In fulfilling a lifelong dream, last year I bought my first Fiero, an 86 GT 4 sp w/ 105k miles. What a blast. It likes to mark its territory with a few leaks, and it does have some rust here and there, but otherwise it's been a dream come true.
Current project: Fixing a possibly bad Ignition Control Module with some thermal paste/grease. (Experienced loss of power/backfiring yesterday during a long road trip)
I had some problems with my 3.4 f-body conversion....It started running poorly- and the throttle sensitivity was worse.....Started running thru stuff; The ICM, the coil, even the injectors....Finally, I happened to look at the connection between the cap and the coil wire...Corroded green and nasty. Replaced the cap, rotor and coil wire and problem gone.
Approx' 2 months ago I was running up Redwood road- nice curvy road near where I live- and the car suddenly died....Changed out the ICM and started right up.....Get the Delco ICM- made in USA, and use the "Arctic Silver" thermal paste.....I carry both up front in case of a dead engine- and a spare coil!....It also helps to carry the tools to do the switch-over....
Thanks all, especially for the ICM advice. I'll be messing with that tomorrow while the kids are in school. I'm near Wilmington, for all you Ohioans out there.
The wheels are just inexpensive gunmetal Evoke 17s from ebay. Offset is 40, but with the 225/55s in the rear, I had to add a 5mm spacer to avoid rubbing on the strut tower. So now it's essentially a 45 rear. Running 225/45s up front, but they are a bear to steer at low speeds, so I'll be replacing with 195s or 205s soon.
I dropped the car about 1.75 inches, but I think one of the best things I did was plasti-dip the light silver ground effects with a darker gray color to better match the wheels. Here's a stock picture from when I purchased it.
Thanks again. Just an update, I replaced my ICM under the disty cap. I bought the more expensive BWD version from OReilly's. Also bought the $7.99 thermal grease from Best Buy. Took a long road trip yesterday and no more loss of power/backfiring! Jackpot! Love this forum. What did we do before the internet? I never would've known how to fix my problem.