Modern Engine Blueprinting Techniques

A Practical Guide to Precision Engine Building

Author: Mike Mavrigian

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250479

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Engine production for the typical car manufactured today is a study in mass production. Benefits in the manufacturing process for the manufacturer often run counter to the interests of the end user. What speeds up production and saves manufacturing costs results in an engine that is made to fall within a wide set of standards and specifications, often not optimized to meet the original design. In short, cheap and fast engine production results in a sloppy final product. Of course, this is not what enthusiasts want out of their engines. To maximize the performance of any engine, it must be balanced and blueprinted to the exact tolerances that the factory should have adhered to in the first place. Four cylinder, V-8, American or import, the performance of all engines is greatly improved by balancing and blueprinting. Dedicated enthusiasts and professional racers balance and blueprint their engines because the engines will produce more horsepower and torque, more efficiently use fuel, run cooler and last longer. In this book, expert engine builder and veteran author Mike Mavrigian explains and illustrates the most discriminating engine building techniques and perform detailed procedures, so the engine is perfectly balanced, matched, and optimized. Balancing and blueprinting is a time consuming and exacting process, but the investment in time pays off with superior performance. Through the process, you carefully measure, adjust, machine and fit each part together with precision tolerances, optimizing the design and maximizing performance. The book covers the block, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, camshaft, measuring tools and final assembly techniques. For more than 50 years, balancing and blueprinting has been an accepted and common practice for maximi

Equipment Manufacturing Technology and Automation

Author: Xin Chen

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 3038136352

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2700

View: 9814


The peer-reviewed papers making up this book cover the subject areas of: materials and their applications, mechatronics, industrial robotics and automation, machine vision, sensor technology, micro-electronic technology, measure control technologies and intelligent systems, transmission and control of fluids, mechanical control and information processing technology, embedded systems, advanced forming manufacturing and equipment, NEMS/MEMS technology and equipment, micro-electronic packaging technology and equipment, advanced nanocomposite techniques and equipment, power and fluid machinery, energy machinery and equipment, construction machinery and equipment and other related topics. The work constitutes an invaluable guide to the subjects covered.