Watch Someone Turn a Fridge Compressor Into a Four-Stroke Engine
...and fall into the rabbit hole of videos about people turning junk into beauty
Filipino YouTuber Let's Learn Something (aka Jomari) just did something a little incredible to me: he turned an old compressor from a refrigerator into a working 4-stroke engine.
The timelapse of this carbureted build features much angle grinding, clever scrap-heap engineering, and even a custom-welded cam. Best part? The final result legitimately works. It's a miracle to watch unfold relative to the jankiness of the process, and makes for mesmerizing viewing overall.
But that's not all that he's done.
This channel has gained a fair bit of notoriety lately for projects like this, which is actually the 29th in a series of conversions from one sort of motor to another. Here's one where he turns another compressor into an engine:
Here's another where he goes from four strokes to two (nice):
And finally, a V-twin compressor to V-twin engine, which begs the question: can he do a miniature Porsche 919 engine?
I may have also just given you a gateway drug into a truly mad world of refurbished stuff, so if you're into this, come along for the ride.