Blueprint 105 - Main Bearing Oil Clearances
In this episode we measure the bores for the crankshaft and calculate the
oil clearances based off of information gathered in the previous video. If
you subtract the diameter of the crankshaft from the bore diameter, you end
up with your oil clearances.
If this were an assembly with new parts, I would have also paid close
attention to bearing measurements 45° off-centerline just to make sure the
bearings aren't pinched. I would also have double-checked the clearances
using Plastigage. But what I'm doing here is just getting baselines prior
If you're doing a dry assembly like this, DO NOT ROTATE THE CRANKSHAFT.
Without oil, there is nothing preventing it from being damaged.
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Land Rover engine rebuild stuff you must know - CON ROD
There are more things to check with a feeler gauge than just valve
clearances on you Land Rover four cylinder engine. In this video we share
with you how to measure of couple of things on the 300tdi Land Rover engine
when undertaking repairs or overhauling an engine. Checks you should carry
out when removing the con rod from the crank.
We look at crankshaft end float and the need to check for distortion in
the con rod big end.
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.
235 Chevrolet Connecting Rod Reconditioning
Watch as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa Research & Development Automotive
Machine Shop shows you how to recondition Chevrolet 235 connecting rods.
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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.
visit our web site www.cnc-motorsports.com
How to Fit V8 Hi Performance Camshaft bearings,tips,tricks and trade sercrets revealed
Aussie Heads and Race Engines show you how to fit hi performance race cam
bearings,improving cam timing,cam chain tension,oil pressure,stopping
premature camshaft wear(known problem no. 6 and no. 7 cam lobes)by
modifying oil gallery feeds. A very indepth and interesting video making it
sound and look simple,feel free to comment and like vid,even ask some
questions on anything standard or hardcore on performance modifications.
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.
Pistons Cast VS Forged
Which is better and how can you tell them apart? Groutaone official race
gear found here http://www.groutaone.com/
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.
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H D Cylinder Boring
Watch John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine as he bores a
Harley-Davidson bylinder for larger pistons. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to
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How to set piston ring gaps using fileback rings
Aussie Heads and Race Engines show you in this video,why and how to
blueprint compression ring gaps,More tips,tricks and trade secrets revealed
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