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by Rettax3
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.
Replies: 505
Views: 65661

Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Oh, I thought you guys were just waiting for a parking-spot to open up near the doors at Costco... :D
by Rettax3
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 850
Views: 70301

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Put a new shift-knob in the '95 DOHC Z. Went with a heavy stainless ball with a "Neo Chrome" finish. Kind of looks like the prismatic haze of oil on water... Nice feel, glad I could find the stainless variant instead of lightweight aluminum. Threaded right on, since I am using a Grand Am s...
by Rettax3
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The 2019 Beretta.Net Calendar Is Now Taking Photo Submissions!
Replies: 24
Views: 340

Re: The 2019 Beretta.Net Calendar Is Now Taking Photo Submissions!

whiteretta wrote:Can't wait to see all of the submissions!

Last I knew, there were only 14 others -that meant my car stood a chance! :oops: Does the FB group throw in any? Any at all?
by Rettax3
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally...
Replies: 85
Views: 4666

Re: Finally...

Why twin turbos instead of one big turbo with lots of boost? lag? Huh? I mocked-up a twin turbo setup before I built the crossover pipe months ago, but I went with the single T-04 (big turbo) for simplicity, and because that turbo was just too big for the pushrod 3.4 in my '90 'Retta but was a good...
by Rettax3
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The 2019 Beretta.Net Calendar Is Now Taking Photo Submissions!
Replies: 24
Views: 340

Re: The 2019 Beretta.Net Calendar Is Now Taking Photo Submissions!

Well, I submitted a picture. No, no sunlight for me, but at least that means no glare! :D Waiting to hear back, if the photo res is good enough... Thanks for putting the time in for us, Styluss ! At least the enthusiast aspect still lives on with these cars, that in itself says something about them.
by Rettax3
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally...
Replies: 85
Views: 4666

Re: Finally...

Some of the smoke is actually clearing up. It is still puffing a bit under boost, but just heavier loads it isn't doing it now... There is hope of a self-correction here! I more or less knew the water pump would be wetting the bed -it was original, and I never took the belt off this thing while it w...
by Rettax3
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd
Replies: 1597
Views: 134417

Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

I think rwd drive shafts were off by a few degrees to keep the bearings always spinning in the U joints to reduce wear in one spot. I'm not sure how that works with fwd if it changes anything. Exactly right, or more specifically, to keep the needle-bearings rolling and the joint lubricated, thus ke...
by Rettax3
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The 2019 Beretta.Net Calendar Is Now Taking Photo Submissions!
Replies: 24
Views: 340

Re: The 2019 Beretta.Net Calendar Is Now Taking Photo Submissions!

Styluss wrote: But as I gave an extra week to submit, that date has now changed.
Current cut off for photo submittal is this Sunday.

Now you tell us... Not sure I'll even have another sunny day until then... Well, we'll see.
by Rettax3
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally...
Replies: 85
Views: 4666

Re: Finally...

Took some time to replace the 23-year-old water-pump today. It is officially a PITA. Oh well. Procedure (now that I know what it takes to do it) goes about like this: -Remove battery (cause, it is now on that side) :wink: -Remove right-side strut-tower to radiator upper core-support brace (or just t...
by Rettax3
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd
Replies: 1597
Views: 134417

Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

How much, if any, power (efficiency) loss do you think you have with the CV out-of-level? I know on conventional "U-joint driveshaft" drivetrains, 2-3 degrees deflection is often considered optimum (and not necessarily just for efficiency or power transfer), I do not believe CVs are nearly...
by Rettax3
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The 2019 Beretta.Net Calendar Is Now Taking Photo Submissions!
Replies: 24
Views: 340

Re: The 2019 Beretta.Net Calendar Is Now Taking Photo Submissions!

banzai92gt wrote:when is cut off?
edit: Oct 15.. haha my bad!

I had the same question myself, but too unsure if I was going to submit anything to look closely. Then I re-read the OP... 15th is the start of the voting, submission cut-off was October 1st, sorry.
by Rettax3
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd
Replies: 1597
Views: 134417

Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Looks great -nice easy upgrade! I am curious why you used PVC tubing for the upper rear though. ABS has all the same positive characteristics, and less of the negative ones (such as brittleness). Those coils look tight back there -how much smaller is the diameter from stock?
by Rettax3
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beretta GT into a Beretta GUTZ INDY
Replies: 16
Views: 149

Re: Beretta GT into a Beretta GUTZ INDY

For one year? I highly doubt that... Remember this was not GM who made these skirts... C&C did these body kits... I'm sure they didn't have as much disposable income as GM did. Of course the mold was redone at the end. Sorry. The Indy skirts are 1/4 inch shorter than the GTUs'. They terminate B...
by Rettax3
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beretta GT into a Beretta GUTZ INDY
Replies: 16
Views: 149

Re: Beretta GT into a Beretta GUTZ INDY

I can see why they changed them. The GTU style looks like its prone to cracking in the front piece on each side. A little, I agree. But, the Indy ones collect a lot of dirt, pine-needles, etc -more prone to rusting the lower fender. They are also less secure, so a solid bump against them is more li...
by Rettax3
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I am my own worst enemy...
Replies: 24
Views: 1044

Re: I am my own worst enemy...

We got back with the new ride yesterday. Can-Am Spyder, SM5 (Manual trans). Took a 700 mile round-trip trek for it, worth every mile. 1. Kudos to my 200k+ mile Plymouth Grand Voyager for comfortably getting us there and back, and giving over 23.5 MPG doing it! We stopped for gas where we picked the ...

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