Episode 14 – Incoming Part Inspection

Steve and Chuck discuss the importance of inspecting and checking your incoming parts before you start to assemble that engine. Making sure that that the parts you ordered are correct by taking measurements and comparing is a vital step in making sure that engine runs and last. Also discussed is the finishing of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which was completed in December of 1909. Take a listen and learn a little history as well as checking and inspecting parts coming into the machine shop!

Episode 13 – AERA Online Training

Steve and Chuck discuss the AERA Engine Machinist Online Training and Certification Program with AERA’s Rob Munro and special guest Dave Capitolo, who is an instructor from De Anza College. Dave goes into detail about how he uses the program in his classroom to help teach engine rebuilding. The group discusses the program and how it can benefit you moving forward when looking for job placement in the engine machining/building industry. Steve and Chuck also discuss the BOSS 302 and everything happening at the upcoming PRI Show for AERA!

Episode 12 – Torque Plates

Steve and Chuck take a deep dive into why you should use a torque plate when honing the cylinder block and its importance. Also, do you know which car manufacturer and model just hit the 50 million mark in sales? They will inform you as well as which engine hit the 2 million production mark in 1955. Take a listen and subscribe to the Engine Professional podcast!

Episode 11 – The Importance of Balancing Engine Components

Steve and Chuck talk with Randy Neal from CWT Industries about the importance of balancing engine components. Randy goes into detail about balancing and why it is so important. Take a listen and subscribe to the Engine Professional Podcast!

Episode 10 – What is Tribology

Steve and Chuck talk with Lake Speed Jr from Total Seal Piston Rings about Tribology and what it is, piston rings and bore sealing. But before the discussion with Lake, they take a step back in time to enlighten the listeners on some history for July when the first Ford vehicle sold back in 1903!

Episode 9 – Engine Break In

Steve and Chuck discuss important precautions that should be looked at during engine break in. Making sure your engine is broken in correctly and properly will help make that newly rebuilt engine last longer.

Episode 8 – Engine Blueprinting

Steve and Chuck interview Norris Marshall of Blueprint Engines in Nebraska about the importance of engine blueprinting. Norris shares how he got started in the business as well as some key points when blueprinting an engine.

Episode 7 – Diesel Engines

Steve Fox, Chuck Lynch and special guest AERA Senior Technical Specialist Dave Hagen discuss the evolvement of the diesel engine — older diesel engines compared to the newer diesel engines and how things have changed over the years.  

Episode 6 – Understanding Fasteners in Today’s Engines

Steve, Chuck and special guest AERA Tech Specialist Brian Roberts discuss AERA Tech Bulletin TB2997 (Proper Use and Installation of Torque-to-Yield Head Bolts) and expand upon that by covering the important topic of fasteners in today’s engines.

Episode 5 – Measure Twice, Cut Once

Chuck and Steve discuss the importance of taking measurements during disassembly of engine components, as well as making notes. Taking the time to follow these procedures will make engine assembly go a lot easier.