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Spring Tester Stand Make your daily life easier with fixtures and setups....
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Old School Head Bench This is very basic and has been in...
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Let The Light Shine In When I’m struggling to see the valve keeper groves on an overhead cam head with “bucket-style” lifters, I attach a...

Main Cap Tech One of the main problems with blocks that need to be align-bored is...

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...
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A Video from John Edwards of Cost Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop, Costa Mesa, CA that shows How to Resize OHC Oversize Lifters According to...

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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The Jaguar XK inline six-cylinder engine had one of the longest ­production runs of any engine.
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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...

Surface finish roughness instruments use a roughness specimen, or "patch," that is certified for a known wave form to provide a specific surface parameter...