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Old 06-10-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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?
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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
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