BMW Connecting Rod Modifications
John Edwards discusses how he machines BMW connecting rods to reduce weight
for increased RPM for naturally aspirated and forced induction engines.
Connecting Rod Weight Reduction
Here's another weight reduction method used by John @ Costa Mesa R&D
Automotive Machine. Check it out!
Connecting Rod Balancing
See how connecting rods are balanced by John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D,
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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how to resize, close and hone v8 conrods
A quick guide on how to recondition conrods,removing and replacing conrod
bolts,using ARP 220000 psi rod bolts,closing and honing bigend tunnels to
Subaru Flywheel lightening and Balancing
Watch John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine as he lightens and
balances a brand new Subaru flywheel on the Sunnen DCB 750 balancer.
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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850 Con Rod Mods-01.wmv
Check out this Fiat 850 connecting rod, John at Cosa Mesa R&D Autmotive
Machine put it on a diet and it lost 80 grams of weight.
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Transmission Gear Lightening
Another service from Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine, transmission gear
lightening. Take a look at a pair of gears from a Porsche 914 gearbox that
have received this attention. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Weird Stuff - Off-Road Motorcycle Wheel
If life isn't weird enough, check out this front wheel assembly that John @
Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine made for an off-road Honda 500 "thumper"
motorcycle. www.engine-machining.com 949-631-6376
Connecting Rods Machine Shop Video-Engine Building DVD
Buy the "Basic Engine Building" DVD
Basic Engine Building DVD - Chapter 27: Connecting Rods
By now the connecting rods are ready for pistons. We recommend having the
machine shop clean your old pistons for you, if you plan to reuse them.
It's not fun at all by hand. Here we show you how they install the rod pins
into the connecting rods to connect with the pistons. Then they will
measure the pistons to determine the final bore size of the cylinder walls
before they are honed.
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enthusiasts. The Basic Engine Building DVD is over three hours of engine
building that covers everything from removal and disassembly to final
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Teardown to Start-Up. This video can be used to learn how to work on almost
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in-line 6 and even 4 cylinder engines. All of the interactive features and
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This video is great for people interested in car repair, car care, and
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you to gain knowledge for increasing fuel economy, how to lower your
emissions, and covers preventative maintenance to avoid little things like
Get the full DVD with all of the interactive menus, Tools section and
engine Glossary terms here...
Don't forget our Holley Installation & Tuning DVD. Sample clips on our
youtube page and at our store here...
New Transmission DVDs and a Differential Rebuilding DVD just added.
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Here's another neat trick to separate the cap from a rod that has just been
rebuilt, see how John Edwards does this process at Costa Mesa R&D
Automotive Machine. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Connecting rod stess
Connecting rod stress, I take zero credit for this animation. It is not my
work, who ever created this Thank you.
John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine is reducing reight again,
this time on a set of Triumph Spitfire connecting rods, check it out. (949)
631-6376 Be sure to 'Click' and then SUBSCRIBE
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