How to Assemble a Chevy Engine Part 1
This video will show you how to assemble a Chevy engine (or any engine)
starting from the basic block. It goes through installing the crankshaft,
checking for the right clearences using plastic gage, installing the rings
on the pistons, installling the piston in the block, checking the rod
bearing clearence, torquing all the bolts to the collect specifications,
installing the rear main seal, and demonstrating how the motor works from
the bottom view and top view.
DIY: Crankshaft Installation
Finally! I know its been a long time, but I finally edited the footage.
Here it is, the crankshaft installation video. This is a crankshaft
installation on a KA24DE, but it will kind of give you an idea of whats
involved in general. Next up is the piston/rod install, which is coming
Here are part numbers for the main bolts for the KA:
Three of these: 12293-S13001
Seven of these: 12293-S13002
Best Tips for Breaking in a New Camshaft
http://www.horsepowermonster.com -- The
first few minutes of operation will determine the long-term survival of
your flat-tappet camshaft. More agressive lobe designs, stronger
valvesprings and changes to the additives in modern motor oils makes a
"wiped" cam lobe much more likely than in the days of classic muscle cars.
These are a few very important tips for properly breaking in your high
performance flat tappet camshaft.
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Engine build part 6
Here is the link for the series on a DVD
Cylinder Head 105 - Valve Job Basics
Valves not sealing? Valves not bent? This is how you fix that problem.
In this video I outline the basic valve job procedure. Cleaning the
valves, cleaning the seats, cleaning the combustion chamber and lapping the
valves in to make a better seal.
Here I cover the process start-to-finish. It's the same exact process for
pretty much all non-rotary combustion engines. It takes patience and
perseverance to do this job, but anyone can do it. Reference your service
manual for measurements and service limits. Everything else that's not in
your service manual is in this video.
I apologize for not having broken busted crap to work with in this video.
It's more beneficial to all of you when bad fortune falls on me because it
gets well documented, and many people watching these videos are looking for
answers. If you have bent valves, you will discover it quickly once you
chuck one up in the drill. You'll see the face of the valve wobble around
while it spins. You'll see evidence of this damage on the valve seat. If
it's bad, you may see damage on the valve guides in the form of cracks or
missing pieces where the valve guides protrude through the head ports.
Give all that stuff a good visual inspection. ...and if you doubt yourself,
never hesitate to get a second opinion or consult a machine shop. They
will have access to expensive tools that you wont find in your average
How To Build a Chevy 383 Stroker - Part 1: Block & Crank
This is a new multi part series on how to assemble a small block Chevy 383
stroker motor (actually it is an internal combustion engine - "motors" are
electric - but I digress LOL).
MOST of the assembly applies to any small block engine. I have divided up
the assembly procedure into many parts so you can skip to the specific part
you are looking for, i.e: crank, camshaft, timing chain or how to adjust
This whole series was shot by myself with my iPhone so presenting, filming
and assembling could all be done smoother but "ir-regardless" I hope it
PS - For those of you who who did NOT get the joke and are taking the
"engine" and "motor" thing WAYYY too seriously, here are a couple
instructional aides to help you figure out why you have no sense of
humor.... also I would never use "ir-regardless" in proper English.
Thank you. Shannon http://www.corvettesandcustoms.org
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"
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see part 2 http://youtu.be/q7UNH0QkxEY
Blueprint 104 - The Crankshaft
It's important to know what you've got even before dealing with the
machinist. If you want to inspect a crankshaft, this is how you do it. I
detail the process of removing the crank and what to measure. All
specifications in this video are illustrated with a 6-bolt 4g63 turbo block, but are all actually the same for
7-bolt engines with the exception of the rod widths.
How To Check Piston Ring End Gap.MP4
Piston ring end gap is and important measurement to verify during engine
assembly. Do this to ensure that the ring ends won't butt during engine
operation and damage the cylinders. Also keeps cylinder pressures more
consistent from bore to bore which means better effiiciency and power.