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Date: 07/01/12 12:15 PM

27 Responses to A Rebuilt Engine In 11 Months & 3000 Pictures

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18847 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 9:32 am
    Link: A Rebuilt Engine In 11 Months & 3000 Pictures - I`d never have the patience to rebuild an entire engine so this guy who did it and time-lapse recorded it is insane.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    ....................Why IAB?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    Love the parts left over at the end.

    I have rebuilt the top half of an engine before, and it happened to me too.....

    Car ran great for another 100k miles. Can`t explain the pieces.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2353 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    Nice!
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    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    Ive never rebuilt an engine, but I know that feeling when you`ve done everything, you`ve followed the instructions, it works, its all good...But theres a few important looking things left over...
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    Love this- getting shared on facebook!
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    Justmebaby Male 18-29
    79 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    When you`re left with extra parts, it means you`re a good mechanic.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    Very cool video! But really, 11 months for the rebuild?? I can understand the little extra time just for the sake of the video, but damn. I just rebuild my top end a couple weeks ago and it took me two days. I can`t remember how long my last full rebuild took but I know it wasn`t close to 11 months.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    Excellent! is this a squitfire?
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    talon0325 Male 40-49
    382 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    And he still has a piece of crap british engine that could have been done in less than a week. someone has way to much time on their hands
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    mon360 Male 13-17
    735 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm
    who takes 11 months to just rebuild an engine?
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3890 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 7:22 pm
    "who takes 11 months to just rebuild an engine?"

    My dad`s been rebuilding his 59 Austin Healey for years. He put it on blocks when my brother and I got close to driving age.
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm
    and then you notice you have an extra piece left... FUUUUUUUU
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    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    As an experienced engine builder i can assure you the skill isn`t in stripping the engine down, it`s in identifying which components are likely to fail and need replacing.
    These aren`t necessarily the same components as the ones that have exceeded their wear limit and also need replacing.

    And as for rebuilding the engine, it`s a case of making all parts clinically clean and taking your time to make sure you don`t miss anything or torque the bolts down incorrectly thus potentially warping or cracking the block/head.

    I`ve seen more cracked cases and warped heads then i care to recall due to customers letting their pey monkey do the work.
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    lol i stopped watching the video to post that comment, and what do you know, he was left with extra pieces... I would be worried
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    OddNumber Male 18-29
    201 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm
    dun-dun-DUUUN!
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    enolamron Male 18-29
    197 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    I`m not mechanically inclined and have no idea why I watched that. I REALLY don`t understand why I enjoyed it, but hey, whatever. Cool!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm
    If you`ve ever done this, it`s not so entertaining.
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    binarystarr Male 30-39
    479 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 5:28 am
    glad it`s not just me that ends up with some random bits!
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 6:58 am
    love it
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    Sloppy1 Male 18-29
    267 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 8:11 am
    11 months to rebuild that engine? slowest technician in the world.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 9:32 am
    @Sloppy1,
    I`m sure it took him that long cause he kept stopping every few moments to take a picture. Plus he might just have a job and life, so he can`t spend every waking moment working on it.
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    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 11:14 pm
    Me and a buddy pulled 3 chevy 350s and put 2 back in and got one running in a single afternoon. I needed my car for work . . . one engine was shot and we swapped the two good ones. Those were the days. You gotta pull the engine to change a waterpump these days.
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    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 11:16 pm
    it likely took 11 months to save up and buy the parts FYI
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 10:15 am
    My mate just spent TWO YEARS rebuilding a 1961 Triumph Thunderbird, classic British bikes and motors are EXPENSIVE.
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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
    519 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    Extra pieces left over just means you`ve improved the efficiency of the engine.
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    Jarhead4life Male 18-29
    24 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    when the world ends after the MALWARE incident of 7/9/2012 I will look into IAB and this will save mankind, a simple engine. THe base foundation for...Tanks!

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