The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby themixer » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:35 am

I don't think any aftermarket panels are available anymore.



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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:21 pm

So while I wait on my subframes to arrive and the oil pan is off for a new gasket, decided to check out the rod bearings. I'm glad I did too. Thank God the crank wasn't affected, and also thankful for aluminum beatings... But it makes me wonder what shape the main bearings are in. There wasn't any metal in the oil, I think it was from one of the first times the engine failed due to the idiot I had put it together.

I also ordered new side pan bolts. I went with the ARP's, unnecessary, but I like how the head on the bolt is longer and being hardened lowers the possibility of rounding them off like I did a couple of the factory ones.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby Money pit Beretta » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:20 pm

Left to right = front to back?


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:56 am

#1 and #2 IIRC...



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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:16 pm

Yes sir, 1 and 2, in that order as well.


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:49 pm

Left to right, 1 through 6.

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On the plus side, finally painted my sway bars!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby red91gtz » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:09 pm

Sway bars are lookin good!


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Postby whiteretta » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:35 pm

Thanks man! It was nice to have a day off with a good temperature outside, getting some progress made felt wonderful!


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby Money pit Beretta » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:28 pm

Very nice job on those sways. So #3 was the worst bearing?


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:59 pm

Thankyou sir! I like to use VHT caliper paint on suspension parts, seems to hold up pretty well and coats real evenly with fast dry time. And yea, #3 was pretty rough, lol. The bearings were actually crushed and just fell right out. Fortunately, no crank scarring and the new bearings went in properly.


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby Money pit Beretta » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:01 pm

I'm shocked that the crank was not damaged. Man that VHT is some nice stuff!


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:56 pm

VHT is awesome! I used same the paint but black on my upper and lower intake manifolds.


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:16 am

You didn't check the clearance on the bearings did you? That matters more than how they fit really.



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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:37 am

I'll grab some plastigauge from work and check them out, I probably should do that...

I did get some new subframes finally too! I'll be working on them today since it's supposed to be in the 60's again.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby ifixalot » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:30 am

x2-It's good advice to check clearance.
Also, those bearings look like aluminum backed babbitt. Heavy duty bearings are copper backed babbitt.
I once built an engine using the aluminum backed bearings that came with the re-ground crank kit.
They failed at high RPM, around 7K as I recall. I then got a used full size crank and used
copper backed Babbitt and had no problems up to 7800 rpm.




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