Ball-Honing Cylinder
Engine Blocks

Using a Ball-Hone to Deglaze Your Cylinders

October 16, 2017

The Ball-Hone is self-centering, self-aligning to the bore, and self-compensating for wear. Ball-hones provide great surface finish and will make your next re-ring job a success ! The Ball-Hone tool, is great if you are only […]

Valve guides
Cylinder Heads

Valve guide wear-What to fix and why?

April 8, 2017

Valve guide wear refers to excessive clearance between valve stem and valve guide. As guides wear, the side to side movement can cause valves to seat improperly. Valve leakage causing compression loss is another reason […]

cylinder sleeve
Engine Blocks

How to install a cylinder sleeve

December 12, 2016

Learning how to install a cylinder sleeve is an excellent way to salvage an otherwise junk block. Most cylinder damage comes from: A cylinder that has actually cracked Vertical scratches or dents Restoring back to […]

Center Punch Broken Stud
Engine Machining

Broken bolt and stud removing tips

January 20, 2016

Removing broken bolts and studs is never a fun job and can take more time then you think. Here are some ideas that might make the job easier. It never fails! Just when you think […]

install valve seat
Cylinder Heads

How to install and grind valve seats

December 17, 2015

Learning how to install and grind valve seats can help solve oil burning issues. The growth in the valves seat insert market can be traced back to the early 1970s. This is when the switch […]