Plenty of theories about how to best install a rope rear main oil seal in the Holden V8 block from the HJ model years through to the last ones produced in the VT Commodores. We've found this to be the most fool proof procedure. A bit long winded perhaps, but if you do it this way your rear main seal will not leak.
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.
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.
COME Racing 383 SS3 Holden V8 carb engine
383 forged piston stroker kit, 2009 COME Racing alloy heads out of the box,
CLH-775 hyd.flat tappet cam, Redline Hi Winder intake, Holley 750 double
pumper carb, Bosch HEI ignition.
Jeep 4.0 Rear Main Seal Part 1
Just showing some basics of what's involved in changing the rear main seal
on a Jeep 4.0 motor. I am in no way a pro, and I'm sure there are 100 guys
who can do this 100x's better than me, but this is what I did.
355 Holden stroker block clearancing.wmv
A quick how to on correctly clearance grinding your Holden V8 block to fit
the popular 355ci Stroker crank correctly. Easily done by anyone with a die
Project Holden V8 Engine comes off the Dyno
As the initial Dyno
tests are concluded our Project Holden V8 comes off the Dyno. The stock 5 litre EFI
engine is found to be in great mechanical shape making 296 BHP when tested
with Pacemaker 1 3/4" primary header size Pacemaker Tri-Y extractors. With
the 1 5/8" Pacemaker Tri-Y pipes peak power is a little lower at 282 BHP.
The torque curve for both pipes is very similar in shape with a peak of 338
ft.lbs and 336 ft.lbs for the larger pipe and then smaller pipe
The low end torque for both is very, very close with marginally more for
the larger pipe but the torque curve dips several times through the run
with the larger pipe. This indicates a mismatch in ram tuning terms between
this stock engine and the larger pipe set.
One could argue that more power and torque for the bigger pipe dictates the
use of that pipe...end of story. There's more to the bigger numbers than
that when one relates the shape of the torque curve to actual results in
the vehicle. A smoother curve will create a stronger rate of acceleration
as the G-Forces created by the engine is uninterrupted. Every time a dip
the torque ocurrs the car will slow very marginally. As the torque climbs
higher again the acceleration will recover and actually increase, but the
G-Forces lost will need to be made up. That is not easy and the big pipe
car will probably struggle to be quicker than the small pipe car in
Supercharged 5.0l holden
This is a quick video of a MWS Supercharged 5.0l in a VR commodore, the car
has a stock engine that has had a cam, springs and a set of custom head
gaskets. Car also has a rebuilt 4l60e trans with a std converter, 3.08 LSD
diff and a full custom Exhaust. For
any details on cost, contact Mark via email
work by Mark @ Marks Workshop
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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
Micro Sleeve Repair Sleeve Demonstration
Micro Sleeve works in harmony with the engine repair industry by
manufacturing and selling the ONLY complete solution for oil seal surface
Micro Sleeve SEAL SURFACE SLEEVES wears better than OE seal surfaces. If
you have ANY full circle rear main seal leaks, THE MICRO SLEEVE "SYSTEM"
SOLVES THE PROBLEM!
Our product line currently includes crankshaft seal surface sleeves,
harmonic balancer seal surface sleeves, overhead cam seal surface sleeves,
specialized installation tools to make sleeve placement a snap, and an
extensive line of full circle rear main seals.
Micro Sleeve is a respected, well known stocking manufacturer of engine oil
seal wear groove seal surface sleeves. In operation since 1974, Micro
Sleeve services businesses in the United States and Canada. Our business
began with the Harmonic Balancer Seal Surface Sleeve in 1974, originated
the Crankshaft Seal Surface Sleeve in 1987, and developed Overhead Cam Seal
Surface Sleeves and Oil Seal and Sleeve Kits in the '90s.
Micro Sleeve has been a seal surface sleeve supplier for the gasket
companies since the 1970s and is well respected as a problem solver in the
automotive engine remanufacturing industry. The thrust of Micro Sleeve's
innovative tradition in the new millennium is sleeve and seal kits to
repair full circle rear main seal leaks with the engine in the vehicle.
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How-To Machine a Chevy 350 V8 Small Block Engine
Chris Duke from Motorz TV http://www.motorz.tv takes our Chevy 350 small
block to the machine shop to show you the process of machining a block
Show notes: http://www.motorz.tv/machine-shop/
Watch the complete Chevy 350 engine rebuild series:
1. Tear Down: http://youtu.be/LZO1fWVxN4c
2. Machine Shop: http://youtu.be/e3r3wRBoXkk
3. Bottom End: http://youtu.be/gfrYWKi78zc
4. Top End: http://youtu.be/g46s-Vr4Br0
5. Finale: http://youtu.be/mvJNMN-oP68
Oil Seal Blown? How to install rearmain seal trick
IF your Rear Mail oil seal has blown, and you've gotten down and dirty to
remove the tranny and hang the motor sideways, Here is a trick to get that
seal in without abusing it.
Use a masking tape roll! Works great
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1974' Holden Belmont HQ Ute
Video by Vickry Chasny
How to Build A Burnout Car - VP Commodore V6.
500 dollar car, less than 200 dollars of parts, 4 weekends of work, this is
the outcome. This car is not finished and there will be more videos posted,
we're hoping to put a bigger motor into it soon.
So, what did you think?
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