el Westy's motor build

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el Westy's motor build

Postby el arod » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:31 am

this is my project and a month is a short time, BUT i am gonna TRY.....

the base for my new engine on the range to start cooking!
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it is a new aluminum engine case. weighs in at +14lbs over a stock mag case. bored and clearanced for stroker. was able to pick it up for $500. i need to find out ALL the defects and casting flaws and most importantly 'tricks' needed to make this as super reliable as possible.

my basic build sheet:

2110cc/82x90.5
8.0:1CR
44mm webers
E-120
E-lifters
40x35.5 heads
stock weight flywheel
full-flow w/oil cooler
1.5 wide lo-profile sump
A-1 sidewinder(on current motor)
hoping for 100-120 reliable hp. is that even possible with this combination?

BTW, this will be put to 'use' after it is done,
in June of 2012, i will be driving my westy from MIAMI, Fl to Irvine,Ca and back. the motor in my bus now is ok but not 100%. it needs the lifter bores rebushed. i will continue to drive and camp with the worn engine while building a bigger and better motor. so here goes... [-o<
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Postby GTV » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:39 am

That will make 120hp pretty easily. The 120 cam is great! I do advise a lightened flywheel though.
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Postby ramzrod » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:20 am

Should be a strong and reliable motor. 5200+ miles should be a nice break in! =D>
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Postby Franz » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:43 am

I heard that the new engle cams are soft???

Be sure to open up the windows in the case too.

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Postby davebuckholts » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:25 am

Franz wrote:Be sure to open up the windows in the case too.


Windows???

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Postby ramzrod » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:43 am

davebuckholts wrote:
Franz wrote:Be sure to open up the windows in the case too.


Windows???

x2?
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Postby Pigpen » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:08 am

2110 is a killer engine

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Postby el arod » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:08 am

Franz wrote:I heard that the new engle cams are soft???

Be sure to open up the windows in the case too.


HHMM, hadn't read that. Where can I read some of that info before I order parts? 'Windows'? Is that the area of the main webs meet the cylinder bore? Any pics or link of pics of said windows? I know u know what you're talking about, its just I don't!
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Postby AlanWrench » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:33 am

Windows are the small openings where the main center web meets the cylinder bores.

The main web pretty much divides the front and rear cylinders on each side.

Opening the windows helps with airflow in the case as the pistons go in/out on each side.

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Postby Bret » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:54 am

Look in the the BD23 window thread when John rebuilt the 2387. Showed the before and after of him opening up the windows in the case.

Ehh I just decided to look it up rather than try and explain what I think Franz is saying. I could have sworn it was in the BD23 thread and I went through like 30 pages before I realized that JJ had posted a separate thread about the rebuild. Here ya go:

http://www.kustomcoachwerks.com/forums/ ... light=2387

I think the windows Franz speaks of are in the photos right underneath the the failed pressure plate. Thats how they looked and as the thread develops you see him open them up larger.

Can't believe its been 2 years since that engine build. Time flies.

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Postby ramzrod » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:43 pm

thanks mrblyoung for the link! I read that thread years ago and must have blown by that comment. Now I know what "windows" are! \:D/
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Postby Bret » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:24 pm

Anytime dude. Its amazing how much stuff I have read on this site over the past 3-4 years. You know its a lot when someone is asking a question and I can remember a thread that touched base on it at least once.

Just thought the answer would be better with pictures. Smile

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Postby Franz » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:41 pm

^^ dude needs to be a tech moderator!

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Postby el arod » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:25 pm

thanks for the link. read it all and thats what i thought 'windows' were. gonna put some sharpie ink on that case and hog it out, but that starts Jan 1. about the lightened flywheel, i have one on my bus now and here in FLAT florida its awesome. i run my bus at 65mph and average 25mpgs. but when i drove up in the GA,TN and NC mtns it sucked. i was going up those grades in 2nd gear with ZERO chance of 3rd! not to mention my motor is only a 1776 in my heavy westy. i had such a bad time driving 2nd gear foot-to-the-floor up the mts i could not wait to get to the flat land. i do not want this to happen on a 5200+ mile trip so im gettin' ready. thanks guys.
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Postby andym » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:49 pm

If any of you think you have a "soft" cam... I can parkerize (sp?) it at work. Do it all the time on cams. It's a Harding process that brings all the hard metal to the surface. Do it after a new grind on a cam.
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Maybe Subaru parts could fix it?


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