New to the forum and Fieros in general for that matter. This is my new project, an 86 2.8 auto car, original owner said the engine was shot and started disassembling it and lost interest. So, as far as the engine goes its been sitting partially torn apart puzzle for years. I've been looking around the forum and gathering info so far and I'm learning quite a bit. Also if anyone has or knows someone with a replacement engine reasonably priced within driving distance of me i sure would appricate the help, having trouble finding a fwd 2.8, i have found a couple s10 engines but after searching on here, I believe they are somewhat different, if i got that wrong someone correct me. I really like these cars and thought she'd be worth saving, but anyway here are a few pictures as she sat. I'll continue to post pics as things get cleaned up and repaired. Thanks in advance for the help and advice.
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Thanks for the input guys, i'm sure i'll figure pip out after a try or two, I must have overlooked the rotate option haha and yeah I know is probably going to be quite the journey to get her on the road again but as far as rust goes it's very solid underneath and the body doesn't really have any at all, just very dusty seems it was kept pretty dry, the sail panels are cracked though but the interior isn't to bad aside from the torn drivers seat. I have kinda being thinking over the possibility of some kind of swap, the 3.4 seems to be a good option as far as difficulty goes. And thanks for that link looks like a lot of good info there.
Hmmmm... I see, after searching a few threads on here I know a little better what to look for, thanks. I did think to feel and check under the fender wells when it was lifted and I believe its ok there but i'm very curious now to see what kind of shape the trunk is in, I didn't realize that was an issue with our cars, I will defiantly give that a look this afternoon.
I appreciate all the replies guys. R Runner thanks for the positivity, that's exactly what I plan to do. I defiantly am going to have to a much better examination of said problem areas though and i'll probably take some pictures of what I find.
well good news guys, i kinda sorted out the loose parts that were in the trunk and pulled the trunk carpet out. Here is what i found, looks ok i think. Also, I didn't think to take pictures of it at the moment (will add later), but behind the plastic inner fenders look good too, just minor surface rust. I think i got luck this time!
I also was happy to see the tires held air, they are a little dry rotted but they'll due for now just to move it until i can get her running again. The wheels look like they might clean up ok, I sprayed some of the dust and grime off with a pressure washer while i had them off