I don’t know about you, but I’ve made videos. Stop motion videos like this one, too. I’ve also worked as a mechanic’s helper back in the day. So I’ve done everything you see in the video. Well, it’s more accurate to say I saw it done while I swept the floor, anyway. I’ll let you in on a little secret.
Here it is: It was probably a lot less hassle to completely tear down and rebuild this engine than to make the video. And no, I’m not exaggerating for effect. If you know what you’re doing, the engine is easy to understand, and if you put it back more or less in reverse order, it will work fine. Even if there’s a handful of bolts on the concrete when you’re done. That kind of work sends you to bed weary and happy at the end of the day.
Making the video, however, will keep you up at night. Your video editing software will crash. You’ll find you’ve got the aspect ratio wrong when you’re 75% finished. You’ll choose some song from the 10th Century to accompany it, and your video will get pulled because there’s still a copyright on it. Emil de Longbottom Buxtehude wrote it, his wife was a vampire, and she keeps renewing it. You know, stuff you can’t predict.
The motor just sits there, waiting for you to degrease it. It’s simple. Simple is better.