One Engine, Rebuilt In 3000 Pictures

As someone who spent most of his childhood disassembling and (most times) reassembling anything given to him that contained moving parts, this video from YouTube user nothinghereok is nigh orgasmic. Over eleven months, he stripped down, cleaned, and rebuilt a Triumph Spitfire engine, documenting the process in three thousand pictures which, in turn, make for one amazing stop-motion video. And if you are (or were) anything like how I described myself at the beginning of this post, the ending is something you’ll appreciate.

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3 Responses to “One Engine, Rebuilt In 3000 Pictures”

  1. LP Says:

    My dad does this to his 1970 Ford Custom truck every few years. He said when he was 13 he took apart the engine in the family car without knowing anything and couldn’t put it back together. Needless to say he got in big trouble. Wonderful film. :)

  2. rickie Says:

    that /was/ pretty orgasmic. wow.

  3. Alan Says:

    Okay, I’ll bite. What were the pieces left over at the end, and why didn’t they go back into the finished engine?

    Also, as someone who loves engines (but who also has no idea what he’d do with one if he were given one to play with), this was amazing, and amazingly informative. Thank you!