Heater - Staying Warm
Although I live in Texas you still need heat! You have to have defrosters! It gets mighty hard seeing through a frosted window so......so a heater is needed. An electric solid state, temperature limiting unit so I didn't have to worry about a meltdown. This unit self limits to 180 degrees and the more air you blow through it the more heat you get. Below is how it is installed.

This photo shows the original heater core from the Fiero after it has had a lobotomy. Literally took a power saw and cut away the center of the core leaving only one core tube on either side for support of the end caps. This allowed the use the original heater core mounts in the Fiero.
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The New Heater
After the center has been cut out the new electric heater core is mounted in the opening. The thickness of the new unit is slightly larger but there was extra material that was able to be trimmed away to bring it to the same thickness. The end result is a flush mount on both sides of the original core.
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The New Heater
This view is in the passenger foot well looking up behind the dash where the original heater core was mounted. The newly converted heater core fits in exactly the same place and the power wires are routed out the same way the water hoses were routed. (The plastic cover for the ventilation system is still removed in this photo. When installed the heater is not visible.)
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The New Heater
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