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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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
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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!
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.
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.
9 Days in Summer (full)
Courtesy of Mike Banks
"One of, if not the classic motorsport film Nine Days in Summer is the
definitive story of the development of an iconic racing car and
record-breaking engine. Design guru Colin Chapman and engine supremo Keith
Duckworth came together to produce the now legendary Lotus 49, powered by
the fabled Ford DFV which would go on to become the most successful engine
in Formula One history. The car went from concept to racetrack in just
months and, amazingly, was victorious on four occasions during the 1967
Grand Prix season, including its debut. Nine Days in Summer, introduced by
motorsport expert Simon Taylor, charts this extraordinary achievement in
comprehensive detail. Incredible full-colour race action from nine Formula
One rounds combines with fascinating footage of Cosworth and Lotus
craftsmen painstakingly creating these stunning examples of automotive art.
The film also allows you unprecedented access to Chapman, Duckworth and
legendary drivers Jim Clark and Graham Hill. Nine Days of Summer, from the
Ford Archive Gems series, is the ultimate guide to the creation of a
motorsport icon and a milestone in motorsport film-making."
This video was uploaded from an Android phone.