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Cars > Challenges > “GhostRider” Vs “usmcz24”

 

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Styluss

M–37
Littleton, Colorado
United States

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Bo_

M–30
Temple, Pennsylvania
United States

 

1989 Chevrolet Beretta Euro GTU

“GhostRider”

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24

“usmcz24”

 
Photo of: 1989 Chevrolet Beretta
Photo of: 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
 

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About “GhostRider”

**I am in drastic need of an update!**
A LOT has been done to the car in the last year or so. I really need to update my page. Please enjoy what I currently have posted, but come on back to see the updated, more inclusive page soon!

I bought the car on the cheap over 4 years ago and have been fixing her up ever since. Originally purchased with a mere 67,000 miles, she now has only 123,000!!

The car is not only a daily driver, but my Auto Cross and Rally Cross car as well. It actually performs very well as a Rally Cross car and took second place in the Rocky Mountain Divisional Rally Cross in 2006. Since then I have been Autoo Crossing it mostly, trying to work on that perfect line...

There were a few thousand Berettas made for the European countries with different headlights, tail lights, side mirrors and more. This car is the most complete European conversion of a Beretta outside of the European countries.

This car has been practically rebuilt! Only a few more things remain to be replaced / upgraded and it will be a "new" car! Once the engine dies, if ever... I will swap in a 3.1L crate engine for a bit more power. I hope ot have the car at its 25 year mark as then I can get classic plates for her. this car has been a part of me for a while now... and will continue to be my baby for many years to come.

About “usmcz24”

Originally from cali. Was stationed there for four years so found a good deal on it. That's when the j-body fever hit.

 

Specs for “GhostRider”

1989 Chevrolet Beretta
2.8L V6 engine
3-speed auto transmission
120 Horse Power (or more?)
Most complete Euro conversion outside of the European states!

Extras:

- 3M clear bra application
- 136 DB air horn
- Sirius radio
- Trimmed antenna
- Tinted windows
- Keyless entry
- Remote start
- Sony CD player
- Infinity dash speakers
- Boston Accoustics rear speakers
- Race modified E-brake

Specs for “usmcz24”

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24
Year: 1997
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Cavalier Z24
Engine Location: Front
Drive Type: Front Wheel

Engine
Engine Configuration: I
Cylinders: 4
Aspiration/Induction: Normal
Displacement: 2392.00cc | 146 cu. in 2.4 L.
Valves: 16 valves.
4 valves per cylinder.
Valvetrain: DOHC
Horsepower: 150.00 BHP (110.4 KW) @ 5600.00 RPM
Torque: 155.00 Ft-Lbs (210.2 NM) @ 4400.00 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio: 18.3 LB / HP
HP / Liter: 62.5 BHP / Liter
Bore: 3.54 in | 89.9 mm
Stroke: 3.70 in | 94 mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1

 

Factory Options for “GhostRider”

Base model to GTU conversion

- Full GTU body kit
- Power windows
- Power locks
- Remote trunk release
- GTZ interior upgrades
- GTZ seats with inflatable lumbar support
- GTZ Leather wrapped steering wheel
- 60/40 split folding seat
- Solid front grille
- Z26 style turn signals and fog lights
- Trunk mounted cargo net
- Beretta windshield logo

Factory Options for “usmcz24”

pretty much loaded except the power and premium seats. Who needs those...

 

Mods for “GhostRider”

Engine:

- Polished and painted intake plenum and valve cover
- Styluss Automotive cold air intake
- Fast Forward Performance under drive pulley
- Fast Forward Performance billet dogbone engine mount
- Magnaflow high flow cat
- Magnaflow high flow muffler
- Custom down pipe
- Custom 2 1/4" mandrel bent exhaust
- Full AC system removal
- GM Factory AC delete pulley
- Throttle body bypass on coolant line
- Best believe that engine is clean

Interior:

- Fully custom black interior swap:

GTZ leather wrapped black steering wheel
- '92 Seatbelt swap
- Custom coin tray
- Custom mounted Cig lighter
- Custom mount trunk release

Exterior:

- Most complete European Moch exterior

Euro headlight swap
Euro fender flares
Euro side mirrors
Euro tail lights
- City lights in headlights
- Z26 fog lights w/o diffusers
- Clear Z26 style turn signals
- Clear side markers
- Z34 hood louvers
- Solar Wing

Suspension & Tires

- KYB struts
- Koni shocks
- Eibach lowering springs with 1" drop
- Full Energy Suspension poly front bushings
- GM strut brace
- GM radiator to strut braces
- GM lower sub frame brace
- Addco rear sway bar
- GM internal rear brace
- MRZ Performance shock tower brace
- Daily wheel: 18" Quantum Tek wheels in Black
- Daily tire: Barium Barvarius tires
- Race wheel: MB Motoring 15x6.5
- Race tire: Falken Ziex ZE-512 @ 205/60R-15

Mods for “usmcz24”

Engine: 2.3L: cylinder head, secret cams, intake and exhaust manifold and throttle body swap, ECU reflash(partly), AEM short ram, ACDelco Rapid Fire spark plugs
Exterior: shaved emblems, Sylvania Silverstar headlights, Motegi MR7'S
Interior Sony head unit, 2 12" JL Subs
Drivetrain B&M Shiftplus Electronic Shift Improver for the auto 4T40E
Plans: Forge the bottom end eventually? Boost in the future??

 

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