Connecting Rod Weight Reduction
Here's another weight reduction method used by John @ Costa Mesa R&D
Automotive Machine. Check it out!
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
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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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)
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.
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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.
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)
631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!
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!
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
VR6 Flywheel Lightening
Here's a VR-6 flywheel that was brought into Costa Mesa R&D Automotive
Machine for some lightening. It wound up having nearly 5 pounds of material
removed in the process. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and
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.