V8 RWD Beretta

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V8 RWD Beretta

Postby 2.2H8TA » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:06 pm

This has been off and on cl for months now, I figured I'd put it up here, it seems like a pretty good deal.
http://allentown.craigslist.org/cto/2612144730.html


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Re: V8 RWD Beretta

Postby indyyellow » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:12 pm

now we are talking. Too bad the car dash is nothing to speak about, and the door panels. Eeks


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Re: V8 RWD Beretta

Postby DOHC_tuner » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:51 am

I want



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Re: V8 RWD Beretta

Postby SuzukiGhostRider » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:05 am

Sweet. Price is right.

Tint the windows, mount the tails, nice little exhaust, and everyone will think it's another "all show and no go" ride.

Then you blow them away... :D Good for big grins! :P


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Re: V8 RWD Beretta

Postby unsmart1 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:36 am

that was on ebay like 2 years ago...I WANT.


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Re: V8 RWD Beretta

Postby weba » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:21 am

Points for real transmission and actually making the conversion.

I dislike everything else, it's a pickup with 40 year old drivetrain, the hood, interior and rear wheel tire gap looks ridiculous. Nothing that gets me excited.
I bet the car was better & more fun to drive in stock form than that thing, but then again this may only be ment for driving 1/4mile at time...

Okay the color is nice ;)



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Re: V8 RWD Beretta

Postby cramez » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:20 am

Hmm... where exactly is this?

If it actually runs mid-12's with that mediocre rear diff setup, I'd give him a couple grand for it. It's on treaded tires and leaf springs - slicks and a 4-link could put it into the 11's. Would be a pain to get it NHRA certified though - no cage and a frankenstein chassis.

Damn...gears are turning again...



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Re: V8 RWD Beretta

Postby 2.2H8TA » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:12 am

From the info on the cl post, it appears to be located in Easton P.A.
cramez wrote:Hmm... where exactly is this?

If it actually runs mid-12's with that mediocre rear diff setup, I'd give him a couple grand for it. It's on treaded tires and leaf springs - slicks and a 4-link could put it into the 11's. Would be a pain to get it NHRA certified though - no cage and a frankenstein chassis.

Damn...gears are turning again...


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Re: V8 RWD Beretta

Postby Alxsmt » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:12 pm

looks like they cut the front "rail" out by the fender..


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Re: V8 RWD Beretta

Postby cramez » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:20 am

Yeah, it was definitely set up as a basic drag car. The unibody is pretty much just sitting on top of an S-10 frame. Should go in a straight line pretty good, but it definitely won't handle like a Beretta would.

Alxsmt wrote:looks like they cut the front "rail" out by the fender..



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Re: V8 RWD Beretta

Postby scd88ga » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:04 pm

What a cobbled POS, I'm surprised it passes tech...


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Re: V8 RWD Beretta

Postby cramez » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:09 am

If the car was built solely to race, you'd be surprised what drag racers will make work to go fast on the cheap. Don Garlits came out to the 50th anniversary of my track a few years ago, and he was shifting his Swamp Rat with a chunk of wood - no lie.

Honestly, as long as it's not quicker than 10.50 or 135mph, there really aren't a whole lot of rules for tech. If it stays together and isn't leaking anything, they'll usually let you run it.

I give the build a little credit, it's the only realistic way to stuff a V-8 into these cars. It is kinda frankensteined together, but doing a full chassis in a Beretta body isn't cheap (trust me, I've had it quoted). Plus if you tried to hook up a 400 horse, rear wheel drive drivetrain to a Beretta's unibody, it would twist it like a pretzel :)




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