Wanted to introduce myself. My names Grant, I live in Raleigh/Durham North Carolina. I just got my first Fiero, a 1985 Pontiac Fiero 2m4 4 cylinder with a 5 speed manual transmission. Everything in the Fiero is stock, and from what I can tell its a base model.
This car has a bit of unique history, it sat in a barn for 23 years having never been driven. The story goes like this. The original owner of the car bought the car in 1985, drove the car for 4 years and died in 1989, not in the car. His family however didn't know how to drive a manual transmission so the car sat in a barn for 23 years until 2012 where it was purchased from the guy I bought it from. He spent a year getting the car on the road, and fixing stuff as he went. He decided to sell the car because we has too many other projects, 78 Trans Am, 84 Firebird, 89 Firebird, so the Fiero landed in my hands. Here's a picture of me with the car:
I've done a bunch of work to the car, I've only owned it now for 3 weeks but so far I've replaced the following:
Oil Pan <-- I'll start a thread on that one
Speakers in both Headrests
Valve Cover Gasket
Dogbone motor mount
Cleaned and Painted several items in the engine bay.
Here are some pictures of the work my best friend and I have done to the car:
Before we worked on the engine bay:
After we worked on the engine bay:
Before we fixed the tear in the seats:
Testing new speakers in seats:
Both seats installed back in the Fiero:
Old Oil Pan:
New Oil Pan:
My best friend and I put a very long and hard weekend into this car, got it back together last weekend and BOOM! Stripped the Crankshaft gear. Kind of annoying honestly BUT we have the new Steel/Aluminum gears in and the Fiero is going to be fixed this weekend.
This car is going to be my daily driver as it is fantastic on gasoline compared to my 88 C1500, 98 Blazer, and 84 Camaro. Long term I don't won't a bunch of horsepower out of the Fiero, honestly I would like to add cruise control to the Fiero, get the AC working and increase the gas mileage of the Fiero which I have read is possible.
Let me know what you think!
[This message has been edited by disjaukifa (edited 07-05-2013).]