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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby sixsix » December 2nd 2020, 8:59pm

dcsleeper wrote:what lower intake is that?

I believe that is the CPI - W engine.
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » December 21st 2020, 3:51pm

Unfortunately, things are moving slowly at the moment and have a lot to do before the holidays. :screaming:
But it's not that I don't go on when I have a few free minutes

The engine block has finally been sanded, cleaned and reconditioned, now you can start painting it :rockon:

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The first new parts have already found their way into the engine block. Camshaft bearings, balance shaft bearings and new frost plugs are already in there :banana:

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And the first half of the engine is already painted :banana:
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby jimi_lee » December 21st 2020, 5:18pm

Doms back! Happy Holidays. Always enjoy seeing how nice these vans could look if they weren't owned by me.
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby dutch astro driver » December 21st 2020, 5:21pm

many compliments on how you go about it. wish I had such skills.

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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby AlpineVan » December 21st 2020, 11:16pm

Oh my god you're going full resto. This is incredible. I'm gonna keep an eye on this.
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby sixsix » December 22nd 2020, 4:27pm

I may have mentioned it before...

Motor Porn is sooo underrated.
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » December 22nd 2020, 6:51pm

thank you guys it's also fun when you see success :rockon:


sixsix wrote:I may have mentioned it before...

Motor Porn is sooo underrated.



YES :rofl:


but I don't want to spare you from today
my work today, the engine is in color

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This allows the paint to dry out on the engine block, and after Christmas we start assembling the engine :eek:

i Love my Job :banana:
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » December 29th 2020, 10:23am

Christmas is over and it can go on :banana:
the engine block is painted and looks good :bouncy:

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Now it's time to assemble the engine :shrug: ,let's see what performance we can get out of the engine :banana:

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The crankshaft bearings are already in place :rofl: , they are Clevite Tri metal :bow:

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The crankshafts cleaned for concentricity and runouts, checked and installed.
Runs super easy and without play in the engine block as planned :banana:

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The pistons are mounted, they are light pistons with a low overall height. :bow:
And it still runs super easy as it was intended :banana:

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The Meling oil pump and steel pump shaft are installed. The oil pump is an HV pump. :dance:

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The camshaft is from Comp Cams, since I almost always use the valve train from Comp Cams on all engines that are built here, it was clear that everything comes in here from Comp Cams

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The balance shaft has also been cleaned and revised and has taken its place in the engine again :banana:
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby jimi_lee » December 30th 2020, 10:53pm

Beautiful.
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » January 8th 2021, 12:47pm

At the moment things are only going on slowly, the weather is not the best and despite the heating in the workshop it is too cold to work through. :screaming:
But what should it do, it must go on even if it is piece by piece :whistle:

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First I installed the hydro lifters, but the ones with the shortened hub are also from Comp Cams. :banana:
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby AstroWill » January 8th 2021, 5:08pm

domsan wrote:At the moment things are only going on slowly, the weather is not the best and despite the heating in the workshop it is too cold to work through. :screaming:
But what should it do, it must go on even if it is piece by piece

Slow progress is still progress :thumbup:

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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby stent » January 8th 2021, 7:03pm

i love your HAZET tool boxes !!!!!
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!!!!!! HAZET !!!!!!
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » January 8th 2021, 8:14pm

AstroWill wrote:
domsan wrote:At the moment things are only going on slowly, the weather is not the best and despite the heating in the workshop it is too cold to work through. :screaming:
But what should it do, it must go on even if it is piece by piece

Slow progress is still progress :thumbup:


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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » January 8th 2021, 8:16pm

stent wrote:i love your HAZET tool boxes !!!!!
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:clap:

I don't work that much with Hazet any more, almost completely switched to ks tools
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby sixsix » January 8th 2021, 8:39pm

domsan wrote:
stent wrote:i love your HAZET tool boxes !!!!!
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:clap:

I don't work that much with Hazet any more, almost completely switched to ks tools


Is that ks or S-K Tools... would love a pic or 2
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » January 8th 2021, 9:29pm

sixsix wrote:
domsan wrote:
stent wrote:i love your HAZET tool boxes !!!!!
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:clap:

I don't work that much with Hazet any more, almost completely switched to ks tools


Is that ks or S-K Tools... would love a pic or 2



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https://www.kstools.com/

That is the company KS - Tools. Make very good tools and are also very resilient
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby AstroOafAdventurer » January 8th 2021, 10:54pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Wow!
Awesome, quite an undertaking and very thorough!
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby domsan [OP] » January 11th 2021, 2:35pm

Little by little, the parts from the engine find their way into their place :banana:

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Since I couldn't find a suitable oil pan and I didn't want to use the old one either, I quickly rewelded the old oil pan. :doh:
It was already a large oil pan with more volume, but still too small for me :dance:

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And before anyone asks
"No, I'm not doing this for the first time"
In our V8 engines, the oil pans are always rebuilt

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And the whole thing is completely welded and painted :banana:

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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby WoodButcher » January 11th 2021, 5:45pm

How much oil do you expect to need to fill the motor?
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Re: DomSan Astro Project

Postby 90safari » January 11th 2021, 11:01pm

I was wondering the same thing.
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