GM 216 Straight Six Blowing Up & Catching on Fire
To all the angry viewers out there, please feel free to post your comments
below and thanks for watching! Blowing up the engine was really fun, and we
would't think twice about doing it again. For all the other viewers who
enjoyed the video, please post your awesome comments below and thanks for
The engine had not run for a number of years and was scrapyard bound so
after sanding down the points and giving it some fuel it ran wide open for
about 10-12 minutes before it threw some rods, the oil caught on fire and
ran out of fuel.
http://youtu.be/mWcMA1zfp64 [A video of the 216 running after sitting for
an unknown number of years]
Motor Oil: "Riding the Film" 1937 Chevrolet Engine Lubrication 11min
more at http://auto-parts.quickfound.net/
"Motorists really ride on a film of oil, because all the moving parts of
the engine are kept slipping over each other by a thin film of oil."
'Possibly footage from 1936 Winter Olympics in Germany.
Cross country skiers riding over wood bridge through snowy forest; VS skier
riding down hill.
Great LS ski jumper in tuck position skiing down long steep ramp of jump;
cut to ski jumper flying through the air; LS ski jumper lands jump, camera
pans over to audience in bleachers, Nazi flag with swastika insignia hangs
Two men on sleds dive head first down track away from camera; VS people
riding on sleds; VS of the luges racing through luge course.
Great shot sailboat-like sled glides over camera on ice; VS men sledding on
sailboat-like sleds; VS ice skating; high-angle pair figure skating.
CU ice, blade of figure skate slides up to camera; camera zooms into CU
blade of ice skate against ice; CU figure skate blade against ice with
superimposed arrows to aid in audio tracks explanation of the physics of
CU figure skate with moving projection background to make skate appear as
though it is gliding over the ice.
Boy about 12 slides down slide into pool; formally dressed men women and
children on Coney Island ride with boat sliding to shoot into water.
CU disembodied arm opens filing cabinet drawer then takes bar of soap and
soaps edge of drawer then opens and closes the filing cabinet door.
Great shot of the disembarking of a huge late 1930s ocean liner, audience
watches as ship enters water.
CU scientist for an experiment pours oil for lubrication from a metal
kettle onto small ramp then releases a black from top of ramp letting it
slide to the bottom.
Train engineer lubricating various parts of train.
CU disembodied hand dabs finger tip in glass container filled with oil; CU
disembodied forefinger with oil on it is pinched together with the thumb;
VS scientist does experiment with flywheel bearing and various methods of
CU of an engine, cover of engine dissolves from shot revealing
cross-section of an engine exposing pumping cylinders; VS graphic
illustrations of a running engine and the pathway of oil through the
engines various parts.
Camera zooms in on cross-section of running engine to main bearings,
superimposed arrows in shot identify the bearings next to the crank shaft;
cut to cartoon illustrating the main bearing receiving oil in a running
CU cross-section of a running engine, camera zooms in on the cam shaft; CU
valves opening and closing; cartoon of cross-section of running engine.
CU running engine; CU oil being poured into gears; VS cartoon of running
engine and the locations where oil enters the system.
Great shot old locomotive producing large black cloud of smoke heads toward
camera alongside tracks; train speeds by camera, "New York Central" painted
on side of train.
Great shot two men, one greasy mechanic and one filmmaker behind movie
camera filming with a stroboscope a running engine; CU SLO MO of oil
dripping around spinning crank shaft of engine; cartoon animation shows
cross section of running engine with pumping cylinder.
Scientist wearing a long white lab coat holds a hose attached to an engine;
scientist turns on nozzle of hose and sprays oil from the engine onto a
blank blackboard; CU disembodied hand holding hose spraying oil in a
somewhat phallic gesture; CU oil spraying on board. VS CU various running
engine parts, superimposed over various CU shots is a shot of oil slowly
dripping from top to bottom of frame.'
Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly
cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild
video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
...Motor oils are derived from petroleum-based and
non-petroleum-synthesized chemical compounds. Motor oils today are mainly
blended by using base oils composed of hydrocarbons, polyalphaolefins
(PAO), and polyinternal olefins (PIO), thus organic compounds consisting
entirely of carbon and hydrogen. The base oils of some high-performance
motor oils however contain up to 20% by weight of esters...
Lubricating oil creates a separating film between surfaces of adjacent
moving parts to minimize direct contact between them, decreasing heat
caused by friction and reducing wear, thus protecting the engine...
216 Chevy Engine
216 Chevy Engine and 3 speed manual transmission for sale. Electronic
distributor, 12 volt alternator, 2 rebuilt carburetors, machine shop
completely rebuilt the head with stainless inserts to run regular gas (cost
$600), Fires up instantly. I will remove and load in your truck. $500
Chevrolet 235 Engine on Simtester
A 1960 Chevrolet 235 cid engine on the Simtester for a lost-stress
break-in. A great way to pre-initiate the cam and lifters prior to engine
start-up and break-in.
235 Fired Up!
Todd's '53 straight six 235 with a '56 head fired up and ready to go in.
Thanks to Jay for all his help.
Chevy 216 Block Resurfacing
Watch as John Edwards resurfaces a 1938 Chevy 216 cylinder block on the
Sunnen HBS-1300 atCosta Mesa R&D Automotive Machihne. (949) 631-6376
1951 Chevrolet Pickup 216 Freed up from being seized up part 1
This is a 216 complete rolling chassie that I got from a friend of mine. It
was a running motor and it sat for a while with the cab and bed off of it
outside. Im guessing it rained inside through the valve cover or just
moisture? Anyway it seized up tight! I put transmission fluid down all of
the cylinders and let it sit for about 4 months. I finally got back to it
and tried to get it to move again from the front of the engine and couldn't
get it to move. So I took the dust cover off from the fly wheel and with a
little help with a pry bar, I got it to move a little and a little more
until it was turning over on its on. In the process it bent two pushrods,
where two of the intake valves were stuck also. So here is the process I
did of removing the rocker arm assembly and cleaning and reinstalling the
Casting of Valve cover for Chevy Inline 6 250 292 foundry aluminum
Video showing sand casting of a automotive valve cover. Interesting but
yet boring. Enjoy! This valve cover is the product of Autowerks. It can be
bought at www.12bolt.com . It fits the Chevy inline 6 194,230,250 and 292
engines. One of a few videos to show some of the effort that goes into
making a product.
See what machined valve seats look like as they are presented by John @
Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine . www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376