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Air Cooled VW Alignbore

Ever wonder how an air-cooled VW engine is alighbored? Wonder no more, John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop explain's how it's done. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE.


 


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Air Cooled VW Clearencing for Stroker Crankshaft
One of the necessary machine operations to install a stroker crankshft in an air-cooled VW is clearencing the case so that the connecting rods don't hit or bind the crankshaft. Watch as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop relieves a case on his Prototrak DPM3. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!





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 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!





VW Spiggot Bore Resurfacing.mp4
Here's a look at how we resurface the spiggot bores on an air-cooled VW here at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine. (949) 631-6376 Be sure to 'Click' below and then SUBSCRIBE.





Air Cooled VW Boring for 94's
Here is a real-time video of an air-cooled 1600 VW block being bored for 94mm cylinders at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!





CB Performance - 2387cc Engine on the Dyno (made 210hp)
This is Jerry Miura's 2387cc Monster. Engine uses CB Performances #1187 Builder's Choice Engine Kit but with two changes: we used our #2288 camshaft and 9.5:1 compression to slightly de-tune the engine. This engine also uses 51.5mm IDA carburetors, stainless 1-3/4" merged header and MagnaSpark Crank Trigger Ignition. Engine produced 210 H-P at 6300 Rpm and 183 ft lbs of torque at 5000 rpm.





VW Type-IV Shuffle Pin Fixture
All right already, The phone can stop rining about Type-4 case shuffle pinning. Here's John Edwards explaining how its done @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE.





Air Cooled VW Thrust Repair
Here's a neat trick to save your air cooled VW engine block when the thrust had been knocked out and a double oversize thrust bearing won't work. Watch as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop shows you how he repairs this problem. (949) 631-6376





HOW TO BUILD A STOCK VW 1600 MOTOR





VW - Front Bearing Locating Dowel Repair
This is another repair job that John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop does to repair air cooled VW cases where the front main bearing has killed the alignment dowel pin in the case. Watch as he uses titanium epoxy to make this critical repair. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE. This video is also available in HD, call for details.





align boring vw crankcase
align boring my crankase for the new motor.





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 forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE.





Flycutting the heads
Flycutting the heads for 94's and then cutting clearance for the barrels.





How to Adjust the Valves on an Air-Cooled VW
How to adjust the valves without taking off the distributor cap or otherwise consider the ignition. Watch the action of the valves, bring the crank to TDC after you see the intake close. Won't be this easy if you have a stock-bodied car / don't have easy access to the head and crank pulley at the same time. This video was uploaded from an Android phone.





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 SUBSCRIBE.





Air Cooled VW Case Machining w Fixture
Here is a way to ensure that deck heights on an air cooled VW engine are machined the same, its doing them with a fixture on a CNC mill, watch as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Machine Shop runs a pair on his Prototrak DPM3. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!





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