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Indy Fiero #64 restoration by FieroMaster88
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Ok, so I had another thread for this but thanks to photobucket it’s ruined.

This is Indy Fiero #64 and parade car #4. I purchased the car back in the fall of 2011 non running. I fixed the fuel pump and replaced the alternator and got it running. The first drive around the neighborhood a brake like blew out and I could tell the suspension needed an overhaul. I ordered a full stainless brake line kit from the fiero store and replaced the bad line. I changed the oil, installed new tires, installed the correct Indy seat fabric, replaced the rusted sunroof seal tracks and a few other items. In 2012 my wife and I found out we were having twins so the car got put into storage and has been there ever since. I’ve still been buying parts for it over the last 6 years.

Now that it’s 2018, the twin boys are 5 and our youngest is 2 it’s time to start working on the Indy Fiero again. I registered for the 35th anniversary show and have my hotel reservations. I had planned on driving my 88 but got the idea I should get the Indy out, mechanically sound and take it. It’s probably the only way I’ll ever do anything with it honestly. Let’s start the list of what needs to be completed to drive it and what I’d like to get completed and what isn’t important that needs to be done to complete the restoration. I’ll add to each as I find more that’s needed and post updates to this thread as I work on it. The first task will be to trailer the car home as soon as winter desides it’s over.

What needs to be completed:
Install the rest of the brake line kit from the fiero store.
Replace all 4 brake calipers, rotors, pads and rubber lines. (Have all new parts already)
Replace all ball joints and tie rods. (Have all new parts already)
Replace all 4 wheel bearings. (Have all new parts)
Replace engine harness. (Have good used part)
Replace exhaust manifold gasket and fix other exhaust leaks. (Have new parts)
Replace shocks and struts. (Have new parts)
Replace battery cables. (Have new parts)
Replace battery.
Tune up. (Have new parts)

What I’d like to complete:
Install poly bushings in rear suspension.
Install coil overs on rear and lowering springs up front for 2” drop.
Install good arm rests. (Have good used parts)
Install txgood cup holder (Have part)
Repair rusted frame rails and trunk corners. (Have good used frame rails)
Remove engine to reseal and replace timing gear. (Have new parts)
Reseal ac system, replace dryer, replace expansion tube for 134a. (Have parts)
Sandblast, paint and install decals on air filter housing and valve cover. (Have parts)
Tidy up engine bay
Replace deck lid. (Have good used part)


What’s needed to complete restoration:

Bodywork and paint.
Restore wheels.
Install Indy decal kit. (Have parts)

Here are some random pictures I found:









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Pictures of the rust in the trunk corners:



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Report this Post02-02-2018 09:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for eldervampireClick Here to Email eldervampireSend a Private Message to eldervampireEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good luck man, I truly look forward to seeing her restored. Not a day goes by that im don't kick myself for trading her off.
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https://youtu.be/Bq3iYX80Vio

Crappy iPhone video. Really need to find my GoPro.

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Ordered a dash cover, fuel lines and s few other misc. parts from The Fiero Store this week.
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I got all my replacement decals for my Indy from Paul.
http://fierosails.com/decal.html?subject=Decals

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Car looks decent. Good luck with it.
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Nice Indy, keep us updated! Slowly restoring my Indy too so these posts definitely give me motivation.
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Report this Post02-14-2018 01:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for edfieroClick Here to Email edfieroSend a Private Message to edfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Since you have a documented parade car, you might want to consider keeping it stock, and forget all the suspension / lowering mods. Just bring her back to parade condition. Car might be worth a little more in the long run not to mention the stock parts will likely be cheaper than the 'upgrades'.

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Not really worried about cost of parts and lowering is pretty easy to undo. Not sure if Fieros will ever be worth much $$ anyway. Not fixing it up as an investment, fixing it up to save it and I’ve always wanted an Indy.

Edited to add it doesn’t have the original engine in it anyway. I may do an engine swap in the future like a SD4.

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Finally got it home from it’s long term storage! Time to start working on it if I’m gonna make it to the 35th with it.




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I installed a new battery this week to find it doesn’t run for more than 15 seconds at a time. Runs crappy for those 15 seconds. Decided to drain the gas out of the tank and add some new. Pretty nasty. Got it running a little better. Ordered a new fuel filter, tps, map and idle valve. Moved it into the garage tonight. Hope to start on the brakes and suspension this weekend.

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Ok, so I had another thread for this but thanks to photobucket it’s ruined.


This one? What's wrong with it?

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This one? What's wrong with it?


The picture links were all broken. Appears fine now. At least it’s linked to this post now.

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The picture links were all broken. Appears fine now. At least it’s linked to this post now.


I would grab all the photos from your original thread before they are gone forever. Who knows what PB is going to do.....

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Here is a video I took of this car when I owned it. Shows that she will run good

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Oh I know it runs good. I’m taking the spare valve cover and air filter housing to work tomorrow for sand blasting and paint. Need to get going on this car so it makes it to the 35th.
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I have quite a bit of NOS striping in the boxes and I believe all the badging in NOS as well if you are looking for any.
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Sand blasted and painted the air filter housing and valve cover today:




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I also installed a new headlight switch and good used arm rests.




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Sand blasted and painted the air filter housing and valve cover today...


Looks pretty damn sharp. Nice job!
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Installed the new engine wire harness and all new engine sensors today. Still doesn’t want to start. Will start for a few seconds and die. If I spray starting fluid in the throttle it will idle. I replaced the fuel filter and took apart the fuel injector to clean it. Put it all back together with no luck. Thinking I have a fuel pressure/volume issue so I’ll drop the tank next. Going to get a new pump and sock since the tank is coming back out. The tank of gas I drained was 7 years old. Will be later this week before I drop the tank.
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Dropped the fuel tank and found the rubber line between the pump and line out was split. New piece of fuel line and we’re back in business. Just took it for a spin around the neighborhood and it runs great!



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Video of it running:

https://youtu.be/aMZGzor_Vas
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Looks like your Tach may be out of calibration..... reading 1500 at idle.
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Installed the air filter housing and valve cover today. Cleaned up the engine bay some too.
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Looks like your Tach may be out of calibration..... reading 1500 at idle.


Could be. It does idle a little high I think.
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Replaced the front brake calipers, hoses and shocks today. Well still have to replace the left hose. Need some tools from work to get it loose so I’ll replace it and bleed brakes tomorrow. Tried to clean the right front wheel a bit better too.


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