Season 5: Episode 4
Bottom End Rebuild

Bottom End Rebuild

Chris Duke shows you how to rebuild the bottom end of a Chevy 350 V8 small block engine, featuring products from MAHLE Motorsports and Eagle Specialty Products.

Episode Links

Sears Blue Tool Crew
AMP Research
MAHLE Motorsports
Eagle Specialty Products

Partz Mentions

Sears Blue Tool Crew
XS Power
Holley Performance Products
Dupli-Color

Episode Notes

Our small block engine rebuild series continues! With the teardown and machine shop episodes out of the way, we can now start rebuilding our block. In this episode Chris shows you how to rebuild the bottom end of our block using pistons from MAHLE Motorsports, and a crank from Eagle Specialty Products.

This episode features Olivia Korte as our Motorz Girl and also has our regular segments, Partz and Letterz. In “Partz”, Chris talks about dead blow hammers from Craftsman, XS Power batteries, Holley M/T polished aluminum valve covers.and Dupli-Color engine enamel paint.

As always, be sure to stick around to watch our out-takes at the very end!

Music

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

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Disclaimer

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231 Responses to “Bottom End Rebuild”

  1. fsf913 Says:

    YYYYYEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!!!!! New video thanks Guys!!!!!!

  2. b3astieboi2 Says:

    More building less adds

  3. kohnal Says:

    Bout time lol. Hope you guys upload more videos soon. I love watching them. I’ve learned alot from your videos

  4. motorztv Says:

    @b3astieboi2 Well, the ads keep the show going. Without them, there won’t be any more videos here.

  5. motorztv Says:

    @kohnal Thanks! The next episode won’t take as long to appear :)

  6. FordM4Life Says:

    Was there enough clearance for the Crank? i think i didn’t saw you filing the block for it = ) did it fit that good?

  7. motorztv Says:

    @FordM4Life Yes, the machine shop took care of that for us!

  8. foxdmulder Says:

    I want to do some work on Olivia’s bottom end :D

  9. Gasser4x4 Says:

    0:02

  10. kohnal Says:

    @motorztv Thanks guys. And as a ingestion for a new series. Maybe some body work showing some dolly methods or maybe how to mud and the different types of mud

  11. Terreos Says:

    Wow wow wow! Did you say you’re going to be restoring an older Mustang?! I can’t wait for that! Any chance you’d be willing to say what year it is?

  12. motorztv Says:

    @Terreos I did! It’s an 87 GT 5.0

  13. Terreos Says:

    @motorztv Fantastic year choice. I was born that year.

  14. motorztv Says:

    @Terreos What year Mustang were you hoping we’d restore?

  15. Terreos Says:

    @motorztv A 1964 mustang would’ve been really cool. I’ve only seen one in person and seeing one restored would’ve been just too awesome. Though as I said I like the choice of the 1987 also.

  16. motorztv Says:

    @Terreos A 60′s Mustang would be fun… we’ll start with the ’87 and go from there :)

  17. Terreos Says:

    @motorztv I’ll be anxiously awaiting the first video.

  18. ilovecats748 Says:

    I can’t wait ’till the Mustang restoration episodes!

  19. nightpwner Says:

    I can’t speak for engine enamel Duplicolor, but I can speak for the regular paint (especially bumper paint) Duplicolor and I say it’s garbage. Chips easily and the clear coats aren’t any better. There is nothing wrong with my paint prepping skills, I pride myself on it actually. And with that-I’ve heard good things about Rustoleum. Be cautious of Duplicolor is what I’m getting at. Good episode. Interesting stuff.

  20. achuck4321 Says:

    I love this show

  21. dc5000123 Says:

    5:31 reminds me of when I sing in the shower haha !!!

  22. motorztv Says:

    @achuck4321 Thank you for watching! We have more on the way!

  23. albduke1 Says:

    do you plastigage the journals

  24. BlitZzDesigns Says:

    Not too keen on all the advertisement, but good video.

  25. Hustle095 Says:

    @nightpwner A friend of mine had me paint his ’98 Malibu Rustoleum Flat Black out of a spray can. It took a good 15 cans. But it turned out really good for spray paint. Now here’s the kicker: he lives in Iowa. Bad winters, sometimes bad summers. And we never put a clear coat on it. The paint was put on three years ago. Still looks the same as when it went on. So yeah, I’d say Rustoleum is good, lol.

  26. TheAnonymousFilm Says:

    I will never be able to learn anything from these videos id you put girls like this in them…….

  27. TheGetawayer Says:

    Really nice episode, Chris ! I love american V8s and seeing work done on them is really great to watch. Can’t wait to hear it running ! Are you going to Dyno it ? Engines and Motorz-Girl eye-candy, love it. Greetings from germany, Guido aka TheGetawayer

  28. motorztv Says:

    @TheAnonymousFilm LOL

  29. motorztv Says:

    @BlitZzDesigns Thanks. The ads pay for the good videos :)

  30. motorztv Says:

    @TheGetawayer Yes, we are going to dyno it in an upcoming episode! Thanks for watching, Guido! Keep up the good work at your end of the world!

  31. chris Says:

    FINALLY A NEW VIDEO

  32. Westcoast802 Says:

    Great video, very interesting to see how the engine gets recovered. No channel on YT which is compareable with yours, keep on with this great work!!!!

  33. T4JZtv Says:

    Wow Great Job I was waiting for this episode for long time I got so bored waiting that I subscribed to your channel so worth it. Keep it up.

  34. 35057 Says:

    LOVE engine internals!

  35. miguelzepeda20 Says:

    Good video … is it hard to turn a 350 in to a 3(?) Stroker

  36. 67mustangreg Says:

    why would you only do a small patch of strip then paint? and wire wheel takes a lot of time and skill to get right… I preffer chemical strippers. they do a picture perfect job and reach all the nooks and cranies.

  37. motorztv Says:

    @albduke1 No, but we used micrometers to check the tolerances.

  38. motorztv Says:

    @miguelzepeda20 We forgot to mention it’s a 383, and no–it’s not that hard. Thanks for watching!

  39. motorztv Says:

    @35057 Thanks! We do too!

  40. motorztv Says:

    @T4JZtv Thanks for hanging in there!

  41. motorztv Says:

    @Westcoast802 Wow… we’re speechless. Thanks for subscribing!

  42. xavier3961 Says:

    Can you put the cam in before the crank or is it best to do the crank first? sorry if I am getting ahead of the episodes.

  43. motorztv Says:

    @xavier3961 As far as we know, it shouldn’t make a difference.

  44. albduke1 Says:

    can you give a breakdown of all the machining done to this engine and all the tricks that you did on the description

  45. motorztv Says:

    @albduke1 Sure, but you can check the motorz(dot)tv website, or this channel for the machine shop episode

  46. PattyManZ28 Says:

    @motorztv Could you maybe label the videos on this build in order on the channel? Thanks!

  47. Masterofdisaster151 Says:

    After scrubbing the loose paint off the block is there any other prep-work required, like applying primer, before you apply the duplicolor paint? Or can it be sprayed directly to the block and over the old paint?

  48. 89Carfreak Says:

    @xavier3961 Put in the crank and pistons first. You want to be sure to focus on one area at a time to get the best result.

  49. Karl21836 Says:

    haha love the sound effect in the PARTZ section :D

  50. motorztv Says:

    @Karl21836 Boioioioioioinggggggg!

  51. motorztv Says:

    @Masterofdisaster151 We sprayed it directly on the block, after cleaning the surface with a good degreaser.

  52. LYinKansas Says:

    so much blush lol what a doll!

  53. bedbugg1 Says:

    The next motor rebuild video! you have no idea how many times I rechecked the Motorz youtube seeing if the video has been posted!

  54. Lehtosenkanava Says:

    when are you going to upload next episode? Why are these episodes uploaded in such slow pace? :(

  55. motorztv Says:

    @Lehtosenkanava The next episode will be out within 2-3 weeks. Thanks for watching!

  56. brandon1997bmx Says:

    when will you rebuild the top end ??

  57. motorztv Says:

    @brandon1997bmx Next episode… coming soon :)

  58. beefystik Says:

    For some reason, this episode seems much hotter. I mean better…

  59. cgriggs Says:

    im in the process of rebuilding my chevy350 small block and i want to purchase new pistons but i dnt know the exact make and model my enginge came from an i dnt want to purchase the wrng parts…..so far I’ve gatherd it is V8 5.7 350 chevy small block 86-88 but cant find out what type of vehicle it came from any ideas…..

  60. Nitro888888888888888 Says:

    episode on her please

  61. shaggytwotoke Says:

    Piston pin.

  62. casselamericanista Says:

    How much longer!!!!! ( for top end)..

  63. motorztv Says:

    @casselamericanista We’re planning on publishing it 3/23.

  64. nat1243 Says:

    when doing ring gap shouldent you use the piston to put the ring in the cylinder to get it in the cylinder evenly?

  65. impalassv Says:

    As far as you know, will you guys be doing anything with an LT1 anytime in the future? Or is there an episode that one was done already? Thanks

  66. motorztv Says:

    @impalassv We haven’t done anything, but that’s not to say it won’t happen!

  67. briansmobile1 Says:

    I LOVE the Dupli-Color Engine Enamel you featured at 17:11 ! I’ve used it for years. I use the gloss black ceramic engine paint all the time for wiper arms and wheel wells too. It holds up to the heat of the sun and brake heat too. AWESOME PAINT! I just wish AutoZone still carried it.

  68. 2012mchammer Says:

    whoah. 9/11 on the newspaper 2:45

  69. Motorz Says:

    NOTE: All our previous videos were accidentally deleted, so we had to re-upload them all. Sorry for the inconvenience. We hope you continue to subscribe, LIKE and Favorite our videos! Visit our website (motorz.tv) for more!

  70. l4nky2 Says:

    Looks like it’s just a bit out of sync with audio.

  71. l4nky2 Says:

    Looks like it’s just a bit out of sync with audio.

  72. motorztv Says:

    YouTube does that sometimes, but the video is fine. Just click to another section of video when that happens, then click back.

  73. NemesisSypheroth Says:

    Who’s the new chick? She looks hot.

  74. NemesisSypheroth Says:

    Who’s the new chick? She looks hot.

  75. motorztv Says:

    Olivia Korte (Motorz Girl) joined the cast with S05E02 (Machine Shop episode). You can see more at motorzgirl(dot)com or her Motorz Girl Facebook page.

  76. mav93angel93 Says:

    That girl is sexy and good explaining on the rebuild

  77. NemesisSypheroth Says:

    Thanks. You got yourself a keeper!! ;)

  78. motorztv Says:

    Thanks… we all agree with you!

  79. supersanchez1991 Says:

    she is hot

  80. Michiganborn1969 Says:

    Great video as always Chris. I also would love a video on window tinting. We have an old ’96 Accord I easily removed the old cracjed & bubbled tint with a steam machine, a razor & a few towels. As how to put clean, streak & bubble free tint back on would be an invaluable video especially under the hot California summer sun.

  81. Joe Murray Says:

    Great video as always Chris. I also would love a video on window tinting. We have an old ’96 Accord I easily removed the old cracjed & bubbled tint with a steam machine, a razor & a few towels. As how to put clean, streak &bubble free tint back on would be an invaluable video especially under the hot California summer sun.

  82. GenuineCriminal Says:

    Nice looking chick does help the show.

  83. 333krisb Says:

    I love this show so much its helping me learn so much I am in the military and I am getting out to be a mechanical engineering because of your show so thank you so much

  84. 333krisb Says:

    I love this show so much its helping me learn so much I am in the military and I am getting out to be a mechanical engineering because of your show so thank you so much

  85. motorztv Says:

    We’re glad it helps! Thanks for watching!

  86. TheBaller97 Says:

    i love the show and im a highschool freshman and i was wondering when i got get to college what should i major in to get into cars i was thinking mechanical engineering but im not exactly sure

  87. TheBaller97 Says:

    i love the show and im a highschool freshman and i was wondering when i got get to college what should i major in to get into cars i was thinking mechanical engineering but im not exactly sure

  88. TheBaller97 Says:

    i love the show and im a highschool freshman and i was wondering when i got get to college what should i major in to get into cars i was thinking mechanical engineering but im not exactly sure

  89. DingDangg Says:

    Is there a trick to putting the piston rings onto the piston without bending or damaging them?Also, how much does a rebuild kit cost such as the one you’re using in this video? (everything)BTW this is the best video i’ve seen yet for SB rebuilds.

  90. Ron S Says:

    Is there a trick to putting the piston rings onto the piston without bending or damaging them? Also, how much does a rebuild kit cost such as the one you’re using in this video? (everything) BTW this is the best video i’ve seen yet for SB rebuilds.

  91. austinrockshard Says:

    I’ll rebuild her bottom end ;)

  92. IMKINDOFABIGDEAL13 Says:

    just a tip for next time. before you send your engine to the machine shop that is the best time to remove the old paint this way you can get ALL of it off. then once you get it back you can use a good primer before you paint it. its just better to start completely fresh as opposed to removing just the loose paint

  93. stiffed69 Says:

    i have now.. become…extremely jealous of your job haha, she is a beautiful looking girl!

  94. EndIessIy Says:

    Subbed because thats one gorgeous girl.

  95. EndIessIy Says:

    Subbed because thats one gorgeous girl.

  96. dawg1157 Says:

    Don’t you have to use Plastigauge to measure the bearings and such?

  97. TheJaky1515 Says:

    I have rebuilt 100s of small blocks over 30 years never a failure. It doesn’t matter witch dam wat the piston rod faces. I can tear down clean rebuild and paint last thing in less that 2 hours.your slow

  98. sovietweapons Says:

    came here dislikedleft

  99. ilovehnh Says:

    no you cant so stop trying act like you know it all

  100. ilovehnh Says:

    alot of builders say its good, which it is, but others say it isnt that accurate

  101. TheFordsforme Says:

    you sir a wrong it does matter which way they face

  102. jthuggamk3 Says:

    Where can I pick up one of those small block Chevy manuals?

  103. deeznice2006 Says:

    when he put the rod bearing in the cap hes using the upper bearing with the oil hole big no no

  104. Deez Nice Says:

    when he put the rod bearing in the cap hes using the upper bearing with the oil hole big no no

  105. Josr65 Says:

    Looks like somebody had the upper end rebuilt:)

  106. thdmtr Says:

    holy shit, omfg, look that new chick, i just made my pants wet right now

  107. jameslj6 Says:

    That guy on the sears blue crew commercial looks really nervous

  108. David Cherri Says:

    nice one

  109. David Cherri Says:

    nice one

  110. wgbelcher Says:

    the locks on the rods face to the outside of the block

  111. greg belcher Says:

    the locks on the rods face to the outside of the block

  112. StickToMyRawr Says:

    Any book store, maybe an auto parts store. I’ve bought a few books like that one from books a million

  113. jthuggamk3 Says:

    Thanks for the reply I ended up buying one from napa.

  114. MickNJ1979 Says:

    you should make her do the actual work

  115. MickNJ1979 Says:

    you should make her do the actual work

  116. OlympusHeavyCavalry Says:

    Where are his ear muffs?

  117. OlympusHeavyCavalry Says:

    I thought a piston pin was called a gudgeon pin?

  118. byankees12 Says:

    To make it easier to follow the progression of these videos, you should number them in the title. Also, when you add a new video in the series you could go back and post a link that would direct us to the next video. Great videos and very professional.Thanks

  119. Brent Trombley Says:

    To make it easier to follow the progression of these videos, you should number them in the title. Also, when you add a new video in the series you could go back and post a link that would direct us to the next video. Great videos and very professional. Thanks

  120. oSHOLLIVERo Says:

    What do freeze plugs do ?

  121. chevyman5436 Says:

    They’re there for when some jackass puts water in the radiator during the winter, water expands when it freezes which would crack the block, so instead when the water freezes, they pop out the freeze plugs instead, sparing your engine. Lesson here? Don’t put straight water in the radiator in the winter!

  122. chevyman5436 Says:

    Don’t you need to plasti gauge the bearings to check the bearing clearance?

  123. chevyman5436 Says:

    They’re there for when some jackass puts water in the radiator during the winter, water expands when it freezes which would crack the block, so instead when the water freezes, they pop out the freeze plugs instead, sparing your engine. Lesson here? Don’t put straight water in the radiator in the winter!

  124. oSHOLLIVERo Says:

    Hmm. I didnt know that. So when the water freezes they just pop out ? Makes since. Thanks man.

  125. chevyman5436 Says:

    @oSHOLLIVERo Yep. Another thing about them is the MAIN reason the holes are there are actually so when the block is casted, they can get the sand out. So they figured instead of welding the holes shut, they’d put plugs in case it freezes

  126. MrCobraterminator Says:

    How much would the entire top and bottom end rebuild cost?

  127. mattg716 Says:

    So, from start to finish, how much did this whole process cost, approximately? i am curious because i would like to this to my 5.0, doing all the work myself (except machining the parts), but i have no idea of how much it run.

  128. Canadianhuh Says:

    Don’t let the new girls head swell up too much! lol

  129. Michael Bellombra Says:

    Great question!! Could we please get a rough idea!!

  130. Evan Reidel Says:

    I know that it’s how you make your money, but man I hate those commercials!

  131. evanreidel22 Says:

    I know that it’s how you make your money, but man I hate those commercials!

  132. tonyrocks951 Says:

    Yeah that small block is pretty attractive

  133. wayne b Says:

    he didnt check crank bearing clearances

  134. Yayforhappy1 Says:

    I am rebuilding an engine, only problem is my “shop” is on the second floor, could you give some advice for hand carrying the engine?

  135. Yayforhappy1 Says:

    I am rebuilding an engine, only problem is my “shop” is on the second floor, could you give some advice for hand carrying the engine?

  136. Whatthefuckisgoingon Says:

    its a good video i just feel u rushed thru the critical parts such ass the piston rings and others and used up valuable time for advertising…..

  137. Andrew Schreefer Says:

    why would you not use plasti gauge to check the bearing clearances on the main caps? And you torque the 4 inner caps first and then hit the first main cap with a rubber mallet or hammer on another hammer to seat the thrust bearing

  138. bigmike616 Says:

    how the hell did you have a hard time finding parts for a jeep cj….you can pretty much build a whole jeep from a quadratec catalog

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  141. MetalFeast9 Says:

    1:21 a giant mallet lol

  142. MetalFeast9 Says:

    1:21 a giant mallet lol

  143. Zerostar369 Says:

    Im really enjoying the show, but all the advertising lessens the experience and has me questioning the validity of it.

  144. Zerostar369 Says:

    Im really enjoying the show, but all the advertising lessens the experience and has me questioning the validity of it.

  145. motorztv Says:

    Sponsors/advertising helps us produce more episodes. Don’t read too much into that :) Thanks for watching!

  146. motorztv Says:

    Sponsors/advertising helps us produce more episodes. Don’t read too much into that :) Thanks for watching!

  147. Kristopher Campbell Says:

    cool vid

  148. Kristopher Campbell Says:

    cool vid

  149. Casey Houk Says:

    How about you call a TV station to bitch about advertisements? Oh wait, that would be stupid ;)

  150. Casey Houk Says:

    How about you call a TV station to bitch about advertisements? Oh wait, that would be stupid ;)

  151. stupidstt Says:

    Olivia, you had me at torque wrench!! I love you!!

  152. stupidstt Says:

    Olivia, you had me at torque wrench!! I love you!!

  153. FABRIC8TIONUNLIMITE1 Says:

    @ 10:59 that bearing DOES NOT go on that rod end cap. Also to check crankshaft end play you need to use a dial gauge W/ magnetic base and two pry bars. And that’s just for starters on what’s going on WRONG HERE. ~V~ Obsession

  154. FABRIC8TIONUNLIMITE1 Says:

    @ 10:59 that bearing DOES NOT go on that rod end cap. Also to check crankshaft end play you need to use a dial gauge W/ magnetic base and two pry bars. And that’s just for starters on what’s going on WRONG HERE. ~V~ Obsession

  155. watchinsidecars Says:

    Olivia is hilarious. Attractive, but hilarious.

  156. watchinsidecars Says:

    Olivia is hilarious. Attractive, but hilarious.

  157. David Ramirez Says:

    Olivia is my dream

  158. David Ramirez Says:

    Olivia is my dream

  159. 04xb12s Says:

    Do you guys happen to have the details on the engine rebuild manual you showcased during the tools portion in the beginning of the segment?

  160. 04xb12s Says:

    Do you guys happen to have the details on the engine rebuild manual you showcased during the tools portion in the beginning of the segment?

  161. motorztv Says:

    If you click the Show Notes link in the description it will take you to our website. Scroll down the page and you’ll see the book on the right-hand side!

  162. motorztv Says:

    If you click the Show Notes link in the description it will take you to our website. Scroll down the page and you’ll see the book on the right-hand side!

  163. sean Geoffrey Says:

    Love the shows keep it up!

  164. sean Geoffrey Says:

    Love the shows keep it up!

  165. yankeephil1 Says:

    Since when does a small block chevy have pistons with clips and rods that can use piston pins that clip. Like to see how you’d press in a piston pin on a normal small block chevy without million dollar tools

  166. yankeephil1 Says:

    Since when does a small block chevy have pistons with clips and rods that can use piston pins that clip. Like to see how you’d press in a piston pin on a normal small block chevy without million dollar tools

  167. ilikedabigbooty Says:

    lol funny, i couldn’t concentrate what he was saying when she was around. good video

  168. ilikedabigbooty Says:

    lol funny, i couldn’t concentrate what he was saying when she was around. good video

  169. worktrok09 Says:

    Are those main bearings used? They sure look it.

  170. Chuck Steele Says:

    Are those main bearings used? They sure look it.

  171. pentium3fan Says:

    why not die hard?

  172. pentium3fan Says:

    why not die hard?

  173. CountVonBoco Says:

    XS Battery? Yeah, I have never heard of that off brand, I’ll stick to my Optima Red, Blue, and Yellow Top batteries. Not Interstate, Diehard, or any other can compare to an Optima Battery.

  174. CountVonBoco Says:

    XS Battery? Yeah, I have never heard of that off brand, I’ll stick to my Optima Red, Blue, and Yellow Top batteries. Not Interstate, Diehard, or any other can compare to an Optima Battery.

  175. rp771xl Says:

    youre comparing standard lead acid batteries to a gel cell deep cell battery… of course theyre better, also more expensive

  176. rp771xl Says:

    youre comparing standard lead acid batteries to a gel cell deep cell battery… of course theyre better, also more expensive

  177. Robonza Says:

    I noticed that. They didn’t do the most important thing either. Check the bearing clearance with plastic gauge. The ad also said the pistons experience many explosions per minute. That’s only if you get detonation. Fuel burns in the chamber. Hot chick tho.

  178. NJprepper321 Says:

    …why engine assembly lube on the bolts, and not threadlock or something like that??

  179. NJprepper321 Says:

    …why engine assembly lube on the bolts, and not threadlock or something like that??

  180. NJprepper321 Says:

    xs power is the industry leader in agm deep cycle batterys. optima yellow tops are ok but no where near as good as the xsp s3400 shown. i have a 2500W inverter in my gmc 3500 that i run while the engine is off and swear by the xs power s3400

  181. NJprepper321 Says:

    xs power is the industry leader in agm deep cycle batterys. optima yellow tops are ok but no where near as good as the xsp s3400 shown. i have a 2500W inverter in my gmc 3500 that i run while the engine is off and swear by the xs power s3400

  182. saul vargas Says:

    EXCELENTE

  183. saul vargas Says:

    EXCELENTE

  184. jrstow86 Says:

    i hate painted freeze plugs.

  185. jrstow86 Says:

    i hate painted freeze plugs.

  186. Keymanmk Says:

    This is great!

  187. philly624 Says:

    This is a great show! ive been watching it before i start UTI and its helping me a lot.

  188. Jim Badalian Says:

    Curious… who makes the shirt your wearing this video, and where can I get them. Thanks, Jim

  189. motorztv Says:

    Google “87013-714 ash city” :)

  190. Jim Badalian Says:

    Great Thanks for the info! R U located in Tennessee?

  191. Pogaspm Says:

    Wondering how a fire plug can reduce emissions…

  192. marek0086 Says:

    To reduce friction and binding of the threads. So u get proper torque readings.

  193. bunning63 Says:

    Threadlock maybe used, but the torque values may differ. Common application would be on the rodbolts. Pretty sure the ARP site covers the use of other compounds and how they change the torque required. It still remains important to lube the area under the bolt head/nut as well to over come friction for the same reason.

  194. Swazi Says:

    That duplicolor paint sucks for engines

  195. Likhwa Dube Says:

    BEFORE compressing the rings, LUBRICATE the rings, the piston skirt and even the ring compressor itself with engine oil. Even the cylinder walls should be lightly lubricated, Otherwise damage may occur during piston installation.

  196. Bruningable Says:

    Mahle – German quality.

  197. ThunderHead289 Says:

    it sucks for everything. that brand should kill itself.

  198. Paul Mullinax Says:

    chevy orange huh i dont give a puck what color its is as long as it runs like the devil himself was chasin me

  199. Max Cook Says:

    Is there a company that will manufacture a block for you?

  200. Nick GT Says:

    You can buy just a bare block

  201. Luis Baltazar Says:

    thanks friend it is good

  202. MunchiesMan1 Says:

    Optima batteries never failed me so im good

  203. mrlittlewhitekid21 Says:

    what about the blinker fluid level?

  204. thehossman1 Says:

    I hear a noise coming from under your car. I think your muffler belt is squeaking.

  205. aj9270 Says:

    a good hot tank would’ve taken the paint off and who paints before assembly ?

  206. josh ziesmer Says:

    the cross hatch put in the cylinder during the honing process will make the rings rotate in the cylinder, and due to imperfections and differences in the thickness and design of each ring, they will rotate at different speeds. in fact all two stroke engines have pins in the pistons that disables the rings ability to rotate, so the orientation of the ring gaps during assembly is pointless because it will all get messed up during engine operation.

  207. Jose Duran Says:

    I’m a grease monkey on my spare time. I want to find a 1993 Cadillac 4.9L SPFI engine. The car is in GREAT shape but I’d have peace of mind saving for a reliable new rebuilt engine. What can you recommend? Joseph (jaduranjr59@gmail.com)

  208. gavi15T Says:

    I like watching these videos because they give you a GENERAL idea on how to assemble and engine. Several things I don’t agree with, but my most concern is with the piston pin and rod installation here. Easy slip on and locking clips just doesn’t seem like a good idea. But none the less, I should give them a try in a budget motor to try them out before I critisize them. On another note, Marry me Olivia :-D

  209. speedskiff2 Says:

    Good shows. They are right about safety goggles and would hate to get that wire size stuck in me. Had a fine wire wheel stick me in eye and if you ever saw “Clockwork Orange”, that’s the same apparatus used by doctor to hold your eyelids open while they pull wire out. Only enjoyable part was sweet heart nurse putting me in a headlock while doctor went to work. I was lucky and eye was OK afterward.

  210. pipercubj3y Says:

    Maybe I missed it but, when putting the piston ring tool on the piston, where is the oil lube?

  211. xeyed621 Says:

    What about the clearance on the crank?

  212. Firstbb Lastbb Says:

    The machine shop can burn all the paint off and install the cam bearings which is a much better way to do it. Also use brass freeze plugs.

  213. graeme leigh Says:

    What about checking the nip @ crush on the bearings and the oil clearance?

  214. Aye Bee Says:

    GM built over 40 million GEN 1 small blocks. Ford and Chrysler made millions of their own versions. These are the easiest engines to rebuild. Add a aluminum cylinder head/Camshaft/Intake combo from your favorite company etc on any of those engines and you get around 300Hp at the flywheel. Revisiting a theme here for the past forty years.Next GEN V8′s from the Big Three above, and you get Electronic engine management with MP injection and variable valve timing Hint The New V6 in the recent Camaro’s[not even the SS, just base model] has more HP than this 1970 LT-1 350 this man is building

  215. Aye Bee Says:

    Old school motors are getting lame. I grew up with the stuff you see on Barret’s for sale for forty grand plus. Yes they were fast for their day…….400 Horsepower screaming metal deathtraps with drum brakes weighing 4000 pounds on bias ply 78 series tires………We are lucky to have survived what we drove.Sitting on the side of the road with percolating carbs on a 100 degree or heat soaked starter solenoids, and then there was the searching to find pump gas for 10:1 compression[Or more] for an engine without knock sensors and computer controlled timing. They are not as great as people remember. $100.00 Dayton All Season radials perform better than the red stripe or M/T performance tires of that era. Old classic=Money pit. She is a steel vampire.

  216. Aye Bee Says:

    In reply to Chevyman5436: And anyone else wishing to learn. The “Freeze plugs” are actually part of the engine block casting process from the sand mold This is where the molten iron is actually introduced and the “holes” are left over after casting. Solution: Drive a “welch” plug into it to seal the water jacket. If you wish you CAN run water in an engine: The downsides are: Water boils at 212 Fahrenheit. A mix of low mineral content water [distilled or deionized] and Glycol type low silica coolant increases the boiling point well above 212 and has additives to reduce corrosion. Frozen water DOES expand: Popping out the welch plugs because they ARE the weak point. If you have ever removed heads from an engine suffering extended abuse of no glycol coolant, expect the factory steel shim head gaskets to have rusted the heads and block together as a unit. Solution: Thor god of Thunder application with 4lb hammer and four foot length of 1-1/4″ pipe. Just be very careful cursing the owner between hammer blows.

  217. ThePictureteam Says:

    This is a mouth full but really great video.

  218. miguel del toro Says:

    Shes so pretty!!!

  219. Järri johnsi Says:

    gloves…

  220. MrButterz48 Says:

    what would i have to change if i swap my chevy s10s 2.8L v6 for a 350 v8 small block? would i have to do anything for the tranny? or computer, wiring harness etc?

  221. Moot Doe Says:

    super low compression pistons ftw!

  222. MrChico809 Says:

    Did you all have the rotating assembly balanced? I have a 383 stroker project im working on, and would love to hear your input. Scat crank, scat rods and wiseco pistons…whats your take?

  223. panhead1219 Says:

    OK, at the 6:30 mark, you start talking about the crankshaft “end play” after whapping it with a mallet. So what happens IF the ‘end resulting measurments’ are bad, one way or another? (Too close, and/or Too wide) ?Nobody explains that issue…NOBODY! What’s the fix?And it pisses me off!

  224. graeme leigh Says:

    Again – what about the other checks?

  225. gc Says:

    how to rebuild bottom end of chevy small block

  226. Chris Betson Says:

    Freeze plugs aren’t – they are core plugs – and they are not where the molten metal is introduced – they are where the inner sand core is supported and later cleaned out when the casting is made.

  227. RJ F Says:

    leave the cam bearing install to the machine shop guys for sure :) I even will have them fit my pistons to the rods. Those parts in particular are often too expensive to mess up!

  228. Hayden Kulak Says:

    Soo slow video keeps on pauseing

  229. Soothsayer74 Says:

    Olivia is smokin! She could assist me building my engine if she played her cards right :P

  230. Brandon Swearengin Says:

    Any body know what the name of those pistons are called? I know mahle but I cant find them anywhere and I think if someone knew what to look up that it would really help me find them.

  231. tubester4567 Says:

    we always put grease on the main seal too.

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