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Forum: performance & modifications 01-20-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I feel like this should get pinned somewhere.

I feel like this should get pinned somewhere.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,128
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Yeah, but does it run?

Yeah, but does it run?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,128
Posted By fatcatbestcat
The fee for passage: Engine itself: $0...

The fee for passage:

Engine itself: $0 (included with the car, pre-ruined)
New B20F cylinder head: $250
37mm Exhaust valves: $150
Head resurface and valve installation: $300
Redline DCOE...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,128
Posted By fatcatbestcat
It's mostly in machine-work and non-stock top-end...

It's mostly in machine-work and non-stock top-end parts.

Doesn't help that I'm starting with a questionable cylinder wall in #1, so I already have to get it bored out.
Forum: website & board 01-19-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Do I get bonus points for making an LS into a...

Do I get bonus points for making an LS into a slant-four?
Forum: website & board 01-18-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Don't think I can't make less than 100 hp with a...

Don't think I can't make less than 100 hp with a turbo.

Now that sounds like a challenge.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Synchronizing four carburetors sounds like a lot...

Synchronizing four carburetors sounds like a lot of fun.

/s
Forum: website & board 01-18-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Why isn't there a >100 whp club? That's an...

Why isn't there a >100 whp club?

That's an achievement, come on!
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,128
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I'm scared to even think about how much money I'm...

I'm scared to even think about how much money I'm blowing on a 150-hp rally motor that I'm going to stuff into an absolute rust bucket.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,939
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Clovis flexing on me with a running car. ...

Clovis flexing on me with a running car.
Bastard.
Forum: website & board 01-07-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,558
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I donated twice, does that mean my name gets even...

I donated twice, does that mean my name gets even more blue?
Forum: projects & restorations 12-29-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,939
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Here, lemme toss a B20 into it. Improvement, I...

Here, lemme toss a B20 into it. Improvement, I bet.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,939
Posted By fatcatbestcat
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Forum: performance & modifications 12-26-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By fatcatbestcat
The engine are meant to be mounted transverse in...

The engine are meant to be mounted transverse in the XC90s and the S80 V8s, but I think I read somewhere that they used a similar engine in Australian touring cars or V8 supercars-type series.

I'd...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I still retain that swapping to a B20 or AQ140 is...

I still retain that swapping to a B20 or AQ140 is a better use of money. You're not going to get far spending a lot of money on a small-valve B18 head. Even the worst B20 is an improvement.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-21-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 63,766
Posted By fatcatbestcat
+rep way nicer than my car

+rep way nicer than my car
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Wouldn't a B20 head fit on a B18 block? I feel...

Wouldn't a B20 head fit on a B18 block? I feel like that would be a better use of time and money versus a bunch of work on a small-valve head.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-06-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Looks that that's what I'm going to be doing with...

Looks that that's what I'm going to be doing with my Corbeaus. I have to go dig out my welder from behind a stack of wheels and y'know, the car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Assuming you had some fabrication skills,...

Assuming you had some fabrication skills, couldn't you just remove the seats from the frames, make a little adapter plate perhaps, then bolt the new seats in?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,765
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Yikes. You really should go through the...

Yikes.

You really should go through the effort of taking the engine out. I spent like four months trying to rebuild my B20 with it in the car, and it's really more trouble than it's worth, unless...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I'm curious is you could get one of those Delco...

I'm curious is you could get one of those Delco 1-wire alternators to work. Those have internal regulators, and just have a ground and one wire connecting to the battery positive.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I don't see any engravings on that side, however...

I don't see any engravings on that side, however I do see these little rivets in right about the same place where an identifying plate would be.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-26-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 26,186
Posted By fatcatbestcat
It's been a while since I've touched the car, but...

It's been a while since I've touched the car, but I finally got my hoist and the leveler.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By fatcatbestcat
The distributor case itself seems to be...

The distributor case itself seems to be completely void of any numbers. I checked by the condenser and everything. The only thing externally marked is the condenser itself, with the numbers 1 237 330...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-26-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Alright, thanks for the replies, everyone! ...

Alright, thanks for the replies, everyone!

It looks to me like I should be aiming to have .050" shaved, to bring it closer in line to what you get with a B20B head.

I'm not exactly sure what...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By fatcatbestcat
B20 distributor collars?

Probably a dumb question, but that's what I'm all about. Here we go.

I've been fighting this old cast iron distributor on my B20 for like four months now. The points are all worn out, and because...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I have a few cams lying around right now, a D...

I have a few cams lying around right now, a D cam, the K cam that came out of the motor, some kind of R cam and a VV91 now. I'll make my decision at some point in the rebuild.



Well, I'm...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-25-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By fatcatbestcat
This is an important question. Also, if I go...

This is an important question.

Also, if I go with compression this high (10.0:1 - 10.5:1), would it be worth the extra few bucks to get a distributor with an electronically controllable curve so I...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By fatcatbestcat
B20F Head - how far should I shave?

Pending my hoist's delivery and assuming the weather holds, I'm going to be yanking the carb-converted B20F out of my 144 for a partial rebuild. While the head's off, I'm going to be taking it to my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Vintage: 140 battery
Views: 1,754
Posted By fatcatbestcat
The random cheapo 12v batteries at Canadian Tire...

The random cheapo 12v batteries at Canadian Tire seem to fit my tray just fine.

But then again, my car doesn't run.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,754
Posted By fatcatbestcat
EFI is probably going to be cheaper and easier to...

EFI is probably going to be cheaper and easier to find than 55-sized DCOE carbs.

You could try a high CFM 4-barrel, but I'm not sure airflow would be your friend with a setup like that.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,754
Posted By fatcatbestcat
They're similar in function to the Weber DCO/Es,...

They're similar in function to the Weber DCO/Es, but use many completely different components that don't interchange. I tried to save a few bucks buying a set of DDH 40s, and found out the hard way...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,754
Posted By fatcatbestcat
If you're going through all this trouble with a...

If you're going through all this trouble with a mega-ported head, why not just run EFI? I'm almost certain you could find some 50+mm ITB throttle bodies that won't be as much a restriction as all the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,746
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Erg. Yeah, it looks like the previous owner...

Erg. Yeah, it looks like the previous owner welded in a floor section with trans tunnel from a 164. I called him to confirm that.

I guess no tractor shifter for me :(
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 63,766
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Convert to metric for bigger number.

Convert to metric for bigger number.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 63,766
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Just swap your speedo for a 730k mile one.

Just swap your speedo for a 730k mile one.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,746
Posted By fatcatbestcat
It's that simple? I thought the actual floor...

It's that simple?

I thought the actual floor panels (the tunnel) were different from long-short shifter cars.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,746
Posted By fatcatbestcat
M41 - convert from late to early shifter?

Hello again,

Still waiting on Purolator to deliver my engine hoist and that leveler. Until then, I'm looking at all manner of things that don't help my 144 run.

The car's a '67, but has...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Well, I suppose that settles it. Steel it is. ...

Well, I suppose that settles it. Steel it is.

Any reason you would want the lighter retainers?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Easy enough answer. Partially asking because...

Easy enough answer.

Partially asking because someone is trying to scare me away from aluminum parts...something something metal fatigue.

So... B18 and B20 valves use completely different...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By fatcatbestcat
B20 Valve Spring Retainers - Alu vs Stahl?

Hello again,

Here with a question somewhat relevant to my build... although probably a fairly simple one.

I'd like to rev my B20 past 6000 rpm at some point in the future, and I figure that I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,181
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Uhaul truck might be the solution for now.

Uhaul truck might be the solution for now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,181
Posted By fatcatbestcat
The car's a '67, but the previous owner swapped...

The car's a '67, but the previous owner swapped in the engine and transmission from a 142E. I always get them mixed up, but it's the one with the shifter mounting point alllllll the way back.


...
Forum: showroom 10-23-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 4,145,261
Posted By fatcatbestcat
https://static.carthrottle.com/workspace/uploads/c...

https://static.carthrottle.com/workspace/uploads/comments/a96ee211ffc942ae6a0780cc32045348.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,476
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Meow.

Meow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,181
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Right... I should probably explain my situation a...

Right... I should probably explain my situation a little bit better.

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/727979758511456367/768649490751029258/DSC01060.JPG?width=744&height=495

This is my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,181
Posted By fatcatbestcat
144 Engine removal - suggestions?

Hi all,

Anyone following my build thread will know that I have enough problems pertaining to my engine... I think I'm at the point where it's going to have to come out to make any further...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 26,186
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I think a freshly painted head on a crusty block...

I think a freshly painted head on a crusty block would look even worse. It's not even completely installed yet, I just got the head bolts on finger-tight just to line up the exhaust. If the engine's...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,927
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Hm, sure looks like a redblock cam to me!

Hm, sure looks like a redblock cam to me!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 26,186
Posted By fatcatbestcat
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