Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby Rettax3 » Thu May 23, 2019 5:19 pm

:shock: As a note, typically POE (Polyol Ester Oil -shouldn't that be 'PEO'?) should be used when converting R-12 to R-134a. PAG (of any weight) does NOT like the R-12 oils, and IIRC can gum up if there is any residue in the system. POE is compatible with R-12 oils AND R-134a. If you don't want to use the oiler and are rebuilding the whole system, splitting the oil up evenly into the new components is a good method (compressor, condenser, evaporator, and receiver/dryer), and even if you just do the compressor and aren't replacing it all, make certain to follow the oil instructions on the compressor, usually they call for 25-50% of the oil to be pre-charged into the compressor. Also, if the system has been compromised at all, either from a chunked compressor or possible dirt or moisture contamination, flushing it out with Amazon's FJC-2710-System-Flush-Kit and their TSI Supercool FFG High Temp A/C Flush (or equivalent -1 gallon is too much, unless you are a shop) is highly recommended. The flush solvents I've used claim to be 'quick drying', but be ready to blow the system out with compressed air and let it wait a while before refilling. Lastly, remember to replace the orifice tube -it is a small screen that collects larger debris in the system and helps meter the refrigerant flow in most GM A/C systems, costs a couple of bucks at local stores, or under a buck online. Any O-rings you can access are good to replace too (be careful not to twist or kink the soft aluminum lines)-just get a kit of the right green rings and call it done.


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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby woody90gtz » Thu May 23, 2019 9:34 pm

Even though mine is a 91, it's a full R134a system with the TXV out of my 95. I used the info for that when doing mine.


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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:43 pm

Ok here are the best BerettafeSSt pictures. Mostly taken by someone other than me. Thanks to Tiffany and Lisa and Bria and Mark and Brian and probably more...

Tiffany has a thing for orange C6s.
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Was the fastest N/A car at the track again. But I guess the committe is getting stingy on trophies! haha
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Even smoked a turbo 3400 car...

Couple friends got rolling shots
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Car show was hot as hell.
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Mark got my sharpied "mods" list.

Saturday night we went to Nashville with Jay and Lisa and hit the bars. The music down there is always good. I even got the band to play "Red Solo Cup!"
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And we got home at about 2am...lots of rest before the long drive Sunday. haha


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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:15 pm

Sunday we caravanned to Brian's house and met up to run the Tail of the Dragon with Brian, Geoff, Jay and Lisa.

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We just missed the photographer Killboy, so Tiffany and Lisa went ahead with Brian to get pictures of Jay and I coming back through. I also got a GoPro video but it came out looking pretty weak. 40 feels fast on tight turns, but it still doesn't look fast. haha

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Look how brave Tiffany is! Imagine the Beretta was a Mustang!
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After the dragon Jay and I drove until about 1am and crashed at a hotel and made the rest of the journey home on Monday. An old friend of mine from Virginia saw us at a gas station and didn't realize it was me. I posted some pics on Facebook and she said she saw NY Berettas and it made her think of me - didn't realize it actually was me! haha

All in all, it was somewhere around 2500 miles without a problem. I pounded the drivetrain at the track and the suspension at the dragon, so I'm happy with that!


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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:05 am

woody90gtz wrote:Was the fastest N/A car at the track again. But I guess the committe is getting stingy on trophies! haha


Get more people involved and maybe we'll bring it back... Not enough combinations even running to get all the ones we used to... Not a single quad there... lol



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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby woody90gtz » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:12 pm

Yeah there used to be half a dozen different ones. But fastest NA and fastest artificially aspirated would make sense. I like racing competition because it's concrete, not just a popularity contest.


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