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1986 Pontiac Fiero Makes 308 Replica on 2040-cars

Year:1986 Mileage:4500

Walworth, New York, United States

Walworth, New York, United States

The car was purchased off ebay in the spring of 2012. The actual building of the kit is posted on the Fiero Forum at….

The owner did a great job on the kit, but the car was from 1986 and needed a bit of " Zoom".  Also, he had badged it as a Ferrari. I wasn’t big on everyone telling me “That’s just a fake Ferrari” and I thought the MERA had an interesting story, so I created a MERA clone, so no; this is not a true MERA.

I started with the motor.

Existing motor pulled  and replaced with a 2.8 that I had rebuilt at a machine shop. The motor was bored, new bearings, new oil pump, polished crank. New pistons and rings, heads shaved and valve job done. Comp Cams cam shaft and roller rockers installed, new alternator, water pump, hoses, plugs, wires, coil, distributor and Gel battery. MSD Ignition. Motor is basically a  3.1 liter. This motor is solid enough to turbo if you so desired! While the motor was out, I cleaned and repainted the engine compartment, and installed a new battery tray. The engine runs great, and has less than 3,000 miles since the rebuild. The exhaust is custom, I replaced the cherry bomb muffler with a catalytic converter so the car is NYS legal.

Listed below is all the mechanical parts/work I have done

·         Vented/Slotted brake rotors

·         New calipers

·         New E brake cables

·         New shocks

·         New front wheel bearings

·         New Axles and seals

·         New clutch/throw out bearing

·         New clutch hydraulics

·         New steering rack

·         New Ball joints

·         New tie rods

·         New champion 3 core radiator

·         New hoses

·         Left scoop is working cold air intake with K and N filter

·         New front tires, replaced damaged front wheels.

       Replaced A/C condensor, converted system to R-134

Listed below is the interior work I have done

·         New carpet

·         New floor mats

·         Recovered head liner

·         Recovered door

·         New speakers

·         New Pontiac AM/FM CD player from a sun fire with GM harness.

·         New Temp/Gas gauge

·         New turn signal switch in column

·         New window switches

·         Replaced shifter with short arm from 1984

·         Door Panel toppers from MERA

·         New Seats

Listed below is the electrical work I have done

·         Disconnected fan from permanent ‘on”

·         180 degree fan switch/thermostat with manual bypass

·         Replace tail light harness/sockets

·         Repair license plate lamp wiring

·         Repair dome light

·         Connected horn

·         Replaced back up light switch

·         Replaced turn stalk

·         Projector headlights Installed

·         New wiper control board

Body/cosmetic work I did

·         Replace tail lights with MERA lights

·         Replaced  faded front marker lights

·         Install back up lights

·         Repainted roof

·         Installed trunk seal and adjusted deck lid for proper seal

·         Installed hydraulic lift arms on deck lid

·         Put screens in side vents

·         Pontiac wheel centers

·         MERA emblems

·         Removed all overspray from car

·         Installed factory inner fenders

·         Replaced front bumper brackets

·         Replaced chicken wire screening under hood and deck lid with perforated metal

·         Sealed/repaired leaky deck lid (filled with water)

·         Installed new side mirrors

Car needs:

·        NOTHING

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CNN chronicles young girl building Pontiac Fiero

Fri, 26 Oct 2012

At fourteen years of age, Kathryn DiMaria has already done what many self-proclaimed gearheads won't even attempt in their lifetimes. The Dearborn, Michigan teen is rebuilding a car from the ground up.
The intrepid youngster asked her parents when she was just twelve to start a Pontiac Fiero project, even offering to pony up all the funds herself. Father, Jerry DiMaria only expected the project to last a few months, but two years later, Kathryn is still at it. In this CNN video, the two are at Maker Faire (a DIY festival) rebuilding a 3.4-liter V6 engine out of a Chevrolet Camaro to replace the 2.8-liter mill found in the Fiero.
The whole family hast pitched in, with Kathryn's mother teaching her how to sew in order to complete the interior, father Jerry providing much of the technical know-how, and even her sister is chronicling Kathryn's progress through photos. Jerry even started a thread in a Fiero forum which has been live for two years and is now 22 pages long. Of the project, one forum member wrote, "welcome to the madness."

Looking back at Oprah's free-car giveaway 10 years later

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Oprah kicked off her 19th season in dramatic fashion by giving all 276 members of the studio audience a free car.
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Tony Stewart to star in Smoke Is The Bandit web series

Mon, 10 Mar 2014

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is making good use of his nickname Smoke in new videos inspired by the 1970s classic Smokey and the Bandit. The original is one of the quintessential automotive movies of its era with a fantastic combination of slapstick comedy and great car stunts in a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. If you've never seen it, check it out immediately.
In the new six-part Smoke IS the Bandit web series, Stewart takes on the role of Burt Reynolds' famous character complete with huge mustache. But instead of trying to smuggle cases of Coors beer it's Mobil 1 oil. The series promises to recreate many of the famous scenes from the movie and includes cameos from other NASCAR drivers.
To complete the look, future videos just need a quality replacement for a young Sally Field to ride shotgun. It would also be really cool if Reynolds could make a brief appearance at some point. Scroll down to check out the trailer and the first episode in the series.