Short Block Machine Work
The short block is obviously the foundation of your engine and like any foundation it needs to be strong. Cylinder heads and camshafts get all the glory for making big power, but the short block needs to be up to the task of supporting that power or you’ll end up with an expensive boat anchor. Main saddles need to be straight and true, cylinder bores need to be perfectly round, etc. It’s a fact of life that as engine miles increase, engine wear increases as well. Eventually cylinder bores wear, which increases the piston to wall clearance and then the rings lose their ability to seal. Compression goes down, oil consumption goes up, and power and efficiency decrease.
The good news is that in most cases, we can perform the necessary machine work to recondition your block, crankshaft, and connecting rods to much better-than-factory specifications. Add new pistons, rings, bearings, and a camshaft, and your short block is ready to rumble again.