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.
Connecting Rod Balancing
See how connecting rods are balanced by John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D,
Honda D16 Connecting Rod Lightening
Watch as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop takes a set
of D16 Honda rods and lightens them on the engine lathe. He removed over 40
grams of material! (949) 631-6376 Don't forget o 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!
Connecting Rods Machine Shop Video-Engine Building DVD
Buy the "Basic Engine Building" DVD
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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how to resize, close and hone v8 conrods
A quick guide on how to recondition conrods,removing and replacing conrod
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Fiat X1/9 Pistons & Connecting Rods
This video will show some of the modifications that are made by John
Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine on a 1500cc Fiat X1/9 (Punto
Marea) connecting rods and new forged JE pistons. www.engine-machining.com
Eagle I Beam and H Beam Connecting Rods
Her we are showing you the features of the Eagle SIR I beam 5140 forged
connecting rods vs the 4340 forged steel 3-D H beam connecting rods. Eagle
I beam connecting rods for Chevy, Ford and Chrysler, rated to 500 horsepower on small blocks,
and 700 horsepower
on big block applications. H beam connecting rods are offered for most any
applications, Chevy, Ford, Chrysler, Oldsmobile, Pontiac. horsepower ratings are
anywhere from 750 to 1400 horsepower. Import
connecting rods, Honda, toyota, Nissan are good for 900 horsepower. All eagle rods
come standard with ARP rod bolts. Call CNC-Motorsports for all your
performance needs. We stock most all lengths.
visit our web site www.cnc-motorsports.com
Connecting Rod Narrowing
One of John's cleints sent a set of Chevrolet connecting rods to Costa Mesa
R&D Automotive Machine to be narrowed, watch how its done R&D style!
www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Comparison of MIVEC, VTEC and VVT
Comparison of the variable valve timing systems Mitsubishi MIVEC (2 cam
profiles), HONDA VTEC (3 cam profiles) and Toyota VVT (4AGE black/silver
top engine with adjustable cam gear).
Found on mivec.co.nz