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by Rettax3
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Newest addition. 2 wheels old...
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Newest addition. 2 wheels old...

Took the ZX-11 out for a spin yesterday to run a few errands and get some wind behind me, also to try out a new, shorter windshield I bought for it, closer to stock height. On a long stretch of country highway, I dropped a couple of gears and opened her up climbing a steep grade. The needle quickly ...
by Rettax3
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Manifold to exhaust down pipe
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Manifold to exhaust down pipe

I've got a COMPLETE '95 Z-26 exhaust system -I mean complete from manifolds to muffler (I kept the twin outlet tip though). It is essentially rust-free (I removed it with bolts INTACT -they weren't even seized). Shoot me a PM with an offer for as much or as little of it as you want. It will need to ...
by Rettax3
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I am my own worst enemy...
Replies: 35
Views: 3327

Re: I am my own worst enemy...

You need to bring your evil genius to Berettafest some day... You keep saying that... :wink: I would love to, but it would take me like a week just to get there, plus the time for the 'Fest and the drive back. If I wanted to keep my license, that is. :twisted: Ironic to me that the Berettafests (an...
by Rettax3
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I am my own worst enemy...
Replies: 35
Views: 3327

Re: I am my own worst enemy...

Pulled the GTA's engine out for a new crank-kit last week, and found some other issues inside the engine, so I've been debating on what to do with it. It is the numbers-matching original, so I guess I will fix it and keep going forward on it. I pressure-washed the bay while it was (mostly) empty, a...
by Rettax3
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Newest addition. 2 wheels old...
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Newest addition. 2 wheels old...

All very nice bikes. You own a pair of V45s? What are you doing with all this equipment? haha I had a 84 V65 Sabre. Bought it new, sold it a couple years ago with 14k miles on it. I loved it, hated to sell it but a guy offered a very good price. With all the crazies out there on their phones while ...
by Rettax3
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: -88 GT
Replies: 156
Views: 31709

Re: -88 GT

Rare that you should need to rev much beyond that anyway, and the intakes on these older MPFI 2.8s and 3.1s struggle to get enough air into the engine at that RPM. BUT, it should be ABLE to go beyond 5k if asked to. Is it refusing to rev, like it shuts off or bounces off of a rev-limiter, or does it...
by Rettax3
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Newest addition. 2 wheels old...
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Newest addition. 2 wheels old...

... And for more summer fun, I managed to replace my old ZX-11, after seven years. Managed to pick up a beautifully-kept bike for under $700 from a dealership, because the bike had some mechanical damage and was brought in on trade. They didn't want to spend the labor-hours fixing it, so for $50 in ...
by Rettax3
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Newest addition. 2 wheels old...
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Newest addition. 2 wheels old...

Updated the look of my older bike. The red paint-job (I don't care much for red on most vehicles anyway, but was able to overlook that because of the price and overall condition of the bike) was wearing on me a bit, and flaked a little during the most recent washing. It has been a good bike for me f...
by Rettax3
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beretta Convertible on ebay?!?
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Beretta Convertible on ebay?!?

Schram gets a lot of weird stuff... They are the ones who bought-out the last of the '06 G-6 GTP F40 six-speed transmissions from Getrag -had a huge stockpile of them. I noticed the other cars around the Beretta weren't of the same era, and the stock-number matched the windshield tag, and had some h...
by Rettax3
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beretta Convertible on ebay?!?
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Beretta Convertible on ebay?!?

WTF? I had to see it to believe it. How can THAT CAR be sitting THERE? Somebody, please, try to rescue that thing! :o It is waaay too far away for me to get to. :sorry:
by Rettax3
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silverado build 3.0...or should I say 8.1
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Silverado build 3.0...or should I say 8.1

Pretty awesome. That 8.1 is a beast. I don't know how it stacks up against the 8.0 V-10 Dodge I have, but the fact that it is actually in a vehicle instead of on a stand in a garage does put you a few steps ahead right there. :lol: And the six-speed is new to me -I've never seen one and had basicall...
by Rettax3
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Z71 project 2.0 - 92 from Cali
Replies: 20
Views: 930

Re: Z71 project 2.0 - 92 from Cali

Is there an absolute 'no' on running both trucks? You did sell-off the first of the trio after all, so keeping the second AND third is only 66.6-bar percent... :D
by Rettax3
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I am my own worst enemy...
Replies: 35
Views: 3327

Re: I am my own worst enemy...

Well, I've been busy making life more complicated... I've added an '82 Trans Am -fairly rare original four-speed car- to the group. Decent shape overall, it took an hour or so to get it running, decent "PMD" special interior, but with some bad (though isolated) rust issues (the roof, and b...
by Rettax3
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Z71 project 2.0 - 92 from Cali
Replies: 20
Views: 930

Re: Z71 project 2.0 - 92 from Cali

??? SERIOUSLY? After all that? Okay, who is worse, you for going on to V3.0, or me for wanting to see it so badly? :D
by Rettax3
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Performance Mods
Topic: Any easy, cheaper ways to increase MPG?
Replies: 51
Views: 1301

Re: Any easy, cheaper ways to increase MPG?

Two things, and I wish I could find the actual study GM did on this... 1. GM did in fact do a comprehensive test with their engines to determine if running them cold was notably detrimental to their longevity as opposed to warming them up first. Interestingly, the added wear of idling them to warm t...

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