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The Beretta is dead and gone.

By ccz2887

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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 in! HUGE rot holes in the A frame and the pillars, not to mention the entire underneath was about ready to fall apart. She got me around 250 bucks so that lessened the blow a little bit. I'm still on the hunt for another one but I want at GTZ, Z26 or GTU for my next one. It would have to be a 5 speed as well. But no luck yet finding one. If you guys know of one please tell me where and how much. Thanks guys for your support and challenges with this car. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Maybe there might be another more top of the line Beretta one here before the year is out but I dunno quite yet.

The IROC scoop...

By ccz2887

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Well here is the scoop on the IROC guys. Right now she is down for the count. I haven't gotten a whole lot done with her. I been very busy the las few months and haven't had the time to get new pics up of her current state up. when i do I must warn you that the images some may find disturbing, viewer descretion is advised lol. The only way I can fix her the way she needs to be is to rip apart another car. But unfortunitly she has taken a back seat so I can get the other stuff that needs to be done first. But back to the IROC, when I pulled the tank I saw how cancer she really has. It is all fixable but its going to take time. There were maybe five spot welds on either side of the quarters in the rear that were holding her together. i got the driver's side done in April but haven't worked on her since then. Hopefully I can get some pics up of her in her current state this weekend no promises. Have fun guys and remember...burn that gasoline and smoke those tires,

no new developments

By ccz2887

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Well no new stuff has been done to the isane buggy yet due to the lack of parts that I need, oh and the time which seems to be an issue at the moment. All the other vehicles decided to take a **** this year so I gotta monkey with them first (the IROC bein one of them). But hopefully in the next few months things will pan out and that isanity piece of machinery can get back in the garage lol.

The scoop...and the death of The Monster (beretta)...

By ccz2887

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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 I had realized that the float was screwed. I had to put a cam, timing chain and sprockets, and lifters in my dad's 80 GMC truck. The IROC finally got into the garage to get some much needed metal surgery and gas tank and fuel pump, but that has hit a stand still being I need a donor car to get her fully fixed. And no for the real bad part the Monster (beretta) is in some bad shape. She won't last much longer, the motor is pretty bad (knocking like hell), the underbody is in such bad shape I'm surprised she is even holding together. The CV shafts are really bad and she is having a hard time handling corners. Also there is coolant in the oil and I'm tired of monkeying with her. She has reached the point of no return. I didn't want her to get that way but the last 2 years of her sittin due to time and money constraints I think finally did it in to beyond repair. Its sad to think about, I've had her for 6 years and she has been with me for 2 girlfriends one soon to be my wife lol. She has been through a flood all the way to the hell she went through in Alfred State. I've won races with her and I've also lost races with her. I know I talk as if she is already gone, and she isn't but I know it won't be much longer, and I miss her already. When she goes I will let ya know so those of you have given her trophies and voted for her in challenges can say goodbyes. I know this sounds outlandish, crazy and just plain wierd, but she is a part of my family. To me she is like a pet animal, you grow to love them, curse them at times, and yell at them but no matter what you love them. For all of you have voted for her in the challenges and given me guidance in how to build my project, and given her trophies I thank you. She will still be available for challenges but as a car no longer owned. Hopefully in the near future I will have the opportunity to get another and not make the same mistakes I made with this one. With that I'm going to end the blog, thank you for reading this, I know its long, but thanks for listening guys, until next time have fun and burn that gasoline and toast those tires!

Jeremy (ccz2887)

Man I need to be here more

By ccz2887

Well its been a long time since I written a blog so here's whats goin down in this neck of the woods. I have been busy getting my dad's chevy tracker going so he can drive that back and forth to work to try to decrease his gas bill. Which by the way if anyone needs parts for a 97-02 (I think) tracker give me a holler I have one that I have stripped out. The shell of the car is for sale nor is the rear-end or windshield or transmission/transfer case, the pass. side doors all of the interior, and some other odds and ends. Just give me a holler what you may need. But other than that I have been fixing everyone else's vehicles except my own lol. The 74 has developed a leaking sending unit, so it has sat for the last month or so. The IROC has sat in the same pot since August due to not being able to get in the garage and I'm pissed about that. But other than that its been fixing a car and then cleaning the garage consistantly for the last 2 months, then to work in the evening. Now it's snowing pretty good and it is now toime to go plow the driveway, have fun guys and stay warm for those of you who are in the north.

Man its been a while

By ccz2887

Man its been a while since i posted anything but here are some updates. My 74 gmc 1/2 ton is done and on the road, but now its in the prcess of getting a 7' Western plow addition to the front end. The IROC still hasn't made it to the garage yet. The beretta is still in the same spot and so isn't everything else. There are some new revelations concerning the buggy 900. The type of transmission that we need is from a Honda Pilot. No not cross-over SUV. The Pilots I'm talking about were known as the FL400, so if anyone knows of one that someone is willing to get rid of because its an eye sore or if it has a blown motor let me know. I would like to have the buggy driving next spring into summer. Ok thats it for the updates for now, I do have some new pics that are going up so don't be afraid to tell me what ya think. Later guys and Happy Holidays to all!

update on the 74

By ccz2887

Well the box for the 74 is starting to get sanded and prepped for paint. The shocks are on the front is completely done. I gotta change out the driver's side windshield wiper arm (under the windshield, it broke) . My dad and I want to find a bench seat for it, mirrors need to be put on and then its to the road for that girl, its about damn time. After 3 long years it is finally nearing completion.

The 74 is done (well the welding is)

By ccz2887

Well my 74 GMC truck is done as far as the cab goes, now its just puttin her back together and put the shocks on her, the heater core and look at the rear brakes. Then after all that is taken care of it is onto the installation of the 8 foot box on her. I'll get some pics up today of the truck if I can so you guys can tell me what ya think. Now take into account my dad and I are going to work her so it isn't the greatest job on the face of the planet just something to stop the rust and restore structure in the truck body. I will give a shout when the pics are up, so take a look and tell me what you think.

I know I haven't updated this in a while so here's the latest scoop

By ccz2887

Well the 74 GMC is almost done. She isn't anything too pretty but she's going to be put to work when she is fixed. The IROC is going into the garage this winter to have the motor pulled and re-done, the fuel system is definitely getting an overhaul, the floor is going to get fixed in areas I couldn't get to while the tank was in it. The brakes are going to be looked at along with the front end just to double check things. Maybe if I'm lucky I'll be able to get the sound system in it that I want to have in it, but time will tell. The go-kart is put up for the winter in the camaro's bay while my girl is in the garage getting an overhaul. And if I'm feeling generous enough maybe the beretta will have her turn in there too but I'm not sure yet. Other than that just preparing for the "lovely" NYS winter and getting things tied up before the snow starts flyin. Pics of the 74 will be up shortly as well, so when they go up give me your opinions the good the bad and the ugly its all good.

Been busy on the 74

By ccz2887

Well since the IROC has been down I have been kicking some ass on the 74 GMC 1/2 ton truck we have. The driver's side is done on the inside, and the front fender is done, I just have to get some body filler, primer, paint and clear coat so that can get painted and back on the truck. The passenger side of the cab was really bad, the entire cab support, cab mount and floor pand were completely gone (rotted right to hell). I hope to have pics up soon. When I do tell me waht you think.

THE IROC IS DOWN, REPEAT THE IROC IS DOWN!

By ccz2887

Well I have some bad news about my 87 IROC she has gone down. The fuel pump went in it a couple of weeks ago and in order for me to get her back rompin on the asphalt its going to take about 500 bucks and about a week worth of work. I am going to need to replace the the fuel pump, tank and lines from the tank to the engine, not to mention fuel filter, gas tank straps and maybe even sending unit. To my knowledge the tank has never been out and she is 22 years old and been in CNY most her life so I have a feeling I'm going to have a big mess on my hands due to it not being out EVER! But the go cart is coming along good so there is some good news lol. As soon as the IROC is back on the street I'll let ya know, and maybe I'll get some pics up of what I did to the underside of the car.

hey new pics up guys, check em out.

By ccz2887

I just got new pics up of the go-kart guys. Go and check em out tell me what ya think. Its going pretty good. The frame along the side and front is done. I have to do the top of the cage and some of the rear and then its to the drive train. This thing should be going by mid-summer. Definitely go and check it out, some of the pics could have been better, I'll try to keep it updated a little better than I have been. Later guys.

its been a while

By ccz2887

Well its been awhile since I updated this, but the go-kart is looking good, the frame is almost done, the engine is mounted. I gotta build the top cage mount the seats, get a gas tank, mount the fuel pumps. The rear suspension is kinda being a pain in the ass, but at some point today I'll get some pics up or try to. it is definitely coming along beautifully. Once the top cage is done and the suspension is done the only things left before she is ready to run is the rear-axle mounting, the drive-clutch, gas tank and rear tires mounted and some other odds and ends and she is ready to fly down the trails. It will be sweet! Try keep you updated.

some changes on the go-kart

By ccz2887

Well the front spindles are on and the tires are on for good. I got the engine mocked up yesterday right around where it will go. The left side of the frame has been extended, the steering has bee tweaked a little for easier turning ability. Pics will be coming shortly as to the changes. The next step is to mount the motor and start working on the rear axle and the power plant. I'll go more into detail when pics go up.

The steering is connected

By ccz2887

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Well after just kinda puttering around a little bit yesterday I got the steering hooked up and straightened out. It maybe modified a little bit due to too much play in the steering shaft. the front spindles are welded in and read for rims and tires to be permanently attached. the next move is to make sure the front end is sturdy and tied together pretty good and the its to the rest of the kart. the next step is the frame, widening the frame and the engine cage, mounting the engine and making sure everything is running smoothly. Pics of our progress will be up in a day or too. Keep a watch on it its going to be really moving along quick now.

New pics are up

By ccz2887

Hey guys got some new pics up, tell me what ya think. The Go-kart is pretty crazy. Can't wait till its done and rompin around. Come check 'em out though, I'll be updating the description to the go kart momentarily. Later guys.

NEW PROJECT!!!!!

By ccz2887

Well my brother in law an I have a new project started. It is a snowmobile engined off road go kart. The engine is out of an Artic Cat 900. It is bored .030 over, rocket clutch, fox racing shocks, bosch plugs and a few other little goodies. My bro-in-law thinks the engine could be pushing well over 100 horse. He is thinking along the lines of at least 160hp, somewhere around there. The sled was set up for drag racing and was definitely one nasty little girl. I will get pictures up of it when I can. We already have the sled torn down and the front end of the sled mounted on the go-kart frame there is much fabricating that needs to be done but lets just say this thing is going to be SAWEEEETTTT!!! Pics coming soon!

Updates

By ccz2887

Well the IROC-Z goes on the road Monday. The beretta on the other hand is not so lucky. It is going to have to come home on the trailer. When i drove it to my sister's and brother-in-law's house she was making all kinds of noises and not running well to save her own life. Not good! But the risk of the flood is long over so the children are coming back home. Hoping to get back working on the 74 soon too. Driver's side frame is done. I need to finish up the passenger side and the start working on the box. Well those are the updates. And now all the Nagasaki **** Buckets are all finished with the work they need maybe I can get back to my DOMESTIC vehicles lol.

oh boy sweating bullets now.

By ccz2887

Well warm weather is almost upon us, and with that comes the lovely flood season, HA! Right now possibly looking at both my baby and the monster getting out of here, the 74 (which the new bed was just unloaded tonight, pics coming soon). On top of my bro's 48 Ford 460 F-3 and other stuff. With a little help from the good guy above maybe it won't get there but here in central NY, those of you who live here or have stayed here anymore than 6 months the weather can change at the drop of a hat. Keep everybody posted.

Well some things that have been going on lately

By ccz2887

Well to start off, the Beretta is in deep **** with me. She is being a bee-otch to me in the last year. The valves are tweaked so she is off the road and I haven't had the time to get her in a bay to get her fixed and do some other things that I have put on the back burner. The headliner is fallen, there is a massive case of rust repair needed on her, I need to get some wiring straightened around and a few other things I'm probably not thinking of. The IROC is put up to save her from the big bad Ole man winter. So the project right now is the 74 GMC 1/2 ton that had the frame cracked in 4 different places on the driver's side, not to mention the mess that I have inside the cab. Holes the size of coleman coolers on the floor of both sides of the cab. On top of that my dad and I have to find an 8 foot box for it too. So if anyone finds or sees a box around my area please don't hesitate to let me know. I don't care about the color, just as long as it is the generation between 73-87. But that's what I'm working on now. More pictures will be available for the '74 in a little while to show everyone what I've done.
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