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Yella Terra red head on a blue 202?

Discussion in 'VB - VK Holden Commodore (1978 - 1985)' started by VHSLX3300, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. VHSLX3300

    VHSLX3300 New Member

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    Hi probably a stupid question does a 186 red yella terra head fit on a 202 blue. If it does is it worth it as I know the blue motor got better flow then the reds anyway. Cheers
     
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    Well, a head off a red motor does fit on a 202 blue, and yeah it does work, my old VH had the same set-up. The only trouble I had, was getting the idle right, but after some modification, and playing around, it was all good!! And it went really well. Never had a problem with mine.
     
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    yZoH //There Ain't No Rest For The Wicked...

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    186 heads would throw your compression through the roof mate....

    Cheers
    MaT
     
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    Goon Scientific Tuning

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    Mad compression, thats why im afraid to try it lol. :p

    I've never heard ofhe lifespan from doing this mod? any ideas?
     
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    SL/ENUT The SL/E Fanatic!

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    Also a red head can't fit a blue motor, the water jackets area all in the wrong spot. You can but a blue head on a red motor, but not the other way around
     
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    Cheers, might buy it anyway its only gonna be like $50 probably sell it on ebay.
     
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    atrail308 RIP King of the Mountain

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    umm, yeah you can bolt it up... i've had a blue 202 with a red 186 head... compression was high, but with the right timing and fuel, it was fine...
     
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    tigervh SS.....smokin....!

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    I'm pretty sure 202s and 186s share the same combustion chamber volumn. The 202s used dished pistons to lower the compression wheras 186s had flat tops. blue and red heads are interchangable with minor modification. You will have to use red motor manifolds.
     
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    Dan355 Go THE SS's

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    I know its an old thread but i did the very same mod myself. If you can use a drill and tap a hole it can be done in 30mins :)
     
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    Goon Scientific Tuning

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    Don't forget an engineers certificate :D or something if its going to be used on the road for street use...

    Your modifications might not pass!
     
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    You wouldn't need a cert as long as it complies with the emission control from that era.
     
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    Dan355 Go THE SS's

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    Yea no certs needed. Paint it blue... the cops wont know the difference :)
     
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    DANNY8 Yo Coooornflake!

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    Hey while on the topic of yella terra heads.....is there many around to suit blue motors? I've seen lots around for red motors, but haven't come across one yet for a blue head.

    When I finish my motor I rekon the next thing will be a yella terra head...but want one to suit a blue motor.
     

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