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Forum: performance & modifications Today, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By fatcatbestcat
This is an important question. Also, if I go...

This is an important question.

Also, if I go with compression this high (10.0:1 - 10.5:1), would it be worth the extra few bucks to get a distributor with an electronically controllable curve so I...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By fatcatbestcat
B20F Head - how far should I shave?

Pending my hoist's delivery and assuming the weather holds, I'm going to be yanking the carb-converted B20F out of my 144 for a partial rebuild. While the head's off, I'm going to be taking it to my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Vintage: 140 battery
Views: 567
Posted By fatcatbestcat
The random cheapo 12v batteries at Canadian Tire...

The random cheapo 12v batteries at Canadian Tire seem to fit my tray just fine.

But then again, my car doesn't run.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By fatcatbestcat
EFI is probably going to be cheaper and easier to...

EFI is probably going to be cheaper and easier to find than 55-sized DCOE carbs.

You could try a high CFM 4-barrel, but I'm not sure airflow would be your friend with a setup like that.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-13-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By fatcatbestcat
They're similar in function to the Weber DCO/Es,...

They're similar in function to the Weber DCO/Es, but use many completely different components that don't interchange. I tried to save a few bucks buying a set of DDH 40s, and found out the hard way...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By fatcatbestcat
If you're going through all this trouble with a...

If you're going through all this trouble with a mega-ported head, why not just run EFI? I'm almost certain you could find some 50+mm ITB throttle bodies that won't be as much a restriction as all the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Erg. Yeah, it looks like the previous owner...

Erg. Yeah, it looks like the previous owner welded in a floor section with trans tunnel from a 164. I called him to confirm that.

I guess no tractor shifter for me :(
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 48,866
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Convert to metric for bigger number.

Convert to metric for bigger number.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 48,866
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Just swap your speedo for a 730k mile one.

Just swap your speedo for a 730k mile one.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By fatcatbestcat
It's that simple? I thought the actual floor...

It's that simple?

I thought the actual floor panels (the tunnel) were different from long-short shifter cars.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By fatcatbestcat
M41 - convert from late to early shifter?

Hello again,

Still waiting on Purolator to deliver my engine hoist and that leveler. Until then, I'm looking at all manner of things that don't help my 144 run.

The car's a '67, but has...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Well, I suppose that settles it. Steel it is. ...

Well, I suppose that settles it. Steel it is.

Any reason you would want the lighter retainers?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Easy enough answer. Partially asking because...

Easy enough answer.

Partially asking because someone is trying to scare me away from aluminum parts...something something metal fatigue.

So... B18 and B20 valves use completely different...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By fatcatbestcat
B20 Valve Spring Retainers - Alu vs Stahl?

Hello again,

Here with a question somewhat relevant to my build... although probably a fairly simple one.

I'd like to rev my B20 past 6000 rpm at some point in the future, and I figure that I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,315
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Uhaul truck might be the solution for now.

Uhaul truck might be the solution for now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,315
Posted By fatcatbestcat
The car's a '67, but the previous owner swapped...

The car's a '67, but the previous owner swapped in the engine and transmission from a 142E. I always get them mixed up, but it's the one with the shifter mounting point alllllll the way back.


...
Forum: showroom 10-23-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9,547
Views: 3,934,427
Posted By fatcatbestcat
https://static.carthrottle.com/workspace/uploads/c...

https://static.carthrottle.com/workspace/uploads/comments/a96ee211ffc942ae6a0780cc32045348.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,922
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Meow.

Meow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,315
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Right... I should probably explain my situation a...

Right... I should probably explain my situation a little bit better.

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/727979758511456367/768649490751029258/DSC01060.JPG?width=744&height=495

This is my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,315
Posted By fatcatbestcat
144 Engine removal - suggestions?

Hi all,

Anyone following my build thread will know that I have enough problems pertaining to my engine... I think I'm at the point where it's going to have to come out to make any further...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,655
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I think a freshly painted head on a crusty block...

I think a freshly painted head on a crusty block would look even worse. It's not even completely installed yet, I just got the head bolts on finger-tight just to line up the exhaust. If the engine's...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Hm, sure looks like a redblock cam to me!

Hm, sure looks like a redblock cam to me!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,655
Posted By fatcatbestcat
ez

ez
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,655
Posted By fatcatbestcat
We'll see what happens. I'm just hoping that I...

We'll see what happens. I'm just hoping that I can flip the B20 upside down on the stand, remove the oil pan, remove the oil pump and pickup, pull the front main bearing and just chisel that gear off.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,655
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Sitting on enough images of 'progress', so I...

Sitting on enough images of 'progress', so I figured I might as well post again.

The whole gear thing is still shafting me, but I think I have a solution for it. More on that later.

Anyway, I...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,805
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Squirter block, huh? Do I see boost in your...

Squirter block, huh?

Do I see boost in your future?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,425
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Do I still get your engine when the experiment is...

Do I still get your engine when the experiment is over?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,918
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Can you make the images even larger?

Can you make the images even larger?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,862
Posted By fatcatbestcat
This is the part where I do the math and see how...

This is the part where I do the math and see how much shipping a 575 lb engine from France would cost...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By fatcatbestcat
This should probably go in...

This should probably go in performance/modifications. Don't be surprised if a mod moves it.

I'm not an expert on the subject, but it's probably not going to be a direct bolt-in. The redblocks sit...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,655
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I mean, I'm doing it because it just feels more...

I mean, I'm doing it because it just feels more genuine. Plus, if I only reported successes, I wouldn't be updating this at all.

Besides, hopefully someone can learn from my idiot mistakes.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-04-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,655
Posted By fatcatbestcat
More not progress today. Someone suggested I...

More not progress today.

Someone suggested I try a bearing splitter to get the gear off, and I thought it might work. Rather than renting one, I figured I'd just buy a whole kit, just in case I...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-01-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,862
Posted By fatcatbestcat
AQ180 if you get the marine version. Lemme know...

AQ180 if you get the marine version. Lemme know if you find one!

I think that would bolt to the stock M40/M41 but would probably do the explode.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,862
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Really depends how much work you intend to do. ...

Really depends how much work you intend to do.

You can get 140 hp marine B20s sometimes, and that's a direct swap, same mounts, will bolt to your transmission and won't blow it up.

A B30...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Still no build thread? Soon™

Still no build thread?

Soon™
Forum: performance & modifications 09-26-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I'm actually very curious about this myself. ...

I'm actually very curious about this myself.

I'm not sure which throttle body you're referring to, but the retroject 38/38 comes to mind.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,655
Posted By fatcatbestcat
It occurred to me this morning that I haven't...

It occurred to me this morning that I haven't made any significant progress on the car in like 24 days.

That's pretty unfortunate, but I guess working on cars be like that.

I tried a few cycles...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,915
Posted By fatcatbestcat
To break it down simply: Mechanical advance...

To break it down simply:

Mechanical advance gives you a little bit smoother performance at high RPM (so might be alright on a race engine, but I'm very doubtful you'd find this particularly useful...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,425
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Yessir.

Yessir.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,425
Posted By fatcatbestcat
I suppose it's unrelated to the original purpose...

I suppose it's unrelated to the original purpose of the thread, but was that with the stock cast pistons?

Regardless of whether I rebuilt or trash this B20, I'm keen on doing a carb'd turbo in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,425
Posted By fatcatbestcat
What blow by?

What blow by?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,425
Posted By fatcatbestcat
The engine sat for a while and was just stuck. At...

The engine sat for a while and was just stuck. At least that's what the owner told me.

EDIT:...
Forum: website & board 09-18-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,747
Posted By fatcatbestcat
+1

+1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,425
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Probably quoted too much there, but I'll see if I...

Probably quoted too much there, but I'll see if I can find myself some ratchet straps and try it out, I guess. I have a basically infinite supply of scrap 2x4s so I immediately perked up when you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,425
Posted By fatcatbestcat
At this point, it's been long enough that I just...

At this point, it's been long enough that I just ordered a new drain plug and copper washer with all the rest of my parts. Probably going to install it alongside the old one.

If it leaks...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-17-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By fatcatbestcat
If I'm remembering right, the HSRs are for...

If I'm remembering right, the HSRs are for motorcycle and other small engines... I've seen the dyno charts from v-performance on these, and honestly doesn't look like it's worth the money for a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,307
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Quite an adventure! What do you plan on...

Quite an adventure!

What do you plan on doing with this thing?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,805
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Nothing is more satisfying than fixing leaks and...

Nothing is more satisfying than fixing leaks and replacing gaskets.
Forum: website & board 09-11-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,747
Posted By fatcatbestcat
yes pls

yes pls
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,646
Posted By fatcatbestcat
Not to speak for the OP, but based in previous...

Not to speak for the OP, but based in previous posts it's a B20.

I'm here because I want to see how this works out so I can do the same thing in my car.
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