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Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2021, 07:24 PM
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Posted By fatcatbestcat
darn

darn
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 651
Views: 516,275
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...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By fatcatbestcat
It's going in a diesel car and I don't want to...

It's going in a diesel car and I don't want to have to change the whole fuel system to a return-style and then also deal with ECU wiring.

Plus I have a lot more experience with carbs vs EFI.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Getting slightly OT but... what exactly was wrong...

Getting slightly OT but... what exactly was wrong with them?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I would consider it if I had a workbench in my...

I would consider it if I had a workbench in my garage. Or any space. It's like 6.5ft wide and is usually filled with car.

I might just steal Broke4speed's manifold.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Every one I've seen for sale has been for the...

Every one I've seen for sale has been for the downdraft boat carbs. I'd want to use sidedrafts.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Oh, neat! I learned something today. Thanks! ...

Oh, neat! I learned something today. Thanks!



I also have a set of those left over from the 144.

Either way, I think that about answers all of my questions. Thanks, all!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Does vac advance have any practical purpose in a...

Does vac advance have any practical purpose in a daily? I always thought it was just for emissions.



That's the plan long-term. I was going to reuse the SUs from the 144, but I can't find a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By fatcatbestcat
The old dizzy I was working with last time had...

The old dizzy I was working with last time had worn out points and I ordered like four different sets (it didn't have a model plate on the side) and none fit. That car was all sorts of hacked, and...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Ah, yes. I had such good luck with a used points...

Ah, yes. I had such good luck with a used points distributor last time...

Do the redblocks take the Bosch 009 dizzy, or is it totally different from the B20?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By fatcatbestcat
The only reason I want to do carbs is to simplify...

The only reason I want to do carbs is to simplify the electrics in the swap vehicle. I also don't want to have to reconfigure the whole fuel system to make it work.

The swap vehicle didn't have...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Ignition For a Carb'd B230

Hi all.

I haven't bought anything yet, but I wanted to get some opinions or suggestions on what to do ignition-wise with a planned redblock swap. Realistically, the engines I'm looking at are...
Forum: showroom 07-04-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,363
Posted By fatcatbestcat
You're right. It is. Maybe if I buy back my...

You're right. It is.

Maybe if I buy back my 144 in five years, I'll throw a set on there. Until then, I managed to snag a set of dracos on the cheap.

They're still 5-spoke, so close enough.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-04-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,999
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I guess if the block is red... Infinite...

I guess if the block is red...

Infinite money?

16v big-bore B20 with fuel injection.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,139
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Turbo B20... I love it.

Turbo B20... I love it.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,999
Posted By fatcatbestcat
GDI LT isn't such an easy swap, in terms of...

GDI LT isn't such an easy swap, in terms of getting one running.

Unless you mean the SB2 LT.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,999
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Paint the block red and machine some penta valve...

Paint the block red and machine some penta valve covers to fit.
Forum: showroom 07-02-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,363
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Real bummer. I do like the way those ATS wheels...

Real bummer. I do like the way those ATS wheels look, but I guess it makes sense that they're ONLY for the pushrod cars.

I managed to find a source for fairly-priced OEM 240 alloy wheels, so...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-02-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,999
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Bone stock 16v. The rarest.

Bone stock 16v. The rarest.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,317
Posted By fatcatbestcat
You expect too much.

You expect too much.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,317
Posted By fatcatbestcat
There's a whole forum dedicated to the D24, and...

There's a whole forum dedicated to the D24, and most of the users on there have RWD 2/7/9 Volvos. I'd suggest looking there for any crazy biodiesel conversions and whatnot.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,317
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Yeah. The only other application for the...

Yeah.

The only other application for the D24s was in VW LT cabovers.

Someone told me that the D24 is basically a stretched 1.6L that the Mk. 1 Golfs received, just stretched to six cylinders....
Forum: showroom 06-24-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,363
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Perhaps, but are they the 2/7 ATS wheels I can...

Perhaps, but are they the 2/7 ATS wheels I can find?
Forum: showroom 06-24-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,363
Posted By fatcatbestcat
D'oh. Here I was looking at the 5x108 pattern and...

D'oh. Here I was looking at the 5x108 pattern and thinking 140 and 240 wheels were the same. That kinda sucks.
Forum: showroom 06-24-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,363
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Anyone here have ATS wheels?

I came across these pretty neat looking rims at some point, but the only pics I can find of them are on P1800s or 140s, and a quick google image search only pulls up a few.

Anyone have any pics of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,200
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Out of curiosity, where in the GTA did you manage...

Out of curiosity, where in the GTA did you manage to find an M46?

If there's someone around that happens to have redblock-era parts that I'm not aware of, I'm a chump.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 46,541
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I thought you were done?

I thought you were done?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-20-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,304
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Nitrous.

Nitrous.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-17-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 46,541
Posted By fatcatbestcat
We all stand to learn from that absolute...

We all stand to learn from that absolute masterpiece.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,009
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Careful which truck SBC you buy. Don't get a...

Careful which truck SBC you buy.

Don't get a 305 (if you have power goals anyway)
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,009
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Ooooh. Thanks for the link. I might try this...

Ooooh. Thanks for the link. I might try this myself in the future... although I'm guessing adding 200-ish lbs to the front of the car can't be good for the suspension.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,249
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Be the first to put DCOE 40s on an LS.

Be the first to put DCOE 40s on an LS.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,009
Posted By fatcatbestcat
The 5.7 Vortec is a Gen-1 small-block Chevy. It's...

The 5.7 Vortec is a Gen-1 small-block Chevy. It's basically a fancy 350. It will not fit in your 240 with LS (Gen III) swap parts.

Also, the 5.7 Vortec motors were all-iron, and probably weigh a...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,249
Posted By fatcatbestcat
If you're not going to lose the shop, and you...

If you're not going to lose the shop, and you have another car to drive, just save up and get a system that works out of the box.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,249
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Might want to try the F-body forum if you're...

Might want to try the F-body forum if you're putting this into an IROC.

You can get pretty far with the stock ECU, but without it you're going to need a standalone or (god forbid) that Holley...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,543
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I mean, I'm not an engineer or a dyno expert, but...

I mean, I'm not an engineer or a dyno expert, but I would tend to agree. Having worked on and owned a couple V8 cars in the past, I can vouch for the whole longer runner = more power idea. I'd like...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,543
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Pretty sure the original thread was about cam...

Pretty sure the original thread was about cam choice. Not sure why it had to be derailed to ignition and fueling.
Forum: showroom 05-29-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9,628
Views: 4,902,896
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Actual picture. ...

Actual picture.

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/727979758511456367/848371997142024222/DSC01540.png?width=719&height=478
Forum: performance & modifications 05-22-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,666
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I suspect the OP has been scared off.

I suspect the OP has been scared off.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 372,911
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Needs more D24.

Needs more D24.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-20-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,115
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,009
Posted By fatcatbestcat
The words 'cheap' and '240 LS swap' don't really...

The words 'cheap' and '240 LS swap' don't really go together. Prepare for that budget to expand, or disappear entirely when it comes down to it.

I haven't put an LS in a 240 myself, but I have...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,666
Posted By fatcatbestcat
This. A lot to consider 'upgrading' a turbo...

This.

A lot to consider 'upgrading' a turbo motor.

What car is this and what transmission are you running?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 52,712
Posted By fatcatbestcat
You should've seen it before I got the car in...

You should've seen it before I got the car in back in 2019. I spent about six hours cleaning out various junk that hadn't been moved since 1989 or so.... lots of beer cans and boxes of random old...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,588
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Remember that once you go LS, it's going to be...

Remember that once you go LS, it's going to be hard to turn back if you don't like it (or can't live with it).
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 52,712
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Fin

Pretty lame thread update, but you all saw this coming.

I've sold the 144.

The guy with the V70R has another 144, and is planning on making this one a race car using all my random performance...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,679
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Would be useful to have pictures. Could be SU...

Would be useful to have pictures. Could be SU HIF6s.

SU carbs will have a small tag noting the model.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 288,743
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Glad to see the top end kit boxes are still...

Glad to see the top end kit boxes are still firmly covered in packing tape lol

Oh, and that you had to sharpie over where the box said 'K'. Sorry, couldn't find the original R cam box until after...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,161
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Oh, yeah. That I don't deny, but pretty much all...

Oh, yeah. That I don't deny, but pretty much all the swap-related parts are either going to be special order or custom made.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,161
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Custom fab work and random SBC parts are going to...

Custom fab work and random SBC parts are going to add up too.
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