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Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2021, 09:03 PM
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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: 26
Views: 1,098
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: 14
Views: 873
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: 18
Views: 884
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: 59,506
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: 18
Views: 884
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: 28
Views: 2,275
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: 26
Views: 1,098
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: 59,506
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: 18
Views: 884
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: 13
Views: 812
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: 22
Views: 1,519
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: 4,389
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: 4,389
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: 960
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: 4,389
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: 4,389
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: 4,389
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: 4,389
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: 4,389
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I'm insulted.

I'm insulted.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,389
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: 1,442
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: 4,389
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: 4,389
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: 59,506
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: 59,506
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: 59,506
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: 1,115
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: 1,689
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: 3,351
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: 2,442
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: 674
Views: 552,319
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: 79
Views: 20,497
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: 1,597
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: 1,597
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: 1,892
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: 674
Views: 552,319
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: 2,518
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: 1,561
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: 1,561
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: 43,903
Posted By fatcatbestcat
darn

darn
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 552,319
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: 2,939
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: 2,939
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: 2,939
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: 2,939
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: 2,939
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: 2,939
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: 2,939
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: 2,939
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?
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