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by Rettax3
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Z-26 3.4 DOHC Turbo
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Z-26 3.4 DOHC Turbo

The last drive I took it on was relatively long, maybe 1.5 hours mixed driving, with a few stops along the way running errands. I started getting an intermittent misfire, no codes but this ECM surprisingly has a 'Weak Cylinder' PID on my old scan-tool, which it reported as #3. Same as any 60-degree...
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Safe, sturdy places to put jack stands z26
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Safe, sturdy places to put jack stands z26

Yes, I would lift via the subframe then support behind the rearmost end of the subframe, as I said, in one of the stronger areas inboard of the jack-lift point of the pinch-weld, or the pinch-weld itself should be okay. Typically , I don't like stacking things when lifting or supporting, because tho...
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd
Replies: 1621
Views: 149175

Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

:no: Read what he said about compression -it sounds like those lifters were holding some valves open -yes, he has been losing power. Also, if it went the other way (and Woody also complained about loose pushrods and noise), then some valves aren't opening all the way -remember with typical ratio roc...
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Safe, sturdy places to put jack stands z26
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Safe, sturdy places to put jack stands z26

Do NOT support the car in the actual front, like the radiator core-support, if you are removing both subframes simultaneously though -that body-flex is just not healthy in that situation, and you could stress something in the unibody frame. Best test is to jack the car up, then try to open and clos...
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 89 Beretta GT For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: 89 Beretta GT For Sale

Looks nice... Location? Oh man, it has a sunroof too! I have yet to own a sunroof-equipped Beretta... Love that digi-dash, and five-speed already... REAL car! :wink: Most serious buyers here will want photos of door-jambs, rear suspension areas (like spring-mounts underneath), and rocker-panels, as ...
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Safe, sturdy places to put jack stands z26
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Safe, sturdy places to put jack stands z26

Yes, you should be fine placing your jackstands behind the front wheel-wells at the front jack-points, so long as your car isn't compromised by rust. Secure the rear-wheels from rolling with the e-brake AND wheel-chocks to make sure the car doesn't try to slide off of the stands, and slide your fron...
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Wheels and Tires
Topic: mmmm, nice wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: mmmm, nice wheels

Ppffth! Can't believe what some things cost.. That is nearly as much as I paid for all of my Berettas! Make you a deal, you get those bright new shinys, I'll take those crappy old GTU rims off your hands and give them a good home! :D
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Indy
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Indy

Looks nice! Good to keep a car like that in the family, especially when you still get good use out of it. Is the paint on the rear quarter-panel oxidized, or just not as gorgeously shiny as the rest of the car? Did your family keep it mostly garaged? I'm also assuming auto, A/C, is it digital dash o...
by Rettax3
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Droopy front air dam
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Droopy front air dam

Check out whiteretta 's "Deretta" thread -long read, but lots of pictures, I believe he used small turnbuckle-type rods to help pull his chin-spoiler up. Though not 100% hidden, it has a bit of a 'racer' look, that isn't bad or out of place on a race-edition car like a GTU or Indy. I need ...
by Rettax3
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rear Spoiler for my Indy
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Rear Spoiler for my Indy

Congrats! Now maybe you'll take some pics of your car for us! :wink:
by Rettax3
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: A Couple of Corrosion Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: A Couple of Corrosion Questions

I'm not a fan of rubber undercoating. It causes more issues than it solves. The most effective solution to fight salt is a yearly dose of oil sprayed underneath. It's a mess, but I've had friends doing it with success. They oil the hell out of it and then fly down a dirt road to keep it stuck all w...
by Rettax3
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Z-26 3.4 DOHC Turbo
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Z-26 3.4 DOHC Turbo

There is a "throttle follower" in the the tune that opens the IAC while the throttle opens and you're driving. That keeps the IAC from having to make sudden adjustments. I'd have to double check to be sure, but I think that works in conjunction with the VSS...that could be why. Why can't ...
by Rettax3
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Z-26 3.4 DOHC Turbo
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Z-26 3.4 DOHC Turbo

Nocutt , that is actually one of the thoughts I had then quickly dismissed -but if you think that could be part of the issue, I will try upgrading the vacuum tube size for sure. I have stock-type rigid vacuum-line on this, and I can't recall using lines this small before on one of my turbo cars (th...
by Rettax3
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Z-26 3.4 DOHC Turbo
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Z-26 3.4 DOHC Turbo

DANG!!!!! :Rose: beleza well done my man, its so bad you did not start all your mad science back in the heyday day (woody and I will be jocking); this right here would have been all over the place. I recommend you talk to Chris West from WCF (West Coast Fiero) he can provide some good guidance on t...
by Rettax3
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd
Replies: 1621
Views: 149175

Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Yeah, it's too bad these goddam things aren't adjustable like my small blocks. That's why I decided to just replace all the lifters. Hmm, I was thinking that solid lifters might be nice in your engine, considering how many times your car sees the track. :twisted: But short-hop commutes on a DD woul...

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