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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby themixer » Tue May 03, 2016 2:28 pm

that looks great! smart choice getting an entire engine!



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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby Money pit Beretta » Wed May 04, 2016 7:17 am

That is clean. Man that is one hell of a resonator on that thing.


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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby Amateur » Wed May 04, 2016 7:38 pm

Took out the motor today. Definitely was a lot faster this go around.

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Inspected the regulars, a little dirty but everything is wearing nicely. Plenty of thrashing life left.

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Now here's old engine being an utter disappointment.

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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby Money pit Beretta » Thu May 05, 2016 5:53 am

Paracord? :o


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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby Money pit Beretta » Thu May 05, 2016 7:36 am



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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby Amateur » Thu May 05, 2016 7:43 am

Paracord?


Yep, it's rated for 500lbs working load. That engine is actually pretty light. I can and have lifted the iron shortblock myself several times, and the aluminum head is definitely light, so the engine as a whole easily comes in at less than 500lbs. The rope is technically rated for a job like this and I'm using two so that splits the the load bearing on top of that. As long as the gear you're using is rated for the work you're doing, than I'm all in for using it.

BTW, that article is awesome. I saved it as a favorite awhile back, it definitely does a good job explaining the differences between the L4 through the years. I was thinking that an easy bump in compression is to use vortec 2200 pistons on a 2.2, but without anything being forged, would probably blow up. I think that would put the comp ratio at 12:1 roughly lol.



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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby Money pit Beretta » Thu May 05, 2016 7:20 pm

Been meaning to buy some paracord for some time now. Not sure how I'd use it. Dang good stuff though.

Yeah thought you already had read all that and would have been shocked if you didn't. They also have a nice write up on the early V6. Oh well, it was posted just incase you were to busy and didn't know of it.


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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby themixer » Fri May 06, 2016 7:53 am

motor in yet?!!!! hopefully you make it to berettafest this year with your beretta



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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby Amateur » Sat May 14, 2016 6:02 pm

I'm about 90% done with the swap. Progress is slow because life always finds a way...to get in the way. Anywho, I ran into a peculiar situation today where the outer brake pad on the D. side wouldn't seat right.

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Passenger side was fine:

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So I just went to town using my angle grinder to trim off material so my brakes can work as intended.

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All good. My rotors look like they were pulled from the Titanic:

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Also going along the theme of Operation Superthrift, I got some cheap tires. The tires all around are garbage so I bought new ultra high performance ones. They are Sumitomo's HTR ZII 205/55R16s. According to tire rack independent testing, they only have marginally less dry traction than the Dunlop Direzza DZ102s. Other than that, everything is substantially lower (ie stability, hydroplane resistance, road noise etc). I bought one tire for $55 since it was an older manufacture date while the rest was $10 more per.
I also put the GTZ wheels I bought off of Mike like a year ago. Paint matching wheels? ain't nobody got money for that!
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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby Amateur » Fri May 20, 2016 8:27 pm

All done. Engine sounds really good! Put new tie rods all around and new endlinks:

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oh, and I had a change of heart and repainted the whole car blue!

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All it cost me was $32 in spray can supplies and a crapload of elbow grease. Also don't be fooled, for whatever reason it looks way better in photos that what it really is.



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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby Money pit Beretta » Sat May 21, 2016 8:42 am

Well that was a bit of a shock. Bit hard to wake up to. LOL needs to be darker to match the wheels.
What is your front camber? Got a bit too much positive on my car. NTB seems to think that is normal for Berettas as they have done that to both cars I've owned.


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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby ifixalot » Sun May 22, 2016 11:21 am

FYI, there is a guy on Craigslist, located in Lemont Il. who has doors for sale at $95 bucks each.



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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby Amateur » Mon May 23, 2016 1:22 pm

Well that was a bit of a shock. Bit hard to wake up to. LOL needs to be darker to match the wheels.
What is your front camber? Got a bit too much positive on my car. NTB seems to think that is normal for Berettas as they have done that to both cars I've owned.


Off the top of my head, I have no clue. I just take it to get aligned and don't ask any questions. As long as tire wear is even and the car tracks straight, I'm happy. The suspension on these cars are very basic and the only complaint I have is the Macpherson struts gain negative camber with compression by design so some positive probably isn't so bad.

FYI, there is a guy on Craigslist, located in Lemont Il. who has doors for sale at $95 bucks each.


I know exactly who you are talking about. He used to have a black and a white z26 that he was parting out originally. He scrapped the cars and now has some parts left over that he pulled. The doors have power windows and I just want one's with manual cranks. Also my budget on this car for the year is at it's limit and so I'm probably going to roll with broken/dent door for now....uhhhh...it shows character?



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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby Money pit Beretta » Mon May 23, 2016 6:27 pm

That is easy to understand now that you say that(gaining negative camber). Sure like the -3/4 in the rear that my car has, so more up front is ok with me.


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Re: Chevy Beretta FF

Postby DanteGTZ » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:25 pm

Is the car ready to make the trek to Ocean City in a few weeks?????


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