Connecting Rods Machine Shop Video-Engine Building DVD
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Basic Engine Building DVD - Chapter 27: Connecting Rods
By now the connecting rods are ready for pistons. We recommend having the
machine shop clean your old pistons for you, if you plan to reuse them.
It's not fun at all by hand. Here we show you how they install the rod pins
into the connecting rods to connect with the pistons. Then they will
measure the pistons to determine the final bore size of the cylinder walls
before they are honed.
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Automotive Connecting Rods 101
John Edwards discusses the various types of connecting rods found in modern
engines. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Crankshaft Oil Hole Chamfering
Watch as John @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine chamfers the oil holes on
a Fiat stroker crankshaft. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
BMW Cylinder Head Resurfacing
A 6-cyl high performance BMW cylinder head being resurfaced on the Sunnen
HBS-1300 to correct a warp condition and surface finish measurement with a
profilometer by John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine, (949)
Fiat 128 X1/9 Billet Crank and Rods
Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine is proud to announce the introduction of
their new billet stroker crankshaft and H-beam connecting rods for the Fiat
128, X1/9, Ritmo, Strada, and Punto w/SOHC engines. Now you can install
premium race quality parts to make your Fiat really hot.
Connecting Rod Narrowing
One of John's cleints sent a set of Chevrolet connecting rods to Costa Mesa
R&D Automotive Machine to be narrowed, watch how its done R&D style!
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850 Con Rod Mods-01.wmv
Check out this Fiat 850 connecting rod, John at Cosa Mesa R&D Autmotive
Machine put it on a diet and it lost 80 grams of weight.
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Blueprint 103 - Connecting Rods
Connecting rods are the crux of the engine. They're responsible for
carrying the force of the explosions that occur in the combustion chamber
and using it to turn the crankshaft. Oil clearance specifications of the
"big end" and "small end" are crucial to maintaining consistent oil
In this video we take 3 measurements:
Rod Journal (also called Crank Pin) Diameters
"Big End" Bore diameter
Using the Journal diameters and the "Big End" Bores, you can calculate your
oil clearances of each bearing. The process is illustrated here. Anyone
rebuilding an engine who doesn't know its history should check all of these
clearances whether or not they're re-using the rods. If the crank,
bearings or connecting rods are going to be replaced, it's imperative that
you measure the new parts as well to ensure they're in spec.
Connecting rod stess
Connecting rod stress, I take zero credit for this animation. It is not my
work, who ever created this Thank you.