CA21DET Build

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silencium
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Re: CA21DET Build

Postby silencium » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:46 pm

Great build so far. Any news?


tommey
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Re: CA21DET Build

Postby tommey » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:31 pm

Thank you.
On hold at the moment.
These engines are rare here, all the cars have been scrapped.
I recently got a hold of two more engines, now I have more backups if I start breaking these blocks for some reason.

Mr III
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Re: CA21DET Build

Postby Mr III » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:38 am

Anymore updates on this? I know its nearly been a year.

Also what do you charge to adapt my Bell housing of my CD009 for my CA18?

Thanks
Tony

tommey
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Re: CA21DET Build

Postby tommey » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:35 am

Awaiting crankshaft back from grinding.
One RB25 and one CD crank machined for collar:
Image

Regarding your gearbox i would suggest finding someone locally to do it or buy an adapter.
Shipping would be horrible!

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Izento
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Re: CA21DET Build

Postby Izento » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:33 pm

Tommey, what's up with the build!? Give us the juicy deets. You've been on the pioneer trail for a while with the 21 build. Excited to see how this turns out.

tommey
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Re: CA21DET Build

Postby tommey » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:21 am

An update is coming, it just takes so much more time then I would wish it did.

Kng1200
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Re: CA21DET Build

Postby Kng1200 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:28 am

How’s this coming along ???
What did you decide with your internals ??
i started following a while back.

tommey
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Re: CA21DET Build

Postby tommey » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:35 am

I decided to use the 150mm 4g63 rods and a custom piston.
If course there are some parts I need to buy, but the biggest issue is that my crankshaft is still MIA.

Kng1200
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Re: CA21DET Build

Postby Kng1200 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:15 am

Oh nice sounds like you’re on the right track what stroke does that give you ??
Did you manage to. Over come the timing belt issue ?

We don’t have those engines in Australia so it’s interesting.
To see something different done .
I’ve got a 8port ca stroker with hydraulic cams making 622rwhp through an auto and nine inch diff .

tommey
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Re: CA21DET Build

Postby tommey » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:22 am

92mm stroke and 21mm width rod bearing.
I researched and found some Honda belt that looked promising, but I also have a supplier that would make it any length required.

I don't think i have Posted the CD project on my Instagram, but you could follow me there to see some CA related machining from time to time.
@tommyturbine1
Did you guys get the RD's?

I guess you have a mean Datsun, sounds awesome!

Kng1200
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Re: CA21DET Build

Postby Kng1200 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:14 am

Oh ok cool that’s with the CD crank I take it .
That sounds good that you can get one made.

I gave you a follow on instagram to have a look I’ve got some vids of my Ute on mine .
It sounds pretty wild.
I’m not too sure whether we got the rd Is that another Nissan diesel ?

tommey
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Re: CA21DET Build

Postby tommey » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:45 am

Yes, offset ground CD crank. It has big journals so grinding them down and using a wider bearing nets lower bearing speed and higher load carrying capacity.

The RD is a diesel RB, pretty beefy block and I have one of those as a project for a customer too.

tommey
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Re: CA21DET Build

Postby tommey » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:17 am

Crankshaft @92mm stroke! Image
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