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
Connecting Rod Weight Reduction
Here's another weight reduction method used by John @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine. Check it out!
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
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.
Ti Rod Chamfer-01.wmv
This is a connecting rod modification that was made to a set of Cheverlet LS7 titanium connecting rods to increade the gap at the rod radius radius on a stroker crankshaft. It's a simple process, but very important to keep the rod from rubbing the crankshaft and causing it to fail. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Comp Cams - How it's Made
Competition Cams, one of the industry leaders in performance engine equipment, walks PowerTV through the complex process of designing, creating and manufacturing its high performance cam shafts.