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Original submission by T Apr 4th 2007:

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Holden 149 engine. in EJ thru HD Holdens. Click to Enlargen. Photo by Todd Rogers.

149 Motor:

149 Cubic Inches Displacement, 6 cylinders.
Bore 3.250"
All the red sixes have the same 3.00" stroke except the 201, 202 and 3.3 which have a 3.25" stroke.Blue and black 3.3's also have a 3.25" stroke.  These engines were fitted to EH Holdens, then HD Holdens. The cars carried no external engine identification badge when this engine was fitted. They used the adjustable hydraulic lifter valve gear that was used in 186 engines.138 red, 149, 161, 173, 179, 161 and 186 Engines have Main Bearing journals the same size.  

Holden 149 engine in EH Holden Ute . Click to Enlargen. Photo by Gunna.

Holden 149 engine in EH Holden Ute . Click to Enlargen. Photo by Gunna.
   Gunna's Shed with EH Ute Images
 
Holden 149 engine. in EH thru HD Holdens. Note the Carter Fuel Pump. Click to Enlargen. Photo by Todd Rogers.
 
Holden 149 engine as used in EH thru HD Holdens. Note there is no 149 casting identifier. Click to Enlargen. Photo by Mark via Rusty.
   

 <p align="center"> <p align="center"> Red 149 Identification chart.

 MODEL Introduced
mm/yy
 Finished
mm/yy
 Engine prefix Capacity
CuIn (cc)
 Power
bhp (kw)@rpm
 Torque
ft.lbs.(Nm)@rpm
 Compression
 EH 8/63 2/65 Y 149 (2450) 95(71)@4400 135(183)@2000 7.7
 EH 8/63 2/65 H 149 (2450) 100(75)@4400 145(187)@2000 8.8
 HD 2/65 4/66 149E 149 (2450) 95(71)@4400 135(183)@2000 7.7
 HD 2/65 4/66 149D 149 (2450) 100(75)@4400 145(187)@2000 8.8
Holden 173 Engine disembled, typical of all Red 6 Engines. Note the Rockers are Adjustable because it is a 149 Head. Standard 173 Heads use Non-Adjustable Rockers. Image by Bubsy. Click to Enlargen.
 
Holden 149 Engine from EH Holden. Note the umbrella handle crankcase ventilation pipe. Image by Bubsy. Click to Enlargen. Photo by 1963EJ.
  

Block ID:

  Count the welsh plugs on the starter side of the block 3=149, 5 (3 big, 2 small) = 179,186,161 ect
Cheers
Q-ball.
Typical 149 casting. No capacity is shown. Photo by Q-Ball. Click to Enlargen.

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