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 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.
Engine rebuild part 1
We are rebuilding a GM 350 5.7 engine. Now in this particular case we are also going to upgrade the engine to a 383 6.0 This is called building a "stroker" motor. In other words we are increasing the "stroke" of the engine which increased the torq & horsepower.
If you are able & wanting to rebuild an engine, this video should give you a good overview of what to do. If you are having someone else build an engine for you, you will be able to see what's involved in the process
How to relieve Combustion Chambers on high-performance V8 heads,5th of 5 angle valve seat job
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289 Block Honing.wmv
Here's the continuing work on the 289 Ford Mustang block as performed by John Edwards at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Installing The Pistons
Installing the pistons in my 5.4l for my F150. I used a Sealed Power ring and piston set from Napa. I wanted to go with forged, but my engine guy told me that in a street/strip block, forged pistons will actually deteriorate the block faster and are much noisier.
Air Cooled VW Alignbore
Ever wonder how an air-cooled VW engine is alighbored? Wonder no more, John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop explain's how it's done. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE.
COME Racing assembling the short block and more...
After machining everything you are ready to assemble the engine. A few hints on how to do certain checks to ensure everything goes together correctly. Measuring clearances, cam dial in, lifter preload setting etc.
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! www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Eagle I Beam and H Beam Connecting Rods
Her we are showing you the features of the Eagle SIR I beam 5140 forged connecting rods vs the 4340 forged steel 3-D H beam connecting rods. Eagle I beam connecting rods for Chevy, Ford and Chrysler, rated to 500 horsepower on small blocks, and 700 horsepower on big block applications. H beam connecting rods are offered for most any applications, Chevy, Ford, Chrysler, Oldsmobile, Pontiac. horsepower ratings are anywhere from 750 to 1400 horsepower. Import connecting rods, Honda, toyota, Nissan are good for 900 horsepower. All eagle rods come standard with ARP rod bolts. Call CNC-Motorsports for all your performance needs. We stock most all lengths.
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Con Rod Mods-01.wmv
Here's another connecting rod modification that John Edwards of Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine performs to reduce reciprocating weight. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
COME Racing block clearancing & component balancing.
You need to make sure components fit the cylinder block correctly and that rotating and reciprocating parts are correctly balanced. This in another of our short block V8 building videos goes through these functions.
How to polish a crank ( crankshaft )
Engine-Guru.com Presents a video on how to polish your crank shaft. Any questions call 616-430-3114 ask for KYLE. We are located out of Grand Rapids ,Michigan.
How to race prep a high performance V8 engine
Takes you through a look at a V8 General Motors Holden 308ci engine block before final acid clean and wash.The block has been bored .060 and honed,trial assembled,pistons all measured at TDC (top dead centre),and all bearings clearanced checked,then stripped for final time.The block is then decked to new spec,all bolt holes retapped,block is deburred and areas polished