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by EPfiffner
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 59
Views: 5906

Headlight housing repair

I'm still waiting on a good pair of struts, so I have been fixing all kinds of things that have been on my mental list. The drivers side headlight has always pointed at the ground. It took some kind of impact because the housing is all cracked. I took it apart and there's a spring that holds tension...
by EPfiffner
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 59
Views: 5906

PCV hose

Nothing too exciting. Pulled the upper plenum to replace the PCV hose that was hard as a rock. Don't want to chance that vacuum leak, I doubt the engine would even run with a leak that big. Checked over the vacuum lines under there and cleaned out around the injectors, there was dirt from over the y...
by EPfiffner
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 822
Views: 51315

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Ha ha I thought you might get a kick out of that. Those are great cars, comfy.
by EPfiffner
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 822
Views: 51315

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

ifixalot wrote:Used it to go get some groceries, then gave it a wash.
Washed 96.jpg


Wow that's a beaut!
Do I see a reflection of an '80's Regal?
by EPfiffner
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 822
Views: 51315

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Worked on the Z-26 project. Spent WAY too much time surgically removing (spot-weld drill) the transmission mount from the frame. I should have just cut the b@$t@rd off! Yeah spot welds, good times. I've drilled a lot of those on my MG restoration. Not a Beretta, but I also took the Z-28 out for a s...
by EPfiffner
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 59
Views: 5906

Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

I had the Sumittomo HTRZ 3s I think it was. Not much grip but they lasted forever. I actually tossed them with tread left just because they had no more bite. Thanks, I actually read that in your thread. Those were more of a summer performance tire I believe; these are a high performance all season ...
by EPfiffner
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 59
Views: 5906

New tires on the way

Time for new tires? Man are these bald, I'm actually glad the car had an electrical problem that made me quit driving it (posted in diagnostics). I knew they were worn out, but when I saw cords I knew that was it. IMG_1946.jpg These are bridgestone potenzas that came with the car, expensive tires. I...
by EPfiffner
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 59
Views: 5906

Front upper motor mount

I went ahead and replaced this inner mount insert since it seems like the RK Sport poly insert is NLA. No official word yet, but the order has shown "processing" for at least a week. There was rust from where the original rivets had let loose and the rubber mount was moving around so I cle...
by EPfiffner
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Suspension and Brakes
Topic: New strut - b.o.o.b.
Replies: 11
Views: 112

Re: New strut - b.o.o.b.

woody90gtz wrote:Wow, that's kinda crazy!


Tell me about it, lol

I'm starting to second guess myself: A good strut should extend slowly on it's own due to the gas pressure, correct?

I haven't owned a car with struts since I had my Malachite green Beretta which I sold in 2000.
by EPfiffner
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Suspension and Brakes
Topic: New strut - b.o.o.b.
Replies: 11
Views: 112

Bailin' on the closeouts

Received the replacement closeout KYB on Saturday, its bad too. I ordered from "regular inventory" delco professional struts. Man I hope these are good.

I've got a real strut graveyard started!
by EPfiffner
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 822
Views: 51315

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

No FB for me. I'm a gen-x'er so social media isn't ingrained in to me.

I tried, in vain, to free up my caliper slides. Even with brake grease they barely move. I ordered a reman caliper, we'll see how that goes.
by EPfiffner
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Suspension and Brakes
Topic: New strut - b.o.o.b.
Replies: 11
Views: 112

Re: New strut - b.o.o.b.

Yes. Shelf life. I should've known better.
by EPfiffner
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Suspension and Brakes
Topic: New strut - b.o.o.b.
Replies: 11
Views: 112

b.o.o.b struts, the ongoing saga

I'm glad I didn't take up gambling, I'm striking out with the closeouts.
Pay no attention to my way-cool '70's basement floor BTW.
by EPfiffner
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 59
Views: 5906

Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

Get a new motor mount, then get the polyurethane insert from here: http://www.rksport.com/product-p/rk-507.htm That should help with your situation! good god! 1.10 for that poly insert... the price just keeps dropping... LOL I couldn't believe it was that cheap, I was reading old posts on here and ...
by EPfiffner
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Suspension and Brakes
Topic: New strut - b.o.o.b.
Replies: 11
Views: 112

Re: New strut - b.o.o.b.

Nah not really, that's what happens when you buy closeout parts... Always a gamble. True, and I'm ok with that. Its worrisome how many parts for our cars are on closeout. RA was great about it, gave me credit for the defective strut without having to return it, so now I have a FE7 strut housing. Un...

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