Machine Shop

Detroit Diesel DD15 Crankshaft For Grinding and Polishing

This is a Detroit Diesel DDC DD15 crankshaft that came in for grinding and polishing. The engine overheated and they ran it out of coolant which took out all the rod and main bearings. We'll wet magnaflux it for cracks, check it for hardness and straightness, then grind and polish it. We'll be [...]

June 27th, 2017|Machine Shop|

12 Valve 5.9 Liter Cummins and Caterpillar C15 Diesel Cylinder Heads Valve Job and Surface Rebuilding

This is a couple of inline six cylinder diesel cylinder heads that we rebuilt. The gray cylinder head is a Cummins diesel 5.9 liter 12-valve engine. The yellow cylinder head is a C15 Caterpillar L6 engine. We disassembled both heads and thermal cleaned them in our Bayco cleaning oven. We then blasted them [...]

June 26th, 2017|Machine Shop|

Big Block Chevy & FE Ford Engine Blocks For High Performance Stroker Builds

Here's some engine blocks that are all here for big inch stroker builds. The Ford engine is a brand new FE block from BBM Bear Block Motors. It's going to be built to at least 428 cubic inches. The other two blocks are big block Chevy's. One is a 454 block which will [...]

June 26th, 2017|Machine Shop|

Blower Motor Engine Block Cylinder Bore & Hone & Housing Bore Machining For 4-Bolt Billet Main Caps, Line Bore, & Align Honing

This is a 350 Chevy small block V8 engine block that is going to be built as a blower motor. We first thermal cleaned and shotblasted the block before magnafluxing it for cracks. It was a 2-bolt main block so we machined it for some 4-bolt billet main caps. After the new four [...]

June 19th, 2017|Machine Shop|

Checking For Piston-to-Valve Clearance

Here's some pictures of a CP Carrillo forged piston in a Dart Big M block for a big block Chevy based drag race engine we built. In these pics there is clay on top of the piston which we use for checking the piston-to-valve clearance. The clay is placed on the piston and [...]

June 16th, 2017|Machine Shop|

Las Vegas Engine Rebuilding Machine Shop

Here's some pics of a big block Chevy engine block in our Sunnen CK10 cylinder hone. Our customer was hoping his cylinders would clean up by just honing the cylinders so he could get away with a simple re-ring job. Unfortunately the cylinders still have some heavy shadows which indicate worn areas in [...]

June 16th, 2017|Machine Shop|

Las Vegas Engine Rebuilding Machine Shop Cylinder Boring & Honing, Surfacing, & Crankshaft Grinding & Polishing

The first picture is an inline six cylinder Jeep crankshaft sitting on our front counter. We did a grind & polish to the rod & main journals for some new Clevite rod and main bearings. The second picture is a Ford Falcon inline six cylinder engine block in our Rottler boring bore getting [...]

June 15th, 2017|Machine Shop|

Lincoln Welder Continental Flathead Engine & 5.9 Cummins Cylinder Head Valve Job & Surface

Here's a couple machining projects in the machine shop. The engine block is a Continental flathead four cylinder out of a Lincoln welder. We removed the old valve guides, pressed in some new valve guides, machined the guides to size for the valve stems, and then cut the valve seats on the seat-and-guide [...]

June 15th, 2017|Machine Shop|

Las Vegas Machine Shop Engine & Cylinder Head Repair & Custom Machining

Here's some pics of various machining projects we're working on in the machine shop. The 1st pic is of some deck dowels we had to machine for an old 1957 Cadillac 365 engine. The 2nd pic is of some new pistons for an older Cadillac 390 engine. The 3rd pic is a 3 [...]

June 15th, 2017|Machine Shop|

Cummins M11 & 5.9 Cylinder Head Rebuilding And Air Compressors Repair & Rebuilding

Here's some miscellaneous machining jobs we have in the machine shop. The green cylinder head is a Cummins M11 that is here for a valve job & surface. The other cylinder head is a 12 valve 5.9 Cummins but it is cracked so it's going to need to be furnace welded. The aluminum [...]

June 15th, 2017|Machine Shop|