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by Rettax3
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silverado build 3.0...or should I say 8.1
Replies: 1
Views: 21

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: 18
Views: 697

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: 30
Views: 2973

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: 18
Views: 697

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: 49
Views: 723

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...
by Rettax3
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Suspension and Brakes
Topic: Brake pads/rotors: will shop install my parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Brake pads/rotors: will shop install my parts?

$25-$30 bucks at Harbor Freight will get you a decent enough set of tools to do something so basic as pads and rotors. No place to do them? Apartment rules won't allow it or some-such? Family says 'no, not here'? Do them one wheel at a time at the store you bought the parts from, don't do it in fron...
by Rettax3
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.
Replies: 530
Views: 86279

Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Those guys... They always make a mess in the car -everything you feed them ends up all over the seats! :D At least they don't hurt the power-to-weight ratio much, and they MIGHT get you through in the car-pool lanes.
by Rettax3
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: Corsica misfiring after rain (nowadays problem with IAC valve)
Replies: 131
Views: 17057

Re: Corsica misfiring after rain (nowadays problem with IAC valve)

Did you bench-bleed the new MC before installing? Not bench-bleeding usually causes nothing but trouble throughout the rest of the process, like you described. Also, when bleeding at the wheels, do the farthest one first (right rear), then the next farthest (left rear), etc, ending at driver's side ...
by Rettax3
Fri May 31, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Beretta Z28
Replies: 579
Views: 105146

Re: Beretta Z28

weba wrote:That will be very wide body.. Maybe should have cut the body half from the middle and extend the whole car sideways ;)

:lol: I thought about that waaaay back in the day for my old Camaro -wanted to use the wider axle from a GMC van too. What to do with the windshield though??? :crazy:
by Rettax3
Fri May 31, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to the site.Looking for Dodge neon rear disc set up
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: New to the site.Looking for Dodge neon rear disc set up

Welcome to the site, Justin! Nice to see another 3800 S/C Beretta. Yours looks like a Series 2 L67? I see you changed your S/C pulley, what PSI are your running? Very cleanly built car, nice job! :good:
by Rettax3
Thu May 30, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 887
Views: 97257

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

I wouldn't use phenolic -too slick, nothing seems to like to stick to it. MAYBE if it was scuffed-up enough... I had planned on dremeling a groove around the coolant ports between the TPI base and aluminum spacer, to give a place for RTV to bite and not get pushed out, although the newer grey stuff ...
by Rettax3
Wed May 29, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Performance Mods
Topic: Any easy, cheaper ways to increase MPG?
Replies: 49
Views: 723

Re: Any easy, cheaper ways to increase MPG?

ALL indys (except the three actually used AT Indy) were 3.1 MPFI, only difference was 3-speed auto TH125C or 5-speed manual Getrag 282. The older MPFI engines are pretty stout on the top-end, and don't have LIMG failures like the SFI engines do, but they don't make the power the 3100 SFIs make at hi...
by Rettax3
Wed May 29, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 887
Views: 97257

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Starting with the thick rubber-and-metal intake manifold gaskets for the Vortec heads (better seal and the thickness will push the intake manifold up -besides, plastic gaskets don't belong in an iron-head V-8 any more than a 3x00), a slight porting job on the lower TPI intake and a 1/8 inch aluminum...
by Rettax3
Sun May 26, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Beretta Z28
Replies: 579
Views: 105146

Re: Beretta Z28

Nice work! I have GOT to get some focus back to my Teal Indy (hey, I looked at it today :pardon: ) -too many V-8 Berettas actually being built now for mine to stay sitting still (again). Really inspiring, how you've made the vision of your car, then gone so far to making your car into that vision. B...
by Rettax3
Sat May 25, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Beretta Z28
Replies: 579
Views: 105146

Re: Beretta Z28

Awesome work, C&C aint got nothin' on you! :wink: I am kind of hoping you have intentions of selling some of those hoods to people to give them another option and make all the mold-work worthwhile, but I kind of hope your car stays a completely one-off too, not that ANYONE is likely to build wha...

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