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Shop Solutions – The Power of Knowledge

Shop Solutions – The Power of Knowledge
Engine Builder and Engine Pro present Shop Solutions in each issue of Engine Builder Magazine and at enginebuildermag.com to provide machine shop owners and engine technicians the opportunity to share their knowledge to benefit the entire industry and their own shops. Those who submit Shop Solutions that are published are awarded a prepaid $100 Visa gift card. Engine Pro is a nationwide network of distributors that warehouse a full line of internal engine components for domestic and import passenger car, light truck, heavy duty, industrial, marine, agricultural and performance applications. They also produce engine parts under the Engine Pro name that offer premium features at an affordable price. Professional engine builders! Submit your Shop Solution at shop shopsolutions@enginebuildermag.com. You must include your name, shop name, shop address and shop telephone number. Submitted Shop Solutions not published will be kept on file and reevaluated for each month's new entries.

Talkin' Bout Those Good Vibrations We get a lot of broken bolt, broken tap, and broken...

Remove The Web We have noticed through the years that many previously bored blocks come into our shop that have not had the web at...
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Cleaning Bucket Style Hydraulic Lifters  Unlike their flat tappet cousins, bucket style hydraulic lifters can often be...
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Organize and Save  Organizing your parts inventory in your shop, building or warehouse is difficult whether it's...
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In Depth Deck Discussion I've found another use for a deck height bridge. When replacing seats...
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Plastic Fantastic For many years, bolt boots have been the primary way to protect the crankshaft journal...
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Combustion Chamber Molds When making chamber molds for a variety of purposes, including holding up the valves...
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Serve Up Cylinder Support on a Torque Plate Honing motorcycle or powersport cylinders can be difficult. The...
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Replacement Head I.D. for Ford 6.0L Diesel Identifying a Ford 6.0L head by dowel size alone does not...
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Piston Ring Gapping Tip Some of you may know this ring end gapping tip, but I have never seen it anywhere. Not even in ring package...
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Jeep 3.8L Oil Pressure Problem Many late model 3.8L Jeep engines are losing oil pressure at the oil pump due to failure of the bypass...

Balloons Belong at Birthday Parties Not in Transmissions I rebuilt a 454 GM engine that went into a motorhome application. It ran well, and no...
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Authors of Shop Solutions published in each issue of Engine Builder Magazine are awarded a prepaid $100 Visa gift card. Shop Solutions may also...
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Authors of Shop Solutions published in each issue of Engine Builder Magazine are awarded a prepaid $100 Visa gift card. Shop Solutions may also...
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How to See Through Pistons for ClearanceWith the advent of longer stroke crankshafts, one inch plus lift camshafts, raised camshaft locations, lifter angles,...
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Removing Stubborn Dowel PinsDo you ever have solid dowel pins that are worn or tapered, and the slap hammer slips off no matter...
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Using Multi-Layer Steel (MLS) Head GasketsAs the name implies, MLS gaskets are constructed from 2 to 5 layers (depending upon the application) of...
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Safe Valve Spring Break-InMost engine builders are well aware of the fact that high performance valve springs should be compressed to coil bind...

5 Tips For a Manual Milling MachineEditor’s Note: A manual milling machine is typically at the heart of every machine shop. In the...
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Detonation vs. Pre-Ignition(Editors Note: the following is in response to Greg Goss's entry in the August 2012 issue) A sharp point or...