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. www.engine-machining.com

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Valve Pocket Machining.wmv
Watch as John Edwards machines valve pockets with a home-made tool made from an Exhaust valve. These are the pistons out of his Fiat 850 Sedan race car. Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine (949) 631-6376

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Piston balancing - How to DIY
A step-by-step video tutorial showing you how to balance your pistons yourself. Done on a set of cast Toyota 4age smallport pistons. The same procedure can be applied to many other pistons. A balanced engine runs smoother, produces less vibration, is capable of higher max rpms and copes better with higher power outputs and high rpms. Balancing is especially important for high revving naturally aspirated petrol engines such as the Toyota 4AGE. They may be a thing of the past, but nothing beats a well-built, smooth, high revving naturally aspirated petrol engine in terms of responsiveness and sheer driving pleasure. The crankshaft, flywheel, clutch pressure plate and crankshaft pulley are dynamically balanced - i.e. require special machinery. Pistons and connecting rods are statically balanced - i.e. it can be done at home with some simple tools. So why not give it a try and learn and save money in the process. More MR2 and 4age stuff: http://www.driving4answers.com/ An article on crankshaft, flywheel, clutch pressure plate and crankshaft pulley balancing: http://www.driving4answers.com/crankshaft-crank-pulley-flywheel-and-clutch- pressure-plate-balancing/

Piston Notching : Cutting Or Modifying Valve Reliefs
Ideas for DIY piston notching to increase piston to valve clearance by curing depth and misalignment issues. Freehand cutting and making and using your own notching tool are shown. Please Like, Favorite, and Subscribe for more. Thank you for watching! Find more P2V clearance information in my other videos : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZghWIpqquc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLe6-AgbtlA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_ZdcAE67L0