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How to Remove a Piston from a Connecting rod!

Engine-Guru.com presents a video on how to remove the wrist pin from a connecting rod, both a floater and a pressed fit.


 


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LSx Replace Pistons on Connecting Rod at Home DIY - 4.8 Flat Tops in a 5.3 - LS1
In this video I am pulling one piston out at at time from a 160k mile 5.3. This 5.3 will be going into my 1987 C10. I then show the removal of the dished 5.3 piston from the connecting rod and then the mount of used 4.8 flat top pistons back onto the connecting rod. Then the 4.8 piston and rod are inserted back into the block. This is all happening at home in my garage with basic tools. I do use a press to remove the 5.3 piston but you could easily use the propane torch for the removal by reversing the mounting procedure that I show with the torch. With this video, I am not suggesting that everyone reuse their old piston rings. I am only doing an experiment to see how they hold up. That way others can judge on their own if they need to replace their rings while working on what ever project they may have. I do suggest cleaning the rings better then I did in this video. I do suggest that you replace the rings if you're inside a motor with 160k miles on it. By installing flat top 4.8 pistons into a 5.3 the compression will change from 9.5:1 to 10.6:1. Edited 4-30-14: I just started this engine up last week. I did a compression test, it came back good. I've got a video of it running on the stand here: http://youtu.be/VogkaVNGkCU UPDATE 8-16-14: This motor is running strong. Here's a video of me abusing it: http://youtu.be/AwovZwPUOHY ========================================= Follow me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AGearHead4Life?ref=br_tf ========================================= Check out my other videos like this on the link below: http://www.youtube.com/user/AGearHead4Life





A Better Way to Install Rods on Pistons
http://www.horsepowermonster.com -- Installing spiral locks into a performance piston is a pain. I've found a tool that can make your life a lot easier when it comes to building performance engines. For more information, please check out http://www.horsepowermonster.com/2012/l ock-in-tool/ We're constantly uploading great new videos. Please subscribe so you won't miss out! https://www.youtube.com/thehorsepowermonster To order one, go to http://www.lockintool.com/ MORE INTERNET GOODNESS: Website: http://www.horsepowermonster.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/horsepowerMonster Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/hpmonster/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HpowerMonster Google+: https://plus.google.com/+ThehorsepowerMonster/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/horsepowermonster





RM 125 Crankshaft Rebuild.wmv
Ken OConnor Racing 1985 RM 125 Crankshaft rebuild http://www.kenoconnorracing.com/Tech%20Pages.html





Connecting Rods Machine Shop Video-Engine Building DVD
Buy the "Basic Engine Building" DVD http://store.boxwrench.net/Basic-Engine-Building-DVD_p_8.html 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. BoxWrench.net is a community and resource designed for automotive enthusiasts. The Basic Engine Building DVD is over three hours of engine building that covers everything from removal and disassembly to final assembly and engine start-up. This is the ultimate DVD for any home mechanic or engine enthusiast that wants to see a complete rebuild from Teardown to Start-Up. This video can be used to learn how to work on almost any type of internal combustion engine including V8, V6, Straight 8, in-line 6 and even 4 cylinder engines. All of the interactive features and menus will not work over YouTube. This video is great for people interested in car repair, car care, and restoration. As well as hot rods, muscle cars, performance parts, and Boosting horsepower. It can also help you to gain knowledge for increasing fuel economy, how to lower your emissions, and covers preventative maintenance to avoid little things like overheating. Get the full DVD with all of the interactive menus, Tools section and engine Glossary terms here... http://store.boxwrench.net/Basic-Engine-Building-DVD_p_8.html Don't forget our Holley Installation & Tuning DVD. Sample clips on our youtube page and at our store here... http://store.boxwrench.net/Holley-Install-Tuning-DVD_p_12.html New Transmission DVDs and a Differential Rebuilding DVD just added. http://www.boxwrench.net Educating the Automotive Enthusiast BoxWrench on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/boxwrench





Installing Piston Rings The Easy Way "NO TOOLS"!
In this video I show and explain the easiest way to install your piston rings with out breaking them. I if you need to Clock your Rings, I made a video for that also..If your looking for the diagram for the ring clocking specs you can find it on my web site www.Nthefastlane.com Click the "Filling Cabinet Tab" Help Support My Channel: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9ZT925 NTLR5E6 Visit me at: http://www.Nthefastlane.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nthefastlane Google+: https://plus.google.com/117540915227325837174





Honda D16 Connecting Rod Lightening
Watch as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop takes a set of D16 Honda rods and lightens them on the engine lathe. He removed over 40 grams of material! (949) 631-6376 Don't forget o 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!





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HEAD REPAIR ( HOW TO WELD CAST IRON )
Prepping and welding the cracked head on the Stover hit and miss engine. Check out 500passwords http://www.youtube.com/user/500passwords





10 Ton Hydraulic Press for Pressing Tungsten Heavy Metal
10 Ton Hydraulic press from http://www.abs-products.com for use in engine rebuilding and engine building. Press in Tungsten Heavy Metal in to crankshafts, remove harmonic dampeners wrist pins, and all standard uses for a hydraulic press.





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 pressure. In this video we take 3 measurements: Rod Gap 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.





How to assemble pistons and conrods
A guide on how to assemble new pistons to conrods





How To: Pressing Press-Fit Wrist Pins At Home
This video describes an easy method of pressing wrist pins into pistons. This method is better than using a hydraulic press because it doesn't put stress on any of the components. Of course, luck would have it that the pin I was pressing for this demonstration stopped short because I didn't have everything lined up perfectly, so it snagged and the rod cooled before I got it the whole way through (like I said, you have to work QUICKLY! :) No big deal though. The particular piston/rod set I was working on at the time was a set of Evo 9 pistons and 1G 4G63 DSM rods to be put into the block that is seen behind me.





Ural piston pin installation
How to use the piston pin install/removal tool (CNC machined by Kottwitz Werke)





Best Piston Installation Technique
this brief video shows you how to correctly install pistons into a sleev without using excessive force! For people not familier with this type of piston-ring compressor, it is a tapered sleeve manufactured by wiseco





How to: Assemble Pistons with Rods
In this quick video I show you how to put together your piston and rod assembly and get it ready for installation onto the crankshaft. Here are the current specs for my KA build for those who are interested: - .020" overbore - Wiseco .020" over forged pistons - Eagle H-beam rods - Stock Crank - No line boring or honing - Clevite Main Bearings (In my other video, I showed you how to choose the proper bearings for your KA. I'm going with the Clevite "standard" bearings really for experimentation purposes, to see how they hold up.) Also, check out the Facebook GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/projectgarageforum/ And the Facebook PAGE if you are interested: www.facebook.com/projectgarage





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