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. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Fiat X1 9 Intake Port Runner Enlargement
Watch as John Edwards at Costa Mesa R&D Automotiove Machine explains how he
opens the intake port runners on a SOHC Fiat X1/9 cylinder head to improve
flow. Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine (949) 631-6376 Be sure to 'Click'
Chevy 292 Piston Compression Height Reduction
Watch as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop reduces the
compression height on a Chevy 366 piston that he is installing into a Chevy
292 straight-6 for a land speed engine he is building. (949) 631-6376 Don't
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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
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!
Fiat X1-9 Big Valve Head
Wacth as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop installs
larger seats for larger valves on a Fiat X1/9 cylinder head. Costa Mesa
R&DA utomotive Machine Shop (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and
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
Catastrophic Engine Failure-02.wmv
This is what can happen if your battery leads are not tightened down -
radical catastrophic engine failure as described by John Edwards @ Costa
Mesa R&D Automotive Machine www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Fiat 128 X1/9 Billet Crank and Rods
Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine is proud to announce the introduction of
their new billet stroker crankshaft and H-beam connecting rods for the Fiat
128, X1/9, Ritmo, Strada, and Punto w/SOHC engines. Now you can install
premium race quality parts to make your Fiat really hot.
Found the problem w/850 Sedan...
After some investigation I found that the #1 Exhaust valve was pulling thru the valve
retainer. See how I fixed the problem in about an hour and I didn't remove
Watch as John @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine clearances a Mitsubishi
Evo IX block for an aftermarket strocker crankshaft and connecting rods.
www.Engine-Machining.com (949) 631-6376