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Two spindles are very possible. Doing all the work on one machine depends on the equipment. Today, yes. Fifteen to twenty years ago at International, who knows.

Since you are German, this might interest you if you have not seen it before - A BMW factory build. LONG video!

But it shows many processes, cracking rods, installing crank tone rings, etc. At 28:10 it briefly shows the multiple spindles, head bolt tightening where all bolts are tensioned at the same time. That process has been in place for decades and probably some used with the 6.0L as I saw it at a Ford assembly line in the late '90s.


A few years old from Detroit Diesel, and probably more in line with what International had. Showing the equipment, not the operation. Bores and deck at different stations within the same equipment.


Somewhat showing the work.

 
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Not where I would be buying heads, but that's me. The factory has had a few recession variations, but not to the extent of those.
 
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