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PostSubject: Just thinking out loud.   Sun May 26, 2013 9:17 am

So I have been thinking about what I want to build next, now that the boat is done. Some ideas were lt1/lsx s10, and so fourth. But I like the idea of a Catera with a LT1 or LQ4. It is basicly a 4 door version of the 04-06 GTO. In Holden form it has had both the LT1, and the LS1. What do you guy think? Any major problems that a v8/6speed won't address other than the rear end?



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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Sun May 26, 2013 10:06 am

For what it'd cost to build it, buy a used GTO. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Sun May 26, 2013 10:15 am

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For what it'd cost to build it, buy a used GTO. Wink
Where is the fun in that? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Sun May 26, 2013 10:20 am

There's a lot of fun in that... And a lot less bleeding and swearing. Razz

But... I'm one of the few who love those Goats.

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Sun May 26, 2013 11:53 am

Bill, I have had the same idea for a years now...... How sweet would it be to hit import nights in a duck with a V8 Twisted Evil

No caddy badges, blacked out , quiet little sleeper........
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Sun May 26, 2013 12:39 pm

I kind of thought the Catera got a bad rap because of the whole marketing theme that made not one iota of sense. I haven't seen them on the road much at all and have seen them in junkyards, but I've heard they had a problem with the timing belt causing the engines to grenade in them...and since the engine was made in Europe (England I think), people usually just junked them due to the cost? I bet you could get one with a blown motor for next to nothing...

I'm wondering what parts in the underpinnings are the same as the GTO...maybe all the brakes and stuff could be swapped over too?
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Sun May 26, 2013 2:45 pm

Good reads

http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-hybrids/778988-ls1-into-cadillac-catera-56k-death-4.html

http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24348

http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-hybrids/1583454-6-0lq4-4l80e-catera.html

http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=205008

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Sun May 26, 2013 2:50 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
I kind of thought the Catera got a bad rap because of the whole marketing theme that made not one iota of sense. I haven't seen them on the road much at all and have seen them in junkyards, but I've heard they had a problem with the timing belt causing the engines to grenade in them...and since the engine was made in Europe (England I think), people usually just junked them due to the cost? I bet you could get one with a blown motor for next to nothing...

I'm wondering what parts in the underpinnings are the same as the GTO...maybe all the brakes and stuff could be swapped over too?

The Catera got a bad rap because it's a total piece of crap! JMHO Mad

It's a crappy OPEL cadet, very little in common with the usual Holden's.

I'm a total GM guy, BUT EFF THAT CAR!

Please pick anything else............
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Sun May 26, 2013 4:47 pm

LOL. Like a B-body?
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Sun May 26, 2013 6:04 pm

Option A : http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/3761800594.html

Option B : http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/3765438172.html

Option C :http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/3803247027.html

Option D : http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/3808595715.html

Plenty more, jus sayin Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Sun May 26, 2013 6:40 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
There's a lot of fun in that... And a lot less bleeding and swearing. Razz

But... I'm one of the few who love those Goats.

I thought I was alone here! There's a red one at some dealership right outside of Concord...I so want every time I see it.

V8Killer wrote:
Option A : http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/3761800594.html

Option B : http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/3765438172.html

Option C :http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/3803247027.html

Option D : http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/3808595715.html

Plenty more, jus sayin Cool

VEGA! HELL YEAH!
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Sun May 26, 2013 7:15 pm

V8Killer wrote:

The Catera got a bad rap because it's a total piece of crap! JMHO Mad

It's a crappy OPEL cadet, very little in common with the usual Holden's.

I'm a total GM guy, BUT EFF THAT CAR!

Please pick anything else............
So tell me how you really feel. Razz

I think the GTO, and Catera share all underpinnings. At least location and design. I am sure diffy, brakes, bars, springs, and struts are specific to GTO, but will bolt into a Catera. The engine going south is one of the reasons I was thinking of one. I figure I can pick one up for next to nothing. Get a v8 harness, motor mounts, radiator and go to town.

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Sun May 26, 2013 10:26 pm

1984twodoor wrote:

VEGA! HELL YEAH!








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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Mon May 27, 2013 12:53 am

V8Killer wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:

VEGA! HELL YEAH!









Part of me wants a stock looking cosworth with a fire breathing turbo eco tech
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Mon May 27, 2013 8:17 am

Actually, a Vega with a turbo Ecotech/6speed from a Pontiac Solstice would be cool too. Or I can just find a rust free 9C1 to dump an LQ4/6speed into.

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Mon May 27, 2013 9:00 am

LSX into that Vega wagon would be stupidly awesome. Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Mon May 27, 2013 9:12 am

IMPALADAKID wrote:
Actually, a Vega with a turbo Ecotech/6speed from a Pontiac Solstice would be cool too. Or I can just find a rust free 9C1 to dump an LQ4/6speed into.

cheers Yes it would be!

About that 9C1, I know this car with car ADD who might sell one soon... I think he lives in New Hampshire
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Mon May 27, 2013 2:25 pm

Go with a B-body Billy. You've been without one for long enough. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Mon May 27, 2013 7:16 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
Go with a B-body Billy. You've been without one for long enough. lol
I probably will. Just want to find a rust free 9c1, and dump a LQ4/6 speed into it.

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Mon May 27, 2013 7:41 pm

Sorry, mine is... uh... spoken for. Wink

Billy, go get that nice, straight coupe on CL in Salem! DO IT! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Mon May 27, 2013 7:51 pm

But it's not a 9c1 Bill! Rolling Eyes


You could always just get it, drop the motor in, then "9c1" like Jim. Or "Crovo" it.


That car really has Billy written all over it in magic marker.
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Mon May 27, 2013 8:17 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Sorry, mine is... uh... spoken for. Wink
Damn secret society. I have been shunned. Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Mon May 27, 2013 8:55 pm

From what I've heard.....your lucky.... Arrow

Plus....thats "protected" not shunned... Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Mon May 27, 2013 8:57 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
Sorry, mine is... uh... spoken for. Wink
Damn secret society. I have been shunned. Crying or Very sad

Not me........ Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Mon May 27, 2013 10:44 pm

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Sorry, mine is... uh... spoken for. Wink

Are you sure?
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Wed May 29, 2013 9:26 pm

So I made my decision. I am going to build a S-10 or S-15 with a 6.0/4L80E or a 6 speed. It has been done before. I found this page
S10/V8 CONVERSION

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Thu May 30, 2013 8:22 am

Sweet! Very Happy

I saw my old S10 in Amherst yesterday driving down 101A, actually!

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Thu May 30, 2013 10:56 am

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Thu May 30, 2013 2:14 pm

Nice. I fully support this decision, and wish you luck in future endeavors. Wicked awesome kehd.

I like those ZQ8(?) wheels on the maroon one in the video...
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Thu May 30, 2013 4:47 pm

I too fully support this decision, especially if you are able to get a running truck you can pimp around in while you collect parts.

Good call

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Thu May 30, 2013 5:19 pm

good choice on the S10. Cadillac only produced the catera (the caddy that zigs) from 1997-2001
Pontiac produced the GTO 2004-2006. Even though they share the same "V" platform I don't think they share much of anything. Parts wize catera's sucked to get replacement stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Thu May 30, 2013 9:11 pm

Yes Yes Yes!!!!!! cheers



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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Thu May 30, 2013 10:39 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Sweet! Very Happy

I saw my old S10 in Amherst yesterday driving down 101A, actually!

I think the chances of you seeing your old "something" driving anywhere in new england , are pretty good,.

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Thu May 30, 2013 11:02 pm

Does this engine bay look familiar?

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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Thu May 30, 2013 11:14 pm

Chevy 6.0 LQ4 18k Miles - $900 (Tewksbury, MA)
http://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/pts/3825140685.html
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PostSubject: Re: Just thinking out loud.   Fri May 31, 2013 11:37 am

GasTT wrote:
Does this engine bay look familiar?

Anybody can drive in the rain with wipers......... Rolling Eyes , just gotta go fast enough cheers
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