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Postby CorvetteBeretta » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:14 pm

Hey what's up all its been a while since I been on this site (5 years ish) I just got my Beretta home after 3-4 years of sitting outside :shock: Now its time to fix her up here is the list of mods:

88 GT 5SPD

Body:

full body kit I don't remember what brand blitz style I think (door panels and skirts molded onto car)
FX designs fenders
Phantom top (which I plan to remove)
BMW headlights (angel eyes)
Corvette Tail lights
GTZ grill molded to kit
Had 20" chrome rims, now crappy nothings
Side marker lights filled in

Interior

APC racing seats
Full 96 Z26 interior
Momo shift boot (still Good)
custom short shifter
Auto meter big tach
Pillar pod with air fuel/Coolant temp both autometer

Drivetrain

2.8L MPFI fully built
3.1 block board 30 over
Comp Cam, timing chain, lifters, push rods and valve springs
Crane rocker rollers
Balanced and blue printed
Port and polished
Upper and lower intake gasket matched
TB board out to match the over sized plenum
MSD coil pack
8mm msd plug wires

Other things:
Center force clutch
Cavi brake upgrade with drilled and slotted rotors
Cavi strut brace
Lumina rad to strut tower braces
Suspension Technics lowering springs a 1.6 drop if I remember
Full custom exhaust 2.25" to flow master muffler one in duel out

I'm planning on "trying" to fix her up as best as I can, I see now a lot of parts are unavailable ie. weather stripping. I was planning on selling then my father took his own life and he was the one who taught me how to do body work when we built this, so now it has some sentimental value.

Now I'm back on the beretta scene again LOL, I will post up some pics as soon as I post enough

I'm getting the car road worthy for summer here is my master list

change LIM due to crack
94 dash swap with 88 digital cluster **complete**
rear brakes (drum for now) and ebrake cables
new plug wires plus coil pack (fix plug arc)**complete**
new CIA
New fuel filter
power steering pump
fix my coolant temp problem**complete**
new carpet
finish interior swap**complete**
shifter rebuild kit

here are my recent pics

bad cluster
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body work needed!
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What a MESS!!
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Re: 88 Beretta GT

Postby Money pit Beretta » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:05 pm

Can't wait to see the car!


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Re: 88 Beretta GT (Update pics)

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:12 pm

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Here she is this is after 3 years of sitting outside.

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Im planning on pulling front kit and fixing it, removing the phantom top and getting a full interior if I can find a cheap car I want to do the 92+ interior also I was eyeballing that corvette front brake swap somebody did.. BETTER CAI TOO.....


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Re: 88 Beretta GT (update pics)

Postby Money pit Beretta » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:30 am

That CAI is fine, just don't need that by-pass(or whatever it's called) on the TB. If you have a K&N it's not going to suck in water.

A nice low key(not shocking) color and the kit should look nice. Bit over the top for me, but hey why not.


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Re: 88 Beretta GT (update pics)

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:23 am

Money pit Beretta wrote:That CAI is fine, just don't need that by-pass(or whatever it's called) on the TB. If you have a K&N it's not going to suck in water.

A nice low key(not shocking) color and the kit should look nice. Bit over the top for me, but hey why not.


The cai is made out of 3" steel exhaust pipe its heavy and now I see how u can run it in front of the battery

Also its not a bypass coming off the tb its a silicone coupler I will take a close up pic later

As for the color it used to be a nice flat black but 3 years of sitting outside fadded it


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Re: 88 Beretta GT (update pics)

Postby Money pit Beretta » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:26 pm

Really? Thought for sure that was a Transgenic CAI. Styluss bought that company and now makes the CAI's and WAI's.

WOW, sure looks like back primer. Ouch!


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Re: 88 Beretta GT (some underground pics)

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:47 pm

I sanp a few pics of the old girl in my underground (her new home) I wish it sat down here for the 3 years F^&K!!
Shitty camera phone pics though when I get her running better I will take it outside and get some real ones
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These are old ones I found right after my engine rebuild was done and painted
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Re: 88 Beretta GT (underground pics)

Postby Money pit Beretta » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:02 pm

Man that still looks like a by-pass connecter. Ever get an oil smell with that breather?
That engine looks very nice, one of the best 2.8/3.1's I've seen!


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Re: 88 Beretta GT (underground pics)

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:17 pm

Money pit Beretta wrote:Man that still looks like a by-pass connecter. Ever get an oil smell with that breather?
That engine looks very nice, one of the best 2.8/3.1's I've seen!


No smell that I've noticed.. Everything except the top manifold is a 3.1 I just liked the way I finished this one so I used the 2.8 top


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Re: 88 Beretta GT (underground pics)

Postby Money pit Beretta » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:39 am

I had a cheap breather on my 90GT and smelled oil at every stop. With the Styluss CAI on the 95 there is no longer a problem.
Sure like the shock factor:"Really? That is just a 2.8?"


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Re: 88 Beretta GT (update) getting ready for summer

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:22 pm

Update in original post...


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Re: 88 Beretta GT (update) getting ready for summer

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:36 am

I'm getting close to being road worthy. I can't wait to get it painted and insured.

-fixed all non working gauges
-finished led cluster
-mounted 88 cluster in 94 dash
-replaced icm / coil packs
-new plug wires / plugs
-new o2 / oil pres. sensors

Still need to

-lim gasket + paint lower intake
-install new dash
-service injectors
-upgrade Cai
-fix body damage
-Install led trunk light, under hood light, foot well lights and plate lights

Here is my plenum turned out nice I just have to buff the top then clear it
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Re: 88 Beretta GT (update) getting ready for summer

Postby Squeeze » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:23 pm

Looks like your beretta is coming along, what color or color scheme you planning on going with?


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Re: 88 Beretta GT (update) getting ready for summer

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:45 pm

Thanks man..I have no set color picked out yet my bro is starting his own paint company so he will paint it for free as long as I put his company decals on my side windows. I was kind of thinking black base with green and gold pearl.


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Re: 88 Beretta GT (update) getting ready for summer

Postby 1988GTU » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:52 pm

pick a Corvette color?


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