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Rickady88GT V8 build thread by Rickady88GT
Started on: 06-10-2009 08:55 PM
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Report this Post08-26-2021 12:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok, I need to do some work on the car. Sense I used the HVAC system from the Monte Carlo, I inherited one of the notorious servo door motor stripped gear teeth issues. When I open the door, yes just opening the door triggers the HVAC to actuate,...why....I am not sure. The actuation of one of 2 doors makes a loud clicking noise. It is irritating and embarrassing. The noise can be heard inside and outside of the car. This thing was a nightmare to install and I can't imagine how much of a pain it will be to service.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by JenzGT2:

This is a picture of the 2006 Monte Carlo HVAC test fitting in the Fiero.

The problem is one of 2 motors that move the blend door and mixer. One motor is behind the Grey bracket and the other is at one end of the white wire loom.


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Ok, got the two motors. There are at least three motors on this HVAC unit and I am not sure which one is bad, so I will try to replace the 2 identical motors.
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Report this Post09-15-2021 03:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This is the second motor hanging on the wire harness. I couldn't get the plug off from the installed location.
Honestly this was easier than I thought. Maybe even easier than a stock Monte Carlo?


Done, no more irritating noise every time I get in and out of the car.
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Report this Post09-15-2021 03:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

This is the bad motor opened up.
You can see that some teeth were broken off and the motor was just spinning and grinding.
Every time any power was tuned on in the car, this motor would spin as it attempted to find a home position. It sometimes would spin for several minutes. The grinding noise was loud enough to hear it outside the car from at least a car length away.
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Report this Post10-03-2021 11:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok, next to the HVAC issue, now the headlight motor failed. I ordered a set of bushings for the Gen2 motors, but I need them to work now. Soo, I put a quick fix in the driver side till the real set comes in.
Older cars .........it never ends.
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My next project is an alignment. Then the sun visors keep falling down. So I have some things to do this weekend.
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Report this Post10-04-2021 02:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post


Ok, some inspections and maintenance.
I need to get an alignment, so I am checking torque.
Also have had spongy brakes for some time. Bleed the brake a few different times, no improvements. So I guess I need to be more thorough this time.
Found a leak in the transmission cooler lines.
Got some work to do.
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I have to say this is one of the most amazing builds !!! Thank you for sharing the process.
I just bought an 88 with the Northstar conversion. You have inspired me to take my time and really do it right. Thank you
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I have to say this is one of the most amazing builds !!! Thank you for sharing the process.
I just bought an 88 with the Northstar conversion. You have inspired me to take my time and really do it right. Thank you


Thank you. I love the North Star engine, in fact the first swap I did in this Fiero was the v6 version of the North Star. It was called a Short Star because of the 2 cylinders that were cut off to make it a v6.
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Report this Post04-15-2022 02:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
https://tormach.com/machine...5KfV6VQMj6IPuo8Vw8lE

As of now, it looks like I will pull the trigger on a new tool for the garage. I have to wait till Monday to iron out the options and costs.
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Have you seen the new MR1 from Langmuir that is coming to market this summer? It looks really promising. I will be placing a deposit as soon as the pre-order window opens up. I already have their Crossfire XL CNC Plasma table and really like it.

https://www.langmuirsystems.com/mr1/build#MR1-BASE
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Have you seen the new MR1 from Langmuir that is coming to market this summer? It looks really promising. I will be placing a deposit as soon as the pre-order window opens up. I already have their Crossfire XL CNC Plasma table and really like it.

https://www.langmuirsystems.com/mr1/build#MR1-BASE


Yep, it looks cool. I just need something larger and more rigid. I also want the 4th axis rotory. I would rather get a 5 axis tilting rotory but as of right now Tormach doesn't offer it.The gantry mills tend to be much less rigid unless they are VERY large. And they don't offer a 4th axis.
I actually want a HAAS mini mill 2 but they are WAY to expensive for what I do and finding one used is hard enough as it is but to find one with all the options I want are nearly impossible. The HAAS super mini mill can be optioned with 5 axis and house/residential 220 single phase.
I look forward to seeing what do with it.
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Report this Post05-07-2022 12:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It's here

It will be a few weeks before I can really do stuff with it though
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It is alive and makes chips.
I am having issues with Fusion 360. It is glitchy and very difficult to learn (if possible at all) while it has systems that either don't work or are hidden? Last night on the laptop, one third of the screen just blacked out. The left side that had some options displayed. I feel like I should just dump the entire program and install another one?
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Report this Post07-16-2022 03:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rickady88GTClick Here to Email Rickady88GTSend a Private Message to Rickady88GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Working on a project. This is an aluminum link bar on the right. The left is the first operation of the same part done in Damascus.

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Report this Post07-16-2022 07:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobie1Click Here to Email dobie1Send a Private Message to dobie1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Very nice acquisition to your tool collection!!!
I’m sure you’ll find lots of things to build.
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Very nice acquisition to your tool collection!!!
I’m sure you’ll find lots of things to build.
Wayne


Thanks, I wish I had this 20 years ago
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Being able to make your own parts on the fly is awesome, those parts you made look great. Congrats on getting it, and getting it up and running. Id love one but dont have the space, funds, or an electrical panel thatll support a cnc. What other parts that need creation/ ideas do you have in mind?

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Being able to make your own parts on the fly is awesome, those parts you made look great. Congrats on getting it, and getting it up and running. Id love one but dont have the space, funds, or an electrical panel thatll support a cnc. What other parts that need creation/ ideas do you have in mind?

shem


I am making some parts for a person that are not even car parts, right now. But I do hope to make some cool car stuff.
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