If the car is raced and the change in angle helps force oil away from the sump, it could cause starvation and critical failure of the engine. Here are some pictures of what I did: Proceed to. This becomes a challange once you look to swap transmissions, because you have to come up with a starter mount. The idler at the top corner of the water pump needs to be relocated no matter what you do with the alternator setup, so this flange will need to be trimmed back some. Average aftermarket can give you a boost in power. There are things to like about the idea of a 'Vette with the engine behind the seats, and there are things that won't be so great, and if the car ever actually reaches production we will all have plenty of time to complain about it on the Internet. The front crossmember tapers wider at this point and limits the engine being pushed forward.
This would require looking for the correct length axles. He can assist you with re-programming as well as specifics on installing the swap. This is offered on my web page along with reproduction Getrag brackets. Start with the omnipresent 3. Extensive work here, you better know how to solder and read wiring diagrams otherwise you might want to have someone else do the work. Some of the casting was a little too thick for the studs on the mounts but a little grinding of the bracket fixed this. This is due to using the 142 tooth ring gear and the Y-block design.
Any movement means the differential bearings are worn and replacement of the bearings may be advised. Or is it rotated a bit from there? One of them is to cantilever it and use the alternator pulley in place of the upper corner pulley by the fill point. Here is how far the mounting tabs are from the water pump pulley: Here is the distance from the pulley to the frame rail. I recommend the use of crimp connectors with shrink tubing containing glue. Even any fuel pump you buy today has the updated connector style, but the connector does not come with the pump.
But I did make some inquiries. No more automatic failure worries! The High Output V6 was paired with a modified Muncie 4-speed transmission. Alternately think of it this way. The rod where the shift arms connect to is shorter than the Fiero Getrag's. Some of the bolts line up, others need to be added but the dowels locate properly. To keep the tab true to the tube for welding, I clamped both to a flat piece of steel and used spacers to position the tab on the tube. It was such a successful concept that most people aren't even aware that it had to be invented.
I am therefore not subject to it's stupid laws, and I ask you to never allude to them in my presence again. They are so clean looking! Bang for the buck, bla, bla, bla. Total Package Having a mid engine layout with the motor sitting over top of the rear tires, it allows the car to really take advantage of the V8 torque. A total of 370,168 Fieros were produced over the relatively short production run of five years; by comparison, 163,000 were sold in their first five years. Add on a turbo and you can get into the 11 second range and still get 30+mpg.
It made a lot of belt noise that I was unable to fix. Improper crush will greatly reduce the service life of the side bearings. A drawback of this design, however, means that the car's front suspension has four. In 1992, the supercharged version appeared using a M62 blower. You need an adapter to configure this transmission for a rear wheel drive V8. Any fires that happen today would most likely not be caused by the aforementioned causes, but instead due to faulty repairs and failure of engine components, wiring, etc. A chart with AutoLite part numbers is below.
Here are the wiring charts I have created for this swap. While you can put boost on a naturally asperated engine, durability and reliability will not be as great as if you would have used the supercharged engine parts. Since this transmission is such a low production and durable unit, very few people are familiar with them. The basically makes the need of a girdle unnecessary. You will not need to worry about a home made or 3rd party spoof failing in the middle of no where. What's your take on that? Highway cooling has always been fine.
That involves the Timken side bearings on the differential assembly Where the axles exit the transmission. I haven't got to that part yet, but I plan to add some bushings to at least 2 alternator bolts to remove most of the slop in the alternator mounting holes. Also needed are Fiero Getrag front and rear transmission mounts, Getrag shift and select cables I have aftermarket ones available plus any 5-speed shifter assembly The part in the center console, 4 cylinder ones are the same and are plentiful , and Fiero manual transmission axles. Would be interested in seeing pics of that bolted up and just resting in the diff area to show the angle. While initially garnering good reviews for its handling Motor Trend 1984 , the Fiero soon received negative reviews from other automotive critics who expected higher performance from a mid-engine two-seater.
If anyone here can do it, it would probably be Ryan. There's a slight difference in the angle of the transmissions; taking that into account I'd say that they're very close or the same. Stock 88 cradle is 50lbs. Tune up the V6 for 340 horsepower or thereabouts and you'll have no reason to fear anything priced much below fifty grand in the stoplight grand prix. However, the struts must be replaced with a narrower diameter unit with a steel tube extension and offset mounting plates added to replace the Chapman strut unit.