Of course this is thanks to the magic of stop motion capture, with the builder itself having collected the parts for the project for no less than two years.
The Japanese automaker’s 4A-GE engine is widely regarded as one of the best to come out from their engineering stables – this 16-valve, 1.6-liter four-cylinder was welcomed by numerous performance products of the company back in the 1980s, such as the Celica, MR2, and sports versions of the Corolla. Owners revered the high redline and adequate power for an engine of the size back in the day. If engineering one on one is your thing, a Reddit user mashed a great top-motion video of the complete assembly process. In his post, the user says the parts were collected in about two years, and the engine is part of a 1987 MR2, with a regular power of 115 horsepower.
The builder opted for some upgrades of his own – bored out block 0.02 inches (0.5 millimeters), and oversized pistons with domed tops for a 10.4:1 compression ratio. The new cams and upgraded valve springs complete the process. “This is a street build and goal was to give the engine a small increase in power and make the engine more lively and exciting, but also keep it as reliable as possible,” comments the owner. The soundtrack fits the engine’s era, so it’s nice to see the quick and sweet assembly video – especially considering how much real time it took to piece it together.