how to resize, close and hone v8 conrods
A quick guide on how to recondition conrods,removing and replacing conrod
bolts,using ARP 220000 psi rod bolts,closing and honing bigend tunnels to
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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Connecting Rod Balancing
See how connecting rods are balanced by John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D,
22RE Engine Rebuild: Part 1
This is part 1 of the 22RE engine rebuild. At this point, most everything
has been removed that is going to be replaced; what's going on is a race
ported and polished head w/ 280/440 cam, 70lb valvesprings, titanium
valvespring retainers, 1mm OS Ferrea valves, matched and flowed injectors,
and new rocker assemblies, HD timing chain kit and a whole bunch of red and
silver powdercoated top-end goodies. Props to 22reperformance.com for
providing top-notch products and customer service.
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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22RE Engine Rebuild: Part 2
Here is part 2 of the 1986 Toyota 4x4 22RE engine rebuild. Again, this is
mostly a top-end rebuild; new bottom end will be coming in a few years.
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Connecting Rods Machine Shop Video-Engine Building DVD
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Basic Engine Building DVD - Chapter 27: Connecting Rods
By now the connecting rods are ready for pistons. We recommend having the
machine shop clean your old pistons for you, if you plan to reuse them.
It's not fun at all by hand. Here we show you how they install the rod pins
into the connecting rods to connect with the pistons. Then they will
measure the pistons to determine the final bore size of the cylinder walls
before they are honed.
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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.
BMW Connecting Rod Modifications
John Edwards discusses how he machines BMW connecting rods to reduce weight
for increased RPM for naturally aspirated and forced induction engines.