Bob Kile, Author at Engine Builder Magazine
Heavy Duty Details

Old Days Are Gone; Now, Reconditioned Con Rods Must Meet Critical Specs Too much twist and bend will limit oil clearances and can cause engine damage I can remember in the old days how rods were reconditioned. We had a dry hone with limited mandrels. Rods were ground, assembled, torqued and dry-honed to final specs.

Heavy Duty Details: Damaged Main And Cam Bearing Saddles Can Be Successfully Repaired By Sleeving

The process is relatively easy to accomplish, and the repair is reliable How many times have you seen a block that is discarded because of damaged main saddles or cam bearing saddles? Numerous individuals try to have the block brazed or welded and then align bored. Because blocks require that they be completely heated to