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COMPUTER-AIDED BLOCK MACHINING (Part 2)

COMPUTER-AIDED BLOCK MACHINING (Part 2)

HOW DO I USE THE MACHINE? If you opt for a “universal” CNC machine, you’ll need extensive training to learn the computer “coding” language required to create programs. However, if you choose a CNC machine that was designed specifically for use by engine builders, operation and the overall learning curve is much simplified, since programs [...]

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COMPUTER-AIDED BLOCK MACHINING (Part 1)

COMPUTER-AIDED BLOCK MACHINING (Part 1)

COMPUTER-AIDED BLOCK MACHINING by Mike Mavrigian One of the prime benefits of owning a CNC machine is the capability of accurizing an engine block to “blueprint” specifications in terms of correct centerline placements. (photo courtesy Sunnen) A full-blown CNC machining center, such as this Sunnen/RMC V40, expands shop capabilities to include not only block and [...]

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DRY SUMP OIL SYSTEMS

DRY SUMP OIL SYSTEMS

DRY SUMP OIL SYSTEMS Efficient lubrication plus reduction of parasitic power loss. By Mike Mavrigian photos by author ENGINE OILING A street engine, and many race engines, utilize a “wet sump” system to deliver pressurized oil to the engine’s internal rotating and reciprocating assemblies. Engine oil is stored in the oil pan sump (the big [...]

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