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by Rettax3
Tue May 22, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Performance Mods
Topic: Hmmmmnnnn...
Replies: 39
Views: 3432

Re: Hmmmmnnnn...

:no: I tend to doubt it could be done without substantial frame modifications. Fieros have a lot more engine-bay width. Even then, the small-block installs typically use an electric water-pump, because there isn't enough room for a pulley... Tight. I could make some measurements, but even my Northst...
by Rettax3
Mon May 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.
Replies: 449
Views: 53680

Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Nice! Steel rivets are a PITA to pull through without a pneumatic/hydraulic riveter, but worth the extra effort! :good:
by Rettax3
Mon May 21, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Not your average Z26... a resurrection
Replies: 144
Views: 18236

Re: Not your average Z26... a resurrection

^^ :lol: ^^

Looking good! I like those turbo headers... Definitely a good, clean fit in there. What size are the primary tubes?
by Rettax3
Mon May 21, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.
Replies: 449
Views: 53680

Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Those mounts are pretty slick. Very cleanly built too. I would be concerned about using aluminum pop-rivets to keep them from moving under shearing load, but I guess you have it right on, they won't go anywhere, especially with the weight of the car pinned down on them and held up by the spring... N...
by Rettax3
Mon May 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Size of radio in 96 Z26
Replies: 1
Views: 5

Re: Size of radio in 96 Z26

I'll be pulling the OE radio from my '95 Z in the not-too-distant future to hopefully replace with a double-DIN Pioneer, I am just not sure that thing will fit... It seems like the GM radios then were a 1.5-DIN... :roll:
If you still need the dimensions by then, I'll measure mine out for you.
by Rettax3
Mon May 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Size/ location of speakers in 96 Z26?
Replies: 1
Views: 5

Re: Size/ location of speakers in 96 Z26?

For all Z-26-era cars, the fronts are 4x6s, located in the kick-panels in front of the doors under the dash, and the rears are 6x9s located under the package-tray (shelf behind the rear seat). Older Berettas (pre-'91) had two tiny speakers (3x3s, I think) in the dash instead of the kick-panel fronts...
by Rettax3
Mon May 21, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Performance Mods
Topic: Hmmmmnnnn...
Replies: 39
Views: 3432

Re: Hmmmmnnnn...

If he listed option (4), then we wouldn't need to pick two! :good: But wait, that simplifies it, AND makes logical sense, that is in the opposite direction from the discussion of RWD... :sorry: Interesting to me that GM tested both a RWD and an AWD Beretta -I wonder how much they modified the frame?...
by Rettax3
Mon May 21, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 835
Views: 58327

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Washed the Sapphire Blue '90 T-Type today, along with a few of the other cars. I had done a clear-coat repaint on the top of the fenders a week or two ago, this is the first wash since then. I still need to find some color-match paint for this, I would like enough to repaint the hood, trunk, and spo...
by Rettax3
Thu May 17, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1989 V6 Digital dash 5 Speed VIN number
Replies: 10
Views: 87

Re: 1989 V6 Digital dash 5 Speed VIN number

My GTU's digital dash is run by the stock ECM. The 3800 is run by its' own PCM. If you are having trouble getting the engine to run right, consider going with a stock 3400 PCM piggy-backed in place (you can run the bigger injectors from the 3400 then too), then you just need a digi-dash ECM/PROM to ...
by Rettax3
Wed May 16, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Project 91 GTZ Build Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Project 91 GTZ Build Thread

Uh-oh. On your Getrag, do you have the first-style slave-cylinder mount with the steel bracket and the visible arm for the clutch-fork, or is your bellhousing the second-style where the slave-cylinder bolts directly to the bellhousing with a completely internal fork-arm, or the third-type with the c...
by Rettax3
Tue May 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Project 91 GTZ Build Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Project 91 GTZ Build Thread

The dog-bone brace isn't the biggest deal (yet), if you can't find stock parts for the 5-speed, let me know and I can hook you up on it. Do you have a pic of the front engine mount? It has to be a custom something to fit a 3400 into the older Beretta... I'm just curious to see what you have.
by Rettax3
Tue May 15, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: 1988 Beretta misfire when cold and random acceleration
Replies: 14
Views: 117

Re: 1988 Beretta misfire when cold and random acceleration

You are welcome. In cases like this, especially since you just bought the car and don't know the service history, I recommend a complete tune-up. Plugs, wires, fuel filter, and do not forget the PCV valve, for $2 it can save a lot of issues, it is on the back of the engine in the rear valve-cover hi...
by Rettax3
Tue May 15, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Project 91 GTZ Build Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Project 91 GTZ Build Thread

So engine is back together, all pipes heat wrapped. But... having issues with how to mount this due to the fact im transitioning to a Getrag 5spd.. Mounts dont seem to line up, seeing as im auto to 5 spd swapping, What am i missing peeps?? The transmission? :D -Sorry! Okay, so you have the old-styl...
by Rettax3
Tue May 15, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Exhaust coat do you use?
Replies: 2
Views: 37

What Exhaust coat do you use?

High-heat paint. Serious discussion, right? I've used VHT, but with mixed results. It mostly flaked off of the headers on my Turbo-T, I had used the oven-bake method on that, but without the VHT primer, so it has an excuse. I am again using VHT on the 3.4 DOHC Z-26 project, it looks good but seems.....
by Rettax3
Tue May 15, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally...
Replies: 44
Views: 1389

Re: Finally...

Spent a little time on the Z today. Most of it was wasted playing with the shifter and various cables. I had already run the two cables a while ago, but when trying to install the shifter assy today, I discovered that one of my cables has the same large, deep-V groove as used on the transmission on ...

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