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
VW Drag Racing Piston Lightening
Follow along as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D lightens a set of forged
pistons for Robert Kong's hot Karmen-Ghia drag machine.
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
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)
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'
LS3 Piston Pin Clip Removal
This is how you remove the piston pin clip from the LS series piston. Now
you know! www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
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
Fiat 850 FSR Pistons
A short description of what Forged Side Relief pistons are and how John
Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D will be using them for some of his clients
Cryogenic Treatment of Engine Parts
Here's a little info about how cryogenic freezing of engine and suspension
parts can dramatically improve their life and durability.
www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
BMW Cylinder Head Resurfacing
A 6-cyl high performance BMW cylinder head being resurfaced on the Sunnen
HBS-1300 to correct a warp condition and surface finish measurement with a
profilometer by John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine, (949)
H-D Cylinder Honing
John Edwards honing a Harley Davidson cylinder barrel on the Sunnen CV-616
cylinder king hone by @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine, (949) 631-6376