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Cars > Challenges > “#Sleeper” Vs “Eternal”

 

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EternalOne

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Redford, Michigan
United States

 

1991 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ L67/3800sc

“#Sleeper”

1999 Mercury Cougar

“Eternal”

 
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Photo of: 1999 Mercury Cougar
 

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About “#Sleeper”

I purchased the car new in '91. I loved the look of the car the minute I saw it. Once I drove it. I had to have it. After a few years of owning it, I started doing mods; big stereo, aftermarket rims, etc. I had been showing it at a few local car shows over the years.

In '02, I decided I wanted more power. Something that was really different. I started a L67/3800sc engine swap. After three years of setbacks and problems and challenges, the car hit the streets. It still has a few bugs to workout. I am very pleased with the results. The body has 102,XXX miles on it. The motor and tranny has about 1000 miles on them now.






L67/3800sc close-up

Custom axles made by The Driveshaft Shop

OBX racing seats with RCI four-point seatbelts

About “Eternal”

Full show car, yet always street driven. The day I stop driving it totally, it is no longer worth it to me to own.

 

Specs for “#Sleeper”

3800sc swap. VERY rare engine swap. Only 4 L67 swaps that I know of. Tried to dyno the car in Feb. '06, but the car tried to "hoop" off the dyno. So the dyno run was a bust. I have since done a lot of frontend work on the car. Improved the handling and structure of the unibody. Custom axles by The Driveshaft Shop. Rebuilt the entire front cross-member to handle the torque of the L67. New KYB GR2 shocks and struts to improve the ride. Strut tower brace and cross-member braces to stiffen up the frontend more.

Some guessimating on the numbers about 300 horses at the crank & 240+ to the wheels, torque 300+.
Stock '98 GTP
~240chp
~195whp
~280ftlbs torque
weight 3400lbs.
0-60 6.8 seconds
1/4 time of 15.1.
Figure same motor and tranny plus more power in a 2800lbs. car. Guesstimating mid to low 13's in the 1/4mile.

I did most of the work to the L67 swap and most of the bodywork mods myself. I had friends help when needed or showed me how. Can't learn if you don't watch and do.

ENGINE MODS:
cam by Comp Cams 28hp to the crank 19hp to wheels
MSD disc-4 igntion system
MSD coilpacks and wires
SDS stand alone management unit
larger injectors
Thrasher adjustable fuel pressure regulator
Holley inline fuel pump
180' thermostat
Pacesetter headers
2.75" exhaust
highflow cat
Tsudo performance muffler
CAI
smaller supercharger pulley
custom axles by The Driveshaft Shop
2300rpm stall converter
A/C delete pulley
custom fabricated motor mounts
Dual electric cooling fans

SUSPENSION MODS:
KYB GR2 shocks & struts
GM strut tower bar from '95 Z24 Cavalier
Adco rear sway bar
GM strut tower to front cross-member braces '95 Z34 Lumina

EXTERIOR MODS:
one off Ram-air hood I made
Shaved front bumper
Shaved antenna
PCP BMW E-36 Angel-eye headlight swap
PCP clear side markers
'96 Z26 grille
'96 rear filler panels
18" chrome Exel Version 7 rims
Pirelli tires 225/40/18
'04 Mustang Mach 1 front lip
Few more surprises in the works.

INTERIOR MODS:
OBX racing seats
RCI four-point seatbelts
Custon fiberglass dash
Custom fiberglass door panels
Custom fiberglass center console
Custom fiberglass reardeck
Custom headliner
Speedhut whiteface indiglo guages
Speedhut whiteface indiglo HVAC
Autometer guages indiglo/whiteface
Chrome daimond plate backseat area
Sony CD player headunit
Boston Acoustic 6.43 Pro-series component set
JLAudio 12W6's two in sealed box in trunk
2 PPI chrome series amps 2300 & 4400
USAC rated at 145.7 750 watts

More surprises on the way.

Specs for “Eternal”

Engine dyno'd at close to 400hp, prior to me removing it and doing a full rebuild. This year we're shooting for the highest HP numbers ever seen in a Cougar.

 

Factory Options for “#Sleeper”

Power windows
Power locks
A/C
Cruise
AM/FM cassette
Sunroof
Cargo-net
Lower lumbar support driverside seat
Fold down backseat
Rear window defogger
Driverside airbag

Factory 3.1 140 horses was swapped out for a 3800sc 240 horses. The 3800sc swap is VERY rare for a Beretta. Only a 5 or 6 exist in various forms(turbo, supercharge, N/A) My 3800sc is NOT stock. Check "MODS" section for complete list of mods to car and motor.

Factory Options for “Eternal”

Every part of the car has been modified. There isn't a single factory panel remaining that hasn't been modified in some form.

 

Mods for “#Sleeper”

ENGINE:
L67/3800sc swap
custom fabricated motor mounts
Pacesetter headers
2.75" exhaust
high flow cat
Tsudo performance muffler
dual electric cooling fans
cam by Comp Cams
larger injectors
180' thermostat
MSD-Disc4 ignition system, wires, & coilpacks
SDS stand alone management unit
AEM Wideband
smaller supercharger pulley
Holley inline fuel pump
Thrasher adjustable fuel pressure regulator
custom axles by The Driveshaft Shop
stall torque converter 2300rpms
A/C Delete pulley

SUSPENSION:
KYB GR2 shocks & struts
GM Strut tower flex-bar '95 Z24 Cavavlier
GM Strut to crossmember braces '95 Z34 Lumina
Adco rearsway-bar
Pirelli 225/40/18 tires

INTERIOR:
OBX racing seats
RCI four-point seatbelts
Speedhut white-face Indiglo guages
Speedhut white-face Indiglo HVAC
fiberglass dashboard. door panel, center console, reardeck
custom headliner
Auto-Meter white-face Indiglo guages molded into dash
Grant steering wheel

EXTERIOR:
one off custom Ram-air hood
shaved front bumper
shaved anteena
PCP E-36 angel-eye headlights swap
'95 Z26 grille
'95 rear filler panels
18' chrome Exel Version 7 rims
sunroof
PCP clear side markers

AUDIO:
6.43 Boston Acoustic highs & mids
two JLAudio 12W6 subs
Sealed box sub-box
PPI chrome series amps 2300 & 4400
2300 running front sound stage
4400 running subs at 3ohm mono 2x300
USAC rated at 145.7
750 watts total
Sony CD flip-face headunit

Mods for “Eternal”

Exterior:

19" QTA wheels
Blitz Front Bumper
Battle Rear Bumper
Battle Sideskirts (modified with custom CNC machined Plates that say COUGAR)
Custom fender flares molded into the bumpers and skirts
Kaminari carbon fiber hood
Shaved door trim rings, locks, antenna, spoiler, rear wiper, rear wiper squirter, 3rd brake light, emblems, and roof drip-edges
Frenched N2O purge in drivers fender with LEDs to illuminate the purge cloud
Molded functional Mustang Cobra side vents
Molded rear-view camera in rear taillight

Interior:

Corbeau racing seats
Schroth racing harnesses
Custom harness bar

Suspension:

Ground Control Coilovers w/ Koni adjustable struts
OMP Front strut brace
ST200 Rear strut brace
ATI competition rear subframe
Custom 1" hollow rear swaybar
SVT front swaybar
Baer 13" big brake kit

Performance:

Fully built 3L engine swap with forged internals and ceramic coatings
Race port and polish
Vortech Supercharger w/ custom pully
Custom air-to-water aftercooler with water coolers mounted in Mustang vents
150 shot of N2O, with 2 tanks and lighted purge
MSDS custom 3L headers for the s/c'd setup
Custom 3" exhaust into Flowmaster 40 series and dual chrome tips

Drivetrain:

Lightweight flywheel
Quiafe Limited Slip
Focus shift tower
Focus final drive
Knife-edged shift-forks
TMS "slick shift" internals

...and I am there is much more...

 

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