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Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,188
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: 2,188
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: 707
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: 2,188
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: 707
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: 707
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: 3,813
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: 3,813
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: 9,601
Views: 4,658,128
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: 1,689
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: 347,218
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Needs more D24.

Needs more D24.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-20-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,153
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,188
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: 1,689
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: 47,331
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: 1,114
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: 47,331
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: 1,243
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: 280
Views: 259,365
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: 19,126
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: 19,126
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.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 470,113
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Hmmmm. I might be interested in taking it off...

Hmmmm. I might be interested in taking it off your hands at some point, if you'd be interested in selling.

Figuring out a plan B) for if/when (when) the D24 in my wagon explodes.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 470,113
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Alright, so. Ok. I just spent the morning...

Alright, so. Ok.

I just spent the morning reading (as much as I could) this entire build thread, 2016 to current.

I'm guessing this was already covered, but whatever happened to the B6304 after...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,126
Posted By fatcatbestcat
LS motors aren't as cheap as they used to be......

LS motors aren't as cheap as they used to be... plus the swap parts are the expensive part anyway.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-24-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,454
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Forgot to mention in my first post; CD009 is also...

Forgot to mention in my first post; CD009 is also an option. Might be able to find one at a local Asian car importer.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-24-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,454
Posted By fatcatbestcat
People make parts to adapt a regular WC T5 to an...

People make parts to adapt a regular WC T5 to an LS... but I'm pretty sure that would just explode at any higher-than-stock LS power levels.

T56 and TKO seem to be the best-supported manuals for...
Forum: showroom 04-12-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9,601
Views: 4,658,128
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Most of the October 2019 photoshoot when I first...

Most of the October 2019 photoshoot when I first learnt of and drove out to buy my 144.

In a few years, when it runs and drives, I'm planning on taking it back to the same field and taking all new...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 259,365
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Man, that is one baller looking Amazon. ...

Man, that is one baller looking Amazon.




Insider info tells me that it may or may not be receiving an R cam... I'd say the 45s would be justified.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,168
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Makes me want to put a B30 in my 144.

Makes me want to put a B30 in my 144.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,810
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Actually, that's very helpful! Gives you a...

Actually, that's very helpful!

Gives you a good reference of how much work is involved.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,882
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I had my heart set on running a header, which...

I had my heart set on running a header, which would mean buying a separate SU manifold.

I already have the functional carbs, just trying to run it before doing anything fancy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,882
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Rogers.

Rogers.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,882
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I might do that further down the line, as an...

I might do that further down the line, as an 'upgrade' to the DGMS.

I just need it to run at this point.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,810
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I've not personally looked at the brackets on the...

I've not personally looked at the brackets on the 200-series cars, but I'm like 98% sure the floor mounts are completely different. You could probably weld new floor mounts in from a 240, but I still...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,810
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I asked this question last year and didn't get a...

I asked this question last year and didn't get a response.

There's a chance that you can use the 240 front brackets, but realistically, you could also just weld a Recaro base to the stock 140 seat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,882
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I might have to go that route. Eh, I...

I might have to go that route.



Eh, I haven't had the best experience with Pierce. Last manifold/linkage set I ordered from them, they gave me the wrong sized eyelets for the manifold, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,882
Posted By fatcatbestcat
That would involve rebuilding a set. Mine had a...

That would involve rebuilding a set. Mine had a bunch of acorns in them.

There's a reason I'm switching.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,882
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Well that simplifies it. I'm just having the...

Well that simplifies it.

I'm just having the worst time locating individual linkage components.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,882
Posted By fatcatbestcat
140 Linkage Solutions?

Right, this isn't a problem yet, but I can see it being an issue in the future, so I figure I might as well ask and order parts now.

So I have a 1967 144S, which originally came with SU carbs. I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
Posted By fatcatbestcat
You were probably thinking of the speedo sensor.

You were probably thinking of the speedo sensor.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-24-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 47,331
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Is this progress?

Thanks for the encouragement. I definitely need it.

It being consistently above 15°C outside means I can work on the car more frequently, and it also means more frequent 'updates' for... whoever's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,036
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Alright. I need to locate some longer bolts to...

Alright. I need to locate some longer bolts to mount the engine to my stand before I can do much else (unless I just dump the engine on a pallet).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,036
Posted By fatcatbestcat
That's what I thought. Going back through...

That's what I thought.

Going back through the pictures I took whilst working on it today, I think I left one of the starter bolts in.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,036
Posted By fatcatbestcat
If you're referring to these two bolts, I've...

If you're referring to these two bolts, I've already taken them out.

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/727979758511456367/824429750272393236/bottom_bolts.jpg?width=585&height=449

There...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
Posted By fatcatbestcat
You can just buy an auto gage or auto meter tach...

You can just buy an auto gage or auto meter tach and screw/ziptie it to the dash, or right down on the steering column.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,036
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I mean, I got all those bolts out, but getting to...

I mean, I got all those bolts out, but getting to the top two was next to impossible. There was like only one possible angle I at which I could fit a wrench in there.

Now I have a different...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,036
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I... no. I haven't. I don't have any really good...

I... no. I haven't. I don't have any really good pics of the interior, but let's just say I'd be removing the carpet before touching the pedals... or anything inside the cabin.

If it's just four...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,036
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Wait, so I can just unbolt the engine from the...

Wait, so I can just unbolt the engine from the bellhousing and pull it then?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,036
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I uh... never backed anything off. First...

I uh... never backed anything off.

First time doing this, and I can't really see very much myself. Is there a nut/bolt that has to be turned?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,036
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Exclamation Rusty M41 clutch fork - how do I get this off?

Working on my crusty 144 again. The more I look at the underside of it, the more I think I should just crush it. It's mostly the floors, but definitely some welding will be required in the future.
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