my first engine rebuild - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2003, 09:48 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: north East
Posts: 42
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
my first engine rebuild

Hi everyone I am doing my first engine rebuild I always wanted to do it and figured I'd get started with gathering the right tools. Theres nothing more annoying than starting a project and realizing you don't have the right tools for the job. Can anyone give me some input on the tools other than an engine lift and stand necessary for an engine rebuild?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2003, 09:54 AM
gt2betubbed's Avatar
Kid With A Wrench...
 

Last journal entry: The Blower and test fit.
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Cali Baby!
Age: 35
Posts: 1,106
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Assuming you already have all the regulars (sockets, wrenches), I would get a set of feeler gauges, a torque wrench, ring compressors (to install the pistons), and plastigauge (a set of micrometers would be better, but expensive). Other than that, I can't think of anything else. Make sure you start with a CLEAN gargage or work area. Stay organized. When you pull off bolts, put them in freezer bags and write where they came from on the bag with a sharpie. Staying organized will keep the frustration levels way down. But most of all, have fun! I hope I didn't forget anything, but if I did, someone will be sure to let you know. Good luck!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2003, 10:00 AM
crazy larry's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: better comparison before and after shots
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: East Texas
Age: 42
Posts: 2,298
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1. torque wrench
2. set of micrometers. the largest will be dictated by the bore of your motor. a 0-6" set is easy to find.....
3. telescoping snap gages. buy the set.
4. dial indicator with a stand, and a set of misc. point extensions.
also sold in a set...

and the list goes on...... more suggestions?



I asked 4Jaw that same question awhile back, he gave a really good list, i'll forward it to you........
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2003, 10:02 AM
Hollywooding's Avatar
Canknuckle Head
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 165
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
some tools differ from motor to motor, year to year, but some of the general tools that most need go like this:

Good set of sockets (1/2" drive and 3/8"drive)
wrenches, pliers, (at least any tool you'd find in an everyday box)
Feeler gages, deadblow hammer, piston ring compressor, tourqe wrench, harmonic balancer puller, plastigage for the clearances, motor assembly lube, cam break in lube, PATIENCE, gasket sealant, carb tools, depending on your ps pump you may need a gm puller for the pully to take the pump off.

Some of this stuff can be jerry rigged or bypassed but this is just a general list.

Since it's your first and your unsure of practices I recommend you take the block in for hone / bore, heads in for general rebuild, and if your unsure of anything as your working on it, ask around and dig for info before wrecking something. Sorta like the old addum "cut it twice and it's still too short"!! You really don't want an oops on a motor rebuild.

HTH
Hollywooding
__________________
Hollywooding :cool:
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.