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Blue 202 engine build.

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Hi rebuilding my EH sedan and I'm going to build a tough street engine. So this is the run down of what I want to build, but I just need some advice on internals to use.

I have a blue 202 and I'm going to run a Yella Terra alloy head (INLINE 6 BLUE/BLACK ALLOY CYLINDER HEAD (56CC) & STREET TERRA (HYD) ROCKERS (HEAD & ROCKER PACKAGE), triple Webers, straight cut timing gears and I hope to use the rods from the blue motor and the push rods if I can.

Now I'm not sure what cam and lifters to run with this set up ad what cam will give me the best all round driving and still go hard when i want to give it hell.

Thanks in advance.
DF

I have tried to do a search on here but found it a little hard to get the info I was after. So if there is already a thread on the suject I can be directed to that would be great.

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check out some info here mate, http://www.bur.st/~o...

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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Cheers mate. I've see no this and have read it. I know what can be done but I really just wanna know if this combo I'm looking at will work and what other part I'll need and what I need to tell my engine builder. I'm sure he knows but I just wanna be super clear on what I want and need. I want a relationship tough street eh.

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You what?

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I'm really after something tougher then an xu1 spec 202. Ihad one in my hr wagon and it was quick but I want something a bit quicker and angery sounding.

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For a hot red six you just can't beat the induction sound and performance of a good set of Webers or Dellortos.
If you don't already have a manifold, try and find a second hand one.
DON'T, WHATEVER YOU DO, buy a new Lynx manifold from Weber Performance Australia in Melbourne. I did.
This is what was wrong with it:
1: Head ports - six different sizes and shapes. $200 in machining to get them reasonably matching.
2: Linkage pivot threads: advertised as 3/16 UNF, were 3/8 whitworth. I had to get custom made linkage pivot studs.
3: the centre linkage pivot hole was drilled at an angle from vertical. Caused a headache until I bent the stud to offset the linkage bearing so the shaft would go through.
4: the manifold was about 3mm off from being flat against the gasket surface. Another $60 in machining.
When you ring and tell him the manifold is sh!t he'll just say "it's the only one I have, we aren't making any more. Where else can you get one", so you persevere with it. They are still advertised for sale on his website. Even the old bloke who own Lynx disowned these manifolds when I spoke to him.
There is a company called Bits of Italy in Melbourne. He is a Dellorto and Weber specialist and very helpful and upfront. If you don't belive me about the manifold, ring Bits of Italy and ash Phil about Lynx manifolds for and EH, he's been through it too. Ring him anyway if you need carbies or parts.
If I was doing a Weber/Dellorto conversion again, I'd buy three alloy carby mounting plates from ebay, use the manifold flanges from an stock red six manifold, get some 45mm or 48mm ID alloy tube from Metalmart and get a fabricator to make me a manifold.
It really don't think the fabricated manifold would take any more money or time than a new Lynx manifold.
If you can do machining, get a manifold from Aussie Speed. He says they need final machining, but at least you would know what you are getting. If you need a tall rocker cover, Aussie Speed also make an alloy rocker cover spacer for the red six. Just be sure to get some 25mm x 1/4UNC grub screw and nuts to use as studs to fit the cover, spacer and gaskets.
For you cam, ring someone like Waggott in Alstonville who actually make the cams and discuss what you are doing and what you want want. They will consider your engine mods, gearbox and ratios, diff ratio and tyre diameter and give you a much better result that buying a cam in a box with a number on it. Their knowledge from 40 or 50 years experience is as good you will get.
David

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Old is good.

Thanks for the advice.
So the setup they have that's made for the EH so it doesn't hit the firewall is no good? That's the reason I wanted that setup as I don't want to have to modify my firewall. So do I just get their setup minus the inlet manifold?
Cheers.

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It was a great bolt on and go manifold 40 years ago, like all Lynx products were. But they are rubbish today.
If you want to buy a new manifold, I'd prefer to go with the Aussie Speed EH offset manifold. It is claimed to clear the firewall and is a composite to fit the red or blue/black or YT alloy heads, you just machine the manifold to suit your head and ports.
This is the Aussie Speed webpage: http://www.aussiespe... He is very helpful to talk to.
What ever you do, don't buy the cheap "Webers' from Procarb. Google "Fajs Weber" and you'll see why.
One thing I forgot to mention last night was the whole weekend I spent filing and grinding the manifold runners and flanges for clearance just so I could get the Lynx manifold on the manifold studs and fit the extractors.
Otherwise, buy the bits and get a good fabricator.
The bloke at Bits of Italy can sell you the carbies set up for a red six. I'd trust him before I'd trust Weber Performance.
And get a fuel pressure regulator. Malpassi are great. Webers and Dellortos only like around 2 1/2PSI. A Holden furl pump will overfuel them.
David

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Old is good.

Cheers mate. Sounds like you've saved me a massive headache. I'll hopefully see the Aussie Speed blokes this weekend at the Bendigo swap to have a chat.
Thanks again.

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great help on the Webers etc especially mate, cheers Lindsay and I am not even building a hot donk LOL

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