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Forum: showroom 10-24-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Excellent. Inferior visibility gang.

Excellent. Inferior visibility gang.
Forum: showroom 10-24-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Thanks for the input, guys. Next chance I get,...

Thanks for the input, guys. Next chance I get, I'll take the square lights out and see what the connectors look like. Hopefully it's those easy little short ones. I get that HIDs are a big visibility...
Forum: showroom 10-24-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By fatcatbestcat
-85 240 Headlight Conversion: Trivial or Terrible?

Content warning: novice 240 owner with novice questions (again).

I have an '83 240 diesel, for which I'm already in the process of taking most of the front end off (to fix some diesel-related...
Forum: showroom 10-21-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,172
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I'm glad this thread keeps getting bumped to...

I'm glad this thread keeps getting bumped to remind me of my Volvo incompetence.

Wait, damn, I just bumped it.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-14-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Budget? Hit it with a 150 shot of nitrous.

Budget?

Hit it with a 150 shot of nitrous.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Needs more carbs and rust

Needs more carbs and rust
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,355
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Plus, ultimate boomer scandinavian clout. Hubert...

Plus, ultimate boomer scandinavian clout. Hubert approves of not going with established engines.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-21-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,929
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Chop is all that matters. Why else do people buy...

Chop is all that matters. Why else do people buy K cams?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 577,854
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Ooh, that's a good shout. 45s with 36 chokes are...

Ooh, that's a good shout. 45s with 36 chokes are pretty big for a low-compression motor without any headwork or an especially lumpy cam. I hope you realize your whole carb'd engine build is just a...
Forum: website & board 09-15-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,071
Posted By fatcatbestcat
There used to be a small private yard up near...

There used to be a small private yard up near Ottawa with a lot of really old iron, late 140/160s to early 80s 200s and a few early 700s. I think the ad is still up on Kijiji, but the guy owning it...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,810
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Hit up Hubert to get some 20 year old...

Hit up Hubert to get some 20 year old information.

And then get yelled at.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,355
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I'm pretty sure the B36 shares more parts with...

I'm pretty sure the B36 shares more parts with the B4B than the B18.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 63,567
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Well, I fired off an email to the D24 guy and a...

Well, I fired off an email to the D24 guy and a few other people I've been in contact with (notably the two guys I was planning on offloading the engine to), to see if they might be able to help me...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,355
Posted By fatcatbestcat
If this is a fantasy build, might as well locate...

If this is a fantasy build, might as well locate a B36. Way less common and more infuriating to find parts for.
Forum: showroom 09-13-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,172
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I feel like this is the expected response, but...

I feel like this is the expected response, but yikes those eclipse the value of the car.

Scuffed dracos for me.
Forum: website & board 09-12-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,071
Posted By fatcatbestcat
They've all been turned into washing machines.

They've all been turned into washing machines.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 63,567
Posted By fatcatbestcat
<iframe width="800" height="600"...

<iframe width="800" height="600" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xYE5uJ7KTSM" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media;...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-11-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,355
Posted By fatcatbestcat
So you can have an all-iron 3.0L reverse flow...

So you can have an all-iron 3.0L reverse flow straight six that bends at high RPM.

Also stretched tractor motor noises.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,185
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Depends on your driving habits; what's the ratio...

Depends on your driving habits; what's the ratio of normal daily driving to 'sometimes street drift'?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,400
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Rust is fixable. Grab yourself some Por15 and...

Rust is fixable. Grab yourself some Por15 and download a couple extra wills to live.

Best of luck!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Hubert would be proud. You should still buy...

Hubert would be proud.

You should still buy that 142.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I'm sure they rev even better when there isn't a...

I'm sure they rev even better when there isn't a bashed crank gear stuck on the end.
Learn from my mistakes.
Wait, are we still trying to convince the OP that he should buy this car?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,208
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Do you have any pictures of the car? Have you...

Do you have any pictures of the car? Have you looked at the rust or the underside of the car?

I once was trying to 'restore' an old 140... and we now know how that ended.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Yeah, and they're also reverse-flow. The B20...

Yeah, and they're also reverse-flow.

The B20 is so much fun, you should try it and then immediately cry!
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I mean, don't thank me. Everything I learned...

I mean, don't thank me. Everything I learned about pushrod motors I got from hiperfauto and JohnMC when I was still messing around with the 144...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Fuel injected heads got somewhat better-flowing...

Fuel injected heads got somewhat better-flowing ports. Also, depending on the year, bigger valves.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Gotta get me some of that transistorized ECU...

Gotta get me some of that transistorized ECU action.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I'm insulted.

I'm insulted.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Don't forget the 28 psi.

Don't forget the 28 psi.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,734
Posted By fatcatbestcat
$14.99 shipped or no deal.

$14.99 shipped or no deal.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Put the B20 in the 940.

Put the B20 in the 940.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Damn, that's like my old car, except in better...

Damn, that's like my old car, except in better shape.

Ran when parked? This'll make someone an alright project.

Or a jackstand build.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 63,567
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I'm 68% sure that's what's leaking. The rest of...

I'm 68% sure that's what's leaking. The rest of the pump looks pretty dry. Previous owner concurred with my thoughts.



AFAIK the D24 uses a Bosch VE pump, so I ordered a D24 VE kit, so we'll...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 63,567
Posted By fatcatbestcat
It's really not as nice as the pictures makes it...

It's really not as nice as the pictures makes it look... the paint has a lot of scratches and peeling clear coat, there's a few small dents on the topside of the vehicle (hail damage?). I didn't buy...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 63,567
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Hacked II: Getting a 1983 245 Back On the Road?

I have returned. Work on the 144 is still ongoing, and I'm keeping up to date and occasionally dropping by the new owner's to help him out and check on his progress. Currently he's pulled all the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,254
Posted By fatcatbestcat
That one hits home. 240s have really gone up...

That one hits home.

240s have really gone up in price over the last two years, and finding an original 240 turbo (especially a 242) is not going to be easy or cheap.

Just get something with a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Yeah, there's some critical information you're...

Yeah, there's some critical information you're leaving out.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,948
Posted By fatcatbestcat
There's a reason people do T5 and CD009 swaps.

There's a reason people do T5 and CD009 swaps.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,779
Posted By fatcatbestcat
The return of the somender grooves... This...

The return of the somender grooves...

This should be fun.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-10-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 577,854
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Neat! I've ordered up a set of FAJS DCOE carbs of...

Neat! I've ordered up a set of FAJS DCOE carbs of my own... and a manifold that I think is pretty much the same as yours. Delivery is supposed to be in September so I guess I have time to ogle other...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 27,095
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Too bad Hubert isn't here to see this. Great...

Too bad Hubert isn't here to see this.

Great progress!

Forgive me if this was already answered, but are you putting this on a stock B230FT? I'm guessing over in Sweden you guys have reasonable...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Ooh. Someone feel free to shoot down my opinion,...

Ooh. Someone feel free to shoot down my opinion, but the difference between 45s and 48s is more apparent with carburetors. I think stock 45 DCOE carbs have 36mm choke tubes, and 48s get 41s or 42s?
...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By fatcatbestcat
KLR sells a few for something like $180 USD......

KLR sells a few for something like $180 USD... haven't bought anything from them yet, but being in Sweden, the shipping might not be ideal.

Sufficiently TBcheap™ though.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,118
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Buy new head bolts and lift it with the old ones.

Buy new head bolts and lift it with the old ones.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 577,854
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Forgive me if this is evident or already...

Forgive me if this is evident or already answered, but do 240s normally mount their coils on the shock tower? My 144's coil was up on the firewall.

If so, that's convenient routing for the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,957
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Huh. I'm doing this exact thing. B230F with a...

Huh. I'm doing this exact thing. B230F with a B21A's points dizzy. Dizzy is free.99 and points are virtually free, so I guess no reason not to use it.

Are you in Canada too, or some other nation...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,738
Posted By fatcatbestcat
It's that simple? I was worried the timing cover...

It's that simple? I was worried the timing cover deal would create a massive oil leak that I would have to <strike> engineer </strike> hack my way around.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,738
Posted By fatcatbestcat
B23 Head on a B230 Block

This has probably been brought up before but trying to search using 'B23 head' and 'B230 block' has just given me a massive headache so far.

I haven't bought anything yet, but I figured I should...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 44,971
Posted By fatcatbestcat
darn

darn
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 577,854
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Single-barrel side drafts. The way Volvo...

Single-barrel side drafts. The way Volvo intended.

I might attempt this with my old HS6 SUs if I can get a hold of a rebuild kit... any chance I could force you at gunpoint to make me (or refer me...
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