If it drifts up or down, it can catch on the edge of the cylinder bore. There will be six bolts holding the clutch disk in place and the bolts should be loosened evenly before being removed. Also, check off the attached accessories and note any damaged or missing components. I wanted to rebuild my sbc and have used David Vizard books before so went for it. How do I authorize my device? The main caps are fitted to the block with a slight interference fit and may require a tap or two with a plastic hammer to free them.
You must download and install Adobe Digital Editions software on each device you plan to read from. Rotate the valve head while you gently file the stem. Step-19: Remove Intake Manifold Remove all Remaining bolts attaching the intake manifold to the cylinder heads. If your engine has 4- bolt main caps, also remove the six side bolts on the three center caps. This puller is used in a variety of applications so adding one to your toolbox is a good idea.
Step-35: Remove Oil Pump Remove the single bolt holding the oilpump to the rear main. Critical Inspection Regardless of the method you select to remove the rods and pistons in the upcoming steps, it is absolutely essential that you keep the big end of the rod centered as it moves down the bore. Step-50: Remove Two-Piece Rear Main Seal If your engine is a late-model design with a one-piece rear main seal, jump to Step 51. This book provides photos, charts, and diagrams to guide you through every step, including teardown and inspection, cleaning and reconditioning, and replacement parts selection, all the way through to reassembly and initial start-up. Insert a pry bar into the pickup pipe loop as shown. Keep the rod centered as it moves down the bore, and if it gets stuck, make sure you know why before you apply additional force.
To prevent the crank from turning, insert a wood handle between the crank and the block. Some stock manifolds are already marked as ours was. Keep the bearing shells with their respective caps. The timing chain will come off with the upper sprocket. Note that, as you lift up, the rotor turns.
You will receive download instructions in your order confirmation email. No, unfortunately we cannot accept returns for eBooks. This book is based around stock rebuilds but the info is deep enough to install some aftermarket parts. Step-by-Step Engine Disassembly Step-1: Ready to Begin Before we pulled the engine for rebuilding, we noted the different brackets and accessories. Step-58: Engine Disassembly Complete This completes disassembly. So the best solution is simply to drive the pistons out.
The crankshaft will probably rotate as you attempt to loosen the bolt. Loosen and remove the six bolts that retain the flywheel or flexplate. I mean that's a pretty big oversight. Before you proceed, consider placing a drip pan on or under your engine stand. A heavy-duty engine stand is an essential part of your engine-building project. These lubricants often make the difference between a broken or rounded-off fastener and successful disassembly. If so, you'll need to track down another reference.
In summary, this book seems to have all the useful stuff that other manuals leave out and I would not rebuild my Chevy without it. If you feel there may be any confusion during reassembly, mark each bracket with a tag or stamp. My boyfriend has loads of experience, whereas, I am new to the world of small block engines and have a desire to know how my car works from the ground up. It has been used by enthusiasts all over the world to complete thousands of performance, street, and restoration projects. Finally, remove the spark plugs. You can also make a special tool by welding a nut that will go over the rod bolt to a steel rod.
Do not drive the valve out with a punch. Make sure to use the Work-A-Long Sheet on pages 157—159 also available for free download at when instructed in the upcoming steps. Step-3: Record Engine Observations Documentation Required Note the way the alternator bracket mounts to the intake manifold where the wrench is. Generous Supply of Clean Rags. She is running the 283 right now, original motor, so at the very least, my 43 year old baby will need a complete rebuild. They can become stuck below the deck surface or you may even crack the block and render it useless.
Remember, in engine building neatness and organization count, big time! Remember to keep the rod centered. Then, pry the appliance loose and slide it straight off the end of the crank. I read all the way through and thought I was ready for the undertaking but found, when I knew more of what need to be done, that there is absolutely no instruction on how to measure what main and rod bearing sizes are needed. Step-47: Remove Main Bearing Caps Make sure the main caps have been numbered before you remove them from the block see Step 38. If your block has a ridge in the bores deeper than about.
Set the pump and driveshaft aside. Second, make sure the puller draw bolt does not damage threads in the nose of the crankshaft. You can use center-punch marks. Think about safety during your entire project. Turning the engine slowly will also help keep the mess contained. Step-16: Remove All Topside Accessories Remove all remaining accessories from the intake manifold, including the carburetor and choke bi-metal housing. Step-9: Drain Oil Safety Step Make sure the engine is securely mounted on the engine stand.