12A185 on what engine ?

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  1. Hi Everyone!

    In the middle of my garage switch i found a 12A186 Head for cooper S, originally both my 970 and 1071 car has a AEG163 Head fitted, so if the 12A186 head is from a cooper S, what car,engine and year we are talking about!?!

    Regards Tobias Sweden

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    Yup, The 185 was the 'Original' S head the one that had an absolutely horrendous reputation for cracking, that all S heads never really lived down.

    If your 185 is uncracked it is probably worth decent money.

    If you are interested in selling I would be very keen to buy.

    mark(at)mk1-performance-conversions.co.uk

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    a clean of the head would be great before i load up some pictures, the head is in exellent condition anyway, how mouch do you think it is worth?:shock:

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    [b]radfordman wrote: [/b] “Not to be confused with the small bore 12A185 with only 9 stud holes. It seems these were fitted to early 997's before the 12G202 superseded it. I have examples of this type.

    The 2 big bore 12A185's I have owned were both sold to a (sometime) contributor to this board for (if memory serves) £130 and £120 respectively. He may correct me.

    Hi Guys!

    If i remember right the head would have 9 holes in it. :(, but that is ok for me anyway, I also have an early 997 engine not assebled yet because the crank is broken, searching for another one, anyone have one maybe? So 12G202 superseeded it later? How about 12G295? Was it ever fitted to a 997? I´m a little bit dissapointed now but its better to know what the head fits for, thanks radforman!

    Reg. Tobias Sweden

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    The 12G295 was not fitted to 997's but was fitted to all 998 Coopers. It could also be found on MG1100's where it superseded the 12G206, as well as on Riley Kestrel, Vanden Plasand Wolseley 1100's and all ADO16 1100 automatics.

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    Not to be confused with the small bore 12A185 with only 9 stud holes. It seems these were fitted to early 997's before the 12G202 superseded it. I have examples of this type.

    The 2 big bore 12A185's I have owned were both sold to a (sometime) contributor to this board for (if memory serves) £130 and £120 respectively. He may correct me.

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