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    Posted: 13 April 2015 at 2:09am
Hello!

I'm Thomas from Norway, I hope it's not a problem if i join your Canadian forum :) I'm new to Fiero's and US cars in general, but now i'm an owner and are looking for help and pointers for my build. By reading here it seems you are all helpful and knowledgeable so i'm shure i will get some helpful tips!

To start with, my english can be a little off, but i'm shure you will understand ;)

I am a certified vehicle technician and have previously worked in GM Europe's technical development center in Rüsselsheim, but now I work for BASF (Glasurit & R-M Paint) as a paint technician. (So please, if you have any paint realated issues, dont be afraid to ask!)

So.. To get down to business! The Car, a 86 Fiero V6 with a good spec list! It was imported from Florida to Norway in 97 and have been sitting in a barn up to a couple of years ago when the previous owner started the build. I bought it a couple of weeks ago.

Spec list :

Drivetrain : Standard 2,8 4 speed, except for custom made uprated driveshafts (700hp)

Body : Ferrari 308 replica of unknown origin

Spaceframe : Sandblasted, primed and painted red.

Front Supension : HT Motorsports coilover kit, with wishbones, drop spindle(?) and poly bushings

Rear Suspension : HT Motorsports coilover kit, widetrack wishbones, dropspindle(?) and poly bushings

Brakes : 13" Wilwood brakes floating disks and e-brake

Interior : Well, everything is new or upholstered in leather. 6 point TRS harnesses. See pictures :D

I also got MS3 Extra engine management and a intercooler for the build.


So as you can see, it still needs a lot, but except for the drivetrain the car is like new! It have not been driven since 1997.
Well, the body needs modifying and paint, but thats a enjoyable job.

So there are some challenges.. US engines are rare to find here except for 99-04 3400 v6's.

So guys.. Where should i go from here?










B.R Thomas
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What exactly do you want to do. Engine
replacement?
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Yes, the original 140bhp is not going to cut it. I would also appreciate
some information of the parts i already have as i dont have the reciepts.
I was thinking a late model 3400 with turbo. I am unfamiliar with
drivetrain, clutches etc so i hope i could get some pointers of what to do
with my build.

All help and ideas would be appreciated :)

B.R Thomas

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Linlor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 August 2015 at 1:08pm
Welcome to the replica world.

It looks like you have a decent body kit on the car
and you have some nice upgrades to the stock Fiero
frame.

There are several options for upgrades to the engine
and transmission available to you. I would suggest
you look for a drive train that is fairly available to
you like the 3400 you mentioned.

Another excellent site for Fieros is Pennock's
fiero.nl. Click on the forum link and you will have
more info than you could ever imagine on Fieros.

There is another forum dedicated to replicas called
madmechanics.com that might also provide you with some
help. If you are looking for Fiero specific
information though, Pennock's is the first place to
start.

I have a 308 replica as well and have posted some
updates on here over the lastfew yeaers. I am a fdew
weeks away from being on the road so very close to
being done.   I can relate to where you are now. I
was there wondering what the heck I have gotten myself
into.....

Ask away on any questions and you can also email me
directly as I sent you my email address if you have
any 308 replica questions.

Cheers
Don
Ferrari 308 Replica
Prova 5000s Countach Replica
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