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Cars > Challenges > “Dark Horse” Vs “4.9L V8 Fiero”

 

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1970jmod

M–26
North Platte, Nebraska
United States

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fourpoint9

M–51
Seattle, Washington
United States

 

1970 Pontiac Grand Prix J

“Dark Horse”

1987 Pontiac Fiero

“4.9L V8 Fiero”

 
Photo of: 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix

No longer owned

Photo of: 1987 Pontiac Fiero
 

Head to Head

 

About “Dark Horse”

Bought from a buddies dad recently, in pretty good condition needs minimal body work and painted, numbers matching car. Its an automatic 3 speed factory turbo 400 tranny, 400 motor, carter quadrajet. No engine mods as of right now. Quick and tourqy for being all original. It got its nickname cuz of how it looks, like a sleeper and something unexpected to win a race. I have quite a few buddies that have camaros or trans ams and it has no problem out running or keeping up.

About “4.9L V8 Fiero”

I bought this car for $280. It had a knocking 4 cylinder in it. I took my time (4 years). Did a V8 swap and made my own custom body kit. All work (except paint) performed by owner

 

Specs for “Dark Horse”

No specifications listed.

Specs for “4.9L V8 Fiero”

Dyno: 197.8 whp 270 ftlbs

4.9L Aluminum block V8 from a 1992 Cadillac DeVille
(mated to the stock 5speed manual transmission)
Custom Chip
Custom Flywheel
Centerforce Clutch
Dual Exahaust - Moroso Spiral Mufflers & HiFlow Cats

 

Factory Options for “Dark Horse”

As far as I know so far it had an option of a lower hp 400 and a higher hp 400 it has the higher hp 400, front disk brakes, limited slip 10 bolt rear, 3 speed auto floor shift, I think a/c but not sure still trying to get Vin decoded

Factory Options for “4.9L V8 Fiero”

It's a base coupe, so no frills.

 

Mods for “Dark Horse”

None so far only mods im considering so far is an accel ignition system, rear air shocks, bigger cam, 455 headers, new exhaust, and maybe ignition set up in exhaust as well for ****s n giggles

Mods for “4.9L V8 Fiero”

Intrax Lowering Springs
Koni Shocks and Struts
Poly Suspension Bushings
Aluminum Cradle Bushings
Suspension Techniques Fontt & Rear AntiSwaybars
11.25inch LeBaron Rotors
Camaro Front Calipers
Cadillac Rear Calipers
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
SportMax Wheels 17x7 Front & 17X8 Rear
Kummo ECSTA MX Tires 225/45ZR17 Front
& 255/40ZR17 Rear Custom Owner Made Body Kit
Custom LED Tail lights
Camaro Z28 Wing
Mr Mikes Leather Seats and Doors
Luisi Steering Wheel
Speedhut.com Gauges
Rodney Dickman Competition Short-Throw Shifter
Flameball.com Shift Knob

 

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Points for Dark Horse Total Votes Points for 4.9L V8 Fiero
13 10 37

 

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