Learn Short Block and Long Block
Automotive
Advertisement Short Block and Long Block The cylinder block assembly (without the heads installed) is called a short block.  The short block includes the crankshaft, piston and rod assembly, and ball bearings.  On pushrod engines, the camshaft, timing sprockets, and …
Crank Mechanism Construction
Automotive
Advertisement The purpose of a crank mechanism – transforming back-and-forth motion of the pistons to the crankshaft rotation. Components of the crank mechanism can be a divide into two groups: stationary and moving. Moving components of crank mechanism: pistons, piston …