Automotive Machining: A Guide to Boring, Decking, Honing & More

Automotive Machining: A Guide to Boring, Decking, Honing & More

by Mike Mavrigian


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613252833
Publisher: CarTech, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/15/2017
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 509,968
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mike Mavrigian is a veteran book author and certified member of the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence. He is the editor-in-chief of Auto Service Professional. He also owns and operates Birchwood Automotive Group, which assembles project vehicles, builds custom engines, and performs restorations.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Engine Component Cleaning
Airless Shot Blasters
Hot Tank Cleaning
Jet Spray Cabinets
Cold Solvent Wash
Soap and Water
Media Blasting
Soda Cabinet Blasting
Blasting Media
Tumbling and Vibratory Cleaning
Ultrasonic Cleaning
Cleaning with Hand and Power Tools

Chapter 2: Precision Measurement Tools
Dial Indicator
Dial Bore Gauge
Mounting a Bore Gauge with a Setting Fixture
Depth Gauge
Internal Caliper Gauge
Measuring Pushrod Length
Valvespring Height Gauge
Valveseat Runout Gauge
Precision Straightedge
Rod Bolt Stretch Gauge
Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge
Torque Wrenches
Cam Lobe Checker

Chapter 3: Cylinder Block Disassembly and Inspection
Step by Step
Block Inspection
Crankshaft Inspection
Rod Inspection
Cam Inspection
Pushrod Inspection
Rocker Arm Inspection
Cylinder Head Inspection

Chapter 4: Cylinder Block Machining
Rough Edge and Obstruction Deburring
Main Bore Align Honing
Cylinder Boring and Honing
Cylinder Sleeving
Lifter Bore Honing and Bushings
Block Deck Resurfacing
Threaded Hole Preparation
Block Blueprinting

Chapter 5: Crankshaft Measurement, Grinding and Preparation
Measuring the Crankshaft
Selecting the Grinding Wheel
Dressing the Wheel
Straightening the Crank
Grinding and Polishing the Journals
Grinding the Flywheel

Chapter 6: Connecting Rod Inspection and Reconditioning
Inspecting Connecting Rods
Measuring Rod Bore Diameter
Measuring Center-to-Center Length
Checking for Bend and Twist
Reconditioning Connecting Rods

Chapter 7: Pushrods and Lifters
Measuring for Pushrod Length

Chapter 8: Pistons
Measuring Piston Skirts
Checking Ring-to-Piston Fit
Modifying Domes
Checking Valve-to-Piston Clearance
File Fitting Rings

Chapter 9: Cylinder Head Inspection, Service and Machining
Resurfacing the Deck
Measuring Chamber Volume
Installing New Guide Liners
Refacing Valves and Seats
Measuring Valvespring Height
Measuring Valvestem Height
Checking Spring Pressure
Porting Cylinder Heads
Final Assembly

Chapter 10: Engine Block CNC Machining
Milling the Block
CNC Terminology

Chapter 11: Port Machining
Ports and Runners
Verifying and Monitoring with a Flow Bench
Port Matching
Intake Manifold Plenums
Intake Port Surface
Extrusion Honing

Chapter 12: Engine Balancing
Out-of-Balance Forces on the Crank
Connecting Rods
Engine Styles
4-Cylinder Inline Engines
Under- versus Over Balancing
External versus Internal Balancing
Dampeners and Flywheels

Chapter 13: Clearance Checking
Main Bearings
Rod Bearings
Cam Bearings
Cam Thrust
Piston-to-Wall Clearance
Rod Sideplay
Lifter Bore
Crank-to-Block Clearance
Rod-to-Block Clearance
Piston Ring Gap
Crank Thrust
Valve-to-Piston Clearance

Chapter 14: Final Assembly
Upper Main Bearings
Crankshaft and Rear Seal
Main Caps and Lower Bearings
Pistons and Rods
Oil Pump and Pickup
Pushrods and Rocker Arms
Intake Manifold
Timing Cover, Rear Cover, Oil Pan and Valvecovers
Water Pump
Crankshaft Balancer

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