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by Rettax3
Fri Jan 13, 2023 4:28 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 130
Views: 59709

Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

Enviable luck, a break-down in the driveway when you aren't in a rush to get somewhere else... :good: Regarding the A/C, would I be correct in guessing it is time to convert over to 134a? Easy to do, the fitting kit is available and inexpensive, just be sure to use the correct oil with it (134a's &q...
by Rettax3
Sat Jan 07, 2023 9:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shop upgrades
Replies: 23
Views: 11190

Re: Shop upgrades

I would suggest a four-car garage WITH room to expand or add on a shop later. :wink: I've got four and a small workshop which is now stuck serving double-duty as a machining shop AND a woodshop -it gets crowded fast ... Plus, I need another half-bay for engine and transmission storage... Working ac...
by Rettax3
Sun Jan 01, 2023 3:29 am
Forum: Performance Mods
Topic: LS1/t56 swap
Replies: 290
Views: 180986

Re: LS1/t56 swap

The Delorean DMC-12 initially had the fuel-filler in the 'trunk' (which was of course up front, since the Delorean was a mid-engine car), and the whole lid had to be opened-up to fill the tank. Shortly into production though, they 'updated' the 'trunk lid' with a gas-flap door in the edge. So that c...
by Rettax3
Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Budget LS swap 6spd RWD Z26 project.
Replies: 72
Views: 10324

Re: Budget LS swap 6spd RWD Z26 project.

Fantastic! Watching your video, at the point you were swapping-out the clutch M/C, and popping up through the gaping hole in the floor-pan, all I could do was laugh and think, " Warning!! Danger to Manifold! (Woody didn't heed that warning!) " :lol: :ROFL: :D Congrats having her running on...
by Rettax3
Sun Dec 04, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: '91 Beretta Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 4064

Re: '91 Beretta Woes

:P :D :friends:
by Rettax3
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: '91 Beretta Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 4064

Re: '91 Beretta Woes

Styluss wrote:You do know you're responding to a post that's 7 years old, right? ;)
Who, me? :unknown: Look above, "2nejunkie" dredged this up, as it appears he is having similar problems. His post was Oct 27th, 2022, THIS YEAR, unless I slept-in too long?? :lol:
bstuff old post.jpg
by Rettax3
Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Performance Mods
Topic: LS1/t56 swap
Replies: 290
Views: 180986

Re: LS1/t56 swap

Nice to see this still moving forward. Doesn't look like you are experiencing much 'shelf wear' on your project... You must have it stored in a pretty decent place, I know for most of my long-term cars they start deteriorating when I ignore them too long.
by Rettax3
Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I love brake rotors -New Tools!
Replies: 1
Views: 213

I love brake rotors -New Tools!

Ever have a CV axle jam, and refuse to come out? Limited access for pry-bars, you just can't yank on the darn thing because it will pull the boot apart or just spring-back and laugh at you... What to do? A cheap slide-hammer and a little creativity enters in... CV Slide 3a.jpg The small lip on the e...
by Rettax3
Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Budget LS swap 6spd RWD Z26 project.
Replies: 72
Views: 10324

Re: Budget LS swap 6spd RWD Z26 project.

Very nice! An early present to yourself for the Holidays. :D
by Rettax3
Tue Nov 15, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dead Batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Dead Batteries

I would say that 'old' is indeed the key. Most newer chargers have gone digital control everything, and are 'idiot-proof' or 'baby-safe'... Pisses me off to no end when making a tool 'safe for all users of any experience' (or I.Q. level) essentially removes a part of its' function. That said, even m...
by Rettax3
Mon Nov 14, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dead Batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Dead Batteries

When you have a collection of cars, like I do, maintaining batteries can not only waste a lot of time, but also a lot of money. I've explored alternative options to conventional lead-acid starting batteries before, and know maybe a little more about batteries and their construction than the average ...
by Rettax3
Thu Nov 10, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2 potential LS swaps
Replies: 56
Views: 45094

Re: 2 potential LS swaps

Sorry, I was looking for Paul Harvey. He did a radio show I used to listen to reruns of riding around in my dads F150 in the 80s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rest_of_the_Story Hopefully if you keep a small enough tire in the back, you can break traction instead of breaking trannies. Thats my ...
by Rettax3
Wed Nov 09, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2 potential LS swaps
Replies: 56
Views: 45094

Re: 2 potential LS swaps

And now for the rest of the story. <<<1000 points for anyone who knows what thats from. For the longest time I wanted to get a 300ZX. Then I changed my mind Walter Kronkite? :unknown: :oops: -Oops, just double-checked the spelling, sorry Mr Cronkite... I'm sure I could wiki-cheat it... :roll: But I...
by Rettax3
Mon Oct 31, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 982
Views: 295217

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

Old Mopars are ok I guess, and these two are both 4spd, but there's no way in hell I'd pay the Mopar tax. Cost twice as much as a comparable Chevy. ^^^THAT is a fact! I never could figure that out either. Unfortunately, the heart wants what the heart wants. :pardon: If you fall in love with a Texas...
by Rettax3
Mon Oct 31, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what did you do to your ride today?
Replies: 982
Views: 295217

Re: what did you do to your ride today?

You can get more light really easily with just a bulb swap...assuming they are typical 9005 and 9006. Nope, literally big ol' 3rd-Gen Firebird light housings... Aftermarket non-sealed-beam lights I stole from my second 300ZX before it was destroyed in the arsonist's fire... Retta Headlights 2a.jpg ...