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by ericjon262
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: The Mule rides again (sort of) - pics.
Replies: 776
Views: 152689

Re: The Mule rides again (sort of) - pics.

I think for the interim I'll go with LT1 Camaro front brakes on the rear. Those calipers and rotors are shared with several GM FWD models in the mid-'90's. They will bolt right up to '96 Trans Sport knuckles, which are a bolt in swap for the '84-'87 Fiero knuckles. Although I've heard the Dustbuste...
by ericjon262
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: The Mule rides again (sort of) - pics.
Replies: 776
Views: 152689

Re: The Mule rides again (sort of) - pics.

if you're still running 84-87 rear suspension, you'll be hard pressed to make C5 calipers and rotors work on the rear, I tried, and determined it would be easier to swap in an 88 cradle and make adapter brackets, http://phpbb.realfierotech.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17757&start=340 the brackets pictur...
by ericjon262
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

The Dark Side of Will wrote:Going to pearl for a year?
Individual Augmentee?
Change of homeport, I'm attached to the USS Bremerton(SSN-698), the oldest active boat in the fleet... IA... LOL Nukes need not apply for anything cool or unusual.
by ericjon262
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

short update, the car is in Pensacola, both the car and I avoided both hurricanes, unfortunately, I ran into the time thing again, and will be away from the car for about a year if things go according to schedule, although, I'm not at liberty to discuss the details of that schedule... pearl harbor w...
by ericjon262
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

The Dark Side of Will wrote:You're doing a lot more subsystem testing than most people do.
They are functions available within the controller, it would be a shame to not use them. it also allows me to verify that all of my wiring is true, and functions as prescribed.
by ericjon262
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

Me too, I've started testing and am getting pretty close to attempting to start this old girl up, it's an odd feeling, both terror, and excitement. lots of second checking and what if thoughts... I've found a couple of small issues so far, but nothing that appears catastrophic. this is what the MS3 ...
by ericjon262
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

cam position sensor is "fixed"... helps alot to plug the thing in... LOL

:pardon:
by ericjon262
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

Great to see you're getting really close on this. Especially since you started the thread in 2013 :wink: yeah, maybe I should have called it "3500 rebuild, ejs262 style"... :P So far, i've only knocked one thing off the list today, and that's the intercooler plumbing, but I did put the battery back...
by ericjon262
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

I installed loom on the harness and got everything more or less finished up wiring wise in the engine compartment, tomorrow, I'm going to get the intercooler plumbed, and try to get the interior wiring buttoned up. once that's done, I'm going to try and turn the engine over to determine if I need to...
by ericjon262
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

the charge piping is all done, ugly as hell, (I really suck at welding aluminum...) but I was able to eliminate several clamped connections, and silicone adapters. makes it a bit more difficult to install, but not excessively so. I'm going to finish installing it and the intercooler tomorrow, try an...
by ericjon262
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

Among other things, the intercooler is mounted, it's in a much better place. FYI, welding aluminum is very difficult the outlet of the intercooler is now 3" instead of 2.5", eliminating the need for an adapter to the maf, the outlet was turned 90 degrees as well to promote better fitment.
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by ericjon262
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance / Cheeseburger Palace
Topic: Help diagnose charging issue
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Help diagnose charging issue

glad you were able to get it sorted out, it's always nice when it's an easy fix.
by ericjon262
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Maintenance / Cheeseburger Palace
Topic: Help diagnose charging issue
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Help diagnose charging issue

a continuity test tells you almost nothing. you can have a good continuity test, but still have a high resistance ground. the charging circuit is fairly simple, you have the battery, which is attached to the alternator, the chassis, and the engine block, and the alternator, which is attached to the ...
by ericjon262
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance / Cheeseburger Palace
Topic: Help diagnose charging issue
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Help diagnose charging issue

bad engine ground would be my first guess. check to make sure it's clean and tight on both ends.
by ericjon262
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

So you're basically redoing your whole setup. You fired it with the ms3 yet? yes and no. the boost piping and intercooler arrangement, yes, the exhaust, just the downpipe. I welded up a new outlet a new intercooler, and tomorrow, I'm going to try and do the inlet. the new intercooler will be mounte...
by ericjon262
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

looking st the list, it looks like I haven't got shit done, but I have been working on the car quite a bit. I decided the old intercooler was going to be too much of a PITA to make work with the new engine mounts and subframe, so I picked up a new one that I think I should be able to make work, migh...
by ericjon262
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

all of my fancy tube flares in the fuel system held pressure as prescribed, so the fuel system is buttoned back up. I'm working on getting vacuum and boost lines made up, I had to make a few new fittings, my local source said that a tee fitting with -6 on the straights and -4 on the leg didn't exist...
by ericjon262
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

I'm having trouble finding a radiator cap that will seal worth a damn... the radiator is an aftermarket stock replacement, but all the replacement caps are way too loose... it's frustrating me quite a bit. the injectors have new screens and are re-installed, and the all the old gas is pumped out of ...
by ericjon262
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

I haven't done nearly as much work on the car as I wanted to this past week, been working long hours, and it's been 100*F+ in the garage. a couple of small updates, the cooling system is holding pressure, no obvious leaks, but the radiator cap appears to be faulty, when you pressurize it above it's ...
by ericjon262
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: progress on the banshee...
Replies: 378
Views: 78242

Re: progress on the banshee...

welded up the passenger coolant tube, and got a bunch of parts in, including my new fuel filters: fuel.jpg the first is a 40 micron, the second is a 6 micron, for reference, a human hair is about 75 micron diameter. I started working on the water pump suction hose, and think I have something that wi...