There is no editor in this business who will deny the large amount of pages dedicated to properly designing and assembling your favorite engine, but comparatively little space has been given to understanding and purchasing the machine work necessary, prior to torquing the first fastener in assembly. To address this properly, we at Engine Masters have teamed up with the University of Northwestern Ohio, at Lima, to educate our readers on these procedures. This is not meant to make you a machinist, but instead, assist you in understanding the procedures occurring. You are paying for this work to be done, so we felt it important you be made aware. We'll begin by looking at the heaviest part first, the engine block.