Technical midget persuing a giant of a project
June 25, 2007 11:56 AM Subscribe
I want to build an engine as a hobby. How misguided is this, and how would I go about it?
posted by Willie0248 to Travel & Transportation (24 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I sometimes watch garage shows (you know, the ones where the mulletted gentleman restores some classic car or another), and I always see a fully functional engine sitting on supports somewhere in the background. I always think about how cool it would be to build one of those suckers, but never know where to start.
See, I'm not the most technically proficient fella around, but I would like to learn. How better to go about it than just getting my hands dirty? In my ignorant imagination it seems that I could just start ordering parts piecemeal starting with the block and building outwards.
So I guess my question is one of feasibility and details. Is this even possible or practical for someone like me? If it is, what would I need to purchase in order to get started, and what would be a good source? What would I need to read as a guide through the process?
Help me, gearhead MeFites!