I'm trying to locate the owner of medium red '87 or '88 GT in the Buffalo, NY area. I've seen the car a few times, but for various reasons, couldn't make contact. Your car is a mirror of mine and I was wondering where you get yours serviced. I need some engine work and my "go to" mechanic doesn't want the job. I'd like to take the car out of winter storage and flat bed it to the mechanic's location to be ready for Spring.........if it ever comes. (been a looooooooooong winter) Thanks, Rich
CavScot: Thanks much. I've got the typical 2.8 "ticking" noise from the valve cover and am going to start the repair with the front exhaust manifold being replaced. I have all the necessary parts, now I need someone to do the instal. Really appreciate your looking around for me. Rich
Stopped at one of the shops I've seen a Fiero at in the past. Talked to them, and they claim to have no problem working on Fieros and thanked me for passing their info along. I've never used them myself so call em and make up your own mind as I can't personally vouch for them. But they have been in business for years and are one of the smaller well established shops in the area. (Typical small corner garage. Been there "forever" lol) I also mentioned you had your own parts and were having problems finding a good shop to install them for you. He made it sound like it wouldn't be a problem so give em a call and see what they say....
Gary's Service Tonawanda NY 692-1298
Let me know how it turns out for you. I'm liable to need a good honest mechanic myself someday lol
Mike: I'm going up to the Falls Friday and will stop by the garage you found. After I talk with him, make arrangements and the job is finished, I'll let you know how things turned out. I can't thank you enough for your help and support. Rich
I just wanted to tell youall that my car came from Jim Murphy's Pontiac in depue n.y. , I work on my own car because I have no trust in mechanics.
Isn't it almost a dream to find a good honest mechanic that knows these cars? LOL For Christmas my wife surprised me by paying to have the brakes done on my car. God bless her for trying right? You know the story by now... (groan) I did appreciate the effort seeing as how I really wasn't looking forward to doing them myself in the snow. But as the weather is finally improving, I'll be revisiting the same brakes again myself....
I agree, doing your own work is best, but not always possible for various reasons. (Time, motivation, knowledge, etc etc)
Well, I finally got my front exhaust manifold replaced. Went to Gary's in Tonawanda as ya'll recommended. Had to wait 3 weeks for him to catch up with his backlog of jobs, but is was worth the wait. Car went in on a Wed. and he called me that Thurs. evening to inform me that the job was finished. He said the job took 10 hours mainly because one of the bolts snapped and he had to re-tap the head. Thank all that's right that I finally found a competant, honest mechanic that's not afraid of the word "FIERO"! Rich