The classic Honda Z Coupe transformed to a carbon fiber wonder car with the addition of a 165hp motorcycle engine. Produced by John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine.
Nissan SR20-DET Block Resurfacing
John Edwards discusses some of the reasons why aluminum blocks require
resurfacing and how it's done on the Sunnen HBS-1300 @ Costa Mesa R&D
Automotive Machine 949.631.6376
Subaru STi Block Honing
A Subaru STi block being honed on the Sunnen CV-616 by John Edwards @ Costa
Mesa R&D Automotive Machine for a set of Wiseco forged pistons. The engine
will receive a GT45 turbocharger to
increase performance. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
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! Costa Mesa R&D Automotive
Machine Shop (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click and SUBSCRIBE!
Shelby GT500 Engine Simtest
A 428 Shelby GT500 engine on the Simtester @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive
Machine (949) 631-6376, ask for John.
How to build a Rotary Bridge Port engine
FullBoost Tech Files, Ep 1 ~ Rebuild
and Bridgeport of a 13B rotary engine @ Mr Parts.
We have started with a stripped down 1984 Mazda RX7 13BT engine, and will
run through the steps involved in bridge porting the engine, then assembly,
to the start up in its new home, a 1972 Mazda 808 (RX3). [
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Honda S600 Monster - 2JZ turbo powered!
Arguably the biggest eye opener at Jamboree 2012 was Phil Penny's JESUS
Honda S600 complete with a Toyota 2JZ engine conversion. With no where else
to fit, the huge turbocharger hanging
out of the bonnet was a giveway something was lurking beneath!
Over the year's Phil's Honda has seen various colour changes and engine
combinations used. The first time out with this Toyota six cylinder setup
saw Phil run quicker as the event went on going a very very easy
Honda N600 0-60 mph Disaster !!
My 1970 Honda N600 runs great, but things don't always go as planned. Some
camera recording equipment is lost trying to set another record. At about
70 mph the suction cups gave way and I saw in the rear view mirror the
camera and rig fell off and landed on the white dots between lanes on I-5.
I seriously thought about just leaving it there as semi trucks whooshed by.
But I went back waited for a traffic break to fetch what was left. I have
no idea where the new 16 gig SD card popped out. Somewhere on I-5,
Fitting a MSD 6A igntion box on a 2 cylinder Honda N600
Fire in the hole ! Initial testing knocked 2 seconds off my 0-60 mph time.
The stock N600 ignition would barely jump 15k voltage with my Thexton spark
gap testing tool. New points gapped .016" to 90' dwell and new condenser
and new NGK plugs gapped .024" did not help much if at all. So, I went
crazy and installed a MSD box and double tower Haltech coil.. WOW! Beware
you MAY get shocked ! The MSD box spark, will knock you on your can. Now we
have easy 40-60K spark volts, had to regap plugs to .045", leaned the carb
out due to burning all the fuel. No more redline limit. Way smoother,
easier starting, no more Exhaust
smell. It's all good Wow wow wow.!
Fiat 126 Maluch (with Chevy V8 power)
Video recorded at the Silverstone Classic, July 2011. On a makeshift drag
strip on the Wellington Straight at Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire,
More details of this amazing little car here:
Quad with HAYABUSA engine / Silver Lake Sand Dunes / Ambassador Dan
Dan sent us a message requesting any clips of himself. These are the clips
I found. This was filmed on Saturday the 7th of July. If you were at Silver
Lake Sand Dunes during the 4th of July holiday 2012 we might have footage
of YOU too. Drop us a line of what you were driving and we will try to
assemble clips your truck for a video.