Here's a modofocation that you don't see every day, John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine is drilling a new bolt pattern for a modern clutch on a 1960 Triumph flywheel for a Morgan. Check it out. (949) 631-6376
VR6 Flywheel Lightening
Here's a VR-6 flywheel that was brought into Costa Mesa R&D Automotive
Machine for some lightening. It wound up having nearly 5 pounds of material
removed in the process. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and
Subaru Flywheel lightening and Balancing
Watch John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine as he lightens and
balances a brand new Subaru flywheel on the Sunnen DCB 750 balancer.
502 Crankshaft Balancing.wmv
See how John at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine balances a big block
Chevrolet 502 crankshaft. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
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
324 Oldsmobile Cracked Cylinder Head Repair
This Oldsmobile 324 Rocket cylinder head has a crack, watch John Edwards as
he repairs is at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine. (949) 631-6376 Be sure
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Trans & Clutch 4 - Installing The Clutch
What you wanted to know about clutches but were afraid to ask.
I'm putting a ACT MB1-XTSS on the car in this video. Step height, clutch
dowell pins, bolt part numbers, alignment and various clutch parts are
described in this video. It's part of an all-inclusive drivetrain tech
piece I'm working on that's broken up into sections to maintain focus on
the individual processes involved.
We are about to makae a pair of custom axles for the Blueberry so that we
can better mate the VW and Fiat CV joints and to eliminate the the welding
that we currently have used to marry the two together. This is just a quick
video of how the process is perfromed on a piece of aluminum as we figure
out deep to make the cuts. Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop (949)
631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!
Lathe Tip for Flywheel Weight Reduction
Here's a great tip to use when reducing flywheel weight to make sure the
flywheel doesn't come loose during machining, John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D
Automotive Machine shop tells you how. (949) 631-6376 Be sure to 'Click'
Balancing a Jaguar E Type crank at Classic Jaguar in Austin, Texas
3 TON FLYWHEEL! Vintage Steam Rally,Stourport 12th July 2009
Vic showing off his pride and joy....plus a 2 stroke TANK engine, he
informs me the BIG one developes 125hp @ 250rpm.. Filmed and edited by
TORQUE = HP x 5252 ÷ RPM
Torque = (125 x 5252) / 250 = 2626 ft lbs or 3560Nm
That's an amazing amount of torque
Sadly the owner of this engine 'Vic' seen in the film passed away in
December 2012, I don't know which out of his collection was his favourite
but I bet he keeping any eye on them all.
He was a character and a gentleman I had the privilege to speak with many
I have had a message from the new owner which I have copied onto here and
.Hello racerroy, I originally bought and removed this engine from it's
working place (York waterworks in 1997) I then installed it in one of my
buildings and returned it to running order but after suffering a mental
brake down mistakenly sold it to Vick. I bought it from his daughter before
it was put to auction to stop it from being sold overseas!! The engine is
going into a privet collection in Suffolk just up the road from where she
was built, which I think is where she belongs. Steve
Connecting Rod Balancing
See how connecting rods are balanced by John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D,
Cylinder Sleeving - Sand Sports
This video is part of an article that I have written for Sand Sports
Magazine and it covers the installation process of a repair sleeve into a
cylinder block. Just about any engine can be sleeved using this proceedure.
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