[ba] 82 heads vs. 84+ heads

urq urq at pacbell.net
Sun Sep 18 11:48:57 EDT 2005

... in addition to Ti, Tony Lum is one of the experts on the older engines 
... not so sure he's subbed to this list ... but if you get in touch with 
him he can probably give you good feedback.

I've got heads from my urq (solid) and 5kCSQ (hydraulic) sitting on the 
bench in the garage ... both turbos though ... when I have a chance I'll sit 
them next to each other to see ... the thing I can't do is compare the block 
decks ...

Ti ... I've got a pile of literature from Tom Nas for you ... had it since 
he picked up the Fox last year ... been wanting to get in touch with you to 
see if you wanted to meet to hand it off ... perhaps another opportunity for 
a Kal's GTG?  Let me know your schedule if you're interested.

I'm not sure if Daryn is on this list ... got a couple things for him too 

Steve B
San Jose, CA (USA)
>> 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.
> Yeah, that might be it. I'll have to check Huw's site to see if he
> has any comments about different heads etc..
> I wonder if the 82 would flow enough oil to run the hydraulic lifters
> or there would be problems.

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