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
324 Oldsmobile Cracked Cylinder Head Repair
This Oldsmobile 324 Rocket cylinder head has a crack, watch John Edwards as
he repairs is at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine. (949) 631-6376 Be sure
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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
BMW Cylinder Head Resurfacing
A 6-cyl high performance BMW cylinder head being resurfaced on the Sunnen
HBS-1300 to correct a warp condition and surface finish measurement with a
profilometer by John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine, (949)
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
Automotive Connecting Rods 101
John Edwards discusses the various types of connecting rods found in modern
engines. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Cast Iron Crack repair
Reparing crack in casting using LOCK-N-STITCH Inc. C2F stitching pins.
VW 5-Valve Cylinder Head Resurfacing
John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine resurfaces a VW 1.8 turbo cylinder head on the Sunnen HBS-1300
and verifies surface finish with a profilometer. www.engine-machining.com
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
Cylinder Head Resurfacing Fiat 129 X1 9 & What Not to Do
Watch John @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop as he explains the
problems that he encounters when clients bring in cylinder heads to be
resurfaced. Using a buffing wheels on the sealing surface is a big NO-NO!
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Edelbrock RPM Olds 455 Head Porting
The scariest thing I ever did was port a set of new Edelbrock aluminum
cylinder heads. My first attempt at porting any cylinder head. I raised
the roof .200" and dropped the floor .040". It's best to leave the floor
alone or raise it by filling with epoxy. Porting kit by Mondello.
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!
H-D Cylinder Honing
John Edwards honing a Harley Davidson cylinder barrel on the Sunnen CV-616
cylinder king hone by @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine, (949) 631-6376