Follow along as I build a high performance 914 engine
Long Block to Short Block
Here's the engine on the stand ready for more disassembly (you'll note I set up a little work area!):
A long block assembly is an engine that is complete up to the heads, but with no accessories installed.
After removing the valve cover and the retaining wire "bale", you can see the valve train. The pushrods push on the bottoms of the rocker arms and the tops of the rockers push against the valves, opening them to let fuel and air in or to let exhaust out.
Once the rocker assemblies are off, the pushrods are much more visible:
Now, the pushrods are pulled out of the pushrod tubes:
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