Thread: EFN 202; path to glory!
27-07-2012, 06:14 PM #661
did you have to straighten the control arms much? the utes ones always get dints, never know what the boys hit in the kingswood before i got it lol, what are the twin carb manifolds worth, ive got one hanging off the shed roof lol
27-07-2012, 06:19 PM #662
Thats cool, thanks mate. Yea I'm like you - its just something different & it looks cool compared to the single carb setup. Not really interested in massive performance, just reliablilty so can't imagine going over 6 grand (not that I know yet though!). The one's I am looking at are attached to a 173 high comp head & still has the headers attached too that are connected to the bottom of the manifold as well - would I use this head on my 202? I've been told my head is a Yella Terra but haven't been able to check it confirm so which would be the best?
Cheers for your time mate
27-07-2012, 07:12 PM #663
Myles, check ebay. Couple of hundred i imagine! There are plenty of aftermarket ones. If it's genuine it may fetch a touch more. Didn't have to do too much as the car was in great condition. I just linished out the big grazes. It's far from perfect but for a streeter more than fine.
j.e.d; to get a 202 past 6 grand consistently is a fairly full on build. Seems to me you just want a nice streeter. If it's a high-comp head it'll go with your 202 but could do with bigger valves and a little work to unshroud them. To see if it's a YT ideally you have to view the ports to see the work done and if original the valves will have YT stamped on the faces. But often they've been renewed.
I think the YT's used certain casting numbers.
Basically any old Red head with port work was done in the YT style; casting around head bolt bosses removed, think steel tubes in place, little porting work and a plunge-cut around the back of the throat/valve stem. Google some images, you'll see.
Link me to them?
Last edited by HQforme; 27-07-2012 at 07:16 PM.EFN 202 : knowledge is (horse)power!
27-07-2012, 09:27 PM #664
not sure what brand mine is, S something, not holden tho, seem to be worth 50-100, not too bad, my control arms had the front face bent in a bit but it come out easy enough, i think ill sandblast and powder coat all my suspension and chasssie next time round, ill get my sedan subframe done when i start on it
27-07-2012, 09:58 PM #665
Speco?EFN 202 : knowledge is (horse)power!
27-07-2012, 10:19 PM #666
nope stevens maybe? ill have to have a look tommorow
28-07-2012, 04:04 AM #667
Here's a link to an ad I've put on trademe showing my engine, but unfortunately it doesn't show a good side on shot.
Torana Hatchback 202 Inlet Manifold & Carb | Trade Me
And here is the link to the carb & manifold setup I would like to get:
Holden 186 Twin Carbs and manifolds | Trade Me
I'll take any recommendations you have on this mate & appreciate you letting me post this on your build (I can start a thread if that makes it easier?)
28-07-2012, 09:39 AM #668
Looks like a genuine manifold/stock setup. Nice. As for the head though YT's used the pedestal rockers which are adjustable. That head has bridged pairs which are non adjustable. Looks like it's all a stock deal but at that current price it's a good deal!
Last edited by HQforme; 28-07-2012 at 09:45 AM.EFN 202 : knowledge is (horse)power!
28-07-2012, 09:45 AM #669EFN 202 : knowledge is (horse)power!
28-07-2012, 10:18 AM #670
wrong letter lol, its a Thomas, i knew it was a blokes name :P
28-07-2012, 05:12 PM #671EFN 202 : knowledge is (horse)power!
28-07-2012, 06:45 PM #672
lol thats pretty funny, never knew they were the same thing
29-07-2012, 03:41 PM #673
As mine was originally a column manual it still had the ugly shift rods on the end of the column as well as the redundant shift tube.
Pulled that all out which involved a bit of careful grinding as i did it all with the column still in. Originally i was just going to make a spacer to fill the void but as the bottom bearing was totally flogged i did this instead. Nylon with a bronze insert which locates using the original retainers.
EFN 202 : knowledge is (horse)power!
29-07-2012, 05:18 PM #674
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05-08-2012, 10:55 PM #675
Plugging awaaaaaaaaaaaay. Everyone's progressing in leaps and bounds with their projects and i'm stuck doing millions of little bits at a time.
Stripped/cleaned and re-assembled one of the HZ calipers. Excellent condition inside. Pistons/seals are mint. Someone's played with these before. Also spent time on my back under the car getting the hard to reach areas of the chassis but now i think i'll just drop the chassis. Like i always should have.EFN 202 : knowledge is (horse)power!
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