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~~ T-Top Conversion Story ~~ by Mister ~~ by Mister
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Originally posted by pmbrunelle:

Are you running the Comp Cams Magnum rocker arms on your gold Fiero?


Yes 1.6 roller tip on the gold one and this one has 1.6 roller top too but for a sbc. You have to use the proper nuts for a 2.8-3.1-3.4 though when you do this.
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EDIT, passed on this idea and stuck with the stock wing.

Going with the Dodge Shadow spoiler, what do you think? (just test fitted). This has been done before I love the look of it.

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I was pleasantly surprised at how little rust this car has considering that it has 350,000 km (218,750 miles) on it! the rear trunk is clean, frame rails are decent and the undercarriage is solid. only things needing replacement are the floor drain plugs (bought Rodneys replacement plugs) and the lower rad support (found a good used one).

I do have new brake lines and im contemplating just replacing them all while im at it.



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Engines coming along. Supercharger installed. Wiring harness on trans is ready to hook up to
Engine and new cradle

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Out with the old.





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More progress! NOS auto tranny from a 1991 Chevy lumina van (better top end gearing) Mounted to cradle with engine with WCF shorty headers and Rodney dickman poly engine and transmission mounts.



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Some progress on the front suspension



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Some more work. Front end cleaned up and painted. Headlight wiring harness removed and gen 2 wiring harness going in.







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Great progress! Way to go
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A little more work done today. Doesn’t seem like much but when you have to sandblast and pair rad parts it takes time! New rad housing new braces new washer and rad overflow tanks.



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jjd2296,

I seen you redid your upper control arm ball joints with Rodney’s adjustable ball joint plate. Sorry, but that plate goes under the control arm. The bolts are required to go downwards to make the UBJ adjustment made when the alignment is being set. The technician loosens the 2 upper bolts to facilitate the alignment process. It’s sorta like the 88 set up. That why Rodney made these 84-87 UBJ plates. Actually I bought a pair for the day I buy a pre-88 if that day ever comes. Never know, Rodney’s parts might not be available in 10-15 years. So I bought them.
He designs / makes quality Fiero reproduction parts…
Every serious Fiero owner should buy his parts for improvement, or because the parts are simply discontinued or not available through the aftermarket or GM.

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Thanks for the tip. Ill flip it but I don’t think from a mechanical standpoint it makes any difference. The plate just makes adjusting the alignment easier.
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The issue is you won’t be able to adjust anything because the bolts are loosened on the top to adjust / move the plate underneath with the ball joint. It’s to adjust negative and positive camber. The purpose of Rodney’s kit here is so you don’t have to reach underneath to un-tighten / tight the nuts that keep the ball joint in place. You just un-tighten / tighten the bolt on top of the ball joint as this is what the alignment tech will do. A lot easier for him. Again, it’s to facilitate the alignment job.
The nuts are welded to the plate for this reason.
Your ball joint will be non adjustable the way you have it install now.
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custom pulleys are almost ready for the engine. Increased size of crank by .7 and reduced water pump pulley by .7 this will see me gain another 6k rpm through the entire sc boost range. I couldn't go smaller on the sc pulley as I was already at a 2.4 which is the smallest made. Im running an older V5 which max rpm is 65000. with these custom pulleys ill get the sc spinning just over 60k at 6000rpm. previously I was only hitting approx 54000 rpm with the stock pulleys.





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Those pulleys are beautiful.
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Pulleys are done just waiting for them to arrive.

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Engine bay all cleaned up and ready for reassembly. New brakes lines, cruise, then engine to go back in.



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New fire wall insulation.

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Engine is installed. some slight fitting issues but minor, just some adjustments needed with the SC tubes. coming along! the cruise control canister is touching the WCF exhaust, not sure if thats a problem or not? should I make a half canister?

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Looking good, can you just slot some holes and move the assembly over to gain a little clearance?
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good point I didnt think of doing that on the cruise canister mounting bracket.
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Made some more progress. Upgraded to gen 2 headlight motors and harness.

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Made some more progress. Relocated the cruise canister to the old filter box location.



Installed my oil catch can and hooked up all the lines.

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more work being done, most of it is small stuff, but I have begun swapping panels off the car to turn it to silver! with some mat black wrap.





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Ttop trim pieces refinished in Matt black with a Matt clear coat.

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Been a bit since my last post. Family and work have kept
Me busy. Engine all in and buttoned down. Just need to hook up trans coolant lines and master brake cylinder. Still need to get started on the interior but the headliner is done. Today was the painstaking process of swapping panels, changing key locks and doing decals.






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All exterior panels are installed finally!





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So I ordered replacement p seals from the
Mustang shop. They come with an aluminum backing that’s is fairly thick. The sticky backing isn’t all that sticky and the aluminum is difficult to form into place after making some cuts to be able to bend it accordingly. I don’t like how it looks. So I have ordered a set of
P seals with 3M backing and no aluminum backing off eBay for 50 bucks for the set. Let’s see what they look like when they arrive. Here’s the link. https://www.ebay.com/itm/40...r=artemis&media=COPY
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Little more progress. Installed the auto shifter, costed the floor pans replaced the floor drain plugs installed the windshield seal. Getting there.




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