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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! www.engine-machining.com


 


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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!





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. www.engine-machining.com





Con Rod Mods-01.wmv
Here's another connecting rod modification that John Edwards of Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine performs to reduce reciprocating weight. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376





VW Drag Racing Piston Lightening
Follow along as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D lightens a set of forged pistons for Robert Kong's hot Karmen-Ghia drag machine. www.engine-machining.com





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.





Piston Snap Ring Grooving





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 pressure. In this video we take 3 measurements: Rod Gap 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.





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





A Better Way to Install Rods on Pistons
http://www.horsepowermonster.com -- Installing spiral locks into a performance piston is a pain. I've found a tool that can make your life a lot easier when it comes to building performance engines. For more information, please check out http://www.horsepowermonster.com/2012/l ock-in-tool/ We're constantly uploading great new videos. Please subscribe so you won't miss out! https://www.youtube.com/thehorsepowermonster To order one, go to http://www.lockintool.com/ MORE INTERNET GOODNESS: Website: http://www.horsepowermonster.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/horsepowerMonster Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/hpmonster/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HpowerMonster Google+: https://plus.google.com/+ThehorsepowerMonster/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/horsepowermonster





Connecting Rod Balancing
See how connecting rods are balanced by John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D, www.engine-machining.com 949-631-6376





LS3 Piston Pin Clip Removal
This is how you remove the piston pin clip from the LS series piston. Now you know! www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376





Ford Mustang 3,8 Liter - Corrosion Damage Repair Process
John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine discusses how he repairs corrosion damage on a 3,8 liter Ford Mustang aluminum cylinder head. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376





Engine Parts Balancing
Balancing of pistons and conrods.





Valve Grinding with a Centerless Valve Grinder
A short presentation about centerless valve grinding using the Sunnen VR-7000 @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine. 001.949.631.6376 www.Engine-Machining.com





Connecting Rods Machine Shop Video-Engine Building DVD
Buy the "Basic Engine Building" DVD http://store.boxwrench.net/Basic-Engine-Building-DVD_p_8.html Basic Engine Building DVD - Chapter 27: Connecting Rods By now the connecting rods are ready for pistons. We recommend having the machine shop clean your old pistons for you, if you plan to reuse them. It's not fun at all by hand. Here we show you how they install the rod pins into the connecting rods to connect with the pistons. Then they will measure the pistons to determine the final bore size of the cylinder walls before they are honed. BoxWrench.net is a community and resource designed for automotive enthusiasts. The Basic Engine Building DVD is over three hours of engine building that covers everything from removal and disassembly to final assembly and engine start-up. This is the ultimate DVD for any home mechanic or engine enthusiast that wants to see a complete rebuild from Teardown to Start-Up. This video can be used to learn how to work on almost any type of internal combustion engine including V8, V6, Straight 8, in-line 6 and even 4 cylinder engines. All of the interactive features and menus will not work over YouTube. This video is great for people interested in car repair, car care, and restoration. As well as hot rods, muscle cars, performance parts, and Boosting horsepower. It can also help you to gain knowledge for increasing fuel economy, how to lower your emissions, and covers preventative maintenance to avoid little things like overheating. Get the full DVD with all of the interactive menus, Tools section and engine Glossary terms here... http://store.boxwrench.net/Basic-Engine-Building-DVD_p_8.html Don't forget our Holley Installation & Tuning DVD. Sample clips on our youtube page and at our store here... http://store.boxwrench.net/Holley-Install-Tuning-DVD_p_12.html New Transmission DVDs and a Differential Rebuilding DVD just added. http://www.boxwrench.net Educating the Automotive Enthusiast BoxWrench on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/boxwrench





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