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The Black GT V8.......new toy thread :D by batousai666
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after a 3 week battle I have finally gotten more that 10 miles behing the wheel!!
weeeee haw!!!! running errands was almost never so fun.
I say almost cuz the 3800 SC 87 I had was fun too







even found a Mate..........

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first time the Engine has seen the sun in my hands
cuz the trunk lid wont stay up.....that is.
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Looks amazing. Love the clean stock look of the car.
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Congratulations on your new ride batousai666!!!
Looks cool
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Lookin' good! Does that air filter fit underneath the stock decklid or is there an extractor? Hard to tell from the photos.
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batousai666 looks nice. I bet you are having fun.
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Report this Post05-30-2014 11:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for batousai666Send a Private Message to batousai666Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
thanks guys......now I only need to find a 3800 turbo Fiero and the stable will be complete
hummmmmmmmmmmm........

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Lookin' good! Does that air filter fit underneath the stock decklid or is there an extractor? Hard to tell from the photos.


yeah it does fit, but barely. I have to check into a scoop or something.
this "extractor" maybe....not sure what that is yet. I had better check the archives

thanks for the comments and ideas........this car was killing at the O'Rileys cruise in too.
them MI boys sure love them some V8! this pic was taken real early.....most the hitters show'd up after dark.

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That looks very nice. I hope your other car comes out good too. Then you will be the envy of most of us Michiganders.
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pshaw.......you make me blush. its a long time coming.
sooo I go to get some cat food this morn and I get in the GT hit the key and nothing!!!!!
got lights and all gauges pegged and me mad!!!!

start rootin around and notice this came unplugged.......huuhhhhh!!??

poped back on a away we went. wonder if thats why it tended to stall a bit??
the plastic holder thingy is wack ....on the harness side

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ohhhhh my!!!!

give a listen to that........meow!!
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NICE !!!!!

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well this sucks!! holds pretty steady.
guess I start with the thermostat and/or a hunt for air bubbles.


also stalls on quick take off and tight corners???? whats that about??

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Looks like fun!

 
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well this sucks!! holds pretty steady.
guess I start with the thermostat and/or a hunt for air bubbles.

also stalls on quick take off and tight corners???? whats that about??



You might want to verify the temp before doing anything else. An IR temp gun to the thermostat housing will tell you if the coolant coming out of the engine is north of 220 degrees. If it is, then you can use the IR gun to see the coolant temp throughout the coolant system.

Fuel slosh in the carb fuel bowls. Might want to raise the float a little so there will be more fuel and less room to slosh around.
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Originally posted by batousai666:


thanks for the comments and ideas........this car was killing at the O'Rileys cruise in too.
them MI boys sure love them some V8! this pic was taken real early.....most the hitters show'd up after dark.


mine always gets good comments once they see the V8 in there, good luck with the car looks like a pretty clean installation.

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Nice looking install. What auto transmission are you using?
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I run my fan all the time and no cooling problems on my 350 here in FL.
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If that temp gauge is correct, you have a number of issues to look into. Mid Engine V8's heat up quick, so thermal fan has to start earlier than stock to get a jump on it, and you should be running at least a 3 Core Aluminum Radiator. Make sure your ignition isn't advanced too far as that will generate a lot of heat. Does car have front factory lower lip spoiler (helps improve air flow to radiator) ? and the list goes on and on.

Can't tell by photo's but being mid-engine you should have a thermal plate between carb and intake (it will help). From your description of operating issues it sounds like gas in bowls is too hot, maybe boiling.
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thanks for the info, guys.....it holds steady at 230-ish so I guess I will start at the gauge and go from there.
also, I overheated it once 260* and it blew out a snapped off overflow nipple. I wonder it I "melted" the thermostat??
is that even possible? I do have a 3 core rad. and its got the factory scoop. it does also have the A/CCondenser rad but the A/C is not hooked up so I may take all the A/C stuff out. not sure about that yet. cuz I may hook it all back up if I think I wanna road Jam down south this summer ;} \m/
I guess since Harbor Freight has a coupon for a IR gun I should pick one up, eh??
as to the Type of Trans......now this is where I get "booos" its a modified and beefed up TH125
the good is that 3rd had to be rebuild/fixed the bad is 1st and 2nd "seemed" good to the PO's Tranny guy
I would have paid the difference above and on top of had I known they were not gunna do all the gears.

took it to work this morning and met a Pontiac play friend

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What Radiator are you running ?
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What Radiator are you running ?


from what I get from the receipt and after talking to the guy at Kings Radiator here in Kalamazoo where the unit was ordered from....I have to say its a custom built/modified 2 core that was made into a 3 core. just prior to an overheat, I busted off the overflow bottle nozzle and had them repair it and the guy that did the repair remembered "his work", as he put it.
sooooo all I got from the invoice is a part number. no name or brand, sorry.
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I was curious because you're running an auto trans which just puts more heat into radiator. Just so you know, Champion makes a great 3 core Aluminum, that a lot of people have had success reducing engine heat (I run one as well with my 5 spd). They come standard with hookups for auto trans.

If car is only for Summer Use, you could also take an old thermostat, remove core, and just run the base with flange that has holes in it. Flange only helps improve flow a bit, and also acts as a little restrictor to keep fluid from back flowing. Have been running mine this way for years now.

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I was curious because you're running an auto trans which just puts more heat into radiator. Just so you know, Champion makes a great 3 core Aluminum, that a lot of people have had success reducing engine heat (I run one as well with my 5 spd). They come standard with hookups for auto trans.

If car is only for Summer Use, you could also take an old thermostat, remove core, and just run the base with flange that has holes in it. Flange only helps improve flow a bit, and also acts as a little restrictor to keep fluid from back flowing. Have been running mine this way for years now.



right on!! thanks for the tips and the link.....ironically that's the exact same cooler I will have in the Mera when its done. came with the 87 base swap I got last year. seems the way to go

my hope is to work this issue out so I can hang out with these little nastys again. that's the '87 3800 SC swap "Black Dynamite" in the photo......RIP but its core is going to a great cause thanks to all once again

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You're Welcome.

I have to beat the snot out of mine to get it close to 200 F, thermal fans for radiator and oil cooler (behind side air intake) are set to come on at about 170 F.

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soooooo whats it mean if i dont have heat in the cabin?? i have not used the system at all, cuz its not been tooo cold or too warm here
since i got it back from the Transmission shop. but today on a whim i tried it and no warm air in any vent position

this is gunna cost me, inn'it, eh??


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well on the other hand!! it seems my idea to by-pass the core all together has been addressed already. now what??
i did get the temp down to 223-225* ish. both by gauge and cheap (HaborFreight) IR heat gun. so i have to believe..its close
now what?? thermostat i guess


i also noticed today that the fan dont kick on till 220 ish also....hummmmm

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i did get the temp down to 223-225* ish. both by gauge and cheap (HaborFreight) IR heat gun. so i have to believe..its close
now what?? thermostat i guess

i also noticed today that the fan dont kick on till 220 ish also....hummmmm



While driving on the highway, there should not be any need for the fan and the coolant temp should settle around the temp of the thermostat.

In town the temp will gradually creep up to the point at which the fan kicks on.

On Fiero SBC's, I like to use a 180 thermostat and have the fan set to come on about 190. So you might try those two items first.

Also, what water pump are you running (mechanical/electrical - if electrical, which one)?
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i got an Meziere high flow inline remote. electric.
i'll make for the t-stat tomarrow. thanks too all for the info
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sweet! made it there and back

Vicksburg car show 2014....close enough to attend with car even, with the heat issue
good time........I got some good shots. too
I guess there were over 1200 cars this year. that's a rumor tho....no official word yet.



I love Trains too....so this was a bonus




after these I snuck in thru the back door so I could park by my friends


the Impala here won its class........


even got to park next to my old 95 TA miss that car.....but I bought the GT with the money I saved fixing the TA soo its cool


nother shot with a train

the big view......



and we out!!!!! shut that Burg down!!!!

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Have you checked your waterpipes?

It's always been a pet peeve of mine about checking the waterpipes.

Here is a good example of what to look for... //www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/094122.html

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Originally posted by Archie:

Have you checked your waterpipes?

It's always been a pet peeve of mine about checking the waterpipes.

Archie


I sure did.....first thing as I bought it. on the day I got it I both asked if they were crushed and I checked myself.
and just checked again.....yulp! they are good

thanks Archie.
if only it could be that simple. still running 220* by org Fiero gauge. have not checked the T-stat yet but that's my last hope.
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on my N* I ran a higher pressure cap in the front then the rear so it would bleed towards the motor, same with the LS1 corvair .. not sure if it applies to you. May also want to try redline water wetter.
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