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)
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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Connecting Rod Weight Reduction
Here's another weight reduction method used by John @ Costa Mesa R&D
Automotive Machine. Check it out!
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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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.
Balancing a Jaguar E Type crank at Classic Jaguar in Austin, Texas
Connecting Rod Balancing
See how connecting rods are balanced by John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D,
Steel Media Blasting the Air Cooled VW Case
This will be another new service performed at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive
Machine Shop, it's steel media blasting for VW Type I II and III magnesium
cases. John Edwards shows you how the process is performed. (949) 631-6376
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