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 on: June 09, 2020, 03:39:59 pm 
Started by 34FieroGT - Last post by c-l
Kool... nice to see you are back.... It is very quiet around here.

 on: June 06, 2020, 08:20:08 pm 
Started by 34FieroGT - Last post by 34FieroGT
Hey Everyone,

It's been far too long.  As some of you may, or may not remember, I had picked up an '88 Formula a while ago with the intention of turning it into a streetable track car.  All I needed to do was sell my '86 GT to free up garage space and provide some funding to get the Formula project started.  Well, it took far too long for the GT to sell and the Formula ended up being too much of a basket case to really do anything with it.

The Formula had been hit front and rear, and the engine had was knocking.  Loudly.  But I knew all this at the time of purchase.  Well, time had taken it's toll and my grand plans for a full restoration are scuttled.  There's not enough metal left under the body panels to consider a restoration.  The Formula is now a parts car.

Since my '86 GT sold this spring, I managed to find myself an '88 GT with nearly identical mileage to my old '86 and picked it up this week and drove it home from Toronto on Thursday:

At Home

First impressions from the drive home -- some work will be required.  There's a rattle that sounds to be coming from the vicinity of the steering column over bumps and there's some front suspension noise and a bit of a 'jiggle' in the steering wheel over medium or larger bumps.  Not impressed with the brakes at all -- they worked well, but as this was my first time driving an '88, I expected far better.  Significant pedal pressure was required, but nothing frightening.  My god though, this thing handles better stock than my '86 ever did, even after all it's modifications.

She's not perfect, but there's next to no rust at all.  Minor, very minor, surface rust along the pinch welds behind the rocker panels.  The undercarriage is next to pristine!  The suspension bushings appear to be original, and are shot -- cracked and wallowed out.  The shocks and struts also appear to be original, but are not completely shot.  There are some blemishes in the paint, but nothing major.

There's only two things about this GT that I'm disappointed in:

1.  It's an automatic
2.  It's white

Well, the Formula has got a Getrag, and I'm pretty sure it's about time I learned automotive painting.  Grin  So the plans for this year are to install my 3.4L engine, swap out the automatic for the Formula's Getrag, replace all the suspension bushings with poly, replace the shocks and struts -- really hoping I can still find a set of Koni adjustables, and get my old OZ rims on.  I've also got a Northstar engine on a stand that will eventually end up in her.  But that's a ways off -- I'm not even certain if the N* will be any good.  It needs head gaskets at a minimum.

Looking forward to seeing some old faces, and new ones too, once this lockdown gets lifted.  In the meantime, I think that I've got my hands full.   Grin


 on: May 31, 2020, 06:35:44 pm 
Started by FIERO-JOE - Last post by can machine
I'll take the headlight units and grills. Do you ever come further west? Not sure when I will be able to get to Orleans. I'm in Carp and work near Merivale / Hunt Club area.

 on: May 20, 2020, 09:44:06 am 
Started by FIERO-JOE - Last post by FIERO-JOE
Got 2 full headlight units. Motors in great working order. Frames enclosures.
No bulbs tho!! 
2 back vented grills from 86+ wanted to use on 84 but too much under those covers to have vents in them
Driver side headlight cover in red. Great overall shape.  Needs a painting

Its urs if u need.

 on: May 11, 2020, 08:23:00 pm 
Started by Backtothe80s - Last post by Dan
How much for C100 and C500 connectors with lots of wire left to work with

 on: May 09, 2020, 02:22:07 pm 
Started by Backtothe80s - Last post by Backtothe80s
I know this should be under parts for sale but we havenít had much action on this sight lately. Some of you have met me a few years back(88 red T-Top). Anyways, I bought all of the old Salmonís parts inventory(he sold it to another couple and unfortunately the husband passed and I acquired it all).

I have moved it and have stored all the parts at an off sight location(due to insurance and theft I cannot have anyone out there). If you require any part please feel free to send me a message and I will let you know what I have. The 88 parts I have, GT tail lights, 88 seats, 88 suspensions, t-tops Iím holding onto at the moment until my restoration is done on my own car. Out of 6 84-87 cradles I have one left at $250.00 if anyone is interested please contact me.

Thank you,


 on: April 14, 2020, 05:40:07 pm 
Started by Backtothe80s - Last post by Dan
Yes I make the plug and play harnesses for the fiero as well as a few other cars. Been doing this for close to 20 years and bartering is always a great way to go

 on: April 14, 2020, 10:19:33 am 
Started by Backtothe80s - Last post by Backtothe80s
I have them, do you make harnesses for 3800sc swaps?  If so maybe we can work a deal. I have to see how many harnesses I still have but I think I have somewhere in the area of 12-15.

 on: April 02, 2020, 06:53:20 am 
Started by Backtothe80s - Last post by Dan
Always looking for c203 c100 and c500 connectors with lots of wire left to work with. as well as speed sensor and reverse light switch connectors.

 on: April 01, 2020, 10:06:34 pm 
Started by Backtothe80s - Last post by Backtothe80s
If anyone is in need of parts please send me a list of what you are looking for.

I have almost everything from 84-88 for all body styles. Complete bodies to interiors. All trim, seats, carpets, clusters and so on. I have 84-87 cradles, iron dukes and v6 engines. Automatic and Getrag 5spd transmissions.

PM me.

Iím in Ottawa

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