How to Modify Chevy Pistons and Rods?

Answer Modifying Chevy pistons and rods is commonly done to improve engine performance and increase horsepower. One method lightens and balances these components so that less energy is required to move th... Read More »

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How to Install Chevy Pistons on Rods?

Most self-proclaimed engine builders begin the assembly process with the short block -- pistons, rods and crankshaft -- already in place and balanced. Often, the assembly of the bottom-end componen... Read More »

How to Install Pistons on Connecting Rods?

An engine's connecting rods are the components that connect the crankshaft to the piston. As the crankshaft rotates (which corresponds to the engine's RPM), the connecting rod and piston is pushed ... Read More »

How to Remove Pistons From Connecting Rods?

Temperature and load stress cause significant wear and tear on connecting rods and pistons over the years. Over time, they will need to be inspected for damages. Removing rods and pistons from the ... Read More »

How to Assemble the Pistons to the Connecting Rod in a Chevy?

When assembling an engine, whether for racing or simply to replace an old engine, the most important things to assemble properly are the pistons and connecting rods. If these two items are not asse... Read More »