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Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 233,094
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: 69
Views: 10,760
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: 69
Views: 10,760
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: 638
Views: 431,165
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: 638
Views: 431,165
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: 69
Views: 10,760
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: 1,106
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: 1,106
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: 9,573
Views: 4,494,427
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: 265
Views: 233,094
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: 5,638
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: 1,540
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: 1,508
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: 1,508
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Rogers.

Rogers.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
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: 1,540
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: 1,540
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: 1,508
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: 1,508
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: 1,508
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: 1,508
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: 1,495
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: 64
Views: 41,212
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: 1,767
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: 1,767
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: 1,767
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: 1,495
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: 1,767
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: 1,767
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: 1,767
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: 1,767
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: 1,767
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.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,212
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I'd never tightened any of the adjusters on the...

I'd never tightened any of the adjusters on the rocker shaft, just kinda left the lifters dangling in the hole. Engine had never run, d'uh. I don't see any reason why I couldn't just reuse them.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-20-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,212
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Time for some more 'not progress'.

Finally, a nice warm day that I have off work, and plenty of time on my hands!

I figured it was time to take the top end of the motor apart, partially to check on everything's condition after...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,493
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I once was a newbie on this forum, trying to make...

I once was a newbie on this forum, trying to make power with antiquated Volvo engines without bankrupting myself.

It's probably not possible unless you start with something decent.

Or an LS.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-15-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,493
Posted By fatcatbestcat
+1 You're going to spend the car's value...

+1

You're going to spend the car's value over trying to make more power with a PRV.

Someone on the TB discord has a 262 that was swapped to a B230, but I wouldn't expect that to be a 'cost...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-09-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Is this an airbox off a K-jet B20 or carb'd B20?

Is this an airbox off a K-jet B20 or carb'd B20?
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-03-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,054
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Alan!

Alan!
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,760
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I'm making the supposition that the OP had the...

I'm making the supposition that the OP had the engine before the car?

It's definitely possible, but I can't think of anyone that sells SBC mounts for a 200-series, and I'm damn sure nobody makes...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2021, 01:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,865
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Go to the top of the page, right under the...

Go to the top of the page, right under the turbobricks logo, you should see 'search'.

Type 'small block chevy' or something to that effect in there, and I'm sure someone on here has tried/done...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,979
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Valve float only.

Valve float only.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I call it 'imminent LS swap'.

I call it 'imminent LS swap'.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,865
Posted By fatcatbestcat
If you have any amount of garage or driveway...

If you have any amount of garage or driveway space, I'd give it a try.

DIY LS isn't too hard these days, but getting all the parts and ancillary bits together is what gets expensive.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,865
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Pretty much any custom car or hot rod shop should...

Pretty much any custom car or hot rod shop should be able to do a swap like that for you... but you're going to spend a lot of money.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-18-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,212
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Damn, if only I had bolts to mount it. I think I...

Damn, if only I had bolts to mount it. I think I can see where it's supposed to go, but perhaps cleaning 30-ish years of road grime off of that box is a good idea.

This does confirm my hypothesis...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By fatcatbestcat
This. ...

This.

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/727979758511456367/811285479886553122/DSC00946.JPG?width=682&height=453

You go cheap, you end up with something like this.

If you find one for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By fatcatbestcat
More than you should. Sometimes you can find...

More than you should. Sometimes you can find rusty or non-running ones out in the country for cheap, but most people will know what they have.

Someone can correct me here, but they stopped doing...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,212
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Yeah, you can tell how that worked out. I...

Yeah, you can tell how that worked out.

I need to write something on this thread to make me feel better about my lack of progress recently, or historically. I've had this damn car since October...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 47,622
Posted By fatcatbestcat
We urgently await the results.

We urgently await the results.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 47,622
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Evidence of donuts? ...

Evidence of donuts?

https://esmth.com/f/210209/IMG_3241.jpeg

Approved.
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