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A Rebuilt Engine In 11 Months & 3000 Pictures

Hits: 8334 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Misc. | Added by: fancylad
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Jarhead4life
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 24 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 9:40:32 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!

RuralNinja
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 521 Posts
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 10:00:07 PM
Extra pieces left over just means you've improved the efficiency of the engine.

blackcatseye
Female, 30-39, Europe
 656 Posts
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 10:15:01 AM
My mate just spent TWO YEARS rebuilding a 1961 Triumph Thunderbird, classic British bikes and motors are EXPENSIVE.

photomstr
Male, 50-59, Canada
 767 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 11:16:06 PM
it likely took 11 months to save up and buy the parts FYI

photomstr
Male, 50-59, Canada
 767 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 11:14:31 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.

EgalM
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 9:32:24 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.

Sloppy1
Male, 18-29, Canada
 269 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 8:11:40 AM
11 months to rebuild that engine? slowest technician in the world.

fancythat
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1963 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 6:58:15 AM
love it

binarystarr
Male, 30-39, Europe
 477 Posts
Monday, July 02, 2012 5:28:40 AM
glad it's not just me that ends up with some random bits!

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15102 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 10:20:32 PM
If you've ever done this, it's not so entertaining.

enolamron
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 199 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 8:47:19 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!

OddNumber
Male, 18-29, Canada
 201 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 8:43:50 PM
dun-dun-DUUUN!

Mantistador
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2207 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 7:32:37 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

RdDan
Male, 30-39, Europe
 760 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 7:32:21 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.

Mantistador
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2207 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 7:31:15 PM
and then you notice you have an extra piece left... FUUUUUUUU

markust123
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3785 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 7:22:15 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.

mon360
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 742 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 6:57:25 PM
who takes 11 months to just rebuild an engine?

talon0325
Male, 40-49, Canada
 384 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 5:10:25 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

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4884 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 4:39:24 PM
Excellent! is this a squitfire?

Kegomatix
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1316 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 3:29:05 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.

Justmebaby
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 79 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 3:04:14 PM
When you're left with extra parts, it means you're a good mechanic.

mal_BB
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1224 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 2:41:59 PM
Love this- getting shared on facebook!

Byfield
Male, 18-29, Europe
 468 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 2:34:31 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...

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2171 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 12:40:12 PM
Nice!

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10187 Posts
Sunday, July 01, 2012 12:30:03 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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