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)
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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
El Mirage Dry Lake June Event - Skip Pipes' Roadster
Our first official running ot Skip Pipes' roadster at El Mirage, come and
take a ride at over 150 mph. The engine was built right here at Costa Mesa
R&D Automotive Machine Shop. John Edwards 949-631-6376 Don't forget to
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Cylinder Head Heating Before Retouque
John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop was over visiting his
friends @ Ital Mechanica where he found them pre-heating a cylinder head
before final torquing. This process helps eliminate blown head gaskets
because the head bolts are retorques after a heat cycle. Just about any
temperature over 125 degrees F. will do the trick. Be sure to let the
engine cool down completely after heat cycling and the retorque the
cylinder head. Ital Mechanica, 15562 Producer Lane, Huntington Beach, CA
92649. Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!
Lotus Elan BDG - Silverstone 30/08/11
1973 Lotus Elan Sprint fitted with Cosworth BDG and 6-speed gearbox at
Ford Escort mk1 rs1600 Cosworth BDA
Fully original restored Escort mk1 rs1600, no reshell. Imported from
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 1840 alloy all steel BDA on
45dcoe9 which can be seen in the other movie, 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.
David Gidden Lotus Elan +2 Shelsley Walsh 17th July 2010
Practice and Class Runs for David Gidden in the Lotus Elan +2 competing in
the Classic Sports pre-1975 Class at Shelsley Walsh 17th July 2010. 1st
Class run gets a 'bit' out of shape at the Bottom S. He received a round of
applause from the Marshals on the way back down! David proves It isn't only
motorbikes that have a 'Tank Slapper'!
On board Ford Escort BDA Jarama 1971
Qualifying lap on board John Fitzpatrick driven Broadspeed Escort BDA -
Jarama 1971 season finale. 9000rpm from production based engine in 1971!
Listen to that thing scream..... To see the race, head on over to