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Old 12-22-2005, 09:40 AM   #1
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just wondering what tools some of you use to mod engines?

I'm not talking about the ones that you need a shop or a second garage to have, just the ones the average guy can afford..

a good set of needle files maybe?
also the first thing I want is some kind of stand with a big a$$ magnifying glass because my eyes suck..
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You need to have a dremel tool and carbide cutting bits.


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You need to have a dremel tool and carbide cutting bits.


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interesting... I've heard people specifically say not to use a dremel..
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interesting... I've heard people specifically say not to use a dremel..

If you have a steady hand ..
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thanks.. a dremel is what I used for my first engine mod.. my hand is steady enough but my eyes didn't want to stay focused, thus the need for the mag glass....
I just modified the ports, not into messing with the timing yet..
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thanks.. a dremel is what I used for my first engine mod.. my hand is steady enough but my eyes didn't want to stay focused, thus the need for the mag glass....
I just modified the ports, not into messing with the timing yet..
I started out just modifying the ports but now I'm getting into the timing.

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I started out just modifying the ports but now I'm getting into the timing.

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I'm sure I will as well, but first I want to do a couple more port mods with pos results along with acquiring a bit more knowledge..
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I don't think that carbide bits are enough. I had a engine done and the tear drop on the crank was so smooth and shinny that I could see myself. Some of these guys really have a gift.
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Carbide bits work very well. All my tear drops are smooth with out any polishing.
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I did a tear drop with a grinding bit , then a agressive polish tip and media. Came out mirror. I then took a few q-tip at low speed and polished the interior of the crank. Just be sure to wear protective eye wear , stuff can go a shooting.
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I don't think that carbide bits are enough. I had a engine done and the tear drop on the crank was so smooth and shinny that I could see myself. Some of these guys really have a gift.
If it's the right kind of carbide bit it comes out really shiny and smooth.
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Where does one get these bits?
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If it's the right kind of carbide bit it comes out really shiny and smooth.
somthing like these maybe?

http://www.mytoolstore.com/dremel/18slcon.html
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Those are grinding stones not cutting bits.These are tungsten carbide cutters made by Dremel..


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