Other Important Engine-Blueprinting IssuesEngine building is an art to be learned and perfected over a lifetime. This is what makes MCE Engines exceptional in a trade full of professed engine builders. Marvin will tell you "there are engine builders and there are engine assemblers." Engine builders think beyond the surface. Good engine builders examine every detail, especially the stuff most of us never see. Here are a few examples.
Lubricate And SecureWhen Marvin was building Blair's 427W, he gave us a crash course in thread lubrication and security. We want bolts to remain secure, and we want them to glide smoothly into place to achieve accurate torque readings. Never install and torque fasteners while dry. Always lubricate threads. When you are using a thread locker such as Loctite, the thread locker acts as a lubricant during tightening. Then, it cures and secures.
How Much GruntMarvin used Desktop Dyno PC simulation software for a look at how much power Blair's 427W should make: