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Practical Engine Building

Practical Engine Building

$199 USD

This course will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills you’ll require to begin assembling performance engine with professional results. These skills are also reinforced with our worked examples where you can watch the entire engine building process being completed in real time from start to finish.

If you’re a novice engine builder it can be a daunting task to know where to start or what order to proceed in when it comes to assembling an engine. We address this with the HPA 10 step process which breaks engine building down into bite sized tasks which individually are relatively small and easy to complete. Before you know it you’ll have your engine finished but more importantly, you won’t have missed out or overlooked any critical steps. 

This course is applicable to any engine regardless whether it’s a V8, straight six or it’s horizontally opposed. The course will also be applicable to naturally aspirated engines, forced induction engines, and engines that run EFI or a carburettor.

This course is designed equally for the home enthusiast who wants to learn how to build their own engine for a project car, as well as the industry professional who wants to bring their engine building in house and take more control over the process to provide a better product for their customers.

This course assumes that you will be working with an engine machinist to perform the actual machining processes on your raw engine components. It also assumes that you already understand the fundamental principles of engine building and it builds from the knowledge delivered in our Engine Building Fundamentals course. If you haven’t already completed this course I’d recommend you start there. 

What you will learn
  • Piston and conrod balancing techniques
  • How to assemble a cylinder head
  • Techniques for assembling conrods on pistons
  • How to prepare an engine block
  • Techniques for improving oil flow
  • How to assemble an engine long block

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 05.11
  • How To Use This Course 01.53
  • Disclaimer 01.01
  • Engine Building and Engine Blueprinting 07.01
  • Documentation 02.02
  • Imperial and Metric Units 05.15
  • Lubrication Related Failures 07.39
  • Dirt & Debris related failures 06.05
  • Assembly Related Failures 04.21
  • Tuning Related Failure 10.25
  • Mechanical Failure 04.57
  • Step 1: Initial Preparation 08.46
  • Step 2: Stripping and Inspecting 11.38
  • Step 3: Engine Machining 05.59
  • Step 4: Block Preparation 03.47
  • Step 5: Parts Balancing 01.02
  • Step 6: Engine Component Cleaning 02.51
  • Step 7: Short Block Assembly 06.17
  • Step 8: Cylinder Head Assembly 03.54
  • Step 9: Long Block Assembly 04.36
  • Step 10: Initial Start Up 05.15
  • Component Marking 04.33
  • Fitting Engine Bearings 06.08
  • Installing Thrust Bearings 06.13
  • Block Preparation 18.15
  • Measuring Bearing Clearances 04.47
  • Measuring Piston Deck Clearance 02.50
  • Piston Balancing 18.35
  • Improving oil supply 06.31
  • Preparing parts for storage 06.41
  • Ring Gaps 16.52
  • Applying Sealant 06.03
  • Installing Conrods On Pistons 07.37
  • Installing and Removing Valve Guide Seals 05.45
  • Installing and Removing Valve Springs 10.38
  • Installing Crankshaft Oil Seals 06.31
  • Replacing Frost Plugs 06.17
  • Oil Pump Priming 02.29
  • Conrod Balancing 11.45
  • Engine Break In 08.03
  • Conclusion 01.35
  • Step 1: Initial Preparation 11.01
  • Step 2: Stripping & Inspecting 17.19
  • Step 3: Engine Machining 16.52
  • Step 4: Block Preparation 10.11
  • Step 5: Balancing Parts 11.51
  • Step 6: Engine Component Cleaning 14.31
  • Step 7: Short Block Assembly 49.27
  • Step 8: Cylinder Head Assembly 08.36
  • Step 9: Long Block Assembly 32.21
  • Request Certification 00.05

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