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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Wed May 30, 2018 7:34 pm

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu May 31, 2018 3:48 pm

to not come to bfest.... BOOOOOOO



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Postby whiteretta » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:53 pm

3X00-Modified wrote:to not come to bfest.... BOOOOOOO
I've been looking at houses if that makes the situation any better, lol.

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Postby woody90gtz » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:04 pm

Some how I don't think you'll get much sympathy from Jon on that one. haha


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Postby whiteretta » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:30 pm

woody90gtz wrote:Some how I don't think you'll get much sympathy from Jon on that one. haha
No, probably not, haha. Very jealous of that garage though!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:18 pm

Parking cables, not even close to connecting!

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Postby woody90gtz » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:25 pm

What did you do for cables? IIRC I used the old barrel style rather than the eyelet.


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Postby whiteretta » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:04 am

woody90gtz wrote:What did you do for cables? IIRC I used the old barrel style rather than the eyelet.
I bought a new pair of '94 cables.

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Postby whiteretta » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:28 pm

Getting closer! I did reinstall the internal rear bar yesterday, I plan to stack my Z51 bar under it, but not sure how much to cut off of the factory brackets.

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Re: RE: Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby 3X00-Modified » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:01 am

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3X00-Modified wrote:to not come to bfest.... BOOOOOOO
I've been looking at houses if that makes the situation any better, lol.

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Yeah I currently own two houses, in the process of re-modeling the new one to move into, Before or after Bfest... Not sure yet... LOL no sympathy from me!!!



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Postby whiteretta » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:00 pm

3X00-Modified wrote:
whiteretta wrote:
3X00-Modified wrote:to not come to bfest.... BOOOOOOO
I've been looking at houses if that makes the situation any better, lol.

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Yeah I currently own two houses, in the process of re-modeling the new one to move into, Before or after Bfest... Not sure yet... LOL no sympathy from me!!!


I didn't think there would be any sympathy, hahaha...

Jegs stuff! Just missing one banjo bolt fitting...

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:51 pm

One side finished! Just waiting on that last banjo fitting.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby Rettax3 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:20 pm

That looks great. Really nicely done.

Honestly, my biggest thumbs-down on this is the number of adapters and therefore potential leak-points this swap has. I have virtually never seen a swaged-type hose-end fitting leak, but even the venerable AN flare fittings do have the potential, especially if the movement of the suspension causes any twisting action against the hose. And each adapter you need adds an extra leak-point to the system. IIRC there are stock application hoses that work on this swap, that attach directly to the inverse-flare brake-line with a banjo on the other end for the caliper -has anyone looked for a performance Kevlar or braided-steel hose that fits those applications?

But, AN is good, I just bought an AN flaring tool to make a steel hydraulic line for the clutch on my 3.4 DOHC Z-26 project, if you found a similar hose that had a male AN flare on the other side, you could eliminate the inverse-flare to AN adapter and take out that extra leak-point on each side of the car...

Anyway, just a thought, and what you have does look professionally done, I doubt you'll ever have a problem with it. :good:


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Re: RE: Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:07 pm

Rettax3 wrote:That looks great. Really nicely done.

Honestly, my biggest thumbs-down on this is the number of adapters and therefore potential leak-points this swap has. I have virtually never seen a swaged-type hose-end fitting leak, but even the venerable AN flare fittings do have the potential, especially if the movement of the suspension causes any twisting action against the hose. And each adapter you need adds an extra leak-point to the system. IIRC there are stock application hoses that work on this swap, that attach directly to the inverse-flare brake-line with a banjo on the other end for the caliper -has anyone looked for a performance Kevlar or braided-steel hose that fits those applications?

But, AN is good, I just bought an AN flaring tool to make a steel hydraulic line for the clutch on my 3.4 DOHC Z-26 project, if you found a similar hose that had a male AN flare on the other side, you could eliminate the inverse-flare to AN adapter and take out that extra leak-point on each side of the car...

Anyway, just a thought, and what you have does look professionally done, I doubt you'll ever have a problem with it. :good:
I'm not going to argue this either. I had to replace a good section of the fuel and brake lines at the rear due to rust, and I'm hoping all is well when I fire it up!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:30 pm

Yeah, lots of adapters. When I did mine I found a braided hose that had the banjo I needed and did it in one piece. It actually has less connections than factory because the U hose at the axle tube is eliminated.
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AN is good stuff though. I wouldn't worry a whole lot.


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