John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine describes the weight differences between a stock Mitsubishi cast Evo piston and pin assembly vs a JE forged piston and pin. For more info about JE pistons sales, contact John @ (949) 631-6376 or www.engine-machining.com
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
318 Dodge Block Thermal Clean
Another Dodge engine gets thermal cleaned at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive
Machine Shop, this time its a marine veriation. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget
Pontiac Intake Manifold Thermal Cleaning
John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop uses the Sunnen
thermal cleaning system to clean a 400 Pontiac intake manifold, check it
out! (949) 631...
Cars & Coffee 07/18/14
Another morning at Cars & Coffee in Irvine, California. I arrived a few
minutes after 6:00am and there was very little parking left. Lots of neat
cars and I saw lots of friends - always good!...
How to: Assemble Pistons with Rods
In this quick video I show you how to put together your piston and rod
assembly and get it ready for installation onto the crankshaft.
Here are the current specs for my KA build for those who are interested:
- .020" overbore
- Wiseco .020" over forged pistons
- Eagle H-beam rods
- Stock Crank
- No line boring or honing
- Clevite Main Bearings (In my other video, I showed you how to choose the
proper bearings for your KA. I'm going with the Clevite "standard" bearings
really for experimentation purposes, to see how they hold up.)
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Fiat 850 Sedan New Head
Take a look at the new head for the 850 Sedan and see all the mods that
have been made to improve performance on the autocross circuit.
El Mirage SCTA Meet 06/22/14
Spent this last weekend at El Mirage dry lake and to run Skip Pipes' new
car. After several wind delays, we finally go to run the car. The engine
COME Racing block clearancing & component balancing.
You need to make sure components fit the cylinder block correctly and that
rotating and reciprocating parts are correctly balanced. This in another of
our short block V8 building videos goes through these functions.