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Belair1955
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Hello,

I have been racing in SCCA and SVRA for many years, but have sold those cars, and now I want to go Chump racing with my twenty something children. I scored a free 85 Fiero v6 manual car last week. So we are going through it to make sure it will be reliable, moding the brakes and suspension, and looking for the best wheel tire combos. I have done some endurance racing in the past. Reliability is key, as well as organization. Any advice from the Chumps?! I don't pretend that we will have a race winner, but I am very focused on building a car that will be comfortable, easy to drive, and finish the race.

 

Thank you!

 

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I'm sure Mender will be along shortly to advise you on the Fiero.

 

2 minutes ago, Belair1955 said:

Reliability is key, as well as organization. Any advice from the Chumps?! I don't pretend that we will have a race winner, but I am very focused on building a car that will be comfortable, easy to drive, and finish the race.

 

Exactly, reliability is key.  Find out from fellow Fiero dudes what the weak points are and try to address them as best as you can.

 

Welcome, cool to see a family effort.

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Stick to a car you know and that has cheap and plentiful replacements. Also only use a car that has racing history. The most competitive cars were campained in larger scca or nasa classes, which meant most of the bugs were figured out. Think spec e30, spec e36, spec miata, honda challenge, spec neon, scca American iron....not sure where fiero fits in that list.

 

Any good build will cost 6 to 10 grand unless you buy a good car off someone else. At that point the cost of the chassis is a drop in the bucket. Pick what you want.

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1 hour ago, Black Magic said:

 Also only use a car that has racing history.

IMSA RS Challenge:

" A big change occured in 1984, with the introduction of the ProFormance front wheel drive sedans. Those cars would dominate the series. It was also a Renault year, with Tommy and Bobby Archer dominating the season. Tommy took the title in his Renault Alliance, taking seven wins."

 

Not always a reliable indicator. ;)

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Haters will be haters.:rolleyes:

 

9 hours ago, mender said:

IMSA RS Challenge:

" A big change occured in 1984, with the introduction of the ProFormance front wheel drive sedans. Those cars would dominate the series. It was also a Renault year, with Tommy and Bobby Archer dominating the season. Tommy took the title in his Renault Alliance, taking seven wins."

 

Not always a reliable indicator. ;)

 

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8 hours ago, Cam Benty said:

Haters will be haters.:rolleyes:

Not hating; speaking the truth. :)

 

I've owned more Renaults than a lot of people have owned cars: R12 ice racer, R12 wagon (college car), R17 Gordini and an R30.

 

Always wanted an Alliance GTA but I'm not sure any still exist. ;)

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My words were not aimed at you. Just the individuals who are not knowledgeable of race history. My Apologies. It was not very clear.

 

10 hours ago, mender said:

Not hating; speaking the truth. :)

 

I've owned more Renaults than a lot of people have owned cars: R12 ice racer, R12 wagon (college car), R17 Gordini and an R30.

 

Always wanted an Alliance GTA but I'm not sure any still exist. ;)

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

All,

Still here, work and life all conspiring to keep me out of the shop, but we have made progress on the Fiero, broken windshield came out today...effing glued in glass, TOTAL PITA, back glass to be removed tomorrow, cage ordered last week, my MIG is ready, interior is stripped, got a set of free wheels, making a replacement panel where the sun roof was, LOOKING FOR A RACING SEAT AND FIRE SYSTEM, ZF transaxle and 351 v8 from my Pantera donor car ready....yeah right! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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