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Cars > Challenges > “MoneyPit” Vs “GhostRider”

 

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RiceburnerZ28

M–31
Plano, Illinois
United States

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Styluss

M–36
Littleton, Colorado
United States

 

1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

“MoneyPit”

1989 Chevrolet Beretta Euro GTU

“GhostRider”

 
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Photo of: 1989 Chevrolet Beretta
 

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About “MoneyPit”

I brought this car in June of 04 and I loved it the moment I saw it.The day I drove it home from the dealer I was so scared cause it was my first rear wheel drive V8. For the first week I was doing a lot of cruising and some qtr mile runs until one day I went to get some gas and noticed the engine temperature started to creep up so I shut it off and gave it some time to cool down then went to pay for the gas. About time I got out I saw antifreeze on the ground...me being a newbie I didn't think to much about it other then it being too much coolant in the system. So as I pulled away (like a dummy!) the temp went up! I drove as quick as I could to get back home and before I did the cars power was steadily dropping and I was like oh sh8t! When I got it to my driveway it overheated. The result cracked heads and blown headgasket then eventually spun rod bearings.

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.

 

Specs for “MoneyPit”

Engine
5.8L V8 LT1
Eagle Crank
Scat Forged I-beam 5.7in rods
Speed Pro 4 valve relief pistons
Meiling HV oil pump,Clevite "H" bearings
Arp Main studs/Rod bolts
Comp Cams "306" Cam
LS7 Lifters,Trickflow 7.150 pushrods
Comp Cams 1.6 Roller Rockers
Compression Ratio: 11.8:1
Max Rpm:6500 Redline:6800
Hp:350 TQ:360

Exhaust
B&M Shorty Headers
Off-Road Y Pipe
! Cat
Hooker Catback Exhaust
3.5 Slant exhaust tips

Drivetrain
Borg Warner T56 6 speed transmission
LT4 Pressure Plate
Mcleod Clutch Disk
B&M Short Shifter
Lakewood Safety Loop
LS1 Driveshaft

Fuel System
Svo 24# injectors
Walbro 255 lph fuel pump

Ignition
Msd Ignition coil
Mallory ignition 6AL Box
Jegs 8mm ignition wires
NGK Tr55 spark plugs

Suspension
Prothane Motor/Trans mounts
UMI Boxed Weld-in Subframe Connectors
UMI Tubular Control arms
UMI Control arm relocation brackets
BMR Adj panhard rod
Moog rear coil springs
KYB Gas a Just Shocks

Interior
Alpine iDA-X303
Ipod
Dual Autometer Gauges:Cylinder head/Oil temp
Sony Xplod 6.5 speakers
B&M Shifter knob
Battery Relocation box
Proform Shift light

Exterior
!Side Molding
Berger Panel
Red painted calipers
Weld Prostars 15x8 rears
Smoked turn signals
Black taillight covers
10% Black tinted windows

Pcm Tuning
Mail order tune by Madtuner

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

 

Factory Options for “MoneyPit”

6 speed manual trans
RPO code Z28 performance package
Oil cooler
Bose sound system
Limited slip differential /3.42 rearend gear
Power Doors/Locks etc.

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

 

Mods for “MoneyPit”

Mods listed in Spec section

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

 

Photo Albums 1 – 1 of 1

Cover photo of Money Pit Z28 album
Money Pit Z28
Photos: 17
 

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Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 8

Cover photo of Freshly Painted Beretta album
Freshly Painted Beretta
Photos: 7
Cover photo of Racing album
Racing
Photos: 12
 

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Points for MoneyPit Total Votes Points for GhostRider
7 7 28

 

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