Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Ford 460 Cylinder Head
John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine demonstrates non destructive testing (NDT) magnetic particle inspection (Magnaflux) on a 460 Ford cylinder head to determine if the head is cracked. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Jaguar XJ / XK cylinder Head Resurfacing
John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine talks about resurfacing a
Jaguar XJ / XK cylinder head with corrosion damage on the Sunnen HBS-1300
Chevrolet 235 Block Resurfacing
A 1961 Chevrolet 235 cid truck engine is on the resurfacer @ Costa Mesa
R&D, John Edwards will take you through the process.
Cam Bearing Installation on a Ford FE Block
John Edwards demonstrates how to install cam bearings in a 428 Ford engine
for a Shelby GT500K @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine, call (949)
631-6376 for more info. www.engine-machining.com
Cylinder Head 105 - Valve Job Basics
Valves not sealing? Valves not bent? This is how you fix that problem.
In this video I outline the basic valve job procedure. Cleaning the
valves, cleaning the seats, cleaning the combustion chamber and lapping the
valves in to make a better seal.
Here I cover the process start-to-finish. It's the same exact process for
pretty much all non-rotary combustion engines. It takes patience and
perseverance to do this job, but anyone can do it. Reference your service
manual for measurements and service limits. Everything else that's not in
your service manual is in this video.
I apologize for not having broken busted crap to work with in this video.
It's more beneficial to all of you when bad fortune falls on me because it
gets well documented, and many people watching these videos are looking for
answers. If you have bent valves, you will discover it quickly once you
chuck one up in the drill. You'll see the face of the valve wobble around
while it spins. You'll see evidence of this damage on the valve seat. If
it's bad, you may see damage on the valve guides in the form of cracks or
missing pieces where the valve guides protrude through the head ports.
Give all that stuff a good visual inspection. ...and if you doubt yourself,
never hesitate to get a second opinion or consult a machine shop. They
will have access to expensive tools that you wont find in your average
Cast Iron Crack repair
Reparing crack in casting using LOCK-N-STITCH Inc. C2F stitching pins.
Introduction to Ultrasonic Inspection - Animated "EZ to Learn"
Animated video of Ultrasonic Basics for Non-Destruct Testing (NDT) of
welded materials. A valuable resource for detecting bad welds and creating
weld standards. Innovation's Opposite Is Liquidation™. If you want more
information on training materials please follow our LINK:
Nissan SR20-DET Block Resurfacing
John Edwards discusses some of the reasons why aluminum blocks require
resurfacing and how it's done on the Sunnen HBS-1300 @ Costa Mesa R&D
Automotive Machine 949.631.6376
3000GT Head Porting
heads porting and matching for 6G72.
ferréa valves oversize +1mm.
made by Fred 62, a french 3000GT owner.
Induction Hardened Crankshaft
Take a look at this Audi crankshat that was induction hardened at the
factory. John @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine describes the process.
Chevrolet Thermal Engine Cleaning Process
This video demonstrates the Sunnen Thermal Cleaning system that was used to
clean a small block (SBC) Chevrolet engine block by John Edwards @ Costa
Mesa R&D Automotive Machine (949) 631-6376. Your comments appreciated!
'79 Ford with 460 Big Block
Knox County Career Center Project, 79 ford with big block 460 bored .60
over, 35" buckshots, fully restored, scarlet & gray paint, tailgate signed
by Jim Tressel & Archie Griffin, headers, glass packs.
This truck came out of the paint booth and was assembled all in the same
morning it was auctioned by collaboration effort of two vocational programs
and many teachers.
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Applied Flow Technology - Competition Cylinder Heads
Applied Flow Technology began in 1990 - but the seeds were planted much
earlier. Mark Atkins, the founder of A.F.T. began repairing and modifying
sports cars in the mid 1970's. He continued honing his mechanical skills
through the balance of that decade and into the next while campaigning a
small block Chevrolet powered drag car which ultimately ran high nine
second E.T.'s at over 133 M.P.H. in the quarter mile. This car he
completely built himself, including the engine and chassis. It was early
experiences with subcontracted machine work of substandard quality which
prompted Mark to begin doing the work himself. With the purchase of some
simple valve equipment and a flow bench in 1990 Applied flow Technology was
born. Since that time A.F.T. has steadily acquired both valuable experience
and state of the art equipment to assure you of the best possible accuracy
and performance. Our race record spans the gamut from 2 SCCA runoff wins in
the GT category to multiple wins in the 358 modified class at the Syracuse
mile track. Our heads and manifolds set the standard wherever they compete.
While Applied Flow Technology is best known for our race winning dirt and
asphalt stock car inductions, we have also produced heads for everything
from 600 plus horsepower Hondas to 12
cylinder Ferraris. We are currently in the early stages of development on
Ducati motorcycle head modifications, an area of the business in which we
hope to see significant growth in the coming years. There is very little
you can dream up that we cannot handle successfully. Along with cylinder
head machining, porting and flow development we also offer complete
aluminum head welding and repair. We routinely machine custom valves, seats
and guides to customer's specifications. We also perform port
modifications, which are subsequently disguised, as well as stock
appearing, if needed. While the main thrust of business at Applied Flow
Technology is and always will focus on cylinder heads, our capabilities
extend well beyond those areas. We have a Hines computerized spin balancer
to handle any engine balancing need. We also do custom piston and block
machining for our customers. Call us with all your performance/competition
How to magnaflux an engine block
Demonstration of magnafluxing an engine block. This is done to find cracks
in an engine block. Block being used for demo is a chevrolet small block.