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by Rettax3
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I am my own worst enemy...
Replies: 17
Views: 182

Re: I am my own worst enemy...

...and now I have ANOTHER project car... :roll: So it took a while for the owner to get the title straightened-out, but they were 100% good for their word and put in the time and effort to make good on it, so now I have the title in my name and a classic plate for the car, total cost was $200. Now ...
by Rettax3
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Alternator/battery light
Replies: 15
Views: 43

Re: Alternator/battery light

Yah everything is becoming more computerized on cars. I believe 1982 they had computer controlled carbs and people used to think those were complex. I think another 40 years and todays cars will be childs play compared to future cars. ...But 40 years from now, ask someone to repair a 1982 carbureto...
by Rettax3
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Alternator/battery light
Replies: 15
Views: 43

Re: Alternator/battery light

Ok, thanks....I will give it a try. Yeah I remember 15-20 years ago, you could walk up to the parts counter and you'd find a guy dying to help you and he would already know your problem before you even finished explaining it.. someone who had been in the trenches. Now, they hire anyone who can poin...
by Rettax3
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Repainting?
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: Repainting?

Yep, epoxy primer, and use a good automotive paint (I like PPG) with a hardener and reducer. Harbor Freight has a decent little air sprayer (20 oz gravity-feed) for $10-$16, depending on coupon sale, I did the two-stage (base-coat/clear-coat) on my Z-24's fenders with it, and am now finishing up a '...
by Rettax3
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Not your average Z26... a resurrection
Replies: 181
Views: 20529

Re: Not your average Z26... a resurrection

Looks great. Glad it is running now. :good: I am a little curious about the MAF sitting on the upper-deck side of the turbo though. Even with a good intercooler, intake temps will fluctuate a lot with boost, and I don't believe that the IAT sensor can keep up with it (look at the bulb-end of the sen...
by Rettax3
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Alternator/battery light
Replies: 15
Views: 43

Re: Alternator/battery light

Make sure when you loosen the nut holding the wires to the stud-end of the bolt that the entire bolt doesn't turn with it -you will twist-off the ground connectors if you keep spinning the bolt. You might need an 18mm open-end wrench to hold the bolt-head while using a 15mm to remove the nut holding...
by Rettax3
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 95 chevy beretta 3.1 codes
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: 95 chevy beretta 3.1 codes

Unfortunately, '95s are a serious =@ (I have two of them). Not OBD-1, not OBD-2. You need a scanner with an OBD-1 GM connector, that specifies it is compatible with the '95 GM products. Many older OBD-1 Code-Readers were nothing more than a fancy housing with a two-pin connector and an LED, that sim...
by Rettax3
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Alternator/battery light
Replies: 15
Views: 43

Re: Alternator/battery light

Thanks guys for your help and suggestions. I'll post back with any results I get. Just wondering if anyone was able to remove and clean the engine grounding bolt and cable (which runs from the negative battery terminal) and how so. Thanks again !! The grounding bolt is a s straight-forward as any h...
by Rettax3
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Alternator/battery light
Replies: 15
Views: 43

Re: Alternator/battery light

Not really sure where it terminates in the harness. Just check continuity at the alternator connector vs battery positive with the ignition switch on (and battery disconnected). With that much voltage fluctuation and such a low voltage intermittently at idle, I would suspect the alternator (probably...
by Rettax3
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Alternator/battery light
Replies: 15
Views: 43

Re: Alternator/battery light

Hi kmkk1010 , 15 volts is a little on the high side. It could be your regulator, this is not a common problem, but it certainly could happen. Cleaing contacts is ALWAYS a good idea, if it isn't too much trouble for you -consider it preventive maintenance if nothing else. I would recommend also makin...
by Rettax3
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 842
Views: 63226

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Got all the body-work pieces installed yesterday, and decided to attack the failing water-pump. Replaced the Duralast that has been in there for the last decade (I think) and put in a Gates. Sadly, the Duralast pump is probably fine -the pulley has a slight wobble to it (I thought it was the pump), ...
by Rettax3
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: 1993 Quad4 GTZ: Project WTF
Replies: 137
Views: 14213

Re: 1993 Quad4 GTZ: Project WTF

It isn't just a balancing issue -yes, on many engines, the flywheel and/or harmonic-balancer are actually part of balancing the crankshaft, rods, and pistons. The farther out to the ends of the crankshaft, the more effective the balancing effect a little weight can be, so the factory can use less we...
by Rettax3
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: 1990 GT Not Starting
Replies: 11
Views: 124

Re: 1990 GT Not Starting

Seafoam is a good product. For a 'restorative' rather than 'preventive' fuel system treatment though, I would say replace the filter and go for a can of Barry Grant "BG 44k", if you can get it -most effective treatment I've ever seen used. I bought a '90-something Camaro from a co-worker a...
by Rettax3
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Routine maintenance" turns in to no-start!
Replies: 8
Views: 29

Re: "Routine maintenance" turns in to no-start!

woody90gtz wrote:Haha nice catch. I help spare fuses in everything. I even brought a spare ecm with me to Berettafest... Haha

You know your car is getting older when you start packing spare ECMs for it... :D
by Rettax3
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: 1993 Quad4 GTZ: Project WTF
Replies: 137
Views: 14213

Re: 1993 Quad4 GTZ: Project WTF

The only things I can think of is the bolts might be over torqued and stretched, bolts might be bottomed out, the crank/flywheel isn't a true flat surface, or the bolts might not be good quality. I've read about people getting an expert machine shop to machine the crank and flywheel with dowels to ...

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