All engines are custom built. Each assembler does a visual inspection of the block, heads, crankshaft and all-inclusive parts prior to assembly. The Ra tester is used to check all cylinder bores, crankshaft journals and gasket surfaces. All parts such as crankshafts, bearings, cylinder bores, pistons, rings, connection rods, main saddles, lifter and camshaft bores are miced for proper size.
Each block is fitted with new full circle cam bearings, oil restrictors, relief valves, new water and oil plugs. The crankshaft is fitted in the block with new high quality bearings and each journal clearance is checked with plastigage, torqued and double-checked. New rings are then fitted in each bore to assure proper end gap. Each new piston is checked for proper clearance in each bore. The rings are installed on the piston and assembled into the bores. Each assembly is supplied with new high quality bearings and each journal clearance is checked with plastigage, torqued and double-checked. A new camshaft is then fitted into cam bearings bores and all new timing components are installed and double-checked.
Cylinder heads are then installed with new head bolts and new Felpro or Victor head gaskets. The block now receives new lifters, push rods and rocker arms which are adjusted and a second check completed by an assembly manager. Each cylinder is then accurately checked for seal integrity to assure no compression or water leaks. At this point the engine is primed with special lubricant and a new oil pump. The residual parts of the gasket set are sent along with the engine.
All engines come with an installation manual. Bulletins about your specific engine are also enclosed in the packaging. CMV engines are secured onto a wooden pallet where vulnerable parts are protected from damage by corner covers. The entire block is wrapped in a durable plastic sheath to protect your engine from outside elements.