Well I don,t know what a Old Fart is. If someone ever called me that I punch him in the face. That being said, I'm 77, I drive a bad a$$ car,and this car is driven almost every day. Have a thirty-five yr old wife and a twenty-three yrs old mistress and they both pregnant. Just kidding about the women. I drive a 87 GT with a 3800SC series III that was install about four yrs ago. Well just finished changing the ICM, coil pack and the crank sensor and a case learn, and if you don't think that fun try it with the motor in the car. That being said now I have to change the idler pulleys. Well here is a couple of pic's of the old rust bucket.
63 in a couple weeks. Restoring our 86 SE we bought new, gave to wifes sister 14 years ago, they did not take very good care of it. Mostly cosmetic. Do most of my own work. Also, build and ride my 81 Harley which is in a rigid frame, been like that for 27 years. Bought it new in 81.
old biker saying works for Fiero's too: "You don't quit working on your Fiero because you got old, you got old because you quit working on your Fiero"
You don't quit working on your Fiero because you got old, you got old because you quit working on your Fiero"
The fiero takes my mind off everything for awhile. Gives me enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment even if fixing a minor thing. I haven't entered the big league yet - engines etc. That's good - I have all kinds of things to look forward to! Basically 60 going on 18.
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Im 71 ,,Ive been in some horendous accidents & my hands do not work properly,I can no longer remove engines ,but I do all work that does not require engine or transmission removal. & still some times trouble shoot for others ,,,21/2 years ago fought a russian kick boxer in a street fight (purse snatcher)did O.K.,, but martial skills have gone way down hill the past 2 years .loosing ability to operate clutch,,need softer clutch or auto, due to leg injury I hate to polish & wax now,, hate car clean up & detail work Im feisty,, not as lean but still as mean USMC 86 Fiero GT 4 speed,drive it at least 4 times a week..
I believe there is a law, or it may be part of the U.S. Constitution, I'm not sure. It actually makes it a federal offence to use the phrase “old fart” or the adjective “old” to describe anyone who is the proud owner of a Pontiac Fiero. It is actually part of the non-discrimination statutes that evolved during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Up held by the Supreme Court, it requires the offender to spend many hours detailing, waxing and polishing the injured party’s Fiero. The hours of labor are calculated by adding the age of the Fiero and the age of that Fiero’s owner. So, let that be a warning to all who would be ignorant enough to malign or slander those of us who care for and preserve these fascinating automobiles.
------------------ 1988 GT Medium Red Metallic Manual, Gray Leather K Beck LEDs & StuWipes
I am 70 and had my 87 GT 5 speed for 12 years just wrecked it recently. It was stock but looked and ran good and I drove it regularly. Worth about $3,000 by comparable Craigslist ads before the wreck and I sold it for $600. I still have a 87 Prelude Si 88 CRX Si and 95 del Sol Vtec all are stick shift. I am getting lazier and pay a mechanic to do some work on my cars, I found a mechanic I like otherwise I would do more of the work.
Really sorry to hear about your fiero V8Vega. I hope your OK. I just finished a refresher driver course to get a break on insurance. Did it online too. Drivers of rochester,ny are scaring the bjeebers out of me on the the road. Twice been hit from behind (not the fiero gt). Glad I took the course! Again, thank God your OK. Anyway, thanks.
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Im 66 and still do just about everything I did at 30. I still do almost all my own car work. I retired more or less, but still do some work for old customers. I spent the summer and fall remodling the interior of my motorhome to suit me and my lifestyle more. I like roomy & comfy...I dont need to sleep 7.