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18th Annual Bellflower Car Show

18th Annual Bellflower Car Show

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Bob Egge showing off the 1914 Metz at the 18th Annual Bellflower Car Show.


Rough Cutting a Main Bearing
Rough Cutting a Main Bearing

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Rough cutting a main bearing made of solid Babbitt for 1915-1928 Chevy.

Egge at SEMA 2016

Egge at SEMA

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Egge Machine Company was making the rounds at the SEMA Show in 2016.


Egge at SEMA 2015

Egge at SEMA

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After a short break, Egge Machine Company made a triumphant return to the SEMA Show 2015.


Congresswoman Linda Sanchez Visits Egge Machine

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez Visits Egge Machine

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Egge Machine had a special guest on Monday April 29th--Congresswoman Linda Sanchez.

Congresswoman Sanchez is an advocate for small business and interested in visiting as many California small businesses as possible when she is in California.

In Congress, Rep. Sanchez serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which in the chief tax-writing committee in Congress, and also plays a critical role in federal legislation on the trade, Social Security, and Medicare. She is also the highest ranking Democrat on the House Ethics Committee.

We at Egge Machine Company would like to "Thank" Congresswoman Linda Sanchez for taking the time out of her busy schedule to expand her knowledge and understanding of another California small business.


Lincolns in LA Auto Show

Lincolns in LA Auto Show

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This year, Lincoln featured some really cool vintage cars in their display during the LA Auto Show.  It's nice seeing the classics featured with the latest and greatest being offered by the car companies.


Model A Ford Club of America

The Model A Ford Club of America

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The Model A Ford Club of America brought their cars to Egge Machine and took a tour.


Crossroads in Covina 2nd Annual Crossroads in Covina car and bike Show

Best Gasket Tour

Best Gasket Tour

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Best Gasket is our Egge Expert chosen gasket manufacturer. Best makes engine, transmission and rear axle gaskets for vintage American automobiles from the 1930’s through the 1960s with few exceptions. In a discussion with our Egge Experts John and Jim here are reasons why they prefer Best Gasket: Coverage; Best offers kits for models other gasket companies don’t stock. Quality; Their GraphTite rear main seals work really well especially over the conventional rope seals. Likability; People like them. The folks at Best Gasket are easy to work with and if there is a problem they are proactive in finding a solution.

We had the opportunity to take our cameras behind the scenes and meet with owner Armin Brown as he gave us a tour of their facility. Did you know? Armin is also the Lead and Rhythm Guitars for The Torquays whose music is featured with two songs; Twitchin' and Pit Stop on the video!

Located in Whittier, CA; Best Gasket is a relatively small company with a focus on manufacturing gaskets using the highest quality modern materials and a dedicated team to put them all together. Dies are created by re-engineering existing new old stock. Material ranges from rubberized cork to steel reinforced graphite or copper. The use of material is economized for instance when they punch a bunch of timing cover gaskets the discarded material is used for fuel pump gaskets. They have several rows of dies, which resembles a hot rodders library. In a larger adjacent room was row upon row of gaskets to sell individually or in the next room there is a team who assemble complete engine kits. As cool as all this sounds, don’t go and call them for an order. Best Gasket only sells to the trade and Egge is one of their premier distributors. Call our Egge Experts, you are sure to get the correct set and at the best price right here at Egge Machine Company.


Pouring Pistons at the Egge Foundry

Pouring Pistons at the Egge Foundry

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Here is a short video of the boys pouring pistons at Egge Machine and Speed Shop in the Santa Fe Springs, CA facility.


Shop Tour: Piston Manufacturing

Shop Tour: Piston Manufacturing

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Many people, including some of our most seasoned customers don’t believe that we actually manufacture pistons here in Santa Fe Springs, California let alone in the western hemisphere. Not only are we the oldest American manufacturer of engine parts, we are the ONLY manufacturer of cast aluminum pistons. This month, we present a shop tour as we follow the production of the E279 piston for 1942-54 Desotos with a 236 or 250 cubic inch 6 cylinder engines, from a raw ingot of A-332 aluminum to loading on the delivery truck to your door. A-332 aluminum is a high silicone mix aluminum perfect for piston manufacturing.


Flip Mold Piston Pour Procedure

Flip Mold Piston Pour Procedure

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An unusual mold for an unusual piston. The E663 is a Farmall Tractor Piston. Egge, known for their nostalgic engine components also has permanent casting molds for AG and Motorcycles.

A recent visitor to our website asked: How are the pistons different in this Flip-Mold" procedure?
The pistons are not necessarily different.
You get a better casting when poured from the top of the piston. As the aluminum solidifies it pulls material from the gates and the larger the piston, the larger the gates are needed to pull the heated aluminum from. When opening the mold, we need to remove the center piece. We can't do this from the bottom, so the entire mold is flipped to remove the center structure.

In hydraulic molds (which is our usual) the center of the piston drops down thus no flipping involved. On the hand molds we need to turn the mold over to release the inside piece of the mold. Timing the cooling is important in these hand molds. Flip too early and material moves around in the mold. Flip too late and there may be cracks as we pull the casting from the mold.


The Official Egge Machine Shop Tour Video

The Official Egge Machine Shop Tour Video

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Take a walk through our shop and meet the people behind our foundry, milling, valve manufacture, babbitting, and pump remanufacturing departments in Santa Fe Springs, CA.


Jack Roush - Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award 2010

Jack Roush - Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award 2010

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Egge Machine and Speed Shop was there when Jack Roush was awarded the Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Hot Rod and Restoration Trade Show in Indy.


SEMA Show 'N Shine 2010

SEMA Show 'N Shine 2010

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The SEMA Cares program hosted the second annual SEMA Show and Shine event on Saturday July 24th, 2010. Chip Foose was the Grand Marshal and special guest Dennis Gage was on-hand signing autographs. The show was sold out with 120 custom and classic vehicles. The Show 'N Shine is a fundraising event, with proceeds benefiting two children's charities: Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp. The car show was held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual SEMA CARES Pinewood Drag Races.


Hot Rodders of Tomorrow - 2011

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow - 2011

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Hot Rodders of Tomorrow 2011 competition Race and Performance Expo

St. Charles, IL -February 26th and 27th 2011

The Egge Machine Team is from Tri-County Auto Service Technology in Covington Indiana coached by Mr. Dallas Peffley. The team worked as one with fluid motion. They where nearly 5 minutes ahead of the other teams in the heat but unfortunately had three penalties and did not qualify to compete at the 2011 SEMA show.

Students must properly disassemble the engine using only hand tools, utilizing proper de-torque and disassembly procedure.  The cam and crank remain in the block. The team then returns behind their bench and waits for the judges to call them back. Teams then begin working to reassemble, once again with the correct assembly procedure and torque specs, all while being viewed by judges and spectators. Time-added penalties for dropped components, improper disassembly, assembly, sportsmanship, etc., are compiled and added to the end completion time.
All procedure penalties are in the rule book provided to the schools at the start of the school year. The team with the fastest time, including penalty minutes, wins.


JWR Museum

JWR Museum

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Pennsylvania philanthropist John Rich opened his collection after retirement so people of all ages could experience the wonders of automotive history. The Rich collection includes many notable vehicles related to the development and ever evolving progression of the automobile such as the Ford Model T and A, the Flathead V8 and other Ford cars produced throughout the 1930s and 40s. Bugatti, Ferrari, Jaguar, MG and Morgan vehicles are also on display and capture the essence of historically important sports cars. Representing the posh Classic era are such names as Packard, Rolls-Royce, Lincoln, Mercedes and Bentley. Unique, rare and one of a kind vehicles, some with past owners just as special, are also displayed. Among these is a 1915 Simplex, claimed to being the most expensive vehicle in America at that time along with a custom roadster body built for department store tycoon John Wanamaker.

All in all, the collection has something to offer for any car enthusiast. The collection is private, and not open to the public on a regular basis.


AACA Museum

AACA Museum

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The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) originated the concept of a collector-oriented automotive museum as a compliment to its research center and library. Since opening to the public on June 26, 2003, the AACA Museum has been recognized by the Smithsonian as an Affiliate Museum which is an extremely rare honor. The AACA has also been recognized as one of the Top 12 Automotive Museums in the world and is a must see for anyone that loves cars.


Al Knoll's '56 Plymouth Belvedere

Al Knoll's '56 Plymouth Belvedere

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1956 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

Originally having a 277 V-8, Al converted it to a 318 V-8 and 904 Torqueflite Trans from a 1976 Plymouth Volare. Added an Eldebrock Intake Manifold and Carb along with chrome valve covers and a B&M floor shifter. Car was lowered 3 inches all the way around. The two tone paint and "sport tone" side molding make this car a real looker.


John Davies 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook

John Davies 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook

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218 flatty bored 30 over with a 230 crank. High compression Edgy head from 7:1 to 9:1

Egge Pistons, bearings, rods, all went into this car. I'm very happy with it.

This car, with the parts from your company, made to Detroit and back to Mt. View CA two years in a row. That's driving, not trailer. Went to Woodward Dream Cruise twice out there, and going again in 2010.

I did all the work in a single car garage. Lowered the car in the front almost three inches, had to build a skid plate for the oil pan. Lowered one inch in the rear. Changed from 6 to 12 volts, has Vintage Air AC, power windows and door locks. Converted the old radio to modern 12 volt stereo with 10 disc cd changer. LED tail lights. More goodies and the list goes on and on.

Thanks for taking a interest.

John


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