Today we don’t think about it much, but the actual creation of an engine is an amazing feat of engineering. Man had to figure out how to work metal to their needs, so bring on the fires and the metal stock glowing white, and prepare it for manipulation. Bring on the buckets of molten metal for the casting and the many ways the individual parts are created, from the block to the bolts holding everything together. Bring on the specialized tools and machines needed to turn basic chunks of metal into finely-finished, ready to utilize components. Seeing a pile of parts turned into a running engine is one thing. But seeing what was a bucket of sauce glowing orange turn into those parts…now that’s the cool part.
You are going to get a look inside the construction of a Morris engine as it was recorded in the 1930s. The automobile had become established, but we’re still early on in the history of the motor car. Yet look at what it took back then to get an engine together. The only difference, really, between the Thirties and now is the lack of computers. There’s still cutting, grinding, machining and polishing needed. There’s still castings that need to happen. And at least one skilled worker is needed to make sure the pile of parts becomes a running, operable engine.