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General Discussion / Colder Than A Brass Monkey
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:20:40 AM »
It's so cold that even a hot car won't melt the snow.

General Discussion / Warwoman Road Accident Victims
« on: January 14, 2018, 09:00:00 AM »
I talked with Trinten on Friday to see how he was doing and what was happening surrounding the accident on Warwoman Road. 

He said he's fine, and so is the lady in the SUV.  She had been released the same day and other than maybe being a little sore, she was doing great.  No ill feelings on her part.  Insurance covered all expenses incurred by both parties.

Trinten and a friend recovered his Fiero from the tow yard and hauled it back to NC.  He has secured another Fiero and will be doing some modifications to the rear carriage of the wrecked car as he transfers it into the awaiting chassis.   

I was thinking of other possible sources for transmissions for the Fiero, especially the manual transmissions.  I remember that I once worked with a lady that had a Cadillac Cimmaron with a V6 and a manual transmission. 

I don't know if it was a 4-speed transmission or a 5-speed, nor what year it was.  I think the Cimmarons were made along the same period of time as the Fiero and maybe on into the early 90's.  I seem to recall that some model years or trim lines had pop-up headlight doors, too. 

Has anyone ever looked into these as possible sources?

General Fiero Discussion / Motor Trend's Roadkill article on the Fiero
« on: January 03, 2018, 02:32:00 PM »
I saw this on Pennocks and thought it was a very favorable writeup overall about the Fiero.  Very little naysaying.  I liked the last paragraph most of all.

General Discussion / John Watson, AD355 Builder
« on: December 25, 2017, 06:58:39 PM »
Some of you are familiar with and have met John Watson of Tenga, Ga.  Some of us have visited him where he made the body panels for the best fit and finish Ferrari 355 rebody, according to Kit Car Magazine.

John had a small non-imposing shop that was almost straddling the Tennessee-Georgia state lines, on US Hwy 411.  This location is where the town name of Tenga came from. 

Most of his work was done by himself with occasional help from his wife or an employee.  All hand laid fiberglass.  John didn't build turnkey cars, but just the rebody kits, in either convertible or coupe form, designed to mount onto the Fiero chassis.  It could be for a stock chassis or a stretch chassis.  Several former club members owned AD355's and they were beautiful.

I was doing some searching for him and ran across this news item.  I didn't know of this, but I'm glad that he has come through the ordeal.,22058

General Discussion / Latest Member Listing
« on: December 24, 2017, 08:53:03 AM »
At the bottom of the Message Board Home Page, there is a listing of the latest registered member.  I have just noticed that tech is now listed as the latest member.  Last night Sarge was shown as the latest member, and I know there are others that have been approved since November when tech's registration was approved. 

Pat, are you working your magic, or is there something else going on? 

General Discussion / MOVED: 85 Fiero GT for sale
« on: December 16, 2017, 05:37:25 PM »
This topic has been moved to [THE MARKET].
Vehicle For Sale

General Discussion / Robbie Finley Hospitalized Again
« on: December 12, 2017, 08:23:48 PM »
I think all of our older members know Robbie Finley and probably all of our newer members know who he is, but to give a little history, Robbie was in an accident 8 years ago this coming March.  He was struck by a car and suffered massive physical and mental injuries, barely surviving.

Since that time, though some things have mended, he has fought a continual battle with infections in the left leg that was so badly mangled.  They were able to reconstruct it enough that he could eventually walk without assistance but infections came and went.  Well, they didn't entirely go away.

The infection has now gotten to the point that he has been admitted to Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.  He will be going into surgery soon, if it's not already in surgery.  They will be removing his left leg above the knee.  Plans are to later fit him with a prosthetic device. 

You may have read some of his posts in this section and can see that his ability to be independent and do things like mowing and weed eating are major things for him, so this was a big decision for him to allow this, even with the severity of the infection. 

Please keep him and his wife Gail in your thoughts and prayers.

The Market / 3800 SC Park Avenue
« on: November 30, 2017, 10:39:20 PM »
There's a 98 Park Avenue 3800SC at the Pull A Part North yard on Buford Hwy between Duluth and Norcross.  Only been there less than a week.

Club News / 18th Annual Polar Bear Run
« on: November 14, 2017, 06:40:10 PM »
I just received an email from Jim Orr of the Georgia Triumph Association.  Those of you who've done the Polar Bear Run will know him as the person who does the Driver's Meeting before departure.

This year's event will be on December 30th and will start at the Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Ga.  It will end in Dahlonega.  The event theme is Six Gaps.  The route will take us through 6 well known mountain gaps on our way to Dahlonega. 

They will have event tshirts on sale for $20 and they accept donations in the amount of $10 per car, however you aren't required to make a donation to participate.  ALL proceeds go to support the ALS Society in memorium of one of their members who passed due to ALS.  $10

2017 Polar Bear Run

Start Address: AMP, 20 Duck Thurmond Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (678) 264-3493

December 30th at 9:00 AM Facilities will be open. When we arrive each car driver will sign a waiver and there will be a wrist band given to each person.

As a side note, Jim says he is going to promote participation with us in RFTH this year.  A good showing of Fieros may help to bring out more of their people.  They were planning to attend RFTH 22 but they had a conflict of schedule due to being in Switzerland and Austria driving their Triumps through the Alps. 

General Discussion / Atlanta Caffeine and Octane gone national.
« on: October 31, 2017, 08:52:05 AM »
The Atlanta Caffeine and Octane which I understand was originated as Cars and Coffee by one of our former members, has gone national.  The monthly car gathering/show has grown almost every month to the point that's had to move a number of times to a larger venue.  Currently held at the Cumberland Galleria first Sunday of each month.

Club Events / November Meeting and Tech Session
« on: October 30, 2017, 10:03:03 PM »
Following our winter program, the meeting is at 12 noon at The Galaxy and a tech session afterward at Northlake Automotive if Michael is up to it.  Fuel Pump Replacement is the main subject. 

General Discussion / Lately, have you
« on: October 26, 2017, 09:10:08 PM »
Refilled your blinker fluid?
Rotated the air in your tires?
Replaced the muffler ball bearings?

Well here's a new one for you diesel owners.  Have you changed your diesel exhaust fluid lately?  No Joke!.  Today on the way down to see the Warrior Project car, I was behind a pickup truck loaded with cases of Diesel Exhaust Fluid.  Blue DEF, it was labeled. I had to look it up.!2966!10!8973609835!1102900017818&ef_id=WaTABgAAAH3NnTB3:20171027010712:s

General Fiero Discussion / Cross Creek Car Show--Augusta
« on: October 25, 2017, 04:47:38 PM »
We've been hit 12 times in 2 days with a notice of this car show.  Maybe some of you guys in Augusta can make it.

we would like to see you and your club/ organization at our cross creek car show on November 18 2017.

if you want to bring a car to promote your club/ organization it will be $10 in advance or $15 at the gate.

 for more information please contact our club president Justin Hilliard at

thank you for your Time"

"We would like to invite you to our cross creek high school automotive car show

November 18

 At 3855 old Waynesboro rd. 30906 Augusta Ga

For more information contact our president Justin Hilliard

7068308769 or

For early admission its 10.00$

At the gate that day its 15.00$"

General Discussion / An Honest Used Car Dealer
« on: October 08, 2017, 08:04:32 AM »
I had to take a short trip yesterday and I saw something I never thought I'd see.  An Honest Used Car Dealer.  It was one of those Buy Here, Pay here dealerships.  Their flatbed wrecker was in the lot unloading a vehicle.  Had the dealer name on the door.  Emblazoned along the side of the bed rail was the legend "We Buy Junk Cars".  Now how much more honest can a used car dealer be?

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