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Corvair Cylinder Head Thermal Cleaning

Here's another look at the thermal cleaning system at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop being used to clean a pair of grungy/filthy Corvair cylinder heads. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE.


 


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Oil Galley Steel Ball Removal
There are more than a few of you out there who have tried to get those pesky steel balls out of the oil galleries in crankshafts, here, John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop will show you one method. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click" and SUBSCRIBE! T-shirts and jacket/hat patches still available.





Opel Cylinder Head Resurface and O Ringing
This Opel Kadett cylinder hewad was brought into Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop for resurfacing and O-ringing, watch as John Edwards guides you thru the process. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!





O-Ringing Honda Cylinder Head
Ever wonder how to o-ring a cylinder head? Watch as John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop shows you how it done. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!





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 to "Click" and SUBSCRIBE.





HOW TO RESURFACE A WARPED CYLINDER HEAD AT HOME WITH SAND PAPER
This is how to resurface a cylinder head at home using sandpaper a flat sanding block flat straight glass and thick board never be afraid to challenge a task and never back down. God Bless





Cylinder Head 201 - Radius Cut Valve Job
This video covers the complete valve job process that your machinist might perform. If the 100 series videos didn't help you identify and correct a problem with your cylinder head, then this is the next step. This video is brought to you with permission from my machinist in full 1080HD, and covers cleaning up the head inside and out, preparation and setting up a radius cutter, cutting all 16 valve seats, valve grinding, and spans 3.5 hours of actual work in under 30 minutes. There's nothing like this anywhere else on YouTube. THANK YOU BALLOS PRECISION MACHINE. Thank you for the professional explanation and execution of a job excellently-done, and un-precedented access to your facilities. A valve job is done by re-grinding or replacing valves, and then having new seats cut to match the faces of the valves you're using. There are several different machines that might be utilized to achieve this result, but the process is the same no matter how it's done. There are seat cutters that utilize cutting stones. There are valve seat cutters with 3 separate angles installed 120° out-of-phase, and there are single cutters with all 3 angles (radius cutter) that cut with one blade in one pass. The machine demonstrated here is a Sunnen VGS-20 Radius Cutter. This machine (now out of production) produces a gradual curved seat that's superior to the shape of a traditional 3-angle seat. While a radius cutter does contain the 30, 45 and 60 degree angles, it does so without leaving any sharp edges between their faces. My valve selection includes Supertech 1mm oversized nitride-coated stainless steel undercut and back-cut intake valves, and 1mm oversized Inconel back-cut Exhaust valves. Inconel is a high-temperature alloy utilized in marine and forced-induction performance engines that can handle more abuse than steel can without melting. The other characteristics of the valves which are discussed typically yield bigger gains in airflow than simply using a bigger hole and a bigger valve. Why I did this to a perfectly-good cylinder head: I changed cams. Because the valves were previously recessed during another valve job 9 years ago, my valve installed height was increased and this raised the operating positions of my rocker arms. My new camshaft selection dictates using the stock valve install height. The only solutions to this valve install height problem are to either replace the valve seats, or install oversized valves. I opted for the latter.





1969 Corvair Badass!
1969 smog Chevrolet Corvair: this ride went through a makeover here at Rafee Corvair in the Heartland, we upgraded the engine with a 260 cam, .040 custom made forged pistons; we plugged the cumbersome smog system, but left it in place for originality at shows. I don't know about you guys, but to me, the smog system was not a good idea, and stock Corvairs lacked power! If it wasn't for the mods that I do to these rides, I probably wouldn't mess with them.....Don't take me wrong, I dig the body style of both earlies and late, it is just the power issue that needs to be addressed. Now, after my work, this ride runs the way it is supposed to, glides smoothly and has plenty of power! It can easily cruise at 80 MPH, awesome for a 2-speed powerglide! If your ride is ready for an overhaul, don't hesitate to call me at 918-753-2486 with any questions you might have, or e-mail rafee@rafeecorvair.com. Keep them rolling, Peace out!





Replacing a Corvair Head/Cold valve adjustment/compression c
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How To Clean The Carbon From Top Of Pistons | Using Only Household Products
VISIT THE SITE TO SEE ALL PHOTOS AND VIDEOS ON THIS: http://www.mach1restoration.com/how-to-clean-the-carbon-from-top-of-pistons -using-only-household-products/ After pulling the GT40 heads from the 5.0 roller motor I discovered that the tops of the pistons were coated in a thick layer of black carbon buildup. The cylinder walls (bores) were in great shape with no gouges or burrs. This left me with 2 options. Option 1 was to disassemble the entire short block and replace the pistons and parts that were essential after short block disassembly. Or Option 2 was to try and clean these up and freshen up the cylinder walls. I chose option 2. I started by spraying the piston tops with the bathroom cleaner and I let it soak in for about 10 minutes. Next, I took an SOS or Brillo pad and soaked it in rubbing alcohol. I started to scrub and scrub until the carbon began to come off in places. This is a vigorous process that does require some old fashioned elbow grease but in the end the results are well worth it. Once all of the carbon was relatively gone off of the flat areas of the piston I broke out the air grinder with a brass brush for the valve reliefs The air tools are not essential if you want to take a little extra time with a brass bristled hand brush. Whatever you do, only use brass! After all of the carbon was clear I used the steel wool wet with alcohol and wiped down the cylinder bores and made them shine like new again. I gave the pistons a final rinse with alcohol and then vigorously oiled the pistons and the cylinder walls to ensure no surface rust would appear. I also sprayed them down with Ballistol (gun cleaner all natural) Anyone can do this with a little time and patients. Just take your time and you'll love the results!





Cheap DIY Engine Parts Cleaner To Remove Oil and Sludge
Today we are going to clean up some nasty engine parts with our DIY parts cleaner. Most parts cleaners can cost $100 or more. This plastic container was about $15. We picked up a few gallons of Super Clean purple clearner, heavy duty Gloves, scrub brushes and a heavy duty plastic tub. We used a tub with a lid to seal in the fumes, and poured in our purple engine parts cleaner. You can see the nasty sludge build up on the bottom of this valve cover. We laid it into the purple solution and let it sit overnight. The next day you can see the huge change. The purple cleaner dissolved almost all of the oil and dirt. Next we tried it on this aluminum cylinder head that also had a lot of sludge buildup. It was soaked overnight as well. You can scrub it by hand but we have a pressure washer so we went ahead and just sprayed it down. The dirt and oil easily came off.





Rebuilding corvair heads 101





Cylinder Head 105 - Valve Job Basics
Valves not sealing? Valves not bent? This is how you fix that problem. In this video I outline the basic valve job procedure. Cleaning the valves, cleaning the seats, cleaning the combustion chamber and lapping the valves in to make a better seal. Here I cover the process start-to-finish. It's the same exact process for pretty much all non-rotary combustion engines. It takes patience and perseverance to do this job, but anyone can do it. Reference your service manual for measurements and service limits. Everything else that's not in your service manual is in this video. I apologize for not having broken busted crap to work with in this video. It's more beneficial to all of you when bad fortune falls on me because it gets well documented, and many people watching these videos are looking for answers. If you have bent valves, you will discover it quickly once you chuck one up in the drill. You'll see the face of the valve wobble around while it spins. You'll see evidence of this damage on the valve seat. If it's bad, you may see damage on the valve guides in the form of cracks or missing pieces where the valve guides protrude through the head ports. Give all that stuff a good visual inspection. ...and if you doubt yourself, never hesitate to get a second opinion or consult a machine shop. They will have access to expensive tools that you wont find in your average gearhead's garage.





Birth of a 140 HP: first click , ROAR........
Recently got done upgrading this engine from a 110 to a 140 HP for kick ass performance, and some bling .....damn, she's hot.....Yeah! If you need some help with your project, don't hesitate to contact me at www.rafeecorvair.com





Extreme Budget Engine Rebuild-Pt5- Cylinder Head
Cylinder head disassemble and inspection





Adjusting Corvair valves is a snap!
An easy way to adjust Chevy Corvair valves without making a big mess: split a stock valve cover in half, that will catch the oil ( if you need a used valve cover, check our website www.rafeecorvair.com under used parts, we have them in stock, as well as many other gaskets to finish the job) ....If you are doing a maintenance valve adjustment, install your oil catchers on both sides, let the engine warm up, and starting at either end, loosen the nut until the rocker arm starts clattering/ knocking/ ticking (LOL), let it do its thing for several seconds, then re-tighten til the noise quiets down, stop and then go 1/4 turn more. Some even go 1/2 turn to 3/4 turn. Myself, I do 1/4 turn to 1/2 turn and it works. If the engine is new, you can do this 2 different ways: cold, as outlined in the shop manual, or with the engine running, as I prefer. Make sure all the rocker arms are tightened, but leave some small amount of play between the valve stems and the rocker arm tips, so the lifters can pump up. I want to explain this the easiest way that I can, not too technical, so everybody can follow. If the engine is new, I normally let it run for 20 to 30 mn, I want this baby to be hot, so the lifters can pump up ./ fill with oil. Then I start tightening 1 rocker arm at a time, starting at either end. Just take the clatter/ knocking away, and no more. When you are done doing all that to the 12 rocker arms, now you are gonna adjust one at a time, by loosening each one, let the clatter/ knocking come back for several seconds, and tighten til it quiets down. Then go 1/4 turn more. Repeat the process til all are done, and VOILA! I told you it was easy.....If you run into any problems, don't hesitate to call Rafman at 918-753-2486. Happy to be at your service!





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