Originally Posted by DOHCEJ22E1
Do not use 96 25D heads on a 205. The 25D head chambers are bigger than the 205 bore. The 97-99 25D heads may be a more direct fit but you'd have to place 205 gaskets on them to make sure that the chambers are within the bore.
These are 22e MLS head gaskets on the 97-99 25D heads.
Note how the chambers are enclosed within the bore with a little extra space.
^Agree 100%. You can use heads from a smaller bore, but you should have them matched to the bore. There are a few companies that do this with a CNC machine.
Originally Posted by monkeyposeur
The 22T internals are pretty beefy. I'd like to use them to keep thing simple for my own benefit, but aren't you planning on doing a stroker build? What are you doing for internals?
Yes I am doing forged internals. EJ257 Nitrated crank, ACL bearings rod and mains, wiseco pistons, and scat rods. I am on the verge of having custom rods made or custom pistons. GSC S2 cams, BC springs and retainers, Supertech valves and shimless bucket conversion.