LFR Productions

1-800-827-9254
Training Videos for Automotive Machine Shop Skills

In cooperation with the Automotive Machinist program at Spokane Community College, LFR Productions is offering instructional training videos on how to use automotive machining equipment. Automotive machinists, engine rebuilders, automotive machine shops, and technical schools will find these very practical. One may choose CD, DVD, or VHS format.

Note: For your convenience, the DVDs and CDs are designed so the viewer can either watch the entire program or jump to individual sections by selecting the desired option on the initial menu.

Call 1-800-827-9254 for information about package pricing and savings on shipping and handling.

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Crankshaft Grinding
NEW FOR FALL 2008!

(Two-disc DVD set with four sections, $79.95 + $8.50 S/H)

Disc 1
Section 1 (48 minutes)

  • Crankshaft prep.
  • Grinder familiarization
  • Grinder setup
  • Gauge setup
  • Calculating the journal undersize
  • Grinding rods part I

Section 2 (45 minutes)

  • Grinding rods part II
  • Change-over from rods to mains
  • Changing and dressing the stone
  • Main journal setup

Disc 2
Section 1 (40 minutes)

  • Grinding mains
  • Crank polishing

Section 2 (27 minutes)

  • Straightening crankshafts
  • Troubleshooting
    • Cast vs. forged crankshafts
    • Stone dressing problems
    • Step, burns, threads, and chatter marks
    • Multiple crank grinding
    • Polishers
    • Gauge run out
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Engine Balancing
NEW FOR FALL 2008!

(Single disc with three sections, $79.95 + $6.00 S/H)

Section 1 (40 minutes)

  • Connecting rods
  • Pistons
  • Calculating bob weight

Section 2 (50 minutes)

  • Crankshaft setup and measurements
  • Crankshaft correction

Section 3 (48 minutes)

  • Damper and flywheel
  • Internal vs. external balance
  • Troubleshooting
    • Flywheel and pressure plates
    • Piston weight differences
    • Chasing corrections
    • V6 balance card
    • Over balance and weight chart
    • Ounce/inches explained
    • Tolerance calculation
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Cylinder Boring
(53 minutes, $69.95 + $6.00 S/H)

  • Block preparation
  • Cylinder check
  • Main cap installation
  • Valley and deck inspection
  • Installing the block
  • Tool bits
  • Piston measurement
  • Tool bit setting
  • Centering and dash panel
  • Test cut
  • Conclusion
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Cylinder Honing
(40 minutes, $69.95 + $6.00 S/H)

  • Block setup
  • Stone install
  • Dial bore gauge
  • Soft hone
  • Conclusion
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How to Read a Micrometer
(34 minutes, $59.95 + $6.00 S/H)

  • Introduction
  • Standardizing the micrometer
  • Reading the micrometer
  • Practice readings
  • Measuring a piston
  • Measuring a cylinder bore
  • Measuring a connecting rod bore
  • Measuring crankshaft journals
  • Conclusion
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Connecting Rod Reconditioning
(64 minutes, $69.95 + $6.00 S/H)

  • Stone dressing
  • Rod and cap machining
  • Reinstalling and torquing bolts
  • Gauge calibration
  • Mandrel and gauge setup
  • Honing process
  • Honing the pin end
  • Hang and align
  • Conclusion
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