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B Squad Hotrod: 4 guys building cars and hot rods

Welcome to B Squad Hotrod where we are finding our way through hot rodding.

4 States, 3 Time zones, 2 sets of brothers, once a week.

Join us for the meat and bolts of car restoration.

Apr 24, 2017

Episode 0027 - Engines - From Oily to Shiny

Engines go from dirty to clean and how B squad manages to do it backwards, mess it up and orange cone reroute it.  We even get hear about Train's cooking.



Show Notes:

Napa Long Reach Scraper part #

Bronze putty knife

Parts Washer

Purple power

Interesting article


2:45  45th Parallel


Engine cleaning: 3:40

4:10 Short block / freeze plugs

4:55 Cleaning techniques

Razor blades

Greasy parts

Bronze/plastic putty knife   

5:52 Tear down episode #

    Engine Tear Down part 2 Episode 009

8:06 Putty knife or razor blade.


8:53 engine internal cleaning


    Parts washer

Pressure washer   

12:05    Drying parts after cleaning

    WD-40 - water displacer




14:00 Dawn Soap

        (check out #7)

15:13 Vapor Degreaser

15:48 mechanical cleaners (Tumbler)

15:55 Sprocket (the dog)

16:26 pressure cookers and the danger


17:20 paint removal?

    NDT (non-destructive testing)

    Magna Flow

    Environmental safe paint stripper


18:50 Mechanical Stripping


Wire Brush

Sandblasting - mediums Walnut, Plastic, Sand, Glass, Soda.

19:15 Past episode  episode # 11 After Christmas and Broke


19:35 aluminum vs steel cleaning care


23:51Laser Blaster / Laser Stripper

24:36 Robotic stripping with Dry Ice

25:40 Sublimation - When anything solid turns into a gas without first becoming liquid

27:00 Making Dry Ice


27:45 Cleaning Intake (Aluminum)


    Correct pressure for media blaster (double check it)

    Heat in oven (check with the Wife you will live longer)

32:02 Re route for train cooking

33:50 Other Engine parts




35:44 Carb cleaning

    Do not clean like any other part (Very different)

    Carb kits specific to the make and model

39:50 Closing puns


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