[ba] 82 heads vs. 84+ heads

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Sun Sep 18 00:07:03 EDT 2005

Michael Heth writes:
> [ ... ] 
> So, does anyone have any input on why the head may or may not fit/ 
> work on an 82 5K motor? This head is claimed o have only 3K miles on  
> it from when it was ported/polished etc. and so it seems to me to be  
> a cheap way for me to get a top end job and few spare HP.

The main difference is that an '84 head has hydraulic valve lifters
whereas the '82 has solid lifters.  The oil paths from the block
to the head are bigger on the hydraulic models and (I think) there
are more of them.  There may also be other differences but they
escape my memory at the moment.

Ti Kan
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