Remove old rod races and wrist pin bushings.
Magnaflux (crack detect) connecting rods.
Inspect rod bores, measure and chamfer bores.
Install new rod races and wrist pin bushings.
Check rods for bend and twist on our test jig. Correct as necessary.
Sunnen hone to size rod races and wrist pin bushings.
Inspect flywheels for damaged tapers, damaged thrust washer faces, worn off dowel pins, obvious mismatched flywheels and extra holes we know that have come about by misbalancing.
Lap shafts into flywheels when re-using client's existing flywheels.
Balance flywheels individually using our formula method. All parts are weighed (rod big end, rod little end, crankpin, rollers, retainers, nuts, etc) and while this does take more time than the factory method, we feel this is more precise and methodical and provides for a smoother operating and longer lasting engine.
Fill extra misbalance holes with plugs.
True flywheels. Factory specs are .001 however we aim for .0005 or less. While this takes in some cases extra time it pays for itself in longer engine life and smoother operation.
Rod side play is checked using our specially created dial indicator fixtures.
Flywheel end float is set within cases using a dial indicator.
Flywheel end float is set with engine sprocket on using a dial indicator.
Note: We believe in using dial indicators that we have set up on special fixtures to obtain a higher degree of accuracy.