Last month, someone wrote into R&T Magazine and requested for technical help in swapping a Nissan motor into an 85 Pontiac..... wait for it... Fiero. R&T staffers immediately bocked at the idea of swapping a FWD motor and transaxle into a RWD (mid-engine) car and informed the author of the letter he would end up with 1 forward gear and 5 reverse gears. Here is the retraction in this month's issue: "Recently we advised Marc R-Yvon on Fiero engine swaps, which engendered a large amount of helpful mail from readers. Many gently pointed out that the Fiero uses a front-wheel drive powertrain pushed to the rear, so swapping in another fwd powertrain would not result in five reverse speeds as we had warned against. Others noted workable swap engines, or showed examples of their own swaps, some of which looked very interesting indeed. It seems the best or easiest swaps involve other GM engines as noted by Josh Meeks, who fingered the 3.1, 3.4 Twin Cam, 3.8, 3.8 Turbo, 3800 Supercharged, Cadillac 4.9 and Northstar, nearly all small-block Chevys and Saturn Ecotec engines as popular. This was echoed by Tony Borbely of the Calgary Fiero Owners Group, who added that the Fiero's engine subframe makes it a versatile swap platform. Thanks also to Charles Rizzo and Les Goerzen for citing www.V8archie.com as a good site for Chevy-Fiero swaps, plus www.fiero.nl on other swaps."