Machine Shop

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|

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|

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|

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|

Ford Falcon 170 Engine Rebuild, Drag Race Motorcycle Crankshaft, Cylinder Boring and Honing, and Crankshaft Rotating Assembly Balancing

Here's some pics of various parts we're working on in the machine shop. The 1st pic is a 170 cubic inch inline 6-cylinder engine we're rebuilding for a '60's Ford Falcon. The block, cylinder head, and sheet metal are all powder coated. The 2nd & 3rd pics are a Suzuki motorcycle crankshaft that [...]

2017-07-12T15:18:00+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Machine Shop|

Lexus Aluminum Cylinder Heads Valve Job and Surface Repair and Rebuilding

This is a set of aluminum V8 cylinder heads off of a Lexus. They came in to get checked out as they were overheated due to a bad radiator and cooling system issue. We cleaned them up inside and out so we could dye check them for cracks and then pressure test them [...]

2017-07-12T14:02:08+00:00 July 12th, 2017|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 [...]

2017-06-27T03:26:09+00:00 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 [...]

2017-06-26T05:34:56+00:00 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 [...]

2017-06-26T00:59:18+00:00 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 [...]

2017-06-19T04:39:17+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Machine Shop|