SHORT BLOCK ENGINE REBUILDS

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Short Block Engine Rebuilding in Los Angeles

SHORT BLOCK REBUILDS

What is a Short Block?

It is the cylinder engine block without cylinder heads or gaskets, not including the oil pan.

Usually includes: Block, Pistons, Rings, Engine bearings, Timing Set, Connecting rods, Camshaft and Crankshaft.

What’s in a Rebuild?

Machine Work:
Bore and Hone Block
Recondition Camshaft
Recondition Crankshaft
Recondition Connecting Rods

Replace with New Parts:
Pistons and Rings
Engine Bearings- Rods, Mains, and Cam
Timing Set

Clean, Paint, and Assemble

Any missing or broken parts must be replaced at an Extra Cost.

COST TO REBUILD
MY SHORT BLOCK

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CHECK OUT THE REBUILD PROCESS, THIS COULD BE YOUR ENGINE GETTING REBUILT.

 

BEFORE REBUILD

short block rebuild- before shot. GM 327Here is a shot of GM 327 dropped off for a Short block engine rebuild.

Your engine may look better or worse.

First Step.
Before we disassemble this engine, we will give it a visual inspection, looking for obvious signs of damage, cracks, or cause of engine failure.

Plus we make sure all the components are there, sometimes clients bring their engine in pieces.  Some even bring them in boxes and bags.

Nothing worse than hunting for small parts.
Any missing or broken parts need to be replaced.  Luckily, we can source most any auto parts needed for your engine rebuild.

TEAR DOWN & INSPECTION

car engine teardown and inspect

Here is where we tear into the engine and completely take it apart.  Major problems are pretty obvious and now we can see if any problems exist internally.

Such as dropped seats, condition of the cylinders, any cracks on block or heads, any warping, or twisted components.

It’s off to the Hot Tank to degrease so we can work with the parts.

CYLINDER WALL BORE 

Bore Cylinder walls on engine blockHot Tanked and Clean, ready for block work.

Time to check the cylinder bore to see if they are round and true with good bore geometry and straightness.

Checking for pitting, scoring, scuffing, pin holes, etc.  If the cylinders are not in good condition, they may need to be resleeved.

If everything looks good, we take measurements for proper application crosshatch angle, and move forward with boring the cylinders.
Now we can order the correct sizing for the Pistons and Rings.
First two cylinder walls are dull and black, not bored yet.  Really in need of a refresh.

You can see the difference in the cylinder we bored.  The surface finish is looking good.

These cylinders will have good ring seating and sealing and the pistons will have proper side clearances.

CYLINDER HONE

Engine rebuild- hone engine block

Time to put a nice crosshatch finish on the cylinders.

Pistons and Rings will fit properly after honing and retain the proper amount of oil for good lubrication.

You can see how remanufacturing and machining the engine components breathes new life into the engine.

BUILDING THE SHORT BLOCK

Building a short block engineOnce the block work is complete, it is time to start building the Short Block.

So far:
Bore and Honed the block
Painted Block
Reconditioned connecting rods.
Hung the New Pistons
Reground the Crankshaft
Reground the Camshaft
Installed the Cam Bearings
Installed Freeze Plugs

Time to assemble.

 

 

 

short block assembly during engine rebuild Crankshaft and Cam installed.
Just about ready to install the Pistons.

Engine Rebuild Kit– New parts used in this rebuild.
Pistons and Rings
Engine Bearings- Mains, Cam, and Rod
Full Gasket Set
Freeze Plugs
Thrust Washers
Timing Set
Oil Pump

Engine parts vary depending on Make, Model, Year, and Engine size.  Most kits contain these core parts.

Your engine may have additional parts.

REMANUFACTURED SHORT BLOCKS

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