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I appreciate the assist in re: id'ing my cylinder heads. I dropped off one of the heads at the machine shop today for inspection, valve job, etc. The fellow that runs the joint noted that the valves looked decent, but he will inspect it thoroghly tomorrow.<p>As I mentioned earlier, I've got a '75 242. I'm wanting to get all my ducks in a row before I swap out the mech. FI for the twin SU & non-FI head setup. Should I buy new rocker arms & pushrods, or use the rockers & rods from the original motor?<p><br>My inclination is to buy new stuff so that I can rest assured, but where does it end? If I <I>need</I> new pushrods, I might as well get new lifters, in which case I'll need a new cam, in which case I might as well yank the motor and rebuild from pan up. My plan is to get the car running reliably and seek out a second motor & tranny for a complete rebuild, so I'd like to limit the purchases I make now...<p>Any thoughts?<p>(Is this the appropriate area for these questions? 242 forum? RWD general?)
 

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What is your final destination with this car?<p>For long-term daily-driver just put the B20 back to spec with original Volvo new parts as needed. Be sure the carbs will be legal in your area.<p>The original FI system is superior to the carbs when all is in working order.<p>If you seek a monster motor for the street and have $3,000+ handy then start with a perfect B20 block (bored?) and install all-new aftermarket heads, carbs/FI, etc. Supercharger? We saw a P1800 in Sacramento in 2000 with a turbo'd B20.<p>Most importantly, enjoy the journey and share your trip details with us!<p>George Dill<p><br>
 

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Calif with carbs on FI car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Well, I wouldn't change any of the pushrods or rockers and changing the lifters isn't fun but if anythings bad you should. When you take out the push rods keep them in order and put them back the same way.<br>If you need more power get an engine from a latter 240 and put that in.<br>I had a 75 and replaced the engine and trany from a 79, what a difference <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>It bolted right in and except for modifing the plug on the engine wiring harness and connecting up the fuel line I only had to drill two holes for the windshield washer bottle from the 79!
 
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