This is the introductory video for my 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT. I'll be changing both rear wheel bearings and installing a Rodney Dickman steering rack bushing and inner tie-rod end. Once mechanically all set, I'll be painting the car, so I'll do quite a bit of sanding and I'll base coat/clear coat back to black.
You can find out more about the car at it's website:
The quick and dirty, I purchased the car in 2002 with 49,000 miles. It now as about 64k miles and is stored winters. It is a well optioned late 1988 year car and is very fun to drive.
My 1986 Buick Regal T-Type WH1 Designer Series
This is a quick run down of my 1986 Buick Regal T-Type WH1 Designer Series
car. You can read all about it and see clear pictures at its website:
Sorry for the lack of action, it's just me showing some of the items I've
done to the car since I've owned it. I omitted that that the silver paint
is cracked and needs to be repainted and that I also needed to add the #7
lower body bushing. I plan to have it on the road in the next year or two.
It currently has just over 80k miles.
Fiero Update - Back to More videos
Just a quick update on my Fiero...she's been painted, which took quite a
bit of time that I didn't have...but it's done for this year, now it's time
for more tractor videos.
Painted at a 2004 Mustang
FireMist Metallic, I'll be doing more videos on it next spring. You can
follow some pictures at the following link:
Wheel Spin - Why they call me Turbo231 - My 1986 Buick Regal T-Type WH1
From my video archives, a very short video of my Buick in action.
This is my 1986 Buick Regal T-Type WH1, one of 468 made that year and the
last year of the designer cars.
Taken back in probably 2002, I was playing with the waste gate, trying to
find the right spot between Boosting
and getting her to spool the turbo. Fan
is running because the Jay Carter 93 Octaine chip makes it run any speed
under 55 for cooling. You can barely hear the turbo spool.
I do have other videos of this car on my channel...enjoy. (my lame
sideburns included...shot by my dad)
Lamborghini Reventon Replica base on Pontiac Fiero
The Fiero Armed with time and skill, a steel fabricator from Canada named
Woody has done an incredible job transforming a $60 mid-engined Pontiac
wedge into an amazing homage to the Reventon. Obviously talented, the
finished Woodighini is going to be incredible, Woody's done a fine job of
transferring the Reventon's proportions to the Fiero's chassis.
Wide screen 1000×780 http://photoshocks.web.fc2.com/reventon_replica.html
Paul's Lowered Fiero Gt
Early spring quick video 1" drop with axis 19" wheels, watch a better edit
of this video on my page
1987 Pontiac Fiero GT 1 Owner 100k Mi GM V6 Sports Investment Car
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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.
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
Already selling the Corvette, General Motors management and accountants
were opposed to investing in a second two-seater sports car. But in 1979,
during the oil crisis, management saw a market opportunity for a
fuel-efficient sporty commuter car, and design work on the Fiero commenced.
To this end, it was fitted with a fuel efficient version of GM's 2.5 L
four-cylinder "Iron Duke" engine capable of 27 mpg-US (8.7 L/100 km; 32
mpg-imp) in the city and 40 mpg-US (5.9 L/100 km; 48 mpg-imp) on the
highway with the economy-ratio transmission option. These figures are U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency test-circuit results, published by Pontiac,
and confirmed from multiple sources. It was impressive mileage for a 2.5
L engine of the period, and still good by today's standards, but the
three-speed automatic reduced highway mileage to only 32 mpg-US (7.4 L/100
km; 38 mpg-imp). With respect to fuel economy, the Fiero would appeal to a
market niche for which the Corvette with its V8 engine was unsuitable.
1987 saw changes to the front and rear fascias on the "base coupe" with the
SE and GT models keeping the same "Aero" nose. The new non-aero noses lost
the black bumper pads of the earlier models and had a smoother look. The
four-cylinder engine's power rating increased to 98 hp (73 kW) with some
major modifications which included a roller cam, redesigned intake
manifold, distributorless ignition system (DIS), open combustion chamber
cylinder head and upgraded throttle-body fuel injection system. This was
the last year for the spin-on oil filter on the four-cylinder. The car was
offered in Bright Metallic Blue and replacing the ribbed black molding was
the round style found on the GT models. As a side note, the SE models
retained the ribbed molding, and added the aero nose found on the GT.
Redesigned headlight motors appeared in 1987. Additionally, starting with
the 1987 model Pontiac dealerships offered an upgrade in the form of an
"option" that changed the original body to a Ferrari-type body, called the
Fiero Mera. While technically a "kit", the change in body style was offered
only on new Fieros and is considered a class of car in its own right. There
was a limited production of Fiero Meras made however, as the company that
produced them, Corporate Concepts, was sued by Ferrari and ordered to stop.
1988 Toyota Camry 1 Owner Amazing Records LE v6 SE 77k Miles XLNT For Sale
This is a very nice 88 Toyota Camry LE that is very nice. The previous
owner kept immaculate records The guy even kept track of every tank of gas
he put in the car and There is a record book full of reciepts and the car
is The cleanest you will find!. Make sure and Visit My website
http://www.1ownercarguy.com and feel free to call anytime Nathan Wratislaw
AKA 1 Owner Car Guy 406 544 6919
The second Camry model premiered in 1986, this time including a four-door
hardtop and five-door station wagon, while dropping the liftback body
style. The hardtop version was sold only in the Japanese market under the
"Camry Prominent" name. Like the previous V10 model, there was again a
parallel model for the home market, the Vista V20. The Vista was offered in
the sedan and hardtop configurations, with the hardtop forming the basis
for the Lexus ES 250 sold in North America from 1989 through to 1991.
In 1988, an all-wheel drive system dubbed All-Trac was introduced and a
2.5-liter 118 kW (158 hp) (JIS) V6 engine were added as options for the
first time. The V6 was fuel-injected with 24 valves, and dual overhead
camshafts, much like the upgraded 96 kilowatts (129 hp) JIS four-cylinder
engine. In Japan there was a GT model using the older 3S-GE engine as used
on the Celica. This particular model also had a factory strut brace similar
to an AE92 Corolla and rode on the V6 model's 15 inch alloy wheels. This
particular model also had an electronic instrument cluster.
In 1987, Toyota Australia began producing these second-generation Camrys in
Port Melbourne, Victoria. In fact, it was the first Camry ever made outside
of Japan. A 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 64 kilowatts (86 hp)
was standard on the base model, while a twin-cam, multi-valve 2.0-liter
straight-four engine and five-speed manual transmission was available on
all others. A four-speed overdrive automatic was made optional. All models
bar the Ultima had a two-barrel carburettor version of the engine (3S-FC);
the Ultima featured an electronic fuel-injected (EFI) version of the same
(3S-FE). The base engine produced 82 kilowatts (110 hp) and 166 newton
metres (122 lb·ft) of torque, with 88 kilowatts (118 hp) and 171 newton
metres (126 ft·lbf) for the EFI version. In 1988, a 2.5-liter V6 was
introduced. The V6 sat the very top of the range, and was the only model to
be imported from Japan. Due to its positioning in the line-up, and the high
import duty it attracted, it was very expensive (almost A$30,000), and only
sold in small numbers. In 1989, the 1.8-liter engine was dropped, and was
replaced with the 2.0-liter carbureted engine, until early 1991, when the
EFI version of was made standard. This was the result of the introduction
of more stringent emission standards in Australia.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, the first wholly owned US Toyota
plant, began producing the Camry in 1988, where three trim levels of the
second-generation Camry were made: the unbadged base model, the DX, and the
LE. The country of manufacture can be found by looking at the first
character of the VIN. A Camry manufactured in Japan has a VIN starting with
"J", a model made in the US starts with "4" and a model made in Australia
starts with "6".
The 2.5-liter engine and Camry chassis was repackaged as the upscale Lexus
ES 250. The ES 250 was essentially the Japanese-market Camry hardtop. In
1991, anti-lock brakes became optional on the V6, LE, and station wagon
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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)
How to Remove a 2.8 V6 Engine from a Pontiac FIero step-by-step (HD)
This is a video giving a visual step-by-step process on how to remove the
2.8 liter V6 engine from a Pontiac Fiero using basic tools. The only tools
that you may need to rent, borrow or buy is an engine hoist and some 4
wheel moving dolly's. I've attempted to make this video as visual as
possible so that anyone could see how to remove the engine using basic
This video can also be a useful guide when reinstalling the engine as is
shows how things were disconnected. Most of the disassembly steps can be
done in any order with the exception of a few parts.
Please comment and share with other Fiero enthusiasts.
If I do not know how to do something, I usually turn to YouTube FIRST to
see if there is a video on it. Since I use YouTube to teach me things I
figured I'd pay it forward and post videos of what I know.
Full Electric Car Home Conversion - 1988 Pontiac Fiero Part 1
The process of converting my Pontiac Fiero to 144 volt electric car. Full
video documentation of the process along with a few test drives. It runs on
12, 12 volt Trojan deep cycle lead acid batteries. Powered by a 9.1 in.
dia. Advanced DC motor with a 500 amp Curtis controller. Part 2 and 3 will
be coming soon. GO ELECTRIC!
1984 Pontiac Fiero Supercharged V-8
A 1984 Pontiac Fiero witha blow V-8 stuffed in the back of it...It's street
Legal...I shot it at The Grand Rod Run 2012...CRAZY!!!..check it out!
CHEVY V8 FIERO-3
MY SON AND ME WITH OUR FIERO'S DOING A BURNOUT CHAINED TOGETHER !
HUGE Fiero Compilation , 250+ Pics
*Guys, Thanks so much for the 50,000 views! Please leave comments if you
want, I try to answer all the ones I can.
I collected all these photos for myself when I had my Fiero because each
picture inspired me in some way, never thought putting them in a slide show
would get people watching. If you know anyone with a Fiero, lead them here
so they can get some inspiration/ideas about theirs too.