In this episode of Danny Soliz Says, Danny walks you through how to remove oil galley plugs in a timely and safe manner, so you don’t damage the block. Engines such as FEs have oil galley plugs all over the place. Make removal less of a headache.
Want power at a low cost? Reliability will become your issue. Want it built for power and reliability? That’s going to hit your wallet harder… or is it? Enter the world of block conversions.
Determining the correct surface finish means you must consider the metallurgy of the head and block castings along with the type of head gasket you use.
The hoop offers better sealing against exhaust gases because rather than the pressure trying to escape from a flat-on-flat surface, the hoop creates a lock between the head and the block to better seal the engine.
Every build will have variances, which equate to a slightly different answer to the question of “what is the proper way to build a motor or set up the mains.” Each builder with experience should find their own formula for success.
Though fasteners are often taken for granted, using quality, high-performance studs and bolts can provide engine builders with important insurance toward long-term reliability.
These Edelbrock castings feature Siamese cylinder bores and splayed four-bolt mains to meet the demands of a high-horsepower build.
With diesel cylinder blocks, unlike gasoline blocks that may only deal with 25-35 pounds of pressure, diesel can be as much as 250 psi. The block is crucial to keeping everything together.
World Products has released a new 9.200˝ deck version of its Man O’War Ford small block. This block is ideal for the oval track market and drag racing applications.
Cores are the heart and soul of the engine rebuilding business. If you don’t have a core, you don’t have an engine to rebuild. The challenge is getting the right cores that are in demand, and at a price that you and your customers can afford.
Aluminum engine blocks have been around for many years for both stock and performance applications. Aluminum has a number of advantages over cast iron, the most obvious one being weight.
Cracks are bad news because they never heal themselves. Once a crack starts, it always gets worse. Checking critical engine parts and castings is time well spent if it heads off a major problem that might result in a major engine issue or a warranty claim.