Tag: ASSEMBLY

PONTIAC 455, PART 4

PONTIAC 455, PART 4

  Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian   Note: This engine, as well as all of our engine projects, is designed, test-fit and assembled by Mike Mavrigian’s Birchwood Automotive facility in Creston, OH. Now that the block, oil pan, valley cover plate and timing cover have been painted, we can begin final assembly.   [...]

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NEW ENGINE LUBES FROM EDELBROCK

NEW ENGINE LUBES FROM EDELBROCK

Edelbrock has released a line of performance engine lubricants to protect critical engine components. This new line of engine lubricants offers a variety of break-in oils, oil additives and synthetics. Edelbrock solicited Torco Advanced Lubricants to develop an offering of break-in oils, additives, and synthetics that meet the strict performance demands and durability requirements of [...]

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AN ENGINE BUILDER’S DREAM STATION

AN ENGINE BUILDER’S DREAM STATION

How cool is this? This is the ultimate “transformer” in one roll-around package. Once in a while, a new product crosses my desk that simply blows me away. This is one of those products. Listed under the “why didn’t I think of that?” category, The Top Shop, by D.C. Rod Design, is a multi-tasking all-in-one [...]

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PROJECT FLATHEAD, PART 2

PROJECT FLATHEAD, PART 2

She’s done. In this article, we’ll cover crankshaft balancing, valvetrain and crankshaft assembly. How do you like the plug wire routing? I’ll cover this in a later article installment. I’m considering having the water pump pulleys polished and chrome plated. By the way, the water pump/alternator belt pulley alignment is perfect. If the belt looks [...]

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DART 427W PART 5

DART 427W PART 5

Our build is done. See the end of this article for several tasty photos of the finished engine, followed by a complete list of the participating manufacturers. FINAL ASSEMBLY OF OUR NASTY LITTLE DART 427W   OUR ONE TRICK PONY IS DONE. WE’RE READY FOR THE DYNO RUN.   Engine build, text and photos by Mike [...]

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DART 427W PROJECT, PART 3

DART 427W PROJECT, PART 3

by Mike Mavrigian Build/assembly and all photos by author     Our Lunati roller cam features 0.544″ valve lift at intake and 0.560″ at exhaust, with duration of 232 intake and 242 exhaust. Centerline is 108 intake and 116 exhaust. CAMSHAFT AND TIMING Dart thoughtfully provided anti-friction-coated cam bearings with their block. Each bearing is [...]

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GEN V & VI BIG-BLOCK CHEVY BOOK

HP Books offers its latest release of its top-selling How to Rebuild BIG-BLOCK CHEVY ENGINES book. This 202-page technical reference, written by Mike Mavrigian, covers all aspects of the 1991-2000 Gen V and Gen IV 454 and 502 CID Chevy. This highly-detailed and illustrated book includes step-by-step information on disassembly, machining & reconditioning and final [...]

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Ford Y-Block Assembly Errors

Ford Y-Block Assembly Errors

Tips for avoiding things that can bite you
By John Mummert

In disassembling Y-Block core engines, I have noted a number of common mistakes that are made during the assembly of Y-Blocks during rebuild. Take care to avoid these mistakes.

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Our New Engine Assembly Room (Part 4)

Our New Engine Assembly Room (Part 4)


The drawer design, gauge and high-quality roller bearings provide drawer movement that is effortless and extremely smooth.

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PROJECT 632 PART 6:DELIVERANCE (6F)

PROJECT 632 PART 6:DELIVERANCE (6F)

Even though the drive hub system will be clamped to the crank snout with the 6-inch long center bolt to prevent the possibility of independent hub rotation, two roll pins are installed to the hub. The countersunk inside face of the ATI Super Damper was then drilled to accept these roll pins. Plumbing the vacuum [...]

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