Updated: July 6, 2012




WHY?
V8 conversion websites have shown up all over the internet.
However, Fiero V8 conversion websites are a little harder to find!
This site will show the progress (and hopefully the completion!) of my journey
through a V8 swap project using my 1984 Pontiac Fiero!

A little history:
In the summer of 2011 I purchased my 1984 Pontiac Fiero Pace Car replica for less than eight hundred dollars!
  It has been confirmed by the VIN that this is 1 of 2000 actual Pontiac-produced pace cars made in 1984
to commemorate the 68th annual Indianapolis 500 race on May 27, 1984!

Disclaimer:
This site was not created as a how-to page for Fiero V8 swaps. This site is, however, a way for me to show what I have
done with my particular project. If the following pictures and comments help you with your project, then that is a bonus! ;-)
Be careful when working under or around any car. Things can go bad very quickly when you are not paying attention.

For the purists out there:
This car was far from being perfect (or original) when I purchased it! In fact, the V8 that I am installing will actually be the
4th engine to be in this car's engine bay! In 1984 my car left the factory with the original 2.5 liter four cylinder (engine #1)
At some point, several years ago, someone (I believe it was a teenager) installed a 3.4 turbo V6 with intercooler (engine #2).
This person cut rather large diameter holes in the front wall of the rear trunk for the intercooler pipes to pass through! Yikes!
The wiring harness was also modifed at this point (for the first time)! This 3.4 engine apparently blew up. The car was sold to
a new owner. This new owner (who I bought the car from) installed a 2.8 liter V6 from a 1985 Fiero (engine #3). This
engine was never started in this car. This was, however, the second set of modifications done to the wiring harness! I
had always wanted to have a Fiero with a V8 in it! With all of it's previous modifications, this car seemed to be the
perfect candidate! I decided to install a SBC V8 (engine #4)! The remainder of this site details the work that was
required to install engine #4...


Click here to begin the Fiero V8 swap journey...