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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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Fiat 1200 Rocker Arm Assembly Rebuilding.mp4
See how a rocker arm assembly is reconditioned at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop, John Edwards take you thru the steps. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE.





Fiat 1200 Cabriolet Cylinder Head Rebuilding
Here are some of the steps that are required to rebuild a cylinder head. Watch as John Edwards takes you thru the process at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE.





Cleaning Out Crankshaft Sludge Traps
The importance of properly cleaning out the sludge traps in a crankshaft goes without saying. John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop explains how its done on a Fiat crankshaft. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!





Aluminum Cheater Cylinder Head Resurfacing @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop
This head was brought into the shop to check for flatness, in most areas it was relatively flat except for the twist in the head. Watch John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop as he resurfaces this aluminim 'cheater' cylinder head for a V-8 Ford flathead. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!





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.





Glass Beading Cylinder Heads
Anthony @ DIYautotech shows you how effective glass beading can be on CERTAIN TYPES of cylinder heads. Make sure to read the CAUTION part of the video before performing this process. If you have any questions or comments, just leave them below. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE!





Corvair Valve Service & Adjustment
Corvair Valve Service & Adjustment filmstrip describing head removal , valve servicing and reassembly and adjustment. Don't miss the closing !





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





Setting the idle in a Corvair!
setting the idle in this engine, a 110 HP with a 270 Isky cam...normally, I set the idle at around 6 to 700 RPM; when the chokes kick in, I set it to around 1100 RPM. It might vary depending on the size of the cam you are using, and personal preference. With this engine, I am running a dual Exhaust system, the RPM is a little lower so I can hear the rumble. For more info, don' t forget to refer to your shop manual, or give me a holler, I will be glad to help you out to get your ride going.





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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.





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!





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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.





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