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Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

Postby EPfiffner » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:26 pm

GT_Indy wrote:Sounds just like the way my old 88 behaved years ago before the 3T40 completly lost Reverse then several weeks after I lost Drive and then nothing worked. Then I did a used transmission swap because a rebuild wasnt worth the money for it. Then the rust got to bad and I junked it because it wasnt as safe.


Uh oh, doesn't sound good for me then. I'm going to keep rollin' it for now unless it gets worse, just no more mountain trips lol

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EPfiffner wrote:I put a SK125 Transgo kit in the 3t40, well, just because. Aaand I won't like it and I will want a 5 speed.


Yep, time for that 5-speed swap! :wink: Glad the car got you home, sometimes I think we forget how important that is... Awfully kind of our Berettas to remind us of that once in a while. :D


It would be sooo much nicer with the manual. Word on the street here though is the parts are rare. My firewall has rust damage in the areas where the clutch master mounts, it doesn't cause an issue since it's an auto but the metal isn't 100%. I have no problems welding or doing sheet metal, but it'd be a big project.

I have to rebuild the engine in the wife's trailblazer first, it's burning oil like no tomorrow.



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Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

Postby GT_Indy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:55 pm

Rettax3 wrote:
EPfiffner wrote:I put a SK125 Transgo kit in the 3t40, well, just because. Aaand I won't like it and I will want a 5 speed.


Yep, time for that 5-speed swap! :wink: Glad the car got you home, sometimes I think we forget how important that is... Awfully kind of our Berettas to remind us of that once in a while. :D


Yah, getting it home is the important part.


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Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

Postby woody90gtz » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:36 am

The 5 speed swap is some work, but so worth it. Really wakes up the car.


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Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

Postby Rettax3 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:25 pm

What part of the country are you in? I do have a great shifting non-slipping TH125C (aka 3T40) in my '90 Yellow Indy -I want to 5-speed swap that car and just need the pedal set at this point, and the TH won't have a home after that (I have a few new CV joints for it too that came with the car)... I had to junk the TH from my GTU several years ago, because nobody out here wanted to buy it at the time and I needed a core for the junk-yard -I unbolted almost everything I could from that thing, slapped the pan back on and gave it over with a sad wave goodbye. In fact, I still have the parts wrapped-up and boxed, but I'm not sure you would want to dig into your trans like that, or if I even have what you would need...

An aftermarket cooler placed inline with the radiator's cooler (and flush that one out) might help prolong your tranny's life...


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Re: Back to Berettas after 15+ years

Postby GT_Indy » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:56 pm

Rettax3 wrote:What part of the country are you in? I do have a great shifting non-slipping TH125C (aka 3T40) in my '90 Yellow Indy -I want to 5-speed swap that car and just need the pedal set at this point, and the TH won't have a home after that (I have a few new CV joints for it too that came with the car)... I had to junk the TH from my GTU several years ago, because nobody out here wanted to buy it at the time and I needed a core for the junk-yard -I unbolted almost everything I could from that thing, slapped the pan back on and gave it over with a sad wave goodbye. In fact, I still have the parts wrapped-up and boxed, but I'm not sure you would want to dig into your trans like that, or if I even have what you would need...

An aftermarket cooler placed inline with the radiator's cooler (and flush that one out) might help prolong your tranny's life...


I know the feeling with junking good parts, I junked all this about a year ago because I couldn't keep them any longer:
2.8 mpfi (1)
3.1 MPFI (2)
3100 SFI (1)
3400 SFI (1)
4T60e (1)
olds 307 (1)
200-r4 auto (1)
3T40 auto (3)

I had them listed a bit less than the local junk yards and already pulled, nobody wanted them.
Couldn't keep them anymore so I took them to the shredder facility for metal weight, got almost as much as I was asking for everything so not a big loss.


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