We've been restoring a 1969 Camaro at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop and when it came time to address the powerplant, we dertermined that the existing engine would benefit from a rebuild and freshining with some new internal goodies from ARP, COMP Cams, and more.    

 

This 6-part video series covers some tips and techniques for rebuilding any engine, but specifically assembling a small block Chevy V8.       

 

 

Part 1:
 
  • 2 piece rear main seal install tips
  • Checking Bearing Tolerances
  • ARP Main Bolt Installation
  • Bolt Torque Technique
  • Main Cap Torque Technique
  • Crankshaft Lubrication and Installation
 
 
Part 2:
 
  • Resized Connecting Rods
  • Installing Rings
  • Lubricating Pistons for Installation
 
Part 3:
  • Installing rings and piston and rods into block
  • Installation tools
  • Rod cap install tips
  • Torquing rod bolts
  • Camshaft installation
  • Hydraulic roller retrofit camshaft install
  • Timing gear & chain installation
 
Part 4:
  • How to measure or “degree” the COMP Cams XE series hydraulic roller camshaft.  
  • How to degree the camshaft
  • Installation tools
  • Piston Stop
  • Degree Wheel
 
Part 5:
  • Checking piston to valve clearance
  • Head Gasket Thickness
  • Cylinder Head Installation
  • ARP Head Bolt Installation
  • Cylinder Head Torque & Sequence
  • Installing / Changing Valve Springs
  • COMP Cams Ultra Pro Magnum Steel Roller Rocker Arm Installation
  • Rocker Arm Adjustment
  • Eastwood Ceramic Engine Paint
 
Part 6:
  • Final Painted Assembly
  • Timing Cover
  • Water Pump
  • Harmonic Balancer
  • Oil Pump Pickup Depth & Oil Pan
  • Holley Finned Valve Covers
  • Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold

 

PARTS USED:


Billet Timing Set

COMP

7100

Rocker Arm Adjusting Nuts

COMP

4604-16

Rocker Arms

COMP

1601-16

Pushrod Set

COMP

7809-16

Cam & Lifter Kit

COMP

CL12-423-8

Break-In oil

COMP

12/1/1590

Oil Pump Screen Assy

NAPA

224-14227

Oil Pump

NAPA

224-4146

Intermediate Shaft

NAPA

224-6146E

Gasket Set

NAPA

FS7733PT-2

Gasket Set

NAPA

OS34509T

Cam bolts

ARP

134-1001

Balancer bolt

ARP

134-2501

Head bolts

ARP

134-3603

Main bolts

ARP

134-5001

rod bolts

ARP

134-6003

Oil pump bolt

ARP

230-7001

ARP Accessory bolts

ARP

534-9501

Valve Covers

Holley

241-241

Cylinder Heads

AFR

 

ARP Ultra Torque

   

Royal Purple Max Tuff

   
 
 
http://www.ARP-bolts.com
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