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
Cutting Chevy Crank Keyway for Blower Drive
This times it's a BBC that John is machining a 1/4" keyway into a stroker
crank so that a blower drive can be installed, watch as he performs this
task @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine. www.engine-machining.com (949)
How To: Pressing Press-Fit Wrist Pins At Home
This video describes an easy method of pressing wrist pins into pistons.
This method is better than using a hydraulic press because it doesn't put
stress on any of the components.
Of course, luck would have it that the pin I was pressing for this
demonstration stopped short because I didn't have everything lined up
perfectly, so it snagged and the rod cooled before I got it the whole way
through (like I said, you have to work QUICKLY! :) No big deal though.
The particular piston/rod set I was working on at the time was a set of Evo
9 pistons and 1G 4G63 DSM rods to be put into the block that is seen behind
Stripped Thread Repair
Watch John @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine repair a stripped oil line
feed in a motorcycle cylinder head. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click'
Graveyard Motorsports DSM and EVO Piston Comparison
This is a quick info video about the differences in the 6 bolt turbo (7.8 to 1) the 2g piston (8.5 to 1) and the
In the video we try to explain comp of the evo in the dsm engines. They
will be around 8.4/8.5 depending on head gasket, since cylinder dome is
larger on dsm's. Evo piston with Evo head is 8.8 to 1.
Check site for more details.
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
MBZ Crankhaft Balance Check.wmv
Occasionally I get asked to check the balance on new engines to ensure that
the factory is performing up to standard. This is a Mercedes Benz V-6
crankshaft that was brought to John Edwards at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive
Machine to be checked on the Sunnen DCB-750 electronic balancer, check it
out! www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Toyota Supra Crankshaft Balancing
See how a Toyota Supra crankshaft is balanced by John Edwards @ Costa Mesa
R&D Automotive Machine using the Sunnen DCB-750. www.engine-machining.com