This an update to the boat mover dolly I created in 2014: http://www.justinchristie.ca/2014/10/01/building-a-boat-dolly/ After some repeated use I discovered that the bicycle tires I free-cycled were not coping well with the combined weight of the dolly and boat. The tires were starting to buckle, and one of them had a slow rim leak. The threaded 1/2″ […]
Today I decided to change the front bumper on the Fiero. The 300zx bumper, or the “Scarab”, is a rarity. I’ve never seen a Fiero with one installed in Canada; I purchased it via Kijiji. PISA makes the bumper, and the fiberglass work is top notch.
I spent a few weeks (back in Spring 2013) going back and forth on a decision to install a deck or a patio in our backyard. I ultimately decided on a patio because it would last longer and have less maintenance – however it would be far more labour intensive. Using Adobe Illustrator, I mocked […]
This is what happens when you use cheap drywall anchors – they will spin in the drywall and create a gaping hole. To solve this, TOGGLER makes an anchor kit specifically for hollow areas – you can purchase this at most hardware stores. In my case, the hole in the drywall was so big that […]
Installing this spoiler was pretty straight forward. The instructions were written on it – measurements were made on the deck-lid and a silver sharpie was used to mark the points for drilling. Once everything was lined up, the deck-lid was sanded down to the gel-coat and epoxy was used to secure the spoiler. Heaters were […]
It took me quite awhile to find one of these – almost 8 years. Fortunately a local member in the greater Toronto area had one and the kit only had 1,500km on it. This is the (now defunct) RSM kit. It includes the bracket, pulleys, belt, piping, silicone couplers, blow-off valve, and the supercharger. The […]
I have obtained all the parts needed to do the 7730 ECM swap and the DIS (distributor-less ignition system, ie: digital ignition). The 7730 ECM is far superior to the standard Fiero ECM. The 7730 ECM updates 10 times a second, while the Fiero ECM updates every 1.5 seconds. The main benefit from upgrading to […]
Man cave build-up. AKA, the garage. I will let the pictures do the talking…
When replacing the EVAP purge valve (valve that re-circulates the gases in the gas tank) the embedded nuts in the canister rust-weld and fall right out – especially for those in a northern climate. To fix this, remove the embedded nuts entirely and go to your local automotive store to pick up a pair of […]
I was doing some measurements for a turbo installation. It’s been a while since I touched the engine bay, so I thought i’d post a picture of it’s current state.