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Re: 1989 Beretta Base Michigan

Postby jking18 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:37 pm

I believe i may have found work. I'm going through a place called manpower. Ive recently done some math regarding the budget for the swap. If I do it this year I will not have enough for Berettafest. I really want to do this swap and I'm pretty sure that Ill have lots of questions and i would really appreciate the help. BTW quick question about the WOT-Tech thread thats locked. I planned on buying a 3400 swap chip from them. About how long will that take to be programed and sent?


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Re: 1989 Beretta Base Michigan

Postby jking18 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:36 am

Looking at swap numbers, I think I would rather do a little extra work and swap in a 3500 or build a hybrid 3400/3500. Here is a list I have found at V6Z24.com and im pretty sure that the J body and L bodies are very similar.
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-3.5 L v6 engine (LX9, non VVT)
-Fuel Pump from a 1991 TPI 350 Camaro
-3100/3400 fuel rail
-88 Beretta GT Jackshaft setup
-#24 injectors from a 3.4 DOHC which are Multech 1 or Multech 2 from a stock 3400?
-Snap-on flare set of fuel lines from a 3x00 equipped vehicle (grand am possibly)
-External crank trigger from http://wot-tech.com
-Front mount
-Side mount
-3500 plenum TB adapter from http://wot-tech.com
-65 mm 3.5L intrigue Throttle Body or 65 mm TB from TCE
-Manual Transmission from HM282 Getrag/Muncie
-Aftermarket clutch and pressure plate, im going with clutchnet.com
-New Flywheel, make sure to use manual transmission bolts
-95 Beretta/Corsica Throttle Cable: GM P/N 22638838
-Throttle Bracket if it doesn't come with one
-lower* radiator hose from a '99 Montana. P/N GTR-61720 $10.69 from Summit Racing.
-Lower radiator hose from a hose from a '92-'94 V6 J.
-2000+ FPR
-90-95 EGR to 2000+ Manifold Adapter from http://www.wot-tech.com
-Power steering line from a '94 Grand AM with a 3100
-Downpipe from 3500 engine
-Set of steel "union" pipe connections (3/8ths for the supply line, and 5/16ths size for the return line)
-CTS adaptor: carquest, PN# G63120-1206 12mm-6FP

Now that i am working, I will have the disposable income needed to do what GM forgot to do......use a motor with more than 130hp. I was wondering if there is someone who can tune the 3500 with multec 2 injectors.


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Re: 1989 Beretta Base Michigan

Postby LX9Power » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:37 pm

you did some nice research.



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Re: 1989 Beretta Base Michigan

Postby jking18 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:37 am

I just bought and installed the teal indy seats that I got for $50 and they are COMFORTABLE. I do need driver and passenger side foam for the bottom. My foam is dented from storage.
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Re: 1989 Beretta Base Michigan

Postby jking18 » Sat May 05, 2012 5:31 pm

Yesterday I bought the teal indy seats for the back. They costed $40 and it came with another set of seatbelts (going in the yellow indy), a teal grill, and a fuse panel cover (also for the yellow indy). So I basically paid 90 dollars for front and back seats. I think its money well spent.
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Re: 1989 Beretta Base Michigan

Postby jackattack193 » Sat May 05, 2012 8:09 pm

Oh yeah, that's money well spent. Lookin good



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Re: 1989 Beretta Base Michigan

Postby jking18 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:37 pm

I finally bought my wheels (teal indy) for $80. i also found a 1990 gtz at a different yard that i will be stealing the FE7 Springs and Stabilizer bars from. I also managed to install some audio equiptment ( pioneer 6X9s, pioneer amp, and 2 MTX 12s) Ill get pics up later.


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Re: 1989 Beretta Base Michigan

Postby 88_GTU » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:26 pm

Make sure you grab the endlinks AND the mounting brackets from that GTZ for the swaybar.


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Re: 1989 Beretta Base Michigan

Postby jking18 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:01 pm

Thanks for the tip


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Re: 1989 Beretta Base Michigan

Postby 88_GTU » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:52 pm

No prob. I got burned years ago when I got the bar and totally neglected to get the brackets. If you dont get the brackets attached to the knuckles youl have to find struts with the tab and those are almost as hard to find as the brackets!

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Re: 1989 Beretta Base Michigan Update Page 3

Postby jking18 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:34 pm

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And a classic pic of the gfs ride with mine :D
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I have been busy lol. Im halfway through collecting 3400 swap parts from my list. Im also collecting 5 speed parts for that awesome combo. I also have got to thank some forum members for their help with my collecting.
First thanks goes to RETTAX3 for the killer mount.
Second goes to Shane Bunce for the chip to run my newly acquired motor
Third goes to THEMIXER for a 5 speed shift plate that I would have never found on my own lol.

Anyway, when spring rolls around I will be rebuilding the 3400 possibly throwing a wot-tech cam into the mix. This project may be rushed a bit due to Berettafest.
The suspension will be reworked with Eibachs before the end of the year.


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Re: 1989 Beretta Base Michigan

Postby Money pit Beretta » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:18 am

Thank you for the update. That would have been a great photo if it was not so dark.


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Re: 1989 Beretta Base Michigan

Postby 95BerettaBase » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:21 pm

Hope you don't mind, I touched this up a little bit.

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