Here is a fine example of a Lotus Elan that I did some cylinder head repair on that came by the shop for a visit. Notice the Cosworth BDA head upgrade - nice. (949) 631-6376 Please 'Click' and then SUBSCRIBE.
John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine is reducing reight again, this time on a set of Triumph Spitfire connecting rods, check it out. (949) 631-6376 Be sure to 'Click' and then SUBSCRIBE
Lotus 1600 Big Valve Conversion
This video covers the required steps that I use to install larger intake and Exhaust valves in a Lotus cylinder head, plus see the valve job on the Sunnen VGS-20. www.engine-machining.com 949-631-6376
Here's another neat modification that is performed at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine, its the lightening and balancing of a BMW motorcycle flywheel. This mod will make the R700 much guicker off the line! Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine (949) 631-6376 Please 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE.
It's time for Cars & Coffe once again. There were several people involved in getting the Fiat's turned out today - not a lot, but the few that were there were sure appreciated by the corwd. OC Fiat brought out a couple of new 500's for the event. Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine (949) 631-6376 Be sure to 'Click' and then SUBSCRIBE to my channel.
Ford Escort mk1 rs1600 Cosworth BDA
Fully original restored Escort mk1 rs1600, no reshell. Imported from Switzerland.
Delivered from new 1972 Ford Switzerland original LHD Daytona Yellow car. Following mods, Ralloy alloy radiator with elec fan, Bilstein F&R, AP brakes, fully rebuild longstem big valve 1700 BDA on 45dcoe9 Motorsport extra big wing sump bd3's, Contour seats/headrests new Beta, LSD, Cibie diode, ss big bore Exhaust, alloy bellhousing, Ford 5,5Jx13 rims, Halda, Springalex deep dish, Butlers map etc.
Done? Not yet. Engine replacement soon by siamese 711F (yes F not M) blocked 1900cc BDA. In doubt wet sump or dry sump.
Offers? Just kidding or it must be like the last one sold in Scandinavia for 75K ;-)
Lotus elan foam repair.avi
Lotus elan foam fill bumper bar repair, also learn how to dispense with the plastic filler strip between the bumper & body.
Lotus Elan crash at 2010 Watkins Glen Vintage GP Enduro
Lotus Elan 26R replica spins at the front of the pack on the first lap of the one hour Enduro race. All but one of the following cars managed to miss me. Frankly, I was lucky, as most people who spin here end up playing pinball off the blue barriers.
428 Ford Intake Cleaning.mp4
Take a look at this 428 Mustang intake manifold and see how it cleans up in the Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine's thermal cleaner - astounding results. (949) 631-6376 Be sure to 'Click' and SUBSACRIBE.