Updated: July 6, 2012
V8 conversion websites have shown up
all over the internet.
A little history:
However, Fiero V8 conversion websites are a little harder to find!
This site will show the progress (and hopefully the completion!) of my
through a V8 swap project using my 1984 Pontiac Fiero!
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!
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
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
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
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!
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
engine was never
this car. This was, however, the second set of modifications done to
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
remainder of this
site details the work that was
required to install engine #4...
Click here to begin the Fiero V8 swap