Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby themixer » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:20 am

Plate and insured modified coolant pipe being installed tonight !



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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby themixer » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:22 am

So great news, it seems the leaking coolant line was causing my speedometer issues! Car seems to be working great!

Next to fix is the AC, hopefully it's a mild repair!



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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby Red_Bra_Black_GTZ » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:34 am

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themixer wrote:NOS - not sure i need it for this trip, may be hard to explain taking it over the boarder.


They didn't hassle me when I went to Michigan via Canada... In and out in a day and never looked in the trunk. It shouldn't be hard to explain since it's only and oxygenater... it's not flammable and if properly marked I believe it's legal to transport... You just can't have the system enabled and the bottle open that I know of.



Just do not talk about NOS to the border agents.


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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby themixer » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:49 am

Budget for NOS went into my other Beretta build! The GTU clone is going to be a fun project



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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby themixer » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:21 am

Many small things done this weekend

Cadillac visors installed
Small weather roof stripping installed
Interior plastics
Finally the ECU is installed !
Installed spare tire
Replaced marker light socket
Installed new rims and Tires
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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby Money pit Beretta » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:48 am

Man that thing is clean. What wheels are those?


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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby Rettax3 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:56 am

Cavalier Z-24 16" rims, circa 1997. I ran the set from my '97 Z-24 on my Turbo 'Retta for a while, but for some reason it made the car sit wrong and made it look like a giant Matchbox car. :no: Now they are scattered amongst my front-drivers as full-sized spares.

I like those sun-visors! Nicely done. I have Olds Aurora sun-visors in my '90 'Retta, it is a cool set of visors but don't fit right like yours do...


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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby Money pit Beretta » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:25 am

Don't seem to be rounded enough, looks more like G6 wheels to me. I see a 97 Z24 every weekend.


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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby themixer » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:41 am

Rettax3 is correct 1997 z24 wheels with 2003 ztype centers. I spent many hours sanding them and prepping for a professional base clear paint. They were the second set of wheels my original 1995 2.2 Beretta had on them (painted white back in the day). He is also correct about the stance, the offset seems a little different but still personal preference going to keep them on the car they hook up better than the 15" tires I had.

Blast from the past looking though old blackberry pics! Hopefully people on the forum like pictures of old rusty berettas!
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Texas cars poor headliner, came out in 8 pieces. fiberglassed a new one together. Stupid sunroof.
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1995 base after Z26 kit was installed (RIP)

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Texas car with half its paintjob done, couldn't get aftermarket fenders to finish it. 5 speed swapped
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The texas car soon after I bought it. 3.1 automatic 3 speed



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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby themixer » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:59 am

Oh yes! Got the AC system charged up last night and leak tested. Passed but still am unsure how removing the engine made the AC system loose its charge. Must have a very small leak, but as long as it works while going to Mississippi!



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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:14 am

I will probably be bringing my AC tools with me to MS so we could mess with it if necessary. I got an nice new gauge set and a vac pump that pulls 30inHg easily.



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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby Money pit Beretta » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:02 pm

Must have those G6 wheels stuck in my mind. Kind of like the looks of them.


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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby Rettax3 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:32 pm

themixer wrote:Rettax3 is correct 1997 z24 wheels with 2003 ztype centers. I spent many hours sanding them and prepping for a professional base clear paint. They were the second set of wheels my original 1995 2.2 Beretta had on them (painted white back in the day). He is also correct about the stance, the offset seems a little different but still personal preference going to keep them on the car they hook up better than the 15" tires I had.

Blast from the past looking though old blackberry pics! Hopefully people on the forum like pictures of old rusty berettas!

Man, you are so right about the way those wheels effect the Beretta's grip -I don't think I was able to turn my '90 hard enough to lose lateral traction, and I was actually able to launch that car pretty good with those wheels on it too, whereas everything else I've had on it just spin, with or without the turbo spooled. It is really bad on that car now, since I got the 3.4 with the headers and the big-@$$ T-4 together and back under the hood.

I would suspect a freon leak at one of the swedged fittings where the rubber hoses meet the aluminum hard-lines. Once they get old, moving them around as much as pulling the engine out requires can cause them to start leaking. Charge it up with a UV dye freon, and trace it down with a blacklight.

Oh, and rusty or not, we do love those Beretta pics! :wink:


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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby themixer » Tue May 12, 2015 7:59 am

Bad news tonight there is some metal floating around in the transmission! So mine is being ripped off and sent to the dealership for repair. 240k on trans with 80k of my aggressive driving about 5-8k on the 3400 swap. I think it had a good life.

I read that heavywoody may have a rebuild kit no longer required so sent a PM, if not going to order one off ebay. Hopefully the bearing that is no longer available is still good on mine.

Not a good day but shouldn't be too bad to change out.
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Re: Don't mess with texas - 3400 swap project

Postby themixer » Tue May 12, 2015 8:11 am

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/MUNCIE-282-FWD-F ... 1448707819

Man we get totally ripped off in Canada. $80 to ship these small parts up here, and still 16 business days for delivery.




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