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  • bigdog9191999
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    that's funny! they almost looked like some of the square led replacements that use several mini projectors, just half open.

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  • Demoto
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    Headlights are just 6" LED light bars off of Amazon. I build brackets and mounted them off the hood hinge bolts. Had to remove one of the two springs on the flip-up doors so the dang things didn't push down on the lights too hard and deform the mounts, but now (hysterically) the doors pop up like little reverse Porsche spoilers when you go over 80 mph.

    Gotta strap them down. Their increasing my precious drag coefficient!

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  • JamesMayberryIII
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    A Northstar would be cool. FYI, GM used it's FWD engine cradle in the back of the Fiero.
    not really..
    wishful thinking..
    but it is most parts of a citation/Pontiac 6000 as far as half shafts, spindles, etc

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  • bigdog9191999
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    I almost built one!. but alas.. I don't fit!! I had the car and motor and all, just needed some parts and build it. but even the Crisco wasn't quite enough to make it doable..

    am liking were this is going for sure... what are the headlights? don't recognize the look of them

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  • hauen
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    Having gone up a tree 8' or so with the back end of a GT500 (as a passenger )
    When this sort of thing happens (with very few exceptions) even when you're the driver, you're a passenger.

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  • Dan Barlow
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    Having gone up a tree 8' or so with the back end of a GT500 (as a passenger ) I'd say backward is best . Still painfull but , so much more survivable. That being said , it was a miracle we didn't hit it with my door and turn it into a horseshoe and kill both of us . But .......you know , Im not planning on hitting a wall or another tree ! So I'll take the vette 😎

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    If you ever DO drive one, know that the back end of a 4 cylinder will break free easy enough and when it goes, it goes on ice. The duke is low-end torquey for it's size and the suspension is...rudimentary.

    Forward to backward in less than 2 seconds, and all you can do is hold on and pray.

    I had. A bad. Experience.

    So much fun to drive something that wants to throw you. I love it.

    ever driven a 911? the joke is this - in a choice between a Corvette and a Porsche, it truly boils down to which end you want to hit the wall.

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  • DanStokes
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    A buddy of mine in MI had a V-6 Fiero with a little hop-up done to the engine. It was quick and, as you say, you had to stay on top of it. He had done a lot of circle track and was a SCCA corner worker and knew his way around handling so I didn't mind riding with him. Fun little car.

    Dan

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  • Demoto
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    If you ever DO drive one, know that the back end of a 4 cylinder will break free easy enough and when it goes, it goes on ice. The duke is low-end torquey for it's size and the suspension is...rudimentary.

    Forward to backward in less than 2 seconds, and all you can do is hold on and pray.

    I had. A bad. Experience.

    So much fun to drive something that wants to throw you. I love it.

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  • Loren
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    Frankly I think anybody trying to hot rod Fieros is doing a good thing...I always thought they were bitchin' little cars tho' I never drove one.

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  • mopar57
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    I like it!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    nice woodwork
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; October 6th, 2016, 06:14 AM.

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  • DanStokes
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    Side exhaust is weird (look at my videos of Mutt on the track in "General").

    Dan

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  • Huskinhano
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    Good to see it up and running. That side exhaust is just wicked!
    Last edited by Huskinhano; October 5th, 2016, 07:53 PM.

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  • Demoto
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    Too busy living to post, but much has happened to my dear Fiero since December 2015. Much abuse that is. Let's review:

    Firstly, I put a Volvo spoiler on it because it was $25 at the junkyard. Fit like factory.

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    Still gotta wire up the lights, but all good things in time.

    After that, I redid the brakes, because the lines were rotted and the calipers were seized. Oh, and the master cylinder was shot. So basically, there was nothing good to be said about the brakes.


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    New this...

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    ...new that. Throw in some Russell braided lines, and a set of 1.5" wheel spacers. Done.

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    Made some whitewalls, because folks need to know that you're running R14's.

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    Installed the body work, added some grills to the signal lights and screwed an old sailboat rudder onto the bottom of the radiator mount.
    Works as an effective way to slam air up into the angled radiator. Helps keep engine heat down.

    While we're on the topic:

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    I wrapped the exhaust pipes to keep heat out of the engine bay. Had to rebuild the pipes from the manifold back. It was all rusty and rattly and, moreover, went out the back of the car, with a very small pipe.

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    I fixed that.

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    Drove it to a couple meets. Raised a couple eyebrows. Turned down an offer to buy it.

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    Redid the headlights, courtesy of $35 and an Amazon account. They don't flip. They just stay that way.

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    Made a center console and a shift boot.

    Made one of these:

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    So I could install one of those NRG hubs the hip kids are putting on all their Civics...

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    So that I could bring my steering wheel into the office.

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    And just for fun, here's an old pic I like.

    It has two doors now, I promise.
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