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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:10 pm 
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It was a great day yesterday with great food and family and friends i hope everyone had a great day and we all can have peace and stop being so divided as we will never get anything done if we don't compromise as you can not every thing you want buy must work to what everyone can live with


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well it is almost time to get the car off the lift and start working on it maybe i will get it all finished up then i can move on to another project as i have a few things going along with a W8 engine project i want to install in another fiero as it is so short it will fit great and i know they are not the best egine i am told but i would like to try putting the W12 engine in a fiero also but that will be a tall order as physically putting it in is not so much the problem as getting it to run but i like a good challenge


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:21 am 
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Well it looks like the slipping belt is back so i will try one more thing by going back to a manual belt tensioner on 1 of the belts and if that does not work then i need to either go to a toothed belt or just pull the Supercharger and put a turbo on but i am pretty sure i will end up with the toothed belt as i do really want this to work .


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:15 pm 
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I ordered this to make the new Blower drive as i am sick of screwing around with slipping belts


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Got any recent pictures of the car?

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not really this is the last picture i took but was about a year back and it still looks the same


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Very nice. Looks sweet. Are you happy with the performance?


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yes i am just need to get out and do some more tuning but it pulls like a freight train


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one of these days i will get the Fiero engine tuned correctly as still can not go right to the floor but with what i can do it pulls hard i can't wait to see how it pulls when i can just jump on it as know it will be the fastest street car i have driven in both Quickness and top speed


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one of these days i will get the Fiero engine tuned correctly as still can not go right to the floor but with what i can do it pulls hard i can't wait to see how it pulls when i can just jump on it as know it will be the fastest street car i have driven in both Quickness and top speed



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today i got allot closer on the engine tune as i can stick it to the floor and it pulls all the way but it is a bit rich in a few places but i can get that tuned out just got to do some more on ramp runs on the highway


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? anyone know what frequency to use for knock sensors on 4.2 V8 ABZ engine or pleas tell me where i might find this info


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well after doing a few things i feel it is the supercharger that is making the noise the knock sensors are picking up as it happens exactly the same each time so i added timing as i am not to far off in the fuel


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well under hard acceleration the car has a bad lose felling in the back so today I took the car over to the shop and tightened all the lateral link bolt as tight as i could , then i X braced the bottom of the cradle but before i was done welding i ran out of welding gas so now i need some more welding gas so i can finish that up . when i drove it home but not pushing it hard it felt tighter in the backend but i really won't know until i really stand on it.


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ok i got the X brace welded and bolts tight and it made a big improvement i did a hard acceleration to over 100 mph and it was better so now i am going one more step with solid lateral links in the rear


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Nice job. Got pictures of the x bracing on the car?

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no i do not have any pictures of the X bracing but i can take one when i change the lateral links out maybe sunday


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you know if i were to build another car like this i would start with the Porsche Boxster first gen and i would go with a 40 valve and turbo instead of the supercharger as it would be easier . I will say if you built what i just laid out you would have supercar performance or dam close as my fiero is fast and as far as i can tell it is going to be at least mid 11 car in the quarter mile and i feel it will do around 180 MPH as i am basing this on my experience of racing a 1400 Lb 600 hp dirt winged sprintcar


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as i get this closer to getting the engine tuned the clutch is starting to not like it i need to stop power shifting


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just the other day i was looking at the car and see where i am going to need to do some repair as the fiberglass is cracked as i just did not make it thick enough but that is all right as i will repair all those things i feel that can be done better on the body but as far as the engine tune it is good now and the car runs fast and quick i want to do both a 1/4 mile and a top speed run i just have not had the time to go to the drag strip as it is about 100 miles away and i have had a bunch of things on my plate


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I am glad it has come together for you. Nothing like a feeling of satisfaction when something is done and is working right.

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Wow today i did a experiment first i ran the car down the road and brought it up to 6500 in 2nd gear got 14 psi boost then i removed just the air filter and did the same thing and got 16.7 psi of boost a 2.7 pound gain i say it is time to find a better air filter or maybe dual filters as that from what i think is 50 to 70 hp it is costing me


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I put a new Airaid air filter on today and went and tested and all is good now i am hitting 16.8 pounds of boost @ 6500 rpm and the car is getting really close on the tune i did a test from a dead stop and i know that in 1/10th of a mile it does about 90 mph


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