June 24, 2013 This ia a '86 SE, 4-Speed Manual 140 HP V-6 Engine.  Things to address - Exhaust leak - A/C - Uphostery - Body Trim - Head Lights - Interior Console including electrical switches and cruise control.  Fortunately we have Wright's Auto Salvage at Gates, near here, and they tell me that they do have two Fieros on their lot.  I will be visiting as soon as I get the shop manual that I have ordered.

The Pontiac Fiero is a mid-engined sports car that was built by the Pontiac division of General Motors from 1984 to 1988. The Fiero was designed by George Milidrag and Hulki Aldikacti as a Pontiac sports car. The Fiero was the first two-seater Pontiac since the 1926 to 1938 coupes, and also the first and only mass-produced mid-engine sports car by a U.S. manufacturer. Many technologies incorporated in the Fiero design such as plastic body panels were radical for its time.

A total of 370,168 Fieros were produced over the relatively short production run of five years; by comparison, 163,000 Toyota MR2s were sold in its first five years.[1] At the time, its reputation suffered from criticisms over performance, reliability and safety issues. Today, however, compared to less adventurous attempts at two-seaters such as the Ford EXP, the unique style of the Fiero compared to other American cars has left it a cult following as a collectible car. It remains a popular chassis for rebodies and electric conversions.

The word "fiero" means "proud" in Italian, and "wild", "fierce", or "ferocious" in Spanish. Alternative names considered for the car were Sprint, P3000, Pegasus, Fiamma, Sunfire, and Firebird XP.[citation needed] The Fiero 2M4 (two-seat, Mid-engine, four-cylinder) was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1984. The 1984 Fiero was the Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500 for 1984, beating out the new 1984 Chevrolet Corvette for the honor. Wiki Link

June 30, 2013 Removal of hood, battery cover and air cleaner cover to allow access to the forward side of the engine.  The car placed on jack stands to allow working from under the car.  The exhaust manifold that is cracked is very difficult to access.  My Mechanic, Alan, is under the car having to remove multiple components before attempting to extract the rusty bolts that attach the manifold to the engine block.

July 3, Trip to Wright's Salvage, they actually have four Fieros.  Most have really been picked over.  Windows left open so uphostery is not salvageable.  I was able to get a console from the silver donor car pictured below.  There are a few other trim pieces that I can use but they will require another trip as well as a forktruck operator to lift the car, no wheels and sitting flat on the ground. 
July 5, 2013 a trip to C&H Salvage between Union City and Martin where they have one red Fiero.  The only part that I could use from that donor was a left rear fender liner pictured.  I will likely return eventually to pick up the springs that hold the rear hood open and maybe some trim that I am missing.

Donor car at Gates, does have some trim pieces that might be useful

Console from donor car, this will need a bit of work but might be salvagable.

Left rear fender liner from C&H Union City, TN

July 5, 2013
Car - $1100.00
Tags - Title - Insurance - $207.00
Mechanic, so far - $255
Service Manual - $21.00
Owners Manual - $12.00
Console - $20.00
Fender Liner - $25.00
Exhaust Manifold - $348.99 (Quality Auto Parts)
(Will return - found one locally, Wright's Salvage in Gates)  will likely be a restocking fee with Quality.
Manifold Gasket - Advance Auto - $31.00
A/C Charge kit - New Air Filter - Oreilly $51.00  Headlight Motor $10
Plastic Body Trim $20
Brake Pads $44.00
Seats and steering column - $80

Total - (So Far) Aug 26, 2013  $1794.00, Actually $2198, I have not sold the manifold yet.


These front exhaust manifolds are very scarce.  Contacted JC Whitney, O'Reillys, Auto Zone, NAPA, Advance, etc.  The rear manifolds are out there for just under $100 but the manifold that sits toward the front are not.  I finally found one, and they only had one, at Quality Auto Parts in Chicago.  Shipping and all it cost me $349.00 - OUCH!  The part is inspected and guaranteed.  I am already getting too much into this car :(

July 24th, Alan my mechanic was able to get the manifold, acquired from Wrights, installed on the car, manifold cost was $100 and that included the removal from the donor car, shown above.

Alan - Installing salvaged parts from donor car at Wrights Salvage at Gates, TN.  Thanks to Daniel for getting these.

August 25, 2013 Missing trim replaced - both sides.

September 18 - Seats and steering Column from Wrights Salvage

9-27-13 - Unlikely that
these will work

Sept 29, New brake pads all around and emergency brake repaired.

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