Topic: '87 Pontiac Fiero in progress, 3800 NA swap, Seattle, $500
Background: I got this car in 2016, had several folks interested in helping out with it. One of the core folks had a baby...another one died. I have worked on it off and on but have finally accepted that _it's not going to happen_.
The car is on blocks, the swap wiring is complete, the engine runs and is solidly mounted. It's....maybe...not that far from being driveable?
I have extensive documentation on what I have done (part numbers, work log) as well as receipts for most (all?) major parts (if not, I can dig it out of my email). Contact me and I will share the google drive folder with you. I can also send pictures.
I towed this thing home from a guy that had started a 3800 NA swap and was in _way over his head_. I've had it indoors since 2016. Clean title in hand (no tabs, eligible for collector plate).
-There was a crack in the block (water jacket). I drilled at both ends and JB welded it. Held water during a test run.
-flywheel (corvette?) cut to appropriate thickness and ground at a machine shop. Clutch is bled and working (new slave cylinder)
-fuel pump in tank upgraded for 3800
-exhaust fabricated as far as the muffler. needs to the post-muffler pipe and hanger figured out (I have hangers)
-Fuel system done with braided cables, solid lines, JIC flares, etc. Done with the goal of being Lemons compliant.
-I did an "overhaul light" disassembling it and reassembling with fresh gaskets. I think I went as far as checking the crank bearings with plastigauge and lapping the vales.
-Solid motor mounts (fabricated in-house)
-ECU professionally reprogrammed
-new front calipers (Beretta upgrade) and rotors.
-no rear brakes (was planning on beretta rears--I have a hydraulic lock and proportioning valve to install)
I consider the entire thing a sunk cost, my goal here is for all of my effort so far to not be wasted. I will sell it to you for $500, or less, or whatever makes the most sense as far as keeping the judges happy with you. I will throw in all the old Fiero parts, parts I bought for the car, etc. I will probably be calling you every few weeks for the next few months saying "hey I found something else for the car I forgot about". I have a few tools I bought specifically for the car (e.g. brake flare tools) I will sell you for cheap if you need them. If you're close to me I'm willing to do a warm handoff as far as being available for questions or helping you understand stupid things I may have done with the car.
Needs to have rear axles installed in current state to even tow it (I can do this). I suspect the car can be gotten into "good enough to drive onto a flat bed or a short distance" without _too_ much more work. I'm open to the _possibility_ of helping you do that work in my garage. I'm in NE Seattle (inside city limits).