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My 91 GTZ

Postby Rob_91_GTZ » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:47 pm

Hey everyone,
I've been checking out the site for a long time but I decided that I should finally set up an account. I have owned my 91 GTZ quad 4 for the past 12 years but she's been sitting in the garage for the past 7 years. I restored most of the exterior and interior within the first 2 years. The car supposedly had a gm rebuilt motor put into it about 20k miles before I bought it so I figured it would last a long time. The motor lasted 15k easy miles over a period of about 4 years before it started knocking. Took it apart and found nothing but problems. Definitely not what a 35k gm rebuilt motor should have looked like. Block is already bored .050 over so I think it has reached the end of it's life. Pistons were scratched beyond belief on the tops with would look like a hand tool of some sort. Also had too much wear and scoring on the crankshaft. The body is still almost flawless since it was restored 11 years ago and looks like a brand new car. The car has not seen rain or snow since i've owned it. So, I'm finally looking to get a new motor into it and get her back on the road very soon. Does anyone have any recommendations of a good place or person to buy a Q4 HO from? I really want this motor to last so I can keep her on the road for a long time. I would love to get a W41 spec motor if possible. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thank You!

-Rob
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91 Beretta GTZ Quad 4 / Queen of my garage / Looking for new motor
05 Neon SRT4 / Stage 1, Basic bolt-ons / 13.2 @ 107
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Re: My 91 GTZ

Postby 1988GTU » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:33 pm

Clean 91! Dont see many around thats for sure.
Gunna send you a PM..


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Re: My 91 GTZ

Postby Rob_91_GTZ » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:56 pm

Thank you! I saw your pm and I'll follow up on it. Appreciate the info.


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Re: My 91 GTZ

Postby Asylum » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:07 pm

Welcome.
I have a '91 GTZ up here in Canada I bought 8 years ago in California and drove back.
Still has original 71,000 miles on it and the original everything, including the clutch.
Had to paint it due to the primer failure most '91's had, but it's a nice survivor.
Paint cost a bunch taking all the glass and interior out of the car, and stripping everything, but it's perfect now.
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Re: My 91 GTZ

Postby MY91GT(Z) » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:16 pm

Nice looking car deff looks to be in great condition



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Re: My 91 GTZ

Postby MY91GT(Z) » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:20 pm

Ooo and ur in Connecticut Jon 3x00 modified on here is prolly close by n might be able to help u out



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Re: My 91 GTZ

Postby 1988GTU » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:35 am

Hope it all works out for you Rob.


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Re: My 91 GTZ

Postby GTZfan » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:23 am

Very nice car! Keep it up, hope its going back on the road.
Quad4s can be pretty reliable once you have it rebuilt, and then treat and maintain them well.


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Re: My 91 GTZ

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:50 pm

Nice looking car. You could always 3x00 swap it! haha


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Re: My 91 GTZ

Postby Rob_91_GTZ » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:07 pm

Thanks guys. Glad to finally be a member on here. I loved driving this car and have babied it since the day I bought it. Previous owner(s) did not take great care of it and I found some truly ridiculous things which led me to gutting the . One example is that I took out a 6 foot piece of wiring that was made up from (6) 1-foot pieces and just twisted together and taped with duct tape. That led me to strip the entire interior besides the steering column which led me to other strange things which I fixed the right way. I wouldn't be surprised if they took the same care with the motor. And woody9gtz, I'd be lying if I said the thought hasn't crossed my mind. I just don't know what the overall cost and amount of custom parts that would be needed for it. Do you have an estimated rough cost of what it took for you to swap yours? And was your car originally a 3.1 or quad?


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Re: My 91 GTZ

Postby speedy » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:02 pm

rob, if you decide you want to sell the car, hit me up, i'll buy it. i also have a ton of parts, i have a red 91 as well i just restored. dont swap it to a v6, its much easier to start with a v6 then to swap everything over, it can be done, but its not entirely practicle. i can help you out with getting a motor as well, im in north east pa, i can help you get a w41 motor but it wont come cheap and it needs a rebuild.


1991 beretta GTZ- 2.3l w41 cams, ported 086 head with a 3 angle valve job, fidanza flywheel with exedy racing clutch, 3.94fdr from and scx, so much more..


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