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!
Flywheel Mods 01
Here's a modofocation that you don't see every day, John Edwards @ Costa
Mesa R&D Automotive Machine is drilling a new bolt pattern for a modern
clutch on a 1960 Triumph flywheel for a Morgan. Check it out. (949)
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
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Valve Pocket Machining.wmv
Watch as John Edwards machines valve pockets with a home-made tool made
from an Exhaust valve. These are the
pistons out of his Fiat 850 Sedan race car. Costa Mesa R&D Automotive
Machine (949) 631-6376
CNC Cylinder Head Repairs
15D CNC Ported Racer Pro Hd Repairs . These Hds are Australian designed .
They flow as good as any 15D hd and are a superb casting for modifying.
A Better Way to Install Rods on Pistons
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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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Blueprint 103 - Connecting Rods
Connecting rods are the crux of the engine. They're responsible for
carrying the force of the explosions that occur in the combustion chamber
and using it to turn the crankshaft. Oil clearance specifications of the
"big end" and "small end" are crucial to maintaining consistent oil
In this video we take 3 measurements:
Rod Journal (also called Crank Pin) Diameters
"Big End" Bore diameter
Using the Journal diameters and the "Big End" Bores, you can calculate your
oil clearances of each bearing. The process is illustrated here. Anyone
rebuilding an engine who doesn't know its history should check all of these
clearances whether or not they're re-using the rods. If the crank,
bearings or connecting rods are going to be replaced, it's imperative that
you measure the new parts as well to ensure they're in spec.
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.
Motorcycle Head Resurface.wmv
Watch John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine as he sets up a
aingle cylinder motorcycle head on his Bridgeport mill for resurfacing.
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D-16 Honda Block Modification
See how to modify your Honda engine when you install H-Beam connecting
rods. Brought to you by Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine.
www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376