Friday, December 31, 2010

2.8 Chevy V6 Teardown - Almost Done

It's been going a little slow on pulling the engine from the S10 Blazer. I finally got some time today and pulled the intake manifold and both heads. This was hard to do today because it was a high of 27 degrees. My fingers are still numb.

2.8 Chevy V6 60 degree

2.8 Chevy V6 Iron Heads

2.8 Chevy V6 Long Block

Friday, December 24, 2010

DIY Chevy Piston Pin Press

Hi All,

Here are some pictures of the Chevy 60 Degree V6 Wrist Pin Piston Press. It works great and was easy to build. Take a look.

3100 Chevy V6 Piston Wrist Pin Press, Homemade, 3.1 60 Degree

Hi All,

I successfully designed and built a working 60 degree V6 Piston Wrist Pin press. It is a compact bench top model that works great. This will same me a lot of time and money over the course of doing multiple engine rebuilds. Take a look and let em know what you think.



The Side Project

The side project is the downfall to almost any project that the DIY's take on. You all know what I am talking about. The side project is the idea that comes up when you are working on something else. It is usually an attempt at a solution to a smaller problem that pops up. A great example of this is the piston pin press that I just built. I needed to removed piston from my connecting rods but wanted to do it myself. I had a bottle jack lying around and gave it a shot. It was a great success. See the posting of it with the video.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

2.8 Chevy V6 Engine Tear Down has Begun

I decided that it was time to start tearing down the 2.8 engine in the Blazer to get ready for the engine pull. Here are some pictures showing progress.

2.8 Chevy Before

2.8 Chevy V6 After 1st day of Tear Down