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bp944
06-10-2010, 11:15 AM
What tools do I need for an engine build? I'm looking to strip down an engine, clean it and rebuild it. I just want an extensive list so I don't forget anything. If you have any recommendations on companies and all, it is very much welcomed.

fleetmgr
06-10-2010, 10:15 PM
complete set of basic handtools...wrenches, sockets etc.

specialty tools:
ridge reamer
ring groove cleaner
bore brushes
oil sending unit socket
feeler gauges
1-5" outside micrometers
1-5" inside micrometer
dial indicator w/magnetic base
hub puller/installer
taps for every hole size on the block and heads
plastigage
lots of time.

Old Geezer
06-11-2010, 09:32 AM
A pair of torque wrenches. [inch and ft]
A bolt stretch gage.
Ring grinder.
Valve spring compressor.
Piston ring compressor.
You do not use regular taps to clean threaded holes. You use thread cleaner/chaser taps. Not expensive from Summit, etc.
Engine build record sheets.

whtrashferrari
06-11-2010, 02:30 PM
A pair of torque wrenches. [inch and ft]
A bolt stretch gage.
Ring grinder.
Valve spring compressor.
Piston ring compressor.
You do not use regular taps to clean threaded holes. You use thread cleaner/chaser taps. Not expensive from Summit, etc.
Engine build record sheets.

they actually rent thread chasers from oriellys now for free!!!!

loan"a"tools!

bp944
06-12-2010, 01:08 AM
I'm assuming everything is in the English system since I hear most stats on the engine being in the english system but is that true?

budhayes3
06-12-2010, 05:42 AM
Could someone list the thread sizes that are necessary for chasing all of the engine bolt holes? :) IIRC the head bolts are not a common size that's in everyone's tap/thread chasing kits