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High Performance Engine Cylinder Boring and Torque Plate Honing

Here's some pics of a big block Chevy engine block we just finished boring and honing for a new set of oversize pistons and rings. This is a high performance engine build so we installed torque plates to the decks of the block with head gaskets before honing the cylinders. The torque plates simulate the [...]

2017-07-22T02:40:26+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Machine Shop|

Caterpillar 834H Rubber Tire Dozer Radiator, Aftercoolers, Oil Coolers, AC Condenser, and Complete Hardnose Repairing and Rebuilding

Here are some before and after pics of a Caterpillar 834H rubber tire dozer radiator hardnose assembly we rebuilt. The hardnose is basically the grill shell that contains the radiator, aftercoolers, oil coolers, and AC condenser. The radiator got a complete rod and repair overhaul and the coolers all got cleaned, flushed, ultrasonic [...]

2017-07-14T03:51:37+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Radiator Shop|

Caterpillar and Komatsu Mining Haul Trucks Transporting with Big Radiators

Many times while we're on the road picking up and delivering radiators, fuel tanks, and other parts to the mines we have to pull over off the highway to make way for mining equipment that is being transported from one mine to another mine. Here are some pics we've taken of some of those [...]

2017-07-20T23:30:37+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Industrial & Heavy Equipment|

Komatsu 830E haul truck L&M Mesabi Radiator Overhauling, Repairing, and Rebuilding

Here's some pics of a Komatsu 830E haul truck L&M Mesabi radiator that we're in the process of repairing and rebuilding. In these pics you can see the two halves are separated. One half is a lo-temp radiator and the other half is a hi-temp radiator. One half is completed and one half [...]

2017-07-14T03:14:56+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Radiator Shop|

Yamaha YZ 250 and Honda TRX 250 Cylinder Jugs Bore and Hone For New Oversized Wiseco Forged Pistons and Deck Surface Milling

Here's a couple of powersports ATV motorcycle cylinder jugs that came in for a bore and hone. We mounted them in our Rottler boring bar and bored the cylinders oversize to within .005 of the new Wiseco forged pistons. We then secured them in our Sunnen CK10 cylinder hone and final honed them [...]

2017-07-14T03:00:00+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Machine Shop|

1923 Durant Star Antique Radiator Recore, Tanks Repair, and Restoration

This is a 1923 Durant Star radiator that came in with a lot of leaks. We ended up recoring it with a new core. The top and bottom tanks were pretty beat up so we straightened them up as much as we could without destroying them. The radiator is in good sound shape [...]

2017-07-14T01:42:53+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Radiator Shop|

5.9 Liter B-series Cummins Diesel Connecting Rods Polishing, Reconditioning, and Tapered Wrist Pin Bushings Replaced

Here's a set of six connecting rods for a 5.9 liter B-series Cummins inline six cylinder diesel engine. We cleaned the rods and magnafluxed them for cracks before polishing them. We then reconditioned the big ends with our Sunnen honing machine. We then used our tapered wrist pin bushing removal and installation tooling [...]

2017-07-14T01:15:10+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Machine Shop|

1964 Chevy Chevelle Radiator Recore With A High Efficiency Core

Here's some before and after pics of a radiator that came in off of a 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle. The original core had nearly all of its tubes plugged solid internally. Since the original core was so badly corroded internally we recommed recoring the radiator with a new high efficiency core and our customer [...]

2017-07-13T00:04:00+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Radiator Shop|

3306 Caterpillar Cylinder Head Rebuild and Crankshaft Grinding and Polishing

Here's some before and after pics of a 3306 Caterpillar cylinder head and crankshaft that came in for rebuilding. We did a full cleaning and inspection to both the cylinder head and the crankshaft including checking them for cracks. The head then got a complete valve job and surface rebuild. The crankshaft mic'd [...]

2017-07-12T23:38:56+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Machine Shop|

Custom Radiator Building, Soldering Radiator Headers and Tubes, Cat Folded Radiator Cores, and 793 Radiator Overhaul

Here's some small to large radiator projects we have going in the radiator shop. There's a custom copper and brass 1950's Chevy truck radiator, a bolt-on radiator core that we've ran the headers on with new solder, some Caterpillar folded radiator cores going through the reconditioning process, a copper and brass radiator in [...]

2017-07-12T15:41:43+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Radiator Shop|