ESE-383 #61

ESE 383 #61
Short block

The crankshaft is an old Callies that has been repaired.  The thrust is weld repaired and the mains are .010" under.

The rod journals are standard though.

Compstar H-beam rods and King HPN rod bearings.

Crank rod and main journals verified.

Washing crankshaft

Have I mentioned that I love my parts washer?

Rods clean....

Crankshaft clean...

Crankshaft rod journals at 2.0990"

Main journals at 2.4380" (.010" under)

With King rod bearings CR807HPN all rods are at .0026 to .0027"

Filing rings for .020"/.020" gap

Pistons and rods fresh from the parts cleaner...

...waiting for piston ring installation.

Ten under Clevite bearings installed.

Thrust at .007"

#1 piston/rod installed.  Piston is .012" in the hole.

Marking the block for rod clearance.
Now the block will be disassembled, clearanced, cleaned and reassembled.

The block has been clearanced and cleaned.

To the left is a photo of the oil gallery ball-plug.  Above is the notch for the rod bolt clearance.

I made sure the rods cleared the block prior to installing the cam bearings.  I like to leave the cam bearings for last just in case I have to do more grinding on the block.

Compstar rod bolts at 75 ft-lb and the feeler gauge is a .020" (indicating rod side clearance)

Short block complete.

 Ellwein Engines 2015