H D Cylinder Boring
Watch John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine as he bores a
Harley-Davidson bylinder for larger pistons. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to
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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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Kawasaki Cylinder Honing
John @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine describes how he machines a
single-cylinder Kawasaki industrial engine on the Sunnen CV-616 hone.
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We are about to makae a pair of custom axles for the Blueberry so that we
can better mate the VW and Fiat CV joints and to eliminate the the welding
that we currently have used to marry the two together. This is just a quick
video of how the process is perfromed on a piece of aluminum as we figure
out deep to make the cuts. Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop (949)
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Cylinder Head 201 - Radius Cut Valve Job
This video covers the complete valve job process that your machinist might
perform. If the 100 series videos didn't help you identify and correct a
problem with your cylinder head, then this is the next step. This video is
brought to you with permission from my machinist in full 1080HD, and covers
cleaning up the head inside and out, preparation and setting up a radius
cutter, cutting all 16 valve seats, valve grinding, and spans 3.5 hours of
actual work in under 30 minutes. There's nothing like this anywhere else
THANK YOU BALLOS PRECISION MACHINE. Thank you for the professional
explanation and execution of a job excellently-done, and un-precedented
access to your facilities.
A valve job is done by re-grinding or replacing valves, and then having new
seats cut to match the faces of the valves you're using. There are several
different machines that might be utilized to achieve this result, but the
process is the same no matter how it's done. There are seat cutters that
utilize cutting stones. There are valve seat cutters with 3 separate
angles installed 120° out-of-phase, and there are single cutters with all
3 angles (radius cutter) that cut with one blade in one pass. The machine
demonstrated here is a Sunnen VGS-20 Radius Cutter. This machine (now out
of production) produces a gradual curved seat that's superior to the shape
of a traditional 3-angle seat. While a radius cutter does contain the 30,
45 and 60 degree angles, it does so without leaving any sharp edges between
My valve selection includes Supertech 1mm oversized nitride-coated
stainless steel undercut and back-cut intake valves, and 1mm oversized
Inconel back-cut Exhaust valves.
Inconel is a high-temperature alloy utilized in marine and forced-induction
performance engines that can handle more abuse than steel can without
melting. The other characteristics of the valves which are discussed
typically yield bigger gains in airflow than simply using a bigger hole and
a bigger valve.
Why I did this to a perfectly-good cylinder head:
I changed cams. Because the valves were previously recessed during another
valve job 9 years ago, my valve installed height was increased and this
raised the operating positions of my rocker arms. My new camshaft
selection dictates using the stock valve install height. The only
solutions to this valve install height problem are to either replace the
valve seats, or install oversized valves. I opted for the latter.
502 Crankshaft Balancing.wmv
See how John at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine balances a big block
Chevrolet 502 crankshaft. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Con Rod Mods-01.wmv
Here's another connecting rod modification that John Edwards of Costa Mesa
R&D Automotive Machine performs to reduce reciprocating weight.
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Static crank balance
Testing static crank balance on a Honda CR 500 after some balancing is
done. The steel bar replacing the piston does weigh 54% of piston.
76 HD Shovel Head Rebuild 1.mov
1976 Harley Davidson Shovel Head w 93" S&S Big Bore Side Winder Kit.
Engine Disassembly, Port & Polished Heads, Dual Plug Installation, Case
Machining, Precision Machining
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.