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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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)
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
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
SBC Valve Guide Installation
John @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine describes how to replace valve
guides on the popular small block Chevrolet cylinder head.
Small Block Chevy Block Pressure Test
See how John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine checks out a high
performance SBC for pin hole leaks in the cylinder bores.
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
Boss 429 Cylinder Head Straightening
John Edwards discusses how he uses a thermal cleaning oven to straighten
excessively warped aluminum cylinder heads at his Costa Mesa R&D Automotive
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
Overhead Cam at 14K RPM
This video shows an operational cutaway of a BMW S1000RR — a 193HP
superbike — bumping against its 14,200RPM redline. A cam and valvetrain
at 118 cycles per second is an amazing sight (and sound)
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
Subaru STi Block Honing
A Subaru STi block being honed on the Sunnen CV-616 by John Edwards @ Costa
Mesa R&D Automotive Machine for a set of Wiseco forged pistons. The engine
will receive a GT45 turbocharger to
increase performance. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Project 460 Fox Mustang Part 2
Porting and polishing the cylinder heads, assembling and firing up the 460.
This engine was built for Project 460 Fox Mustang when the plan was for a
street/strip car. After finding a super deal on a lot of go fast(er) parts,
the plans have changed. This engine will be sold and a new, more powerful
motor will be built for mainly drag racing. To see the engine run, skip
ahead to 5:50. Thanks for watching!
Specs on this engine are...
1978 460 Ford Engine Std. bore
New Speed Pro flat top pistons
new rings and bearings
new high volume oil pump and pickup
new Fox Mustang oil pan
New Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold
New HEI distributor
New Summit hydraulic cam .503 lift 280 duration
D3VE cylinder heads ported and polished
Holley 780 cfm vac secondary carb