June 11, 2011.

Tech Session at R&L Engines

Many thanks to Leo and the crew at R&L engines in Dover, N.H., for hosting a tech session for Brit Bits. We learned about many of the processes and the machines they use to prepare an engine for reassembly.


Magnafluxing an intake manifold to check for cracks.

Parts are cleaned by heat blasting in this cabinet.

The Rottler F69A is a CNC machine for block & cylinder head work. It can bore, deck, align bore and stroker clearance blocks (among other things) and is used to resurface cylinder heads.

Dynamically balancing a crankshaft.

Cylinder honing.

Leo Croisetiere shows a valve-seat cutter ...

And the valve-seat cutting machine.