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Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,531
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: 13,825
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: 1,531
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: 1,531
Posted By fatcatbestcat
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Forum: performance & modifications 12-26-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
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: 1,270
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: 104
Views: 61,693
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: 1,270
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: 768
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: 768
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: 2,689
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: 971
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: 944
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: 25,837
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: 944
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: 1,339
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: 944
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: 1,339
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: 1,339
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: 1,339
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: 1,680
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: 2,690
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: 2,690
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: 2,690
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: 1,713
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: 104
Views: 61,693
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: 104
Views: 61,693
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: 1,713
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: 1,713
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: 1,429
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: 1,429
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: 1,429
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: 2,147
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: 2,147
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: 9,560
Views: 4,121,727
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: 3,397
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Meow.

Meow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,147
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: 2,147
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: 25,837
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: 1,903
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: 25,837
Posted By fatcatbestcat
ez

ez
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 25,837
Posted By fatcatbestcat
We'll see what happens. I'm just hoping that I...

We'll see what happens. I'm just hoping that I can flip the B20 upside down on the stand, remove the oil pan, remove the oil pump and pickup, pull the front main bearing and just chisel that gear off.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 25,837
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Sitting on enough images of 'progress', so I...

Sitting on enough images of 'progress', so I figured I might as well post again.

The whole gear thing is still shafting me, but I think I have a solution for it. More on that later.

Anyway, I...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,536
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Squirter block, huh? Do I see boost in your...

Squirter block, huh?

Do I see boost in your future?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,381
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Do I still get your engine when the experiment is...

Do I still get your engine when the experiment is over?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,645
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Can you make the images even larger?

Can you make the images even larger?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,960
Posted By fatcatbestcat
This is the part where I do the math and see how...

This is the part where I do the math and see how much shipping a 575 lb engine from France would cost...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By fatcatbestcat
This should probably go in...

This should probably go in performance/modifications. Don't be surprised if a mod moves it.

I'm not an expert on the subject, but it's probably not going to be a direct bolt-in. The redblocks sit...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 25,837
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I mean, I'm doing it because it just feels more...

I mean, I'm doing it because it just feels more genuine. Plus, if I only reported successes, I wouldn't be updating this at all.

Besides, hopefully someone can learn from my idiot mistakes.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-04-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 25,837
Posted By fatcatbestcat
More not progress today. Someone suggested I...

More not progress today.

Someone suggested I try a bearing splitter to get the gear off, and I thought it might work. Rather than renting one, I figured I'd just buy a whole kit, just in case I...
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