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by Rettax3
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Third Party Sales
Topic: '89 GTU License Plate -Cool!
Replies: 0
Views: 458

'89 GTU License Plate -Cool!

I ran across this on ebay... Even the year is right! My GTU is about 5 weeks away from 'Collector" status, and if registered as such, it no longer requires a front plate, so I was prowling around looking for ideas. I'm concerned about the legalities of this, because it is a legitimate plate, bu...
by Rettax3
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: You might be a terminal motor-head if...
Replies: 1
Views: 183

You might be a terminal motor-head if...

You might be a terminal motor-head if... You keep the bra from your first car in your dresser drawer... You keep a tube of Engine Assembly Lube on your nightstand... Your pin-up poster 'girls' had names like 'Corvette', 'Countach', and 'Camaro', and they ALL had four-wheels... You only buy protectiv...
by Rettax3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally...
Replies: 86
Views: 8423

Re: Finally...

It is time to update, and finish here. I Posted a new thread in "Members' Rides", since this is no longer a project-car (mostly), and is now a driveable Ride . The smoke has seemed to clear up, at least I haven't noticed it lately, even under boost. I finally got the manifold pressure gaug...
by Rettax3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Z-26 3.4 DOHC Turbo
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Z-26 3.4 DOHC Turbo

Note: Okay, this will be the 'final' resting place for the info on this car, as it goes along. Most of the 'build' as it happened is in the 'General' section under 'Finally', but as this is now a 'ride' and not a 'build' or 'discussion', I felt it should come here. So, here it is: The car: 1995 Z-2...
by Rettax3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Beretta Z28
Replies: 554
Views: 97934

Re: Beretta Z28

Wow! Great progress, that is an impressive steering-angle, I am personally always laughing at GM's biggest failing in that department with the phrase 'turns like a Chevy' as I make a multi-point turn... :roll: You won't be able to say that about your car! :good: Those aluminum panels look oh so clea...
by Rettax3
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Cousin Selling Beretta for Dental Work
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Cousin Selling Beretta for Dental Work

You are absolutely right. But it is still too low. I had to scrap out a couple of vehicles that were destroyed by an arson fire a few years ago, and got in the neighborhood of $400 each back then, delivered to them. One of the cars was a mid-'80s 300ZX, that I kept the engine, transmission, rear hat...
by Rettax3
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Cousin Selling Beretta for Dental Work
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Cousin Selling Beretta for Dental Work

Having two BRM Z-26s, I could be interested just for the parts, but it may be worth fixing once it is cleaned-up, someone here could drop in a 3400 pretty easily. 15 years does a lot of bad to a car though, so everything would need to be gone through -sitting in weeds like that usually causes rust t...
by Rettax3
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB...Beretta GTZ....Finders fee offered.
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: WTB...Beretta GTZ....Finders fee offered.

For me, the best option for purchasing a car is finding one that is in overall good condition, with one glaring fault -like a low-mile driver that was being taken care of until the tranny shot its' shorts, or something like that... A $3000 car with a $2800 repair-bill will often be sold for a few hu...
by Rettax3
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: How to open trunk without key
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: How to open trunk without key

That would be one way, or you could unbolt the seat-back (Torx-head bolt, a T-50 I think, but don't quote me on that) and go into the trunk that way. The same bolts also hold down the rear seat-belts, so you can find them that way. Hammering anything near that brittle filler-panel will risk breaking...
by Rettax3
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Here is my 95 Z26
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Here is my 95 Z26

Welcome to the site. How long have you had your Z? Looks nice! BRM (Black Rose Metallic) is definitely one of the signature colors for the Z-26. My nephew had one way back when, and I now have two BRM Zs myself (both '95s), though no longer original. :pardon: With that few of miles, I'm betting the ...
by Rettax3
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: The Z26 you all wanted to see
Replies: 36
Views: 544

Re: The Z26 you all wanted to see

If you are mechanically inclined, it’s not a bad job. You do need to remove the PS pump and support the motor from the bottom to disconnect the motor mount during the repair, but again it’s not a bad job if you are mechanically inclined. Im not that inclined. So I probably wont take on that task. A...
by Rettax3
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: The Z26 you all wanted to see
Replies: 36
Views: 544

Re: The Z26 you all wanted to see

Wow! That is beautiful, everything you said the car is. Nice garage space too -I like that vertical lighting! Red Z interior is hard to find, I think I might have seen one in person, once... Glad you are taking care of that beauty the way it deserves. :good: I think the LIMG (Lower Intake Manifold G...
by Rettax3
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I am my own worst enemy...
Replies: 29
Views: 2402

Re: I am my own worst enemy...

It took a lot longer than I expected it to, but I finally got the GTA running today. Not good though. I had to rebuild the distributor (pick-up coil and ignition module were both bad), replace the injectors (eight primary, not the cold-start), several fuel-related O-rings while I was in there, also ...
by Rettax3
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 871
Views: 87015

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

On the way home today, I noticed the idle was running pretty high. When I pulled over and popped the hood, I found the rubber fitting connecting the rigid plastic line from the intake to the EVAP Purge solenoid under the coil-pack at the back of the engine had crumbled, leaving a vacuum leak. But I ...
by Rettax3
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1990 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: 1990 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ

I sincerely hope that car sells in one piece. BUT, if it does end up being parted, are you willing to pull the clutch-pedal assembly, shifter and cables? I am in no hurry, and again I hope they aren't available. :pardon:

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