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Topic: Harrisonís 88GT 3800SC1
Posted By: D_sensitized
Subject: Harrisonís 88GT 3800SC1
Date Posted: 24 March 2011 at 6:23pm
Now that there are some nicer days I figured I would get out and wash and take some new pictures of my fiero.
When I got it:


Exterior













Interior







Tried to get a picture to better show the nice trim overlays.


Engine





List of mods to date:
3800 series 1 supercharged V6 from a 1995 oldsmobile
and everything that goes with that- exhaust, intake, ECM reprogram, axles, walbro fuel pump, etc
4T60-e
Reversed the lettering on engine cover and added Pontiac emblem
Trans cooler behind passenger lower quarter panel
Trunk light switch
Aftermarket sound system
JVC head unit, kenwood and sony speakers and tweeters.
Limited Tuning hyper silver rims with nankang NS1 tires
Stock rims have michelin alpins
I don't have the recall weatherstripping so I put in a gutter of sorts in front of the decklid

Have lowering ball joints from Rodney Dickman, just havn't had time to install them yet.

Enjoy


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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack



Replies:
Posted By: Bassman
Date Posted: 24 March 2011 at 6:44pm

Very clean and good looking car...can't wait to see how we do on the autox:)...what are you using for tires on autox?



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Brian (Bassman)
86 GT Fastback 3.2L
2013 Mazda3 Sport GS SkyActive


Posted By: Boxin' Robin
Date Posted: 24 March 2011 at 6:50pm
Awesome Fiero, Harrison! Love the shiny paint and the leather seats


Posted By: Dawg
Date Posted: 24 March 2011 at 8:53pm
Those leather seats make great panty solvent.....:)  Ignore me, I'm married....

The Dawg


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You dream it up....I'll make it


Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 26 March 2011 at 7:40pm
Thanks for the compliments guys

For now I'm using the Nankangs for autocross, the price was right and they're much better then using snow tires
Once I am done with school and have some extra cash I will think about picking up some dedicated race wheels.


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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: Bassman
Date Posted: 26 March 2011 at 9:07pm

Originally posted by D_sensitized D_sensitized wrote:

Thanks for the compliments guys

For now I'm using the Nankangs for autocross, the price was right and they're much better then using snow tires
Once I am done with school and have some extra cash I will think about picking up some dedicated race wheels.

Let me know when you do, I can put the word out and see if there are any deals like the recent one that Gary picked up.



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Brian (Bassman)
86 GT Fastback 3.2L
2013 Mazda3 Sport GS SkyActive


Posted By: Nexus
Date Posted: 27 March 2011 at 7:58am

Looks good, nice work on everything

I like the Pontiac aplique in the engine bay!!!



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Charlie
84 SE


Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 02 July 2012 at 8:16pm
It has been a while since I was in this thread.

I will add some more pictures of the F23 swap.



















And my most recent updates:


Finally got around to installing the tint that I bought a couple years ago...

The shifter I got from Dave I decided was a little too short for me, so I made another one.

too short on the left, my new one in the middle, and stock on the right.


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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: Dawg
Date Posted: 03 July 2012 at 2:49pm
I always intended to design an adjustable one, but never got around to it.  Maybe once my new motor is in....eh?

Dawg


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You dream it up....I'll make it


Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 11 June 2013 at 8:32pm
It's been a while, I think it's about time I update this thread.

Let's start with my battery relocation.

I'm cheap, so rather then buy a prebuilt battery box, I made one. And decided to finally do some fiberglass work.

First, make a mold:
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oil bottle boxes are the perfect size for making a battery tray.

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I didn't get any pictures of just the box finished, so here it is installed.

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And the hold down that I didn't make until last weekend.

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like it was never even there
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I kept the cables inside the car rather than running them under the car.

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I tucked them under the carpet along the passenger side center console and through a hole I made in the firewall next to the shifter cables.

I will probably cut them down to get rid of the loops of wire at some point, but I just used the cables as is.
They were out of an oldsmobile aurora, which has the battery under the rear seats.


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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: Bassman
Date Posted: 11 June 2013 at 8:55pm
Well done

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Brian (Bassman)
86 GT Fastback 3.2L
2013 Mazda3 Sport GS SkyActive


Posted By: Patrick
Date Posted: 11 June 2013 at 10:41pm

Nice job!

Now come on out on Saturday and see if this helps with the handling.

 



Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 21 February 2017 at 9:00pm
After many years it is about time I updated this thread. I haven't actually changed much to my fiero since the last update, but have been driving it lots. After 5 years and over 70,000km, it will no longer be my daily driver. We needed something that I could drive the kids around in and insuring 3 cars is not worth it. So it gets to go back to being the toy.

I finally got my windshield replaced so I'll be ablle to take it autocrossing again this summer.

On the last day before insurance expired I took it out for a nice cruise out to Chilliwack lake after work.



Then no time was wasted before tearing into it. Here is how I left it for the night:



The plan is to basically restore it to its former glory and beyond. Daily driver duty has taken it's toll. The front end is full of rock chips, engine is filthy and the lower half is covered in grime, everything has gotten worn out. But it stil drives great, I've managed to keep the interior in great shape and the 3800/F23 is still awesome.

Even though it won't be on the road much, I intend on doing this work in stages so that I can still take it out for drives and meets and AutoX this summer in between being torn apart.

Right now I've got most of the front end torn apart minus the suspension and will start by cleaning up that area.

I'll get some more photos next time I'm out in the garage and try to keep this thread going again.

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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: beken
Date Posted: 22 February 2017 at 11:05am
Very nice, Harrison.  Does that mean we won't see you driving the Fiero much this year?  :(   

Anyways, I'm sure you will do a great restoration (and modifying?) job on her. 




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Beken (aka Ken) - bekentech@westcoastfieros.com   Original and still the owner of an 85SE 2M6 4spd


Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 22 February 2017 at 8:39pm
While I won't be driving it nearly as much as last year, I do still plan on getting day permits and coming out to more events and such this year in between tear downs.

I still have to take off the P/S fender, radiator and lower rad support, frank tub and windshield cowl and then I will clean up and restore everything on the front end and get it back together before moving on to other parts of the car.

I did discover that it has been in an accident before. Front right corner has some ripples in the sheet metal and split open a couple welds, and the front fascia has had some large rips repaired under its current paint. I'd never had the front hood or fascia off before and it seems to have been minor enough that it didn't take much to repair it so that it's not easily noticable. That could also be why the hood is not the original one.

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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 25 February 2017 at 8:30am
Got it just about stripped down as far as I am going at this stage. I'll take out the rad hoses and P/S rocker still and then clean up and reassembly begins.

Couple "before" pics:






Next stage will be a bit slower, I'm going to build some sort of parts tumbler or borrow one and then get/make a zinc plating setup to really clean up and protect all the hardware and little brackets and bits. Then I can start putting it back together.
And I'll have to get some painting supplies before getting the body panels back on, I'd rather repair the body work before I put the panels back on, so I can get into all the tight spaces more easily.



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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 01 March 2017 at 8:10pm
I dug out our tumbler from my parents' garage this weekend.
Loaded some random bolts I had just to test things with the grit I had and fired it up.




I'm not sure I trust it enough to let it go overnight yet, so I'll have it on only while I'm in the garage for now.

I also discovered one of my wiper mount things has been broken and glued up to fix.



I don't want to scrape anything away just yet in case I can't fix it back up. If it's just the linkage bits that are broken I will replace the linkage, but won't take anything apart until I have another linkage set to replace it with.

Does anyone have some wiper linkage they can sell me?

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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: ARTIC-1
Date Posted: 02 March 2017 at 4:43pm
Harrison
You can an have my 86 space body if you like,I'm scraping it this summer,it's a shame because there's
Only one rust spot in the whole thing,Battery area.wiper post will be included with Free Fiero.let me no.
Cheers

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SNOW MAN

87-GT/AUTO-2.8_ WHITE

88-TTop/ Duke-2.5. RED


Posted By: davidu.nif
Date Posted: 04 March 2017 at 10:05am
hi do you know a good fiero mechanic? I need a steering column for an 87 gt


Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 11 March 2017 at 8:52pm
Thanks for the offer Joe, I'll give you a call one of these days when I remember at a time I'm not driving or the middle of the night:P

I tried to start some zinc plating yesterday but hit a snag. Power supply was stuck at 45 volts, it's supposed to only be able to go up to 30.

Found the problem I think:



Now to just figure out what that resistor was supposed to be...

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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: Capt Fiero
Date Posted: 14 March 2017 at 12:55pm
So inquiring minds want to know, what are you plating?

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Capt Fiero
88 Fiero GT 5spd V6
Eight Fifty Seven GT V8 5spd.


Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 15 March 2017 at 8:18am
I'll plate whatever I can that would benefit from it. Any nut, bolt, scre, washer I take off I'd like to plate before reinstalling. Small brackets, trunk latches, that sort of stuff.

I still need to pick up the stuff for the yellow chromate, so everything will have that yellowish sheen to it. If that ends up looking off for some of the things that used to be black I might try to get some black chromate for those parts.

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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: Capt Fiero
Date Posted: 15 March 2017 at 12:20pm
Sounds awesome.   Can't wait to see the results of it all.

  Now that Lisa and I are out here in Abby, I need to have you over one of these days for Coffee.   I'd love to pick your brain about that LSD you put in your Getrag.     I am curious if it makes the transaxle stronger to any degree.    Seeing as I have the trans just sitting out of the car in the corner if I was going to do it, now would be the time.   Just don't want to toss in a bunch of time and money if the transaxle is going to explode just as fast as I am expecting it to.


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Capt Fiero
88 Fiero GT 5spd V6
Eight Fifty Seven GT V8 5spd.


Posted By: Dr.Fiero
Date Posted: 23 March 2017 at 6:05am
Did you manage to fix the board (aka, figure out what the torched resistor was!)?

If not - look on the underside, and see what pin it went to on the IC.  Get the number off the IC, then look up a bunch of random schematics, and see if it's a common value going to that pin.

All I can see of whats left, is that it'll be a low number (first ring is black - "0").



Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 23 March 2017 at 8:40am
Sounds good Dave, I work just off Sumas so could stop by after work sometime.

I have not had any time to fix it yet, been pretty busy lately. First band looks to be green I'm pretty sure, especially compared to the other ones that do have a black band. I'll try looking for a number somewhere on the board and seeing if that leads me anywhere.

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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 02 April 2017 at 1:36pm
I looked up the numbers found on the bottom of the board, and found photos of a power supply with a board with the same numbers! Unfortunately it was not the same board and was no help :(

I tried a few different resistors, 500k and 5k ohm changed nothing. 51 ohm let the smoke out quickly and brightly, so I figure that's close enough to the right value, and my problem lies elsewhere. I will have I keep digging, or buy a new one.

I made progress on the fiero too!

Got the front of the chassis painted:

As well as the upper rad support.

I also made a new rolling workbench/winter tire storage.

Ended up a bit tall, but I can always shorten it if it is a problem. Gotta love the coated 27mm birch plywood for the top surface though.

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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 15 May 2017 at 1:24pm
Still making progress.

Finally got everything set up for zinc plating, it's putting zinc on things, but not as nicely as I would like, so still need to play with it some more.
Power supply had a dead transistor, so once I figured that out I got t working again.



I have repainted both radiator crossmembers and crashbar. Cleaned up and reinstalled the wiring harness and headlight module, as well as the crashbar.



I've also cleaned up a bunch of other parts, radiator shroud and fan, some rubber bits, I painted the windshield cowl, and also one of the wheel well liners, but not sure if I'll do the rest, I'll see how the one holds up.

I won't have time to do much at all to the exterior of the car, so it will still have a super scratched up roof and rock chips peppering the whole front end at the PPPCC show.

I still need to figure out if my radiator was leaking, and re run my new battery cables and it would be driveabable.

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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 27 May 2017 at 8:05pm
Still gotta figure out how to make it shinier. And why that one spot didn't get plated and sand blast it better.
Before/after zinc/ after chromate







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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 11 July 2017 at 8:41am
I did get my car back together for the pontiac show, but haven't done much with it since.
Here are some more photos, I ended up running out of time to get all the last nuts and bolts plated, and when I get around to figuring out how to make it shinier, I will pull a bunch of the visible ones off and re plate them eventually.









I also got rid of the power distribution block by the C500 connector and all of the fusible links. Most of those wires were getting worn and corroded and giving me issues. They all got power from through the firewall and went right back into the firewall after anyway. So added a fuse box inside my centre console to replace the fusible links.



This is also the last time I'll be using photobucket, so hopefully I'm far enough from my limit they don't screw up all my existing photos.

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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 13 July 2017 at 8:18am
I have been working on new stuff too.

Making a plate to block the silencer ports on my other supercharger.









And I also started cleaning up the brass/copper radiator. Gonna make it all shiny.



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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 18 July 2017 at 3:59pm
Originally posted by D_sensitized D_sensitized wrote:



This is also the last time I'll be using photobucket, so hopefully I'm far enough from my limit they don't screw up all my existing photos.


Well poo.

I'll have to make some time to go back and fix it all.

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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack


Posted By: Car-2-Lo
Date Posted: 19 July 2017 at 3:26pm
Originally posted by D_sensitized D_sensitized wrote:

Originally posted by D_sensitized D_sensitized wrote:



This is also the last time I'll be using photobucket, so hopefully I'm far enough from my limit they don't screw up all my existing photos.


Well poo.

I'll have to make some time to go back and fix it all.

What are you using to post now ?
I'll be letting go PhotobucketOuchOuch at $40 a month ($400 a year)Shocked


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Johnny-B-Good



Posted By: D_sensitized
Date Posted: 19 July 2017 at 8:29pm
Imgur seems to be what a lot of people recommend. So that's what I have switched to.

Flickr seems to be another good one, ken uses it, but I never have.

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-Harrison
88GT 3800 SC1 F23 5-speed
Chilliwack



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