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AFR Air Flow Research Aluminum Big Block Chevy Stroker Engine Cylinder Heads

Here's some pics of a set of high performance aluminum cylinder heads we ordered in for a 555 (Triple Nickel) cubic inch big block Chevy stroker engine we're building. We special ordered the heads from AFR (Air Flow Research) as a complete assembled set for a hydraulic roller camshaft and valvetrain. The heads are fully [...]

2017-08-04T01:44:47+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Machine Shop|

KTM 450 Motorcycle Cylinder Head Valve Job and Surface

Here's some before and after pics of an aluminum cylinder head that came in for repair. The cylinder head is for a 450 KTM four stroke motorcycle. The valve seats were slightly pitted so we machined the intake and exhaust seats with our three angle valve seat cutters on our Tobin Arp seat-and-guide machine for [...]

2017-08-04T00:14:36+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Machine Shop|

3306 Caterpillar Crankshaft Cleaning, Magging, Polishing, and Chamfering

Here's a 3306 Caterpillar crankshaft that came in for machine work. We cleaned it up in our hot tank and then checked it to make sure it was at the proper hardness before wet magging it in our wet magnaflux for cracks. The journals were then all measured with our Mitutoyo micrometers. Both the rod [...]

2017-08-03T22:49:11+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Machine Shop|

Checking For Internal Leaks By Pressure Testing Cylinder Heads

Not all leaks in an engine can be detected by magnafluxing for cracks. In these pics it can be seen that the heads are leaking above the valve seats around the valve guides. This is why we always pressure test cylinder heads even if we don't find any visual cracks during magnafluxing. New valve guides [...]

2017-08-03T21:43:58+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Machine Shop|

3116 Caterpillar Diesel Engine Camshaft, Crankshaft, and Block Cylinder Sleeving and Machining

Here's some pics of a 3116 Caterpillar diesel engine we did all the machine work to. We had to machine all six cylinders in the block so we could install sleeves in order to bring the bore size back to standard. After the sleeves were installed we surfaced and squared the deck of the block [...]

2017-08-03T18:09:50+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Machine Shop|

Cylinder Head Rebuilding and Engine Block High Performance Precision Machining Machine Work

Here's some various engine and cylinder head rebuilding and machining jobs we have going on in the machine shop. The first couple pics are a 366 GM industrial engine getting its cylinders bored & honed. Then the dirty blocks are a 454 big block Chevy and a Ford flathead V8 that came in for some [...]

2017-08-02T19:49:56+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Machine Shop|

John Deere Four Cylinder Industrial Diesel Cylinder Heads Repair and Rebuilding

This is a couple of John Deere industrial cylinder heads we rebuilt. The cylinder heads are four cylinder diesels and they both ended up needing a valve job and surface along with some new valve giudes and some new valves as well. We have the equipment and experience necessary to repair and rebuild cylinder heads [...]

2017-07-24T22:14:17+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Machine Shop|

Head Bolt Hole Crack Repair with Lock-N-Stitch Full-Torq Thread Repair Insert

This is a big block Chevy engine block that had a crack from a head bolt hole to a coolant jacket hole. We repaired it by machining the head bolt hole for a Lock-N-Stitch Full-Torq thread repair insert. The Full-Torq inserts have a special angled thread on their OD. The special thread actually pulls the [...]

2017-07-24T21:03:30+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Machine Shop|

Caterpillar 6060 Shovel Rubber Mounting Isolator Blocks For The Radiator and Aftercooler

These are a couple of aluminum mounting blocks we custom machined. The blocks were welded to the radiator and aftercooler assembly off of a Caterpillar 6060 shovel. The rubber mount isolators bolt to the blocks at the top of the radiator which hold the top of the cooling package in place. Motor Mission Machine & [...]

2017-07-24T20:03:38+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Machine Shop|

1957 Cadillac 365 V8 Engine Rebuild and Restoration

This is a 1957 Cadillac engine that we did a complete machining and rebuild to. The engine is a 365 cubic inch V8. The Caddy had been sitting for over 30 years so the engine was brought to us so we could completely go through it from top to bottom. Once we got the engine [...]

2017-07-22T06:44:28+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Machine Shop|