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Old 01-18-2022, 05:31 AM   #41
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Old 01-21-2022, 06:15 AM   #42
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Just getting back to work on the Fiero now. In late November, I admitted to myself that my garage was so full of crap that I couldn't work in there anymore. I needed less stuff and not more space. I spent about a month sorting through junk and not junk, did a couple scrap runs and trash runs. I got rid of a couple 'future projects'. I finally have floor space and can find my tools again.

It was bad:


It is still evolving, but working on better habits and improving every day:


The Fiero is getting a full transplant. I got a wrecked Buick Rendezvous ($300 Copart bid) with a good 3.5L LX9 engine. Stock it has about 200 hp and leaves room in the budget for my nitrous system for the drag race in the GRM $2,000 Challenge.



I plan to put the LX9 in the car next week for an initial fitting. Not a popular swap, but it has been done before a few times. For now I'm staying with the auto transmission and ECU from the Buick.
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...and the Fiero 'race car' is sitting waiting for me to choose a path to get the wider Buick transmission to work in the Fiero: Longer control arms, shorter shafts, fabricated cradle, or use the Fiero transmission? I think I'm going to do longer control arms with the Fiero cradle.

Meanwhile I fixed a few issues with the CR-V and travelled the icy roads to do the 'Texas Carnado 2022'. I really enjoy the Gambler 500 events; fun people and a wide range of cars from complete junk that has no business on the road, to a few high $$$ off-road rigs. The CR-V was totaled twice in the past, but I still feel like I'm cheating taking it to these 'Rallys'.






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