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Old 12-09-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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gearhead cylinder index

Maybe your worth to the gearhead world can be judged by the # of cylinders you own/support. start counting, anything internal combustion, running or not spare engines , weed eaters etc. they all count.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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38 working pistons


39 yrs old C.I.=.974

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:43 PM   #3
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Let's see...

4 in my little truck
4 in each of my GL1000s
6 in the GL1500
2 in the CX650

Another 10 for spare engines.

Oh, and one each for the lawnmower and trimmer.

So, 32 total.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:10 PM   #4
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Dang. And I just sold my pickup. Ok, as of today...25. 3 cars, two bikes and a plethora of gas powered landscaping noise makers.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #5
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8 in my F150
4 in my Blackbird
4 in my Type 3 Karmann Ghia
4 in my spare Type 3 motor

...for a total of 20.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:37 PM   #6
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You're missing a vital part of the equation. Your CI is the number of cylinders you own divided by your age. Any gearhead worth his salt has a CI of at least .5 - The idea is that you continue to acquire engines.

I'm 34 and am at a CI of 1.06

I've got my list posted on another site. Let me dig it up.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:41 PM   #7
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Seems I misremembered. My CI was 1.18 when I was 33. Here's the post I made on it:

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For those unfamiliar, your cylinder index is the number of internal combustion cylinders you own (running or non running) divided by your age. For any gear head, a respectable C.I. is .5 - gaining a 1.0 or better is a goal worth striving for.

Mine? I'm at the borderline hoarders number of 1.18

My cylinders (from greatest to least)

'85 Pontiac Trans Am - 8
'09 Dodge Grand Caravan - 6
'04 Saturn Vue - 4
'92 Polaris 600 - 3
'79 Kawsaki Drifter - 2
'80 Kawsaki Drifter - 2
'91 Arctic Cat El Tigre - 2
'74 Raider TT - 2
'05 Honda Shadow - 2
'71 CB350 - 2
'71 Cl350 parts engine - 2
MTD Lawn Tractor - 2
Push Mower - 1
Weed Wacker - 1

Grand total of 39 and I am 33 years old.

Keep in mind that I am not counting the nearly 50 RC airplane engines that I own that technically count - but am leaving out so I don't have the crazy C.I. of over 2.5.



So, how about it? What's your Cylinder Index?
And, that's not including the KTM I've bought since then!
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:50 AM   #8
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I do like the part about putting your age in the equation. I had never seen that before.
I`m 54 which would make my CI = 2.74
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:26 AM   #9
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Truck 8
Wifes car 6
Bandit 4
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XS 750 3
KX 500 1
Yz 400 1
XR 80 1
Boat 8
merc 9.9 outboard 2
Merc 25 outboard 2
small out board 1
push mower 1
Tractor 1
Air compressor 1
2 weedwackers 2
chainsaw 1
leafblower 1
go carts 2
Golf cart 2
generaor 1
Total 53
I'm 42
So my CI is 1.26
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:52 AM   #10
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How many cylinders is a 2 rotor RX-7 engine worth?

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:31 PM   #11
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Total: 12

ci: 0.41 (I feel so inferior)
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:32 PM   #12
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how many cylinders is a 2 rotor rx-7 engine worth?

-patrick
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:16 PM   #13
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truck 4
surburban 8
suv 6
car 6
suzuki 2
enfield 1
cub cadet 1
stihl 1
total 29 cylinders
age 51

ci: 0.569
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:30 PM   #14
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DRZ 1
Prado 6
Falcon GT 8
Bay Boat 4
Ski Boat 8
Desoto 8
Transit 6

Total 41 (age 26 CI 1.57)

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:26 PM   #15
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Maybe your worth to the gearhead world can be judged by the # of cylinders you own/support. start counting, anything internal combustion, running or not spare engines , weed eaters etc. they all count.
Can I count the 400 pieces of equipment that I am responsible for at work? That would push my CI very high!!
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