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Connecting Rod Narrowing

One of John's cleints sent a set of Chevrolet connecting rods to Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine to be narrowed, watch how its done R&D style! www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376


 


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VW Cylinder Honing with Torque Plate
Watch as John @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine discusses how to hone air-cooled VW cylinders for roundness using a special torque-plate fixture. www.engine-machining.com 949-631-6376





Chevrolet V-6 Main Cap Repair
Watch as John @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine repairs a 4.3 Chevy bowtie block that has stripped out main bearing cap bolts. (949) 631-6376





Rod Separator.wmv
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





Crankshaft Balancing Counter Weight Reduction
This big block Chevy engine is getting a trim job on the crankshaft counter weights because we are installing some .400" longer connecting rods with some very light forgerd pistons. We had to remove a total of 400 grams to get the crankshaft to balance correctly. Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE and tell your friends about this channel.





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. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376





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. www.engine-machining.com





Honda D16 Connecting Rod Lightening
Watch as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop takes a set of D16 Honda rods and lightens them on the engine lathe. He removed over 40 grams of material! (949) 631-6376 Don't forget o 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!





LSX Block Clearancing for Stroke Crank
John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive clearances a Chevy LSX blcok for a stroker crank on the milling machine. (949) 631-6376 www.engine-machining.com





Automotive Connecting Rods 101
John Edwards discusses the various types of connecting rods found in modern engines. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376





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 Rod Weight Reduction
Here's another weight reduction method used by John @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine. Check it out! www.engine-machining.com





Fiat X1-9 Chamber Mod-01.wmv
Here's a look at modification used to increase port flow on a Fiat X1/9 cylinder as performed by John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine. Modifying Fiats is just one of the specialty areas of the shop. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376





Spitfire-Rod-Weight-Reduction.mp4
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





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) 631-6376 www.engine-machining.com





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