Big Valve Oldsmobile 324 Rocket
Here's another 324 Oldsmobile Rocket cylinder head that is getting big
valves at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine, watch John Edwards as he takes
you through the step-by-step process.. (949) 631-6376 Be sure to "Click"
Shelby GT-350 Simtest
A 1968 Shelby GT-350 engine on the Simtester at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive
Machine, John Edwards described the process. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to
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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.
PONTIAC - The Glory Years! Part 1 of 5
(1956-93). Some great basic Pontiac history, along with the CARS and PEOPLE
(Bunkie Knudsen, John Delorean, Jim Wangers, Pete Estes, etc) who made
Pontiac great in those years. In 1956 Bunkie Knudsen was hired as Pontiac's
General Manager. He was told by GM "Turn Pontiac around in 5 years or the
division is gone". Within about a year he quickly assembled a great team.
Knudsen was fortunate enough to pick up engineer John Delorean from Packard
when that company closed, Delorean later became the father of the GTO and
MANY Pontiac Innovations. Knudsen was also fortunate enough to lure a
brilliant "Olds Rocket V8" engineer away from Oldsmobile---Pete Estes who
helped the Pontiac V8 breath as well as it could.
70 Double Blown GTO
My 1970 GTO with two blowers. It's 474ci Pontiac engine with a 8-71 blower
on top of a 6-71 blower. This is from the last day of being double blown.
I'm going to one single 8-71 blower and going racing. The front clip was
removed to make it easier to work on. The reason for the double blowers was
not as a power enhancement like many ASSume. I stacked the blowers to have
a car that stood out in the crowd. Most Pro Street cars were starting to
blend together. If you seen one, you had seen them all. That wasn't the
case with this GTO. Al someone had to say was "The double blower GTO" and
people knew which car. I was told it couldn't be done, so I attempted it
and it worked. It stayed that way for almost 2 years. I knew a twin turbo setup would make more HP. I knew I could
have run a 14-71 blower and made more power. That wasn't the point. I
wanted to be different than the other cars in the parking lot, I did that
now it's time to ove on. For all those people who don't understand why,
I'm not going to try and explain it to you anymore. Get over it. I didn't
expect EVERYONE to love it. But you won't forget it.
Pontiac 350 - 350 Horsepower For Less Than $500.00
A short video describing the modifications done to the 65,000 original mile
Pontiac 350 engine in my 1975 Formula. Using heads, cam, pushrods, rocker
arms and an intake that I had laying around, this Pontiac 350 developed 353
horsepower and 385
lbs/ft of Torque, for less than $500.00 invested.
The First time my 400 Big Block got started.
Toyota Scissor Gear - How It works.mp4
Ever wonder what a scissor gear is and how it works? John Edwards @ Costa
Mesa R&D Automotive Machinn explains how this component work and how to
install it. (949) 631-6376 Please 'Click' below and then SUBSCRIBE.
PONTIAC - stock Pontiac Super Duty 421v8/405hp vs stock Chevy 409v8/409hp on DYNO
WATCH THE VID TO SEE HOW CLOSE THEY Dyno TO THEIR FACTORY
405hp/409hp ratings. Growing up.....Pontiac/Oldsmobile old timers/EXPERTS
who taught me most of what I know, often told me Chevy rated their horsepower in a more
optimistic way than say Oldsmobile or Pontiac. I've even heard Pontiac
rated/tested their engines in a 100 degree room, compared to Chevy in a 60
degree room. These Dyno results seem to reflect
that some of what I heard was true. Both of these engines are great, but
the results do seem to show that Pontiac was not rating their horsepower worrying if it
would cause "songs to be written" about their engines .... like the great
song "She's real fine my 409"--(Chevy).
Pt 7 & Final 389 Resurrection
Edited on the old machine, as the editor is not up and running yet. Had to
start from square one, so the only music you get is intro and out theme
with everything in the middle provided by the Internal Combustion Symphony
Orchestra featuring the Open Exhaust
Expect delays to continue. Replaced the board on the hard drive of the
editor and it's saved, but still waiting for a power supply to arrive. This
older machine likes to crash the program.
Don't know what I'll edit next. I have stuff almost 3 years old that I
haven't done! Just wanted to get the Whitey and Jimmy Blue projects up to
speed. (Which I don't, really)