Got the new starter installed on the Fiero so I though I would take it for a spin.
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Filmed with GoPro Hero HD and suction cup mount.
Edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9 Platinum.
1986 Pontiac Fiero GT
2.8L V6 Fiero engine (Dyno tested 140HP at 5,200 rpm )
4+1 manual transmission
Northstar Fiero 180 degree headers datalog and tuning drive
One of the first times I took the car out on the road to datalog and do a
brief video. It was running pretty bad here and refused to idle so I was
fighting to keep it running (fixed- was due to IAC calibration). I get on
it at 2:40 and 3:35 starting around 2k RPM and let off just past 5k RPM
each time (residential roads with low speed limits). Engine redlines at 7K
RPM and is very responsive and linear in power delivery but really feels
best north of 4k RPM. It starts to sound good around 3500 RPM but the
cellphone camera doesn't really do it justice.
Car is a 1988 Fiero GT with a 4.6L Northstar V8 with 180 degree long tube
headers and true dual spintech mufflers.
Here's a gallery of the swap
MR2 vs Fiero
MotorWeek (February 20th, 1988): Toyota MR2 Supercharged vs Pontiac Fiero
Some Numbers to keep in mind while watching this......
1988 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 (0-60 = 6.0 seconds) (14.6 Quarter Mile)
1988 Ferrari 328 GTS (0-60 = 6.7 seconds) (15.0 Quarter Mile)
1988 Lotus Esprit turbo (0-60 = 5.8
seconds) (14.4 Quarter Mile)
Fiero at CMP 5/20/13
Fiero 2.8 V6. Getting used to new suspension set up. 1st session out. 2nd
session was much faster and 3rd
session was getting even better until my alternator failed.
Pontiac Fiero 3800 Supercharged 0-120
Not quite standing still at start but ended at 120. Any slower and it just
spins the tires (245-50-16's)
This was all done on an empty road that leads nowhere. 5600ft elevation
-Car has been sold- It will be missed
Motor Week - Pontiac Fiero
amerikanische Fernsehsendung von 1994 Motorweek in der der Fiero
vorgestellt und mit dem MR2 verglichen wurde.
1987 Pontiac Fiero GT Walkaround
In this video I show some features of my car.
Shift Boot & Bezel:
More of my Fiero:
1986 PONTIAC FIERO GT - THE MID-ENGINE CAR
Excuse the dark interior view. This was in a cramped barn with so-so
lighting. The Pontiac Fiero is a mid-engined sports car that was built by
the Pontiac division of General Motors from 1984 to 1988. The
Fiero—meaning "proud" in Italian and "wild", "fierce", or "ferocious" in
Spanish—was designed by George Milidrag and Hulki Aldikacti as a Pontiac
sports car. The Fiero was the first two-seater Pontiac since the 1926 to
1938 coupes, and also the first and only mass-produced mid-engine sports
car by a U.S. manufacturer. Many technologies incorporated in the Fiero
design such as plastic body panels were radical for its time. Alternative
names considered for the car were Sprint, P3000, Pegasus, Fiamma, Sunfire,
and Firebird XP. The Fiero 2M4 (two-seat, Mid-engine,
four-cylinder) was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1984. The
1984 Fiero was the Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500 for 1984,
beating out the new 1984 Chevrolet Corvette for the honor. A total of
370,168 Fieros were produced over the relatively short production run of
five years; by comparison, 163,000 Toyota MR2s were sold in its first five
years. At the time, its reputation suffered from criticisms over
performance, reliability and safety issues. Today, however, compared to
less adventurous attempts at two-seaters such as the Ford EXP, the unique
style of the Fiero compared to other American cars has left it a cult
following as a collectible car. It remains a popular chassis for rebodies
and electric conversions. A mid-engine layout was chosen as a way to
reduce both aerodynamic drag and vehicle weight to improve fuel efficiency,
and also for its handling, traction, and braking benefits. The sports car
potential of the mid-engine layout was not fully realized when the Fiero
debuted. Individuals present at the unveiling of the new fastback roof
style at a GM test track actually thought it was a new Corvette at first.
But this new body style simply became the GT model for 1986 while the old
1985 GT body style became the SE model. A five-speed Muncie-Getrag
transmission were installed,(coupled only to the V6 engines). Models
equipped with the four-cylinder engine remained largely unchanged. The
clutch hydraulic systems were redesigned with new master and slave
cylinders. 17,891 GT models were made this year with 83,974 Fieros' of all
models were made for '86. Thanks very much for viewing this extraordinary
1986 Pontiac Fiero GT.
7 Cool Upgrades For Your Fiero
Black Top Racing is the new name of TLG Auto.
Find us at http://www.BlackTopUpgrades.com
Find these upgrades here: http://www.blacktopupgrades.com/fiero/
This video is the product of having people ask for a demonstration of the
center console subwoofer, mostly how it sounds, the fitment in the center
console and how close it gets to the driver's arm. Of course with any
camera-recorded music it doesn't quite do it justice, but we think you'll
be able to get a better idea of how well the subwoofer box works!
Steve's 1988 Fiero 3.4L swap ENGINE FOR SALE
I've been asking $1000. the engine is completely rebuilt, everything is
brand new except the cranks shaft and camshaft.
NEW - Pistons, rings, bearings, Timing gears and chain, valve seals, valves
were polished and seats were cleaned, all new gaskets seals (uses zero oil,
leaks zero oil).
less than 2,000 miles on rebuild, before rebuid it had about 61,000 miles
Only reason for thinking of selling the engine is to do a newer engine
swap. (3800 Supercharged probably...though I'd prefer a 3400 or 3500)