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Here's an up-close-and-personal look at a master-builder hand assembling a Corvette ZR1 engine at the Wixom Performance Build Center in Michigan.

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Here's an up-close-and-personal look at a master-builder hand assembling a Corvette ZR1 engine at the Wixom Performance Build Center in Michigan.

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No assembly lube or oil added to bearings, and metal to metal contact surfaces during assembly? Why?
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Mike Priest nameplate. I have one of his engines in my current ZR1.
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Mike Priest nameplate. I have one of his engines in my current ZR1.
Ditto. Was great seeing him in the video doing his thing...
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It's crazy they don't start any bolts by hand, wonder how many threads get stripped out because of that. Doing that is a big no no in the repair business.
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It's crazy they don't start any bolts by hand, wonder how many threads get stripped out because of that. Doing that is a big no no in the repair business.
Thought the same and certainly seems the wrong thing to do. And the lack of assy lube as the other post stated.
But have you seen that show "How They're Made: Dream Cars". If not, they go into the high end car factories and show cars (including C7's) being built from first steps to completion. The countless robotics and portable automated hand guided set-ups. They must have perfected the stuff critical to starting a bolt (location, initial speed, etc) otherwise I guess we would hear about a lot of problems.
I don't know..just an observation, never built a Vette motor but a bunch of small to mid displacement stuff so I can appreciate what you indicate.
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Thought the same and certainly seems the wrong thing to do. And the lack of assy lube as the other post stated.
But have you seen that show "How They're Made: Dream Cars". If not, they go into the high end car factories and show cars (including C7's) being built from first steps to completion. The countless robotics and portable automated hand guided set-ups. They must have perfected the stuff critical to starting a bolt (location, initial speed, etc) otherwise I guess we would hear about a lot of problems.
I don't know..just an observation, never built a Vette motor but a bunch of small to mid displacement stuff so I can appreciate what you indicate.
He had to pick up that big flywheel BY HAND and put it on !!!!!!!!!

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This particular video skips most of the prep where assembly lube is used and if you notice the automatic tool that does the torquing of the bolts does a full turn and a half backwards to start the threads properly before turning to the right to tighten and torque the bolts. You need to do a search for the full build process to see assembly lube being added. Besides ALL of these engines are pressure primed before test firing on propane. You didn't think a $20,000 dollar engine would be put together without proper lubrication did you?

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