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Here you can find sample clips from the "Basic Engine Building" DVD from our YouTube Channel.


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Radiator Draining before engine dissasembly

Chapter 5: Topside Disconnect

In this section we show you the proper technique to draining the engine fluids from the radiator and connected hoses before removing the engine for disassembly.

Valve Train of blown V8 engine

Chapter 13: Valve Train

In this section we show the proper way to disassemble and organize the entire engine valve train system. Show different types of rockers, rocker arms, hydraulic lifters and solid lifters.

Removal of V8 engine piston

Chapter 17: Pistons

Here is a clip for removing the pistons, starting with the rod caps. You'll also get to see the crankshaft, rod bearings and journals for the first time

Machining the cylinder block at Machine shop

Chapter 25: Cylinder Block

Here we show the process of align honing the main bearing bore. Then the block deck is leveled and machined as needed for the new head gaskets to seat properly. And finally the cylinder walls are bored out just shy of their new size

Connecting rods getting pins for pistons

Chapter 27: Connecting Rods

Here we show you how they install the rod pins into the connecting rods to connect with the pistons. Then they will measure the pistons to determine the final bore size of the cylinder walls before they are honed.

Honing the cylinder bores at machine shop Chapter 28: Honing

Honing will do two things. First it will bring the cylinder walls to the matching diameter of the new pistons. Second it will leave a cross hatch pattern of light scratches, to keep oil on the walls and prevent metal on metal scraping.

Piston to valve clearance Chapter 36: Piston to Valve Clearance

In this clip we show you a great technique to check the piston to valve clearance. First you need to know the firing order of your particular engine. You perform the check on your #1 cylinder.

Camshaft install with Moly lube

Chapter 40: Camshaft

Here we'll install the Camshaft. You will need moly lube on the distributor drive gear and all of the lobes of your cam. To avoid a mess only do one section of lobes at a time and rest the cam on a journal to lube the next section.

Adjusting the valve lash Chapter 49: Valve Lash Adjustment

Valve lash adjustment is important. If you follow the firing order of your motor, you'll only have to turn the crankshaft one complete rotation. This section has some of the more detailed 3D models to show you the internals of a working motor.

Installing engine externals:water pump Chapter 51: Engine Externals

A quick clip on installing external components like your fuel pump, water pump, and thermostat housing. It's usually easiest to have the harmonic balancer set at top dead center for your fuel pump.

Installing the distributor and ignition wiring Chapter 53: Ignition

Installing your distributor. This can be tricky. The distributor gear has to meet the cam gear and connect with the oil pump drive shaft.

Ignition wiring to distributor with plug wires Chapter 53: Ignition

This clip shows you how to find the initial timing of your engine, with or with out a top dead center whistle. You need to know your firing order and distributor rotation direction.Then we'll show you how to set the distributor cap right, using the #1 cylinder in your firing order.

Camshaft break in after engine rebuild Chapter 60: Camshaft Break-In

If you have a new camshaft, the break-in procedure is critical. Follow our guidelines and you won't flatten a cam lobe and ruin the internals of your engine. The basic formula is 20 minutes @2000 rpms and never going below 1500 rpms.

Ford 351 Windsor Small Block Engine - Water in Oil Mystery Basic Engine Building DVD - Behind the Scenes: Small Block Ford 351 Windsor Diagnosis

We're gonna show you some never before seen footage from the filthy Ford 351W we pulled out of a boat. BoxWrench Director Brent Bye recaps the story of discovering the engines problem and what ensued as the tear down process proceeded.

Here you can find sample clips from the "Holley Installation & Tuning" DVD from our YouTube Channel. This comes in the box with all new Holley Carburetors

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Holley 4150 mechanical secondary Holley Double Pumper Virtual Tour

This is an animated tour of the 4 barrel Holley 4150 Mechanical Secondary "Double Pumper" carburetor.

Holley Carburetor quick start

Holley Carburetor Quick Start

This clip shows how to do quick tuning of your Holley Carburetor, check for leaks and adjust properly.

Holley carburetor removal

Holley Carburetor Removal

Properly removing your old carb starts with labeling all the vacuum hoses, electrical wires and linkage to make the install of your new carb easier.Always remove the negative battery cable from the battery terminal. This will ensure that their is no chance of a spark igniting a fire with the gasoline.

Holley carburetor power valves

Holley Carburetor Power Valves

This section shows some of the power valve kits available from Holley Performance Products and what the numbering means. This section will help you choose the proper kit for your engines needs.

Adjusting the curb idle speed screw

Adjusting Curb Idle Speed Screw

Here we show you how to properly adjust the curb idle speed on your Holley carb. First find your idle RPM setting from under your hood or from a repair manual. Turning the screw clockwise will raise the RPM's and counter clockwise will lower the RPM's.

Holley carburetor accelerator pump cams

Accelerator Pump Cams

Their are lots of Holley accelerator pump cams to choose from. This section will show you the difference and set up procedure to help you choose the right one for your particular engine application.

Here you can find sample clips from the "GM 4L60E Automatic Transmission Rebuild" DVD with Master Technician Rick Metzing. Sign up to our channel for future updates.

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GM 4L60E 2-4 Servo Removal 4L60E 2-4 Servo Removal

Removing the 2 - 4 servo is not that hard. First remove the snap ring, then pull up on the 2-4 servo with pliers to expose the o-ring.

GM 4L60E 2-4 Servo Install 4L60E 2-4 Servo Install

In this section Rick will show you the proper install of the 2-4 servo. Number one is replacing the O-rings on the cover and the inner housing.

Automatic Transmission Universal Spring Compressor Universal Spring Compressor

Here Rick Metzing will show you how to use the universal spring compressor tool. This is a vital tool for rebuilding any transmission.

GM 4L60E Valve Body Removal Valve Body Removal

The first step to installing a Automatic Transmission Shift Kit is to remove the transmission pan and Valve Body that is located inside the pan.

GM 4L60E Valve Body Teardown Valve Body Teardown

Working thru the valve body webbing, Rick goes over a proper tear down of the valve body, including the forward accumulator and solenoids. This is key to preparing for the repair or adding a shift kit to your 4L6E Transmission.

GM 4L60E Valve Body Install Valve Body Install

To complete your 4L60E transmission shift kit, you'll reinstall the valve body.

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