The engine build itself lasted 11 months.
Chris Herridge used 3,000 separate still photographs to condense the whole thing into this 140-second video. Like others before him, Herridge started snapping pictures of the teardown to remember where everything went. That’s what sparked the idea to create a complete still-frame animation of the project.
His patience (and a lot of coffee) paid off with comprehensive video that shows the teardown and subsequent re-assembly of the rotating assembly, valvetrain, timing gear—even application of the engine paint!
Would it be cooler if it was a big block V8? That’s for you to judge. But you’d be talking like 6,000 photos and 280 seconds for something like that. And that’s just crazy talk.