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« Reply #180 on: April 09, 2011, 08:26:06 PM »

It's time to continue with the project... Stay tuned.

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« Reply #181 on: April 09, 2011, 11:56:42 PM »

Was that last pic of it Sun up or sun down?

What kind of vinyl were you thinking? Like a decal that covers the whole car? I saw a show where the did a union jack (i think) on a lotus looked real good.

If you paint what is the plan? I have nightmares thinking about paint schemes that fail

Very sweet car!
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« Reply #182 on: April 10, 2011, 12:04:00 PM »

I see the modular front end was put to good use. Hopefully soon, we'll be seeing FGTO on the streets.  biggrin
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« Reply #183 on: April 10, 2011, 08:40:17 PM »

It was taken Saturday night.

The car loaded right on with no problems with that nose taken off.
It would not have been possible with the chin section still in place.
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« Reply #184 on: April 20, 2011, 01:18:19 PM »

Chuck and I got it loaded and strapped down for the haul to Woodstock, GA. I love that modified front end you made Mike... It's kicks ass.

I'm getting the 3800 install redone. Wasn't happy with the current install for several reasons (mounts, no dog bone, seals, etc). No performance upgrades at the moment. I may do some body mods.


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« Reply #185 on: April 20, 2011, 02:07:00 PM »

What, what . . . is there actually life after near death for the FGTO?!

Say it's so Dave. What's the time frame.

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    « Reply #186 on: May 14, 2011, 11:19:41 AM »


    05-13-2011
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    Originally posted by whodeanie on PFF:

    back from the dead! most of you may know this one.

    we wil be starting on this one today. the goal, to remove the 3800 clean it up and reinstall it the right way.
    the install has isues to say the least. first the fuel pump works when it feels like it because of wire isues and when it does if you hit the gas the alt hits the strut tower and throws sparks out the top of the vent.

    we will be droping the cradle today so I will keep you all posted as we go.
    here are some pics from last night.
    D.


               

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    « Reply #187 on: May 14, 2011, 11:30:05 AM »


    05-14-2011
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    Originally posted by whodeanie on PFF:

    work started on Davids car... yesterday we droped the cradle and started tearing it apart.
    we got it torn down, cleaned up and ready for rebuild. we installed Rodneys mounts with our motor adaptor mount.
    we will be doing several upgrades to the install the motor will just be a fresh stock rebuild. the parts will be here on monday so we will rebuild it then.
    the car had lots of wiring isues along with a not so well done install. we will be re mounting the alt lower as well as redoing the heater hoses, wiring and dog bone mount and a new clutch.
    I will keep you all posted as it goes but we should have it back in the car by the end of the week if not sooner depending on parts.
    here are some pics.
    D.


                             
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    « Reply #188 on: May 15, 2011, 09:29:27 AM »

    Sparks shootin out your vents under load, You sure that wasn't on purpose? :think:

    Cuz that would take the intimidation factor to a whole new level   OMG/Shocked
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    « Reply #189 on: May 16, 2011, 09:12:38 PM »

    Had the vents off. Lincoln and Chuck saw the sparks shooting 20+ feet up  in the air.  :scared: I missed it (was driving).  biggrin

    Some of you know my biggest complain is the front fascia, even before I ever owned a Fiero. Someone recently defined it as: "The main problem with the front bumper is that it looks thick and heavy when in reality it is not. It should not appear so either..."

    This is exactly how I feel but couldn't describe it.

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    « Reply #190 on: May 19, 2011, 11:54:00 AM »


    05-17-2011
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    Originally posted by whodeanie on PFF:

    well we got back into work yesterday and got back to work on the car cleaning, painting and rebuilding the drivetrain.
    new oil pump, water pump, bearings and all new seals and gaskets. the bearings were a ready for new ones but not bad. the rear main seal was leaking in to the clutch and the clutch was fried. today I will be drpoing off the flywheel to get it redone as well as getting a few other parts.
    I will keep you all posted as it goes.
    here are some pics so far, A little better looking now I think
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    SEXY! :monkeyleft:
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    « Reply #191 on: May 19, 2011, 12:03:59 PM »


    05-19-2011
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    Originally posted by whodeanie on PFF:

    well the drive train is back in 25 now we still have a lot more work to do on it with the harness, low mount alt and a few other details but looking way better now.
    D.

       
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    « Reply #192 on: May 19, 2011, 01:04:36 PM »



    Wow Dave, that is light years better !

    Dean is the man !!  biggrin
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    « Reply #193 on: May 22, 2011, 09:58:16 PM »

    As I mention I've had some issues with the nose and have not mention the lines continuing from the door to the front fenders. I requested help from two car design forums. You can read the replies.

    Below are four photos:

    -Original  
    -Corbertti 455 GT nose
    - nardo design (mx)  
    - nardo design (mx) w/ FGTO scoop

               

    You decide.
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    « Reply #194 on: May 22, 2011, 11:26:50 PM »

    They all look good

    I'm old school so I would rate em as you have em pictured left to right
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