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Old 04-05-2024, 03:18 AM
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Engine Block Coffee Table

I've been planning this for a long time, but I'm currently making an engine block coffee table.

Recently I could buy a junk engine for about $7. Unfortunately it's not EG33. It's EJ20.

Once the engine was completely disassembled, it was cleaned and sandblasted.

The top half of the left bank was cut away to reveal the interior and it was assembled once to check the appearance. I'm wondering whether to make an additional cut on the right side. I would like to leave at least the EJ20 marking on it.
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Old 04-05-2024, 06:13 AM
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I see a lot of wear on that piston. Must be high mileage or oil starved.
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Old 04-05-2024, 10:08 AM
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I see a lot of wear on that piston. Must be high mileage or oil starved.
Yes, The DLC coating on the piston is almost gone. There was a lot of carbon stuck to the piston rings (especially the oil rings). There are also scratches inside the cylinder.

The metal of the #2 connecting rod was completely gone, and the crank journal was scratched. There is corrosion on the crank metal and the coating on the three connecting rod metals is almost gone and the copper is visible.

There's a liquid gasket around the metal that shouldn't be there and was probably assembled incorrectly. It is assumed that excessive stress was placed on the metal and caused it to break.

Probably assembled by an amateur. Doesn't look like professional work.
A cheap oil filter was used, and it is assumed that the owner did not spend money on oil management.

Old cars are often bought because they are cheap and are ruined by young people who don't have enough knowledge.

That's why it's $7

It's not works as an engine, but I'm thinking of playing it as an interior.
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Old 04-05-2024, 01:22 PM
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I've been planning this for a long time, but I'm currently making an engine block coffee table.

Recently I could buy a junk engine for about $7. Unfortunately it's not EG33. It's EJ20.

Once the engine was completely disassembled, it was cleaned and sandblasted.

The top half of the left bank was cut away to reveal the interior and it was assembled once to check the appearance. I'm wondering whether to make an additional cut on the right side. I would like to leave at least the EJ20 marking on it.

Looking great!

What are you planning on using to offset the glass/top from the block? I have seen other designs that use the pistons or other engine pieces to create the offset.
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Old 04-05-2024, 06:00 PM
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Looking great!

What are you planning on using to offset the glass/top from the block? I have seen other designs that use the pistons or other engine pieces to create the offset.
I'm still thinking about it, but for example, what about the intake and exhaust valves? It will need to be lengthened somewhat. It can be fixed to the block by welding a bolts. I might also cut the top half of the #3 cylinder as there is an extra high section for the flywheel room.
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Old 05-06-2024, 10:11 AM
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Since I have a other projects, it is progressing slowly.

Additional cuts were made around the No. 3 cylinder.

The cylinder block was clear coated to prevent rust. I painted it black instead of DLC coat.
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