Air Cooled VW Alignbore
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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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A Better Way to Install Rods on Pistons
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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
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If you're doing a dry assembly like this, DO NOT ROTATE THE CRANKSHAFT.
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COME Racing block clearancing & component balancing.
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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.
I just started this engine up last week. I did a compression test, it came
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Automotive Connecting Rods 101
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Connecting Rod Balancing
See how connecting rods are balanced by John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D,
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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.
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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
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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