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Those of us lacking intimate knowledge of metallurgy and high temperature casting methods will no doubt find the video posted after the jump an eye opening, educational experience. For those of you that are smarter than the rest of us, it's a rehash of what you've known since you were in utero, so we posted another video that shows the entire buildup of a 4G63 in under ten minutes. A little something for everyone. Enjoy!

How an engine block is made



4G63 build


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      • 8 Years Ago
      That build took a lot longer than 10 min, since parts were sped up and components already prepped. Cool vid nonetheless.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey,

      We made this video.. christ I can't believe it's all over the damn internet now. It was only made for fun, not instructional purposes. Yes it took longer than 10 minutes, yes clearances were checked, yes it runs and still runs to this day. No this is not from "How it is made" on discovery channel or whatever thats called.. and if you hate the music. well, that's your problem.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i've been in motor manufacturing factories in taiwan and china you start at one end of the assembly line which is about 100meters long and you walk, the line goes at the same speed as you would walk slowly and its all ready at the end and tested... that bloke is slow! mind you in those factories you would have 2 people per each bolt and one or two people holding somthing
      • 8 Years Ago
      it interesting how they mold the engine block. as for the four banger turbo Talon, i seen so many engine builds on Spike TVs Powerblock, its old news. i hope the engine runs.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Pretty lame music (I'd have rather heard the actual noises of the machines), but fascinating nonetheless.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This Ferrari V12 video is more impressive. :)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYQNM-eVmTQ
      • 8 Years Ago
      I was given a tour of Ford's engine plant in Windsor a while back (where they made the 2.5 and 3 litre V6's). Unfortunately the line was temporarily down but I did see the entire process - much like the video. I found it fascinating the aluminum was pumped from below to fill the mold.

      5. Lukus:

      The engine plant just does the casting. All final milling and finishing is down at another plant. At the Ford plant, the blocks were checked for soundness of casting where faulty blocks were simply rejected.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That, my friends, is called "assembling" an engine. No checking of clearances? About the only thing i saw was a check of crank end float!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Forgot to mention -- 4G63 = iron block.