Challenges 1 – 3 of 26
Challenges W: 4 L: 22
- Storm Trooper: 9 pts (win)
- The Monster: 6 pts (loss)
- Total votes: 3
- Ended: Jul 27, 2010
- Poncho: 15 pts (loss)
- The Monster: 20 pts (win)
- Total votes: 7
- Ended: Jul 24, 2010
- Sleeping Beauty: 19 pts (loss)
- The Monster: 26 pts (win)
- Total votes: 9
- Ended: Jul 23, 2010
1995 Chevrolet Beretta Base (The Monster)
Last updated Feb 4, 2011
I bought this car about 4 years ago and then it was just the everyday base garnet red. Well on my way home from buyin it i saw 3 more just like it and i thought to myself "man i gotta change this" and thats when the silver came into my head. Shortly after that I wanted to change out the nutless 2.2l 4-banger and throw in somethin a little bigger. So i set my sights on a 3.1MPFI. Not soon after the 3.1 came into my hands my town was wrecked with a BIG flood and needless to say the 3.1 caught it due to the fact i couldn't move the car, and I barely got mine outta there. About a week later the 2.2 decided to crap out which gave me a perfect excuse to go tinkerin around with that 3.1. Well to make a long story short the motor went in and about 950 bucks later after spinning the bearings in the crank it was goin damn good. But recently I have had to do 2 complete rebuilds and countless top end reworks to get the bugs out. One of the rebuilds was done due to a cracked rear head and a cracked block thanks to my screwed up diagnostics teacher who doesn't get that 4500 RPMs in park can severely damage a motor. But now its goin and goin good for the most part. This thing has got some serious nuts, but after 3 years with the same motor its time to go with somethin even more powerful a L67 3.8L Supercharged V6. But that could be a little bit before her new power plant gets dropped in. So watchout you kids with these hopped up ricers. Haha, just playin, i'll let my car do the talking when the new power plant goes in......to be continued....well to continue with the motor package. I have recieved some insight on that particular swap (thanks ROLN) and careful consideration the new power plant will not be for this beretta. Instead possibly a 3.4L but we'll see how it goes...
Engine: 1991 3.1 MPFI (all internals have been replaced w/ stock equivalent) not dynoed yet but probably pretty close to stock around 120-130 HP off motor
Trans: 3 speed auto
The highest speed i've had it was 115mph, and that was only due to the injectors shutting off...damn Ralph Nadar switches! But there was still plenty of pedal to go so i'm sure its capable of much more than just have been able to afford the right chip to put in it.
Not really anything here, just the stock stuff that came with the base.
AC (which is gone, i tore it out)
Power Locks (which are non-existant due to motor swap)
other than that not a whole lot.
Body Kit: off a 1990 Beretta Indy found in a junkyard, solid front grill off a Z26, and rear wing (grill and wing not pictured yet) from Sunbird
Engine: 95 2.2L to a 91 3.1MPFI
Exhaust: 4" racing muffler (not sure of brand)
Wheels and Tires: Neeper T-Rexes wrapped in Toyo Proxie Ziex
Interior: Grant GT steering wheel, Z26 front seats, some custom paint work (most disappeared after dashboard broke replacing wiring harness), Interior apolstry mismatched colors due to seats, door panels, and back panels out of different cars (3 to be exact)
Sunroof out of 88 GT (not installed yet)
All silver paint done by myself.
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Feb 4, 2011
Well the Beretta went down the road in September. I wasn't able to get on here to tell you guys quick enough. I have been busier than hell. She was stripped down and the shell was taken to a local scrap yard. She was in worse shape than what the IROC is...
Jul 13, 2010
Hey guys its been awhile since I've been able to give ya all an update, life's been busy. Here is the scoop with this area of the woods. The 74 needed a carb rebuild and then...