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Return of a Project

By: Earl 08/13/2019

I purchased this 1984 Fiero in 1989, while I was still in college. It had about 43,000 miles on it, and came with the classic 2.5L 4-cylinder and "performance" 4-speed transmission with 4.10 rear end gearing. It was my daily driver for many years, and as time and money allowed, I upgraded miscellaneous components to improve handling, engine performance, and make it unique. I would love to provide more specific details about brands and model numbers, but much of the paperwork is long gone or stored away god only knows where.

I don't know how many miles are on it today, as the odometer hasn't worked quite right since shortly after I got it. According to it, it's still around 46,000. I'm guessing closer to 245,000...

Until about 15 years ago, it was a reliable car that was also fun to take out and play with. Then the an oil leak formed in the transmission (mind you only in forward gears, not reverse or idle), and it got parked until I could track down a new transmission for it and find time to swap it out. I found the transmission, and it has been patiently waiting 10 years for me to put it in... Now getting it back on the road has become one of my goals for the winter. I have a lot of work ahead of me, and will probably make a few more upgrades (although I still want to stick with the stock engine, at least for now), but with a little luck, it will be back on the road again come spring.

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