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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #90 on: March 17, 2017, 08:43:57 AM »
I think your wheel looks good.  Nice stitching.  And I do believe Don had the horn working.  I think that was in Anne's 85GT. 
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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #91 on: March 17, 2017, 06:05:27 PM »
Yes, on Phoenix.  I'm not sure why he didn't address the warping before painting the interior and all the other work he did.

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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #92 on: March 17, 2017, 06:07:25 PM »
What do you do with those vents on the sides of your center console?  Mine are a bit warped.

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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #93 on: March 17, 2017, 06:32:10 PM »
Shorten your legs, slide your seats foeward so you can't see them.  😉  But seriously, you may be able to suspend them on each end, place a small weight in the center and heat them with a hair dryer enough to take some of the bow out of them.
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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #94 on: March 17, 2017, 06:37:44 PM »
I'd still know they're warped.
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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #95 on: March 17, 2017, 06:55:01 PM »
Other than Pat's mod to the horn paddles, this is the only answer to the broken paddled.  I like that wheel.

Does that mean that other people have done this, as well?  I mean, besides Donster.

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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #96 on: March 17, 2017, 08:30:59 PM »
Which is the fuel hose that breaches?  Or, asked another way, if I replaced all the fuel hoses that TFS sells, have I replaced everything in the fuel lines I need to worry about?

I want this done right while it's apart.

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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #97 on: March 20, 2017, 06:25:45 PM »
My engine and transmission are mounted on the cradle.

Unfortunately, that's the good news.  The bad news is, 5 months in, the job is less than half done, and the extended pickup date is less than 7 weeks off.

I think the engine could be back in the car within 2 days' time, but we're waiting on parts from TFS, and for the exhaust, and for the powdercoating.

The wiring harness still needs to go in, the brake lines and hoses still need to be replaced, the transmission coolant lines still need to be replaced, the brake calipers and booster still need to be replaced, the coolant overflow tank needs to be replaced, all the coolant hoses need to be replaced, the rear struts need to be replaced, the tri-links need to be replaced, the engine needs all the top dressing done, the cruise needs to be replaced, the rear end links and swaybar bushings need to be replaced, the cruise stalk needs to be replaced, and I'm sure there's more...

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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #98 on: March 20, 2017, 09:18:40 PM »
You have the two fuel lines that go to the rail.  One's a feed, and the other's excess return to the tank.  There's a vapor canister with a hose coming from the tank or filler neck  I've never had occasion to see which, but one of them also goes back to the intake to evacuate the canister, I believe. 

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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #99 on: March 20, 2017, 09:22:40 PM »
Which is the line that ruptures?

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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #100 on: March 20, 2017, 09:36:58 PM »
Here's a pic of the engine on the cradle:

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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #101 on: March 20, 2017, 09:40:37 PM »
Here are the fuel lines coming up:




I'm a bit irritated about that rusty bracket on my shiny new fuel filter, but I can easily pull it and fix it up; I'll just have to disconnect the fuel filter.  I already have to pull the fuel tank again to fix it like this:


The coolant hoses had the rusty clamps put back on, instead of the new ones I provided.  I do expect him to correct that.
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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #102 on: March 20, 2017, 10:12:34 PM »
Which is the line that ruptures?

I don't know if it's any of them outside the tank, but the little outlet hose on top of the fuel pump is the one that usually comes apart due to the ethanol gasolines. 
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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #103 on: March 20, 2017, 10:17:58 PM »
I hope I replaced it here:


The tube I'm worried about is the one that ruptures when you're filling up.  I used the TFS kit, but it didn't seem to include any rubber hoses for inside the tank, although I didn't really study the sending unit. None of the rubber hoses in the tank were otherwise replaced.
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Re: My Fiero - the Lead Sled
« Reply #104 on: March 21, 2017, 08:07:02 AM »
What happens with steel water plugs?