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Preparation of complete engines by Steve's Head Shed includes the following...

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Complete Engine Preparation

  • hand selected blocks
  • blocks being inspected for cracks
  • thorough cleaning and stress relieving of block
  • block decks being machined parallel to the crank centerline
  • cylinders being bored and honed using a deck plate
  • main bearing bores being align honed
  • oil galleys being thoroughly cleaned and modified as needed
  • block casting being deburred inside and out
  • crankshafts, both new and used, being magnafluxed
  • crankshaft oil holes being raidused and polished
  • crankshaft being indexed and turned to insure proper journal radius
  • piston/rod assembly being matched for length
  • rod bearings being properly clearanced
  • the block assembly being assembled to check for oil pump and pan clearance and proper deck height
  • final cleaning and assembly of the short block
  • setting the cam timing
  • installation of the head(s), intake manifold and carburetor
  • engine being broken in, valve lash, timing and curb idle being set



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 Steve's Head Shed
PO Box 403
263 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Blacksburg, SC 29702

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