Yep. The itch came back. Finally. Only took what? 3 years? More? Too long.
There I was, minding my own business, when it came on me rather suddenly. Ok, ok, ok...I wasn't particularly minding my own business. I have spent the past few months working on another vehicle/project, spending too many hours to count on it, and enjoying it in spite of the snail's pace. But the recent cold snap put a damper on the initial test phase, and, unable to really perform the next step, I found myself not wanting to continue until I could.
A few days in and I was starting to drive myself nuts, then I was looking for another project to bring home and work on. I managed to stop myself bringing home yet another dead vehicle. I have plenty of those laying about already. I have plenty of those laying about already...maybe I should do something about them. Get them ready to sell off? One thought lead to another and I found my attention drawn to my Fiero. Hmm. All that work it needs isn't any worse than what I've spent the last months doing...It seemed feasible, unlike every other time I've thought about it. Aha!
The seed took root...and the itch came back with it.
Now for a bit of history...
This was her, soon after buying her years ago for $800 off some kid who had been trying to drive it in to the ground:
'86 GT with the usual 2.8L and...and...an automatic transmission!
Oh well. I did say I only paid $800 for it, didn't I?
I drove her for maybe a year before losing one of the pairs of megaphone exhaust tips to rust in the middle of the road while driving, soon followed by a dragging rear brake made me park her for "a while", until I got around to tending to the issues.
There she sat for months, until I opted to start installing the poly suspension bushings I had. I got one front wheel done. It was a pain in the ass, through and through, so did nothing to encourage me to get on with fixing her. In fact, it did the opposite, and she sat and sat and sat. The battery went belly up. I wasn't about to spend money for a new one, when it still wouldn't be drivable even if I did. Until I finished the poly bushings, there wasn't any point. And I had no interest in continuing that particular job. So there she sat.
A year or less ago, I had to make space, so it was time to get rid of my "parts" car Fiero. The one that I had started a 3400 engine swap in. I wasn't about to throw away all that work, or the manual transmission and related parts, so I dropped the 2.8/auto out of the GT and swapped in the cradle/3400/4-speed; the 2.8/auto went in to the parts car, and the parts car took a trip to the wreckers.
Bye bye, my original Fiero that I never got to drive.
And there she sat, again. Shelved. Again.
Until today. (cue the dramatic music)
[This message has been edited by Stubby79 (edited 01-08-2017).]