Tech ProjectThe final part of the 235 engine build now comes to a close. This engine was completely rebuilt from the ground up. In our first part of the series we worked on the motor head, which creates all of the torque and horsepower. As we mentioned before, this 235 engine received Egge components for the internal parts of the block. Last month we installed the Egge cam bearings onto the machined engine block and we balanced the connecting rods to keep the vibration down to a minimum. This month we'll wrap up the Egge build, putting the crank, connecting rods, and pistons on without a problem. The head and the engine were once again reunited but not before making sure that the engine was as reliable as before. With Speed-O-Motive behind this project, there won't be any unforeseen problems with the assembly of this classic engine. Follow along as Bill from Speed-O-Motive finishes up on the Egge buildup. The lower timing gear was slipped onto the crank. With all of the machining out of the way, this 235 engine was ready to be wrapped up. The seals and bearings were all lubed to make sure that our engine didn't start up dry. Bill used an impact with 75 pounds of torque to get the bolts turned down. Bill tapped in the crank keys that lock in the gears. The cam was installed carefully without hitting any of the sidewalls. The bearings and endcaps were checked thoroughly before being torque down. The balanced crank was set into place. Once the crank was in place, it was checked for any walk or movement before continuing onto the next step.Once the crank was in place, it was checked for any walk or movement before continuing ont The timing chain bracket was ready to go on. In order to close the cam, it needs to be turned as it's going on so it can lock in with the crank gear.In order to close the cam, it needs to be turned as it's going on so it can lock in with t The cam and sprocket have a mark so that once they point together you'll get TDC, making it easy to drop in your distributor when it's time.The cam and sprocket have a mark so that once they point together you'll get TDC, making i The Egge pistons and crank were assembled. To make sure that the connecting rod was not bent, it was checked on this tool. Whether you have an eight-cylinder or in our case a six, the process of the pistons is similar.Whether you have an eight-cylinder or in our case a six, the process of the pistons is sim Once the piston and connecting rod is installed, they need to be bolted down. Once all the rings were fitted, they were installed onto the pistons. The crank was spun to ensure that it rotated before continuing any further. The connecting rod was tightened. When doing this next step, you need to be careful not to bend the connecting rod by over tightening.The connecting rod was tightened. When doing this next step, you need to be careful not to The timing chain was bolted on. The connecting rods received the crank bearings. 1 | 2 | » | View Full Article By Saul Vargas Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!