Never Use Scotch-Brite on Aluminum Heads
Scotch-Brite may have some usefulness in the engine shop, but one place it should NEVER be used is on aluminum cylinder head deck surfaces. Using Scotch-Brite is the equivalent of strapping a chain to the cylinder head, having a buddy stand on it and dragging it behind a car on the street. Your results will
Closed-Deck Engine Block Conversions
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.
Sleeving an Engine – Part 2
Once you’ve selected your sleeve, you have to make sure it’s properly installed and machined in order to put the engine back together. Steve Morris of Steve Morris Engines explains the sleeving process.
Sleeving an Engine – Part 1
There are a few different sleeve types when it comes to repairing a block or setting up your engine for additional horsepower. Steve Morris of Steve Morris Engines discusses the different options and what he likes to do in his engine builds. This is Part 1 of a two-part video.
OPEN MIND hyperMILL 2021.2 CAD/CAM Software
The hyperMILL 2021.2 CAD/CAM software suite offers users innovative and enhanced features for efficient, user friendly machining in applications ranging from 2.5D to 5-axis.
Rechecking Valve Jobs
In this episode of Steve Tech, Steve Morris covers why it’s a good idea to always check the valve job on cylinder heads, even when they are brand new from the manufacturer.
GROB Systems G750 5-Axis Universal Machining Center
The G750’s unique machine concept includes a horizontal spindle position that permits the longest possible Z-travel path and optimum chip fall. The arrangement of the three linear axes offers maximum stability by minimizing the distance between the guides and the machining point.
Piston Quench & Cylinder Head Chamber Mods
In this episode of Steve Tech, Steve Morris breaks down what piston quench is and what kind of quench is ideal, as well as certain chamber modifications you can make to get better performance in your engine.
Ultra-Smooth Surface Finishes
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.
CNC Machines: The Haves vs. Have-Nots
Now more than ever, there’s a need for the precision and speed of a CNC in three-, four- and five-axis configurations as well as lathes.
Induction System Science
The complexity of cylinder head set up and flow bench testing comes in the form of math, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, and the physics it takes to design the correct port and manifold design for a particular engine combination. These processes take years to master.
Motorcycle Valve Seats
As it related to valve seats, it is important to know a bit about the different materials used and when and where it is appropriate to use them.