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.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.