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by EPfiffner
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 71
Views: 9269

Ready for vacay with my vintage Hastings AF

I completed my pre-flight checklist now that I have my RA closeout $1.79 Hastings Casite air filter installed. You'd think I would avoid the closeouts after the strut debacle, but I figure an air filter is pretty safe. Wonder how old this thing is? Made in USA so that's cool. I was a stockperson at ...
by EPfiffner
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Routine maintenance" turns in to no-start!
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: "Routine maintenance" turns in to no-start!

Good stories everyone, and I can relate. She's still running fine, I got some spare fuses, a set of tools, and hell I'm going to pack my OBD1 scanner too. No spare ecm though, my parts collection is sparse. Heading out Friday morning. I live in a world where the beretta is the most reliable vehicle ...
by EPfiffner
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: AC R12 or R134?
Replies: 13
Views: 79

Re: AC R12 or R134?

There should be a factory sticker which states what type of refrigerant you have in the car. But yes look for the type of fitting you have if the sticker is missing. You can retrofit an r12 system with r134 but when I did mine, I was instructed to add pag oil as well, because r134 will not mix with...
by EPfiffner
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Routine maintenance" turns in to no-start!
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: "Routine maintenance" turns in to no-start!

This is one of the craziest electrical issues I have experienced, and a good example of how one thing leads to another, so I had to share: we are taking the Beretta on vacation in a couple weeks so it was oil change time. I had never put plug wires on it since I've owned it, so I figured that would...
by EPfiffner
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Routine maintenance" turns in to no-start!
Replies: 9
Views: 292

"Routine maintenance" turns in to no-start!

This is one of the craziest electrical issues I have experienced, and a good example of how one thing leads to another, so I had to share: we are taking the Beretta on vacation in a couple weeks so it was oil change time. I had never put plug wires on it since I've owned it, so I figured that would ...
by EPfiffner
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: New to me 95 Beretta GT
Replies: 23
Views: 309

Re: New to me 95 Beretta GT

Nice, I'm glad you are saving it, should be a sweet car. I see carpet in your list, but not wet carpet...does this mean that it doesn't have the infamous water leak? I like that the center shifted console insert (the blackish part) is still intact. My wife was driving the car and she had a dog with...
by EPfiffner
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: AC R12 or R134?
Replies: 13
Views: 79

Re: AC R12 or R134?

There should be a factory sticker which states what type of refrigerant you have in the car. But yes look for the type of fitting you have if the sticker is missing. You can retrofit an r12 system with r134 but when I did mine, I was instructed to add pag oil as well, because r134 will not mix with...
by EPfiffner
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Electronics and Audio
Topic: Add AUX audio input to your stock GM radio DIY
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Re: Add AUX audio input to your stock GM radio DIY

Big time thread bump. I did this to mine over the winter, I still was able to get the radio shack p/n provided, I thought they were outta biz but I guess they are hanging on. Using the p/n input jack shown is important because it has normally open and normally closed contacts. This allows you to lis...
by EPfiffner
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: New to me 95 Beretta GT
Replies: 23
Views: 309

Re: New to me 95 Beretta GT

Nice, I'm glad you are saving it, should be a sweet car. I see carpet in your list, but not wet carpet...does this mean that it doesn't have the infamous water leak? I like that the center shifted console insert (the blackish part) is still intact. My wife was driving the car and she had a dog with ...
by EPfiffner
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: AC R12 or R134?
Replies: 13
Views: 79

Re: AC R12 or R134?

I have a question about the airconditioning unit: Does anyone know when they switched to R134 from R12? I have a 93 Beretta GT and I have read that cars prior to 93 used R12. But I have also read that it was used in cars up to and including 1993?! Thanks! I also have a '93 GT and mine is an R12 sys...
by EPfiffner
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Beretta?
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: Why Beretta?

I, like DanteGTZ, remember the '90s fondly, other than school. I hated school, everyone picked on me. Was it because of the Beretta? I was teased about the Beretta. Plus I don't think parking it in the very front space (which was also the widest space) every day helped. I was known as the Beretta k...
by EPfiffner
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Beretta?
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: Why Beretta?

I, like DanteGTZ, remember the '90s fondly, other than school. I hated school, everyone picked on me. I grew up with these cars, and I've never got over them. I think they were so far ahead of their time in styling. I have a soft spot for many '80s-'90s cars. Currently my daily drivers are:'93 beret...
by EPfiffner
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd
Replies: 1586
Views: 126324

Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

That looks like the Summit Racing in Akron Ohio. Is that where you stopped? I live like 40 minutes from it. I like to get car parts from them because they always have quality stuff. They have a car show At the Akron location every so often, They also do the Super Summit event ever year in Norwalk O...
by EPfiffner
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: My Berettas and Stuff :)
Replies: 49
Views: 2248

Re: My Berettas and Stuff :)

Well they are hard to find, esp in that condition!

I saw you had the swapped Z on Craig's for a while before you decided to DD it.
I don't think most people appreciate how much effort it took to get it to the point you have it unless you are part of the "community".
by EPfiffner
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Back to Berettas after 15+ years
Replies: 71
Views: 9269

Re: Running great, New TPS

No excitement with the Beretta, which to me is a good thing! Driving it to work most days so I've put several k on it since the weather turned nice. With the new struts, shocks, motor mounts etc it drives like a proper '90s GM fwd car...handling nothing special, but since I went with all stock part...

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