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ready to buy a non-turbo redblock. need info.

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ready to buy a non-turbo redblock. need info.

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was the first redblock in the 240 available with a carburetor? does it fit the NA 2.3 in the 740? do the m46 and m56 both work on the 2.3? how might I pump out 250-400hp and still keep mgp at minimum of 20city/30hwy+ and 0-60mph of <6sec? I know the 1990 745 NA is rated at 114hp/136tq with 19city/26hwy. How might I customize it to pump out that 250-400hp? Has anyone retrofitted any 6 speed manual to a redblock? Would this engine require 91 octane or could I get away with 87/89? if anyone has done a non-turbo build and/or knows someone that has tried a 6sp, please let me know. post links to topics that are related. also what's the seat compatibility between the 240, 740, and 940?
1998 V Base red, loaded, 346k (244k), 5sp, sold
2003 Accord V6 silver, 197K, 6sp, current
1998 S GT white, 175K, 5sp, The Cloud, sold
1996 964 silver, 145807, The Cloud, crushed
1998 XC black, 151183, The Storm, crush pending
1998 XC white, junk, crushed
2001 V70 Ba white, 168k, traded for Storm
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1998 V Base red, loaded, 346k (244k), 5sp, sold
2003 Accord V6 silver, 197K, 6sp, current
1998 S GT white, 175K, 5sp, The Cloud, sold
1996 964 silver, 145807, The Cloud, crushed
1998 XC black, 151183, The Storm, crush pending
1998 XC white, junk, crushed
2001 V70 Ba white, 168k, traded for Storm
09 Chev Imp grey, 196K, sold for first Volvo

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Ooof, nice to hear from you! Maybe I’ll bump over to performance forum?
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