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Re: Finally - A BERETTA OWNER ONCE MORE! :)

Postby DanteGTZ » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:52 am

Well, progress has been a bit slower than I wanted, but it's moving...

The machine shop tore the bottom end down and confirmed that everything was ok and there was no real machine work needed. They did recommend replacing the main bearings, piston rings and doing a polish on the crank. I elected to have them do the work, reassemble, and they're going to clean everything up so it'll all look new again. They're also resurfacing my flywheel so my new clutch will have new surface to bite!

I'm discovering a few things that need attention in the engine bay before I put the engine back in, so it looks like it'll be a few weekends before I get it running, but progress is being made...


1993 Quasar Quad4 GTZ - Project WTF
1993 Garnet Quad4 GTZ - GTZed-Eh? - SOLD
1993 Aqua GT - 3.1 / 5 speed - 82k original miles - SOLD

Previous Berettas: 1990 GT and 1993 Quasar GTZ

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Re: Finally - A BERETTA OWNER ONCE MORE! :)

Postby Money pit Beretta » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:37 pm

Did you get the firewall sealed up?


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Re: Finally - A BERETTA OWNER ONCE MORE! :)

Postby DanteGTZ » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:52 pm

Not yet, still working on it as time has permitted.


1993 Quasar Quad4 GTZ - Project WTF
1993 Garnet Quad4 GTZ - GTZed-Eh? - SOLD
1993 Aqua GT - 3.1 / 5 speed - 82k original miles - SOLD

Previous Berettas: 1990 GT and 1993 Quasar GTZ

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Re: Finally - A BERETTA OWNER ONCE MORE! :)

Postby Money pit Beretta » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:57 pm

Pics when your done please.


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Re: Finally - A BERETTA OWNER ONCE MORE! :)

Postby DanteGTZ » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:03 pm

Machine shop called; the block is ready - It'll probably be Monday before I can pick it up.


1993 Quasar Quad4 GTZ - Project WTF
1993 Garnet Quad4 GTZ - GTZed-Eh? - SOLD
1993 Aqua GT - 3.1 / 5 speed - 82k original miles - SOLD

Previous Berettas: 1990 GT and 1993 Quasar GTZ

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Re: Finally - A BERETTA OWNER ONCE MORE! :)

Postby Chris88CL » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:21 pm

Hey Dante, long time no talk.

What the hell are you doing in TN now?



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Re: Finally - A BERETTA OWNER ONCE MORE! :)

Postby DanteGTZ » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:07 pm

The wife and I have been back here now for about 6 years. Seems like only yesterday that you guys visited and we were trying to get a top speed GPS'd run in my GTZ! :)

I sold my original Quasar GTZ in 2005 and just about a month ago bought a replacement 1993 Quasar GTZ from a member in Wisconsin.


1993 Quasar Quad4 GTZ - Project WTF
1993 Garnet Quad4 GTZ - GTZed-Eh? - SOLD
1993 Aqua GT - 3.1 / 5 speed - 82k original miles - SOLD

Previous Berettas: 1990 GT and 1993 Quasar GTZ

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Re: Finally - A BERETTA OWNER ONCE MORE! :)

Postby FrenchFries » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:08 am

hey dante i am in chattanooga and have 3 berettas 88 base, 93 gtz, and 94 base.



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Re: Finally - A BERETTA OWNER ONCE MORE! :)

Postby Chris88CL » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:26 pm

Wife?!? Sorry to hear that ;) J/K

I loved it in KY and TN. So I cant fault you for choosing to live there.

Theres a tiny tiny tiny chance I may try to attend Bfest this year ;) I'll know more as it gets a little closer.



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Re: Finally - A BERETTA OWNER ONCE MORE! :)

Postby DanteGTZ » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:48 pm

I wish I could go this year, but we're expecting our 2nd kiddo so I doubt I'll make it. It'd be nicer if it were closer, but Denver is 24 hours from me here.


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1993 Garnet Quad4 GTZ - GTZed-Eh? - SOLD
1993 Aqua GT - 3.1 / 5 speed - 82k original miles - SOLD

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Postby woody90gtz » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:27 pm

About 24hrs for the wife and I too. We're gonna make the trek though, she has a sister just outside of Denver we will be visiting too.


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Re: Finally - A BERETTA OWNER ONCE MORE! :)

Postby DanteGTZ » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:15 pm

I picked up the bottom end from the machine shop today - Can't wait to get it all assembled - I'm trying to tally up all the little odds and ends I need and it feels like it's going to nickel and dime me to death.


1993 Quasar Quad4 GTZ - Project WTF
1993 Garnet Quad4 GTZ - GTZed-Eh? - SOLD
1993 Aqua GT - 3.1 / 5 speed - 82k original miles - SOLD

Previous Berettas: 1990 GT and 1993 Quasar GTZ

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Re: Finally - A BERETTA OWNER ONCE MORE! :)

Postby DanteGTZ » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:11 pm

Finally had a change to take a thorough look at the engine - The machine shop charged $400 to do the work, but the bottom end was totally disassembled, cleaned, cylinders honed, new rings, new bearings, crank was polished and then reassembled and a new coat of paint. I felt it was a lot of money, considering there was no machine work needed, but it was soooo much faster paying someone else to do it.

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I'll probably get the head bolted down this weekend, but the temperature and waiting for a few other parts is probably going to prevent much else.


1993 Quasar Quad4 GTZ - Project WTF
1993 Garnet Quad4 GTZ - GTZed-Eh? - SOLD
1993 Aqua GT - 3.1 / 5 speed - 82k original miles - SOLD

Previous Berettas: 1990 GT and 1993 Quasar GTZ

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Re: Finally - A BERETTA OWNER ONCE MORE! :)

Postby Money pit Beretta » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:49 pm

New oil pump? Just in case. If it's not oil with these Quads then it's coolant.


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Re: Finally - A BERETTA OWNER ONCE MORE! :)

Postby DanteGTZ » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:56 pm

Yup, new oil pump, new water pump - Reman'd head, head studs... This motor should be virtually bullet-proof.


1993 Quasar Quad4 GTZ - Project WTF
1993 Garnet Quad4 GTZ - GTZed-Eh? - SOLD
1993 Aqua GT - 3.1 / 5 speed - 82k original miles - SOLD

Previous Berettas: 1990 GT and 1993 Quasar GTZ


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