Redline Rebuilds Explained | Chevy Small-Block V8 Engine Rebuild Time Lapse Commentary

When we rebuilt a Chevy small-block V-8 and released a time-lapse video of the process, we had no idea how many people would want to use it as an educational tool. So we brought together two mechanical engineers to dig a little deeper and talk us through the process…

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32 thoughts on “Redline Rebuilds Explained | Chevy Small-Block V8 Engine Rebuild Time Lapse Commentary

  1. Love your time-lapse builds BUT as an engineer I could not listen without clarifying:
    Those bearings on the crankshaft are hydrodynamic plain bearings. Those do not glide on the material itself like it was suggested by you. The fascinating thing is that when rotating they "fill up" with oil and provide an "oil wedge"on which the inner bearing "floats". They only wear when you start the motor because the oil wedge has to build up first (and of course when overloaded or also underloaded). The ones in motors are a bit special because they get a little help with the oil being pressed into the bearing gap.

  2. Actualy trying to do this at home , as a hobby, how much wold it take to invest in equipment to be able to disable and releasable engines?

  3. Also the lead in gasoline back then is why 454 big blocks made 500 ft pounds of torque factory and in the 80's and 90's it was down to 300 we need lead in our gas again

  4. I love your videos But, Please we don't need you commentary, Just do a good old time lapse with some neutral music playing,

    Btw did anyone get a "yeah" count on this video? I lost track…

  5. always always always rotate your crank after installation of each journal. If there's a bind, you will feel it then and there vs after assembly and scratching your head wondering which journal is the culprit.

  6. Ok one thing…love the videos and the idea, but who's your audience here? Anybody watching this doesn't need anything like 'this is what a piston does' explained to them

  7. Thank you for your hard work. It's labour enough to rebuild an engine but then add video editing and commentary! Wow.

  8. Nice video, I like the dynamic of the slower speed and the testimony combined. Great job by the way, I can tell you have a passion for it, you gave it the love it deserves. Keep it up!

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