This Time-Lapse Engine Restoration is Supremely Satisfying

You can get a lot of satisfaction in restoring an old engine. Or watching one! This small block 283 engine came out of a '66 Chevelle and sat on the floor for 25 years before the restoration project. It's a good thing the V8 was covered with grease, as I cannot imagine the bolts coming out of an old engine that easily otherwise, although it could be movie magic. It turns out that the project wasn't at all simple, and some pretty specialized machine tools were required to carry out the restoration. You have to admire these guys' know-how and dedication to the project, but you also have to admire the craftsmanship in making of this utterly mesmerizing video. It couldn't have been at all easy. You can almost feel the tension between the gearheads waiting to do their thing while the filmmaker lines it up perfectly. The result is worth the wait. -via Boing Boing ā€‹

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