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Engine-related technical information and machining procedures hosted by AERA staffers Steve Fox and Chuck Lynch.

Engine-related technical information and machining procedures hosted by AERA staffers Steve Fox and Chuck Lynch.

Location:

United States

Description:

Engine-related technical information and machining procedures hosted by AERA staffers Steve Fox and Chuck Lynch.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 17 – Small Diesel Engine Opportunities

5/2/2022
Steve and Chuck interview Paul Kelly from Maxiforce Engine Parts, who supplies diesel engine parts, about the opportunities that are out there for machine shops in the small-bore diesel engine market. Paul enlightens everyone about how one engine can be used in several different pieces of equipment from one manufacturer. Also, this month's history segment pertains to the Indianapolis 500 and how one of our longtime associate members participated in the Indianapolis 500 in the early years.

Duration:01:07:10

Episode 16 – API Engine Oils

3/14/2022
Chuck Lynch and Dave Hagen interview Jeff Harmening from the American Petroleum Institute (API). Jeff explains licensing of engine oils, proper storage and handling, engine oil specifications, diesel engine oils, and what should engine builders expect with new engine oils. Steve and Chuck also discuss the Ford Flathead V8 engine during the history segment of the podcast. They also let you know about the upcoming AERA Regional Tech & Skills Conferences.

Duration:01:03:28

Episode 15 – Magnetism

2/17/2022
Chuck and guest co-host Dave Hagen, AERA’s Senior Technician (filling in for Steve for this episode), discuss how parts can become magnetized and how to demagnetize those parts. February is the month of NASCAR as the Daytona 500 kicks off the 2022 season, so they also cover the formation of NASCAR. Plus, one little nugget about the 2021 Ford Bronco Engine!

Duration:00:26:05

Episode 14 – Incoming Part Inspection

12/16/2021
Steve and Chuck discuss the importance of inspecting and checking your incoming parts before you start to assemble that engine. Making sure that that the parts you ordered are correct by taking measurements and comparing is a vital step in making sure that engine runs and last. Also discussed is the finishing of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which was completed in December of 1909. Take a listen and learn a little history as well as checking and inspecting parts coming into the machine...

Duration:00:48:07

Episode 13 – AERA Online Training

11/12/2021
Steve and Chuck discuss the AERA Engine Machinist Online Training and Certification Program with AERA's Rob Munro and special guest Dave Capitolo, who is an instructor from De Anza College. Dave goes into detail about how he uses the program in his classroom to help teach engine rebuilding. The group discusses the program and how it can benefit you moving forward when looking for job placement in the engine machining/building industry. Steve and Chuck also discuss the BOSS 302 and everything...

Duration:01:07:25

Episode 12 – Torque Plates

9/14/2021
Steve and Chuck take a deep dive into why you should use a torque plate when honing the cylinder block and its importance. Also, do you know which car manufacturer and model just hit the 50 million mark in sales? They will inform you as well as which engine hit the 2 million production mark in 1955. Take a listen and subscribe to the Engine Professional podcast!

Duration:00:56:06

Episode 11 – The Importance of Balancing Engine Components

8/6/2021
Steve and Chuck talk with Randy Neal from CWT Industries about the importance of balancing engine components. Randy goes into detail about balancing and why it is so important. Take a listen and subscribe to the Engine Professional Podcast!

Duration:05:51:16

Episode 10 – What is Tribology

6/30/2021
Steve and Chuck talk with Lake Speed Jr from Total Seal Piston Rings about Tribology and what it is, piston rings and bore sealing. But before the discussion with Lake, they take a step back in time to enlighten the listeners on some history for July when the first Ford vehicle sold back in 1903!

Duration:00:46:18

Episode 9 – Engine Break In

5/20/2021
Steve and Chuck discuss important precautions that should be looked at during engine break in. Making sure your engine is broken in correctly and properly will help make that newly rebuilt engine last longer.

Duration:00:40:08

Episode 8 – Engine Blueprinting

4/13/2021
Steve and Chuck interview Norris Marshall of Blueprint Engines in Nebraska about the importance of engine blueprinting. Norris shares how he got started in the business as well as some key points when blueprinting an engine.

Duration:00:51:48

Episode 7 – Diesel Engines

3/3/2021
Steve Fox, Chuck Lynch and special guest AERA Senior Technical Specialist Dave Hagen discuss the evolvement of the diesel engine — older diesel engines compared to the newer diesel engines and how things have changed over the years.

Duration:00:49:56

Episode 6 – Understanding Fasteners in Today’s Engines

2/1/2021
Steve, Chuck and special guest AERA Tech Specialist Brian Roberts discuss AERA Tech Bulletin TB2997 (Proper Use and Installation of Torque-to-Yield Head Bolts) and expand upon that by covering the important topic of fasteners in today's engines.

Duration:00:41:14

Episode 5 – Measure Twice, Cut Once

12/21/2020
Chuck and Steve discuss the importance of taking measurements during disassembly of engine components, as well as making notes. Taking the time to follow these procedures will make engine assembly go a lot easier.

Duration:00:43:54

Episode 4 – Machine Maintenance

11/10/2020
In this episode, Steve and Chuck discuss the importance of machine maintenance along with AERA’s online training program and the AERA Super Webinar happening on November 20.

Duration:00:56:25

Episode 3 – Promoting Your Business Through Social Media

10/20/2020
AERA's Rob Munro joins Chuck and Steve in this episode covering how to promote your business through social media. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are the three main platforms used in our industry. Listen to learn more about how you can use any of these platforms to help grow your business.

Duration:00:43:09

Episode 2 – Promoting Your Business

9/15/2020
Steve and Chuck cover some of the basics of promoting your business to your customers. First impressions are lasting impressions, especially in this industry. Use these tips to help make your business the best it can be.

Duration:00:39:14

Episode 1 – Who Is AERA

8/3/2020
AERA staffers Steve Fox and Chuck Lynch introduce themselves and give an overview of AERA Engine Builders Association and all the benefits it has to offer its members.

Duration:00:41:53