Porsche 911 Engine Case Cleaning
Come along and see what John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine is
up to today as he demonstrates how he cleans a magnesium 911 engine case.
SBC Valve Guide Installation
John @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine describes how to replace valve
guides on the popular small block Chevrolet cylinder head.
Art Ramirez 350 SBC Simtest
This is a short clip of a 350 SBC Chevrolet engine on the Costa Mesa R&D
Simtester that belongs to Art Ramirez. We are getting it ready for the 25th
Labor Day Cruise at the Orange County Fair Grounds on 9/1/07 to 9/3/07.
Chevrolet 235 Block Resurfacing
A 1961 Chevrolet 235 cid truck engine is on the resurfacer @ Costa Mesa
R&D, John Edwards will take you through the process.
Cast Iron Crack repair
Reparing crack in casting using LOCK-N-STITCH Inc. C2F stitching pins.
Chevy Short Block Sim Test
This a Sim Test of a SBC without the heads. Some customers Like to put
their own heads on. About the only thing one can check here is oil
pressure, and to make sure everything is moving correctly. This customer
was a nickle & dimer. This short block, I believe was for a dirt track car;
The customer didn't even want main studs. It's kind of cool to see the
pistons move here.
Subaru STi Block Honing
A Subaru STi block being honed on the Sunnen CV-616 by John Edwards @ Costa
Mesa R&D Automotive Machine for a set of Wiseco forged pistons. The engine
will receive a GT45 turbocharger to
increase performance. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Ford 460 Cylinder Head
John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine demonstrates non
destructive testing (NDT) magnetic particle inspection (Magnaflux) on a 460
Ford cylinder head to determine if the head is cracked.
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.
Small Block Chevy 434 Race motor 763HP
We used a Dart Block completly machined by www.mesabalancing.com the
cylinder heads were hand ported along with the intake and we tailored the
ignition curve and carburator on the Dyno using sunoco 112 fuel.