Washed the FoST while out and about. Newest car wash my company put up is....meh. Need to stop by this week and fine tune it. KLR is getting the front tire replaced. But I ruined the old one getting it off so the new one is getting put on by the shop down the street. Triumph is being british so it’s on the tender.
Had too much C5 corvette in your Oppo diet? Let me provide you with the palette cleansing flavor of Fiero content. Even if it is from DOnut Media and I am not always a fan of their work......
Reporter (to Kimi): Anything different on your helmet design to celebrate 1000 races?
Honestly, not a bad value for what all I’m getting, but still, 400$+ all at once is a bit of a blow. I’ll get some back when I return the calipers. I was ecstatic to see the master cylinder be under 20$. The slave cylinder was just 26$ at a brick and mortar store. Overall, this represents the majority of actual parts…
As title says, share with the rest of us what the most overpriced Fiero is near you. The golden rule of Fieros is that automatics take a massive price hit. Here’s mine - 1985 GT, over 100k miles, damaged, for an eye watering 6K...
The fiero I bought was supposedly grounded due to a “bad clutch”. The guy parked it in 2014 or 2015 and just didn’t bother looking into it too much. Turns out, it was actually the slave cylinder being completely shot. The master cylinder too is also a bit....gone. But hey, it works now!!!!
More to come tomorrow, but first day of work on the Fiero was excellent. Identified the clutch issue as bad fluid + ruined slave cylinder. Brakes are all junk but I knew that.
Nothing says maximum nerd-chill like a very talented jazz band covering video game music. I have no stayed up far too late listening to their stuff, but it is worth it in a way. Don’t know what way that is yet, but I do enjoy a few whiskeys and some jazz at night.
Head some sputtering motorcycle noises outside. Took a peek and saw a ratty cafe racer in black primer, coughing along as the rider seemed like he was fiddling with the petcock. The scourge of poorly modified 70s UJMs is back. Fired up craigslist and sure enough, the bikes are already on there in droves for under a…
Always fun to hear what journalists said about the cars back when they were new. Autoweek is usually tossing only softballs, so they’re not really the go-to for criticism, but they do a great job posting their old stuff up on youtube to act as a historical archive of sorts.
What’s better than a styling flair on your envoy? A styling flair that gives FREEDOM.
Downloaded this album tonight and will be listening to it all tomorrow. Chilling out tonight and enjoying this beauty of a slow jam synth-ballad with some whiskey before listening to the whole album on the commutes tomorrow - Servicing accounts means driving to multiple locations in a day.
I revived the KLR after the winter slumber. And by “revived’ I mean I just started it as normal. Just like last year, it was as if I had just ridden it yesterday. Kawasaki KLR - Because “personality” in a bike is just another way of saying “It breaks suddenly and frequently and expensively”
Hopefully in April there will be some weekends of Fiero repairs and restoration. But until then, here is some gloriously 80s Fiero promotional video that you all didn’t know you needed.
I had another long day today. Lots of everything. But it went exceptionally well. Lots of success. I came home at 11 pm and made a steak and poured some scotch that came in the mail today. A bottle I have longed for - Ballantine’s 12 year aged. And I have the perfect show to watch while I sip it.
The Fiero needs new brake calipers on at least the rear. Front calipers? 20-40$ for new ones. Not bad. Not bad at all. The rears? 60$ bare MINIMUM for reconditioned. Assuming I can find any. And the core charges are 45$+ . Everything else is corporate GM so the discs and pads are dirt cheap. Like, full replacement for…
This is a story of my saturday. A story that begins with a missed breakfast and ends with a hard fought victory. That victory? A surprisingly clean 1985 Pontiac Fiero. It was just my best friend and I doing this little mis-adventure and I finally get to tell the story of it all.
21 hour day completed. Fiero acquired. Off to bed.
Fiero recovery = complete. Driving home now. Will make one last post when I make it back. Thanks to DST, I will be home around 4 am EST.....booooo.
2 hours to go. Going to be 6 hours of driving that took just 4 in the dry. Then unload and return the trailer. Then I drive two hours to home. Gonna be a long night Oppo. Fiero popsicle for your time.