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    Can and how I stretch my fiero 10.5 in without taking the engine out?

    Hi my name is chris. I am 25 and I just started my first build the mercy 1 kit. All the body panels are off the fiero and iI have no idea how to stretch it. I don't want to take out the engine. Does anybody know what I have to do or have diagrams/pictures? Like I said, this is my first kit car build and I'm way over my head, but I'm going to continue it anyway. Thanks

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    The motor comes out pretty easy. Just follow the directions from the Chilton manual, V8 Archie, or one of the many on Pennock's forum. It is not that much work and in scope of the build that you are doing, this is not going to be a time waste nor difficulty.

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    Re: Can and how I stretch my Fiero 10.5 in without taking the engine out?

    Dropping the motor isn't as hard as you think.
    You can drop the entire cradle in about 4 hours if its not rusted in and you have the right tools.

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    Re: Can and how I stretch my fiero 10.5 in without taking the engine out?

    I know you're not gonna like this, just a suggestion. Take an extra grand and swap in a 3800sc while you got that thing out. I am in love with mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariXXXman
    I know you're not gonna like this, just a suggestion. Take an extra grand and swap in a 3800sc while you got that thing out. I am in love with mine.
    What do I need to do to install a 3800sc motor? I pretty much have a stretched fiero tub with the f355 spyder body installed. I have everything up from and nothing else. No rear axel, drivetrain, tranny, engine, nothing all gone. What do I need? And what is the estimated cost?

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    Re: Can and how I stretch my fiero 10.5 in without taking the engine out?

    i would use a 3800 if your cheap and slow a sc3800 series 2 if you have $3000 and want power. youll need the swap, a reprogrammed ecu ect.

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    Re: Can and how I stretch my fiero 10.5 in without taking the engine out?

    More mumbo jumbo I don't know anything about. I just want a cheap solution to get the 355 on the road. And I am not going to be doing most of the engine work, a shop will. The only thing I might do on my own is I were to swap it out for another fiero motor and tranny. It doesnt seem to hard

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