Discussion and questions related to the course Practical Engine Building
After the engine block is received at the machinist. I believe an email is sent out stating what needs to be done with the specifications. Does anyone have a rough template of what they are emailing to the machinist?
You might want to include something like this:
Check crankshaft for size/straightness
Polish crankshaft journals
Balance crankshaft, pulley and flywheel/flex plate
Balance pistons and conrods
Clean block and crack test where applicable
Bore and hone block to achieve specified piston to wall clearance
Check bearing clearances and adjust if required. List your preferred clearance here
Strip, clean and inspect head(s)
Replace guides and cut valve seats if required
Deck head surface
Of course the above is just some typical steps. You may need to get more involved if you're dealing with an engine that has been previously damaged or you're attempting to do something very specific with.