and the colored tubing was blue as well. It had some aftermarket gauges in the interior like an AFR gauge that was a rainbow of colors as the ratio changed. It was a bit ricey under the hood and in the interior, but was also something that people "liked" during that time.


Some people liked back then. Remember I was around then too and the general consensus of the car was what a great outside and we hope he fixes the interior.

The diamond plate floors were a bit much too. The interior was multi color in many ways on the dash and console too. I wish I had taken a photo to show the odd colors.

Put the interior back more stock with the leather seats and pull the color convoluted tubing off it would have fixed many of the ills.

But outside the car was great! Few had the right look like this.
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