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    One for you Fiero guys...

    Ive never worked on a Fiero (infact never seen one as not many here in the UK!) but how easy would it be to swap it to a right hand drive?

    I'm considering beig a bit different for the UK and going for a fiero based replica instead of an MR2, and would go for an LS1 swap. Other than the obvious interior work needed what else would have to be done, and what could cause some problems?

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    Re: One for you Fiero guys...

    doing a fiero in the uk isn't that hard, to convert it it will cost 1,500 for the fiero factory in birmingham but they aren't that fussed about time and are in no rush to do anything once you've paid, i would get on the fiero store web site as they are first class, i have used them many times to ship parts to me when i was doing my fiero in london, and they are all upgraded parts aswell. i don't know why you would waht to do a fiero there isn't many in the uk and they are getting a bit long in the tooth when you can buy a right-hand drive twin turbo mr2 with all the gadgets already in!?

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    I know some Aussie guys have done the RHD conversion to Fieros that they bought from the States. Not sure about availability of parts in Europe and the UK. As far as the Fiero Factory kit goes, it is a good looking car but I wouldn't actually call it a 355 replica. It has a lot of the same lines but a lot of different ones as well... Not saying that is a bad thing, just that it is only similar to a 355.
    http://www.fiero-performance.com/misc/songman355a.gif      Fiero-Performance.com      [url=http://www.fiero-performance.com/coastrun/]2nd Annual California Coast Run[/url

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    Re: One for you Fiero guys...

    Quote Originally Posted by disilva
    doing a fiero in the uk isn't that hard, to convert it it will cost 1,500 for the fiero factory in birmingham but they aren't that fussed about time and are in no rush to do anything once you've paid, i would get on the fiero store web site as they are first class, i have used them many times to ship parts to me when i was doing my fiero in london, and they are all upgraded parts aswell. i don't know why you would waht to do a fiero there* isn't many in the uk and they are getting a bit long in the tooth when you can buy a right-hand drive twin turbo mr2 with all the gadgets already in!?
    quick answer....LS1 engine!

    Other than that I would go for the MR2 (and will still probably end up doing) but want to look into all possibilities first!

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    Re: One for you Fiero guys...

    Quote Originally Posted by Songman
    I know some Aussie guys have done the RHD conversion to Fieros that they bought from the States. Not sure about availability of parts in Europe and the UK. As far as the Fiero Factory kit goes, it is a good looking car but I wouldn't actually call it a 355 replica. It has a lot of the same lines but a lot of different ones as well... Not saying that is a bad thing, just that it is only similar to a 355.
    Yeah I have heard of the conversion before hence that it gave me the idea, havent had muhc look finding a write up on the net though!

    The Fiero Factory kit is shite....in replica terms anyway. I was intending on shipping one over from the US and using as many genuine parts as I can get my hands on cheaply, not sure on which yet but it wont be the Fiero factory kit anyway!

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    Re: One for you Fiero guys...

    Why not use a longitudonally mounted rover v8 instead of trying to cram an LS1 into a fiero?
    The iero would need ALOT of changes to take that engine and you would need to get an Audi transaxle most likely. As far as i know, there is no way to use the fiero transaxle with an engine that big. The only reason why people in north america use fieros is because they are cheap and easy to get, then easy to rip apart and change. None of this applies to you and where you are.

    You should consider getting an older MR2 MK2 or maybe even a 1st gen MR2 is you wish to use that engine. With either of those, or a fiero for that matter, you would basically be cutting off anything behind the firewall and building your own engine cradle to fit the engine, suspension, and trying to fit a different transaxle inside.

    Very few people have actually tried to put an LS1 into a fiero, since most use it in Diablos with a custom chassis :
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    Re: One for you Fiero guys...

    A buddy of mine here in Bakersfield put an LS1 in his Fiero. It is from a 99 Trans Am. It is transverse mounted and mated to a stock Fiero 4-speed. He did this back when Archie was saying it couldn't be done. He made all the conversion stuff himself. His example is why Archie is almost ready to release an LS1 kit now...
    http://www.fiero-performance.com/misc/songman355a.gif&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Fiero-Performance.com&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; [url=http://www.fiero-performance.com/coastrun/]2nd Annual California Coast Run[/url

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    Re: One for you Fiero guys...

    A buddy of mine here in Bakersfield put an LS1 in his Fiero. It is from a 99 Trans Am. It is transverse mounted and mated to a stock Fiero 4-speed. He did this back when Archie was saying it couldn't be done. He made all the conversion stuff himself. His example is why Archie is almost ready to release an LS1 kit now...
    You must be speaking of Orville? His work is awesome. Looking forward to seeing more on his chop top....

    LS1swap also did the Fiero swap. He has a page with info here: http://www.acxunlimited.com/ls1swap.htm

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    Re: One for you Fiero guys...

    Yep, that's him, Bob.. He lives about 10 minutes from me.. I have posted pics of his cars here before... Whether or not like like his stylings, you have to love his talent and commitment.. I always love going by to see what new stuff he has done.
    http://www.fiero-performance.com/misc/songman355a.gif&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Fiero-Performance.com&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; [url=http://www.fiero-performance.com/coastrun/]2nd Annual California Coast Run[/url

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