A Rebuilt Engine In 11 Months & 3000 Pictures

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in Misc

I"d never have the patience to rebuild an entire engine so this guy who did it and time-lapse recorded it is insane.
There are 26 comments:
Male 24
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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Male 519
Extra pieces left over just means you`ve improved the efficiency of the engine.
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Female 685
My mate just spent TWO YEARS rebuilding a 1961 Triumph Thunderbird, classic British bikes and motors are EXPENSIVE.
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Male 766
it likely took 11 months to save up and buy the parts FYI
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Male 766
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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Male 1,735
@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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Male 267
11 months to rebuild that engine? slowest technician in the world.
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Male 1,949
love it
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Male 478
glad it`s not just me that ends up with some random bits!
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Male 15,832
If you`ve ever done this, it`s not so entertaining.
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Male 197
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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Male 201
dun-dun-DUUUN!
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Male 2,199
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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Male 759
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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Male 2,199
and then you notice you have an extra piece left... FUUUUUUUU
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Male 5,021
"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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Male 735
who takes 11 months to just rebuild an engine?
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Male 382
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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Male 5,872
Excellent! is this a squitfire?
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Male 1,341
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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Male 79
When you`re left with extra parts, it means you`re a good mechanic.
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Male 1,231
Love this- getting shared on facebook!
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Male 464
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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Male 10,338
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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Male 2,700
....................Why IAB?
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Male 20,915
Link: A Rebuilt Engine In 11 Months & 3000 Pictures [Rate Link] - 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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