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General Fiero Discussion / Re: Thermostat housing cap
« on: Today at 08:19:49 PM »
Agreed.  I did think it was a light reflection.

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General Fiero Discussion / Re: Misc Fiero issues
« on: Today at 08:12:04 PM »
In this picture, the gasket on the left goes between the manifold base and the bottom of the adapter.  For some reason some of the gaskets came to me made of cardboard, while most of them were of the graphite impregnated type like the one on the right.  I have a couple of original GM gaskets and they were wire reinforced with a graphite coating.  I've never seen one of these with 'top' markings.

The one on the right goes between the adapter plate and the EGR valve.  It will be marked 'top' in that little depression just below the round center hole. 


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General Fiero Discussion / Re: Thermostat housing cap
« on: Today at 07:43:58 PM »
I think it looks great.

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General Fiero Discussion / Re: Misc Fiero issues
« on: Today at 07:43:05 PM »
The bracket is the remains of where the original ignition coil was mounted. 

The coating or color of the bolt wouldn't affect it's functional torque.  I think that a bolt might have been over-tightened.  Once it was stripped, it may have allowed exhaust gases to penetrate the gap, causing the gasket to burn out. 

When I selected the bolts that hold the valve to the adapter, I picked ones that were just long enough to utilize all the threads in the adapter.  I'm not sure, but if there's enough clearance on the bottom, you might be able to put a self-locking nut on a longer pair of bolts.  Not a nylock, but one that has a compression fitting.  I don't remember the name of that particular style nut.  They have little dimples in the flats of the nut. 

Also pay close attention to the adapter to egr valve gasket.  It has one side that's marked 'top'. 

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Club News / Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« on: November 19, 2017, 10:26:19 PM »
Hey, Paul, how much for the tank in the warrior project car if you pull it?

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General Fiero Discussion / Re: My '88 Fiero - The Never-Ending Saga
« on: November 18, 2017, 09:24:03 AM »
National Pipe Thread is a tapered thread.  If you lay a threaded pipe nipple on a flat surface and view it from the level of the surface it's on, you can see that the tip of the pipe nipple threads won't be in contact with the surface, but they get closer to the surface as the threads get nearer the body of the pipe.  NPT threads were invented long before teflon.  teflon (lower case letters in honor of Roger) was invented because of NPT. 

Actually, NPT works very well if you torque it properly.  It's a cone-shaped thread that is very difficult to strip because it becomes an interference fit.  That's what's used on most of the pressure lines on a vehicle, most notably, the oil pressure sender. 

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General Fiero Discussion / Re: Manuals
« on: November 17, 2017, 06:21:57 PM »
The thick ones marked Service Manual are factory.  The thinner ones are probably do it yourself maintenance and service guides.  I see some Haynes and Chiltons manuals that are good for all but major teardown repairs and rebuilds.  The small ones like in the 88 folder are mostly for people who don't do their own troubleshooting and repairs.  Tells you the location of features and their function, how to set the radio, etc.

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General Fiero Discussion / Re: Parts inventory
« on: November 17, 2017, 06:11:14 PM »
I never took anything you posted as being rude.  No alplogy needed.

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General Fiero Discussion / Re: My '88 Fiero - The Never-Ending Saga
« on: November 17, 2017, 09:24:26 AM »
Glad to see you have it back on the road.  Who did the rework on it?  I know it didn't go back to Texas, based on other threads and pictures.

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Club News / Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« on: November 16, 2017, 08:09:18 PM »
Is that the same as muriatic acid?

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Tech Tips, Tech Questions / Re: Thoughts on using brass?
« on: November 16, 2017, 08:07:41 PM »
I don't know how brass would react to the high heat exposure.  It might not hold the torque.  Stainless might work, though.  Of course, the threads should be slathered with copper never-seize, whatever the metal you use.

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General Fiero Discussion / Re: Misc Fiero issues
« on: November 16, 2017, 08:04:00 PM »
Sounds like you're getting it back into condition.  Don't destroy it in a curve.

BTW, the cylinder by the battery is # 2.  Right to left they are 2, 4, and 6.  Trunk side, right to left are 1, 3, and 5, just for future reference.

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General Fiero Discussion / Re: Valve cover bolt source?
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:31:34 PM »
If you don't tighten them down all the way, the oil leaks will prevent rust.  D)

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Club News / Re: 18th Annual Polar Bear Run
« on: November 15, 2017, 04:43:45 PM »
I sent Jim at GTA the information you provided me. 

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General Fiero Discussion / Re: 2017 FIERO /Grassroots Challenger
« on: November 14, 2017, 11:51:20 PM »
I see something that's sometimes called a Pumpkin Bug or a Stink Bug. 

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