This web page chronicles the resurrection and restoration of Andys 1984 Pontiac Fiero 2.5L (Bored 30 over with a comp cam).
Right off the bat, this car didn't run. The timming gear was blown. We were going to just replace the blown gear but my Dad sugested that we do a complete tear down of the engine just incase there was something else wrong. So we removed the mottor.
There was nothing wrong with the rest of the motor. It was slightly rusty on one of the cylinder walls so I had the
block bored out 30over. When I rebuilt the motor I put in a comp cam.
In the junkyard I found a GT front bumper, the bumper was in ok shape but some of the mounting brackets were shot so I fond some new ones and made a new front plate out of some old bioler plate metal. This plate is 1/4 of an inch thick, I don't think it will ever rust away.
Ok we have the frame done, the new front bumper on, Motors in. Time to drive! well allmost. The car would not run at first. Turns out I had missed one of the power connectors. The car won't run if theres no power going to the ECM! I felt like an idiot and my friend had a good laugh. At least we found the problem. With the car running we were able to test drive it. Turns out that the brakes are the original brakes from 1984. One of the rear calipers came lose on the way to work one day and turned the rotor chery red hot. Its a good thing that my brother followed me to work that day. I had to replace all of the brakes with new ones.
Now I removed the side pannels because I had purchased some side scoops. The guy that sold them to me took forever. turns out that he didn't even have them done when he sold them on Ebay. I had to wait a mouth before I could get them. When they fianally showed up they weren't any good. By this point it was to late to complain or send them back. I ended up re-doing the whole side scoop just to get it to fit. I still have one panel to re-do.
As soon as I hade the motor rebuilt I took and installed the BIG wing. This is the wing that my car is known for. Its so big that it sticks up over other cars like a shark fin in a sea of cars. When I started searching for a wing I wanted something like the wing for a dogde road runner. Those wings turned out to be way out of my price $range$. Then I fond this light bar for a dogde truck. it was 10.5 inchs to wide and its suposed to face the other way. This wing used to be mounted behind the cab of the truck. Using two pieces of bioler plate I made two monting plates and attached the wing to the deck lid. The two flood lights are wired up to my revese lights. The center portion of the wing was cut and made 10.5 inches skinyer.
My car is running and I've been driving it everywere. The car's intererer was just as bad as the rest of the car.
The head linner was removed and restored. That was easy for us to do. it only took us one night to replace the fabrick.
Over the summer I took out parts and re-dyed them and now all of the pannels inside the car look brand new. We even
found a perectly good dashboard from the junkyard to use.