Season 5: Episode 1
Small Block Teardown

Small Block Teardown

Chris Duke shows you how to tear down a junk yard small block Chevy 350 engine to prepare it for rebuild.

Episode Links

Sears Blue Tool Crew
AMP Research
MAHLE Motorsports

Partz Mentions

Sears Blue Tool Crew
Craftsman 56-piece Universal Mechanics Tool Set
AMP Research BedStep2
FST Performance RPM300

Episode Notes

This is the season 5 premiere! We’ve got 12 exciting new episodes coming your way!

In this episode, Chris digs up an old junk yard Chevy 350 small block engine and tears it down, part-by-part, showing you how easy it is, and which tools to use. In this multi-part series, we’re rebuilding our Chevy 350 and showing you each step of the way from tear-down, to machining, and the entire rebuild.

This episode also has our regular segments, Partz and Letterz. In “Partz”, Chris talks about the budget mechanics tool set from Craftsman (which he also recommends in the upcoming Sears holiday catalog), the all-new BedStep2 from AMP Research which mounts on the side of the bed of your truck, and the RPM300 high performance racing fuel filter and water separator from FST Performance.

Music

This episode features an original Motorz theme song by Jeremy Pritchard.

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370 Responses to “Small Block Teardown”

  1. kungfuyou1000 Says:

    what can you do if you bore out your spark plug hole to wide and heli coil dosent fit right

  2. scdevon Says:

    The 283, 327 and the 350 were the best small block Chevys. Chevy cancelled the 302 in ’67 I think. BIG mistake.

  3. Mapple Cat Says:

    Tomas, You don’t HAVE to as long as you start with the center head bolts but im 13 and I know, You need to take the rocker arms and push rods out before taking the head off usually

  4. ho33es Says:

    loved the unexpected outtakes at the end.

  5. nyclposter Says:

    I would have dumped the block as soon as I saw the 2 bolt main. Want to build a good motor? Purchase a jewelers scale that measures down to a hundredths of a gram and make all your moving parts to weigh the same by carefully removing metal. Then, use feeler gauges to check the tolerance of all moving parts. You will thank me when you see and hear the results.

  6. Leonel De La Rosa Says:

    Hello I’m Walter I have a 1995 gmc pick up truck it’s a 350 i want to know if I can put a supercharged on it ?

  7. nasa cova Says:

    Damn you guys, you left the most important part of these instructions out. I got all my tools together and I was half through stripping the motor down when the cops showed up.It turns out you need to make sure the car belongs to you first. I missed out on that little gem which is your fault and so I just started on a car I found down the road.

  8. Carlos Diaz Says:

    350 is probably one of the worst engines ever they don’t last

  9. Greg Ramos Says:

    nooo way the color of that oil or w.e

  10. Greg Ramos Says:

    that was a sandy engine lmao crazy

  11. Bun Bita Says:

    Never a big fan of videos that advertised items like this one. But ain’t nothing wrong with advertising Craftsman Tools. Booooy those thing work (with lifetime guarantee)!

  12. steezs Says:

    impact gun

  13. ishouldgetalif3 Says:

    What’s the diffrence between all the GM small blocks? like can i take parts from a let’s say Oldsmobile and put them into a Cadillac? and so on.

  14. jjamanda Says:

    Piece of wooden dowel would have been better to remove the pistons from the blockso you do not mark the underside of the pistons just in case you decide to reuse themwith oversize rings.

  15. Ronald Oden Says:

    I’ve got a 350 in my 1991 pickup truck and she has run like a champ. Even when she had head and freeze plug problems she still ran very well Until I could get her fixed.

  16. MrSlim0733 Says:

    I just paid $4,000 to rebuild my 1971 monte carlo. Is that too much for a rebuild?

  17. Jesus. Cossio. Says:
  18. yasser aboamoud Says:

    do you call this small block ? modern v12 looks smaller

  19. Deoxus5023 Says:

    I’ve been wanting to learn lots more about cars and so I looked up how to take apart an engine. This looks wayyyy more easy than I thought it would. GIves me some more hope :)

  20. wolfenpixels Says:

    my thoughts quickly, blown head gasket= warped heads , damaged rings due to coolant leak down cylinders ect ect.

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