the art of engine

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Loadedagain, May 21, 2005.

  1. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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  2. anotherguy

    anotherguy unsympathetic

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    Dayum! :eek1

    Any ideas on the story behind that mess?
  3. desmodronic

    desmodronic Adventurer

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    Military air compressor, something like W6 configuration:

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    Powered by V8 diesel:

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    Pushing around 350kg per square cm?:

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    Is that 5000 psi?

    All I know, when they set it to full power, the pipe that releases the air gets frozen all around
  4. anotherguy

    anotherguy unsympathetic

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    Almost. About 4800 PSI.
  5. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    Nope, but I bet it didn't sound good when it happened.
  6. EsconDeasy

    EsconDeasy Ectomorph

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    Somebody better question that guy behind it........he looks guilty
  7. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    I think that I have seen this picture before and the bent conrod is actually a casting / forging / manufacturing error.
    If it isn't, what does the cyclinder block look like!? :huh
  8. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    if it were a mfg error, then why is it in an assembly? Seems it would have been tossed upon the faulty forming, rather than bolted up to a rod cap and bearing cage.

    I know nothing of the manufacturing techniques for engine components of this scale. Maybe that's the jig used to hold the rod for forming?
  9. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Look at the broken rod bolt. That was a running failure, not a mfg error. I have a rod and piston out of my sprint car engine that looks sort of like like that (the rod bolt).
  10. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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  11. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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  12. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    I think we could name the art of engine failure thread to: Ka-Boom!
  13. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    I have a few pieces that can go into that one:cry

    Maybe we just need a new thread "engine went boom", "that was a running engine". Something like that.
  14. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    There is a thread named What have you "Offered to the God of Speed" ? found here.
  15. anotherguy

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    "I'm sure I gapped those plugs"

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  16. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    Szekely aircraft engine SR3

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    In a Curtis airframe

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    These are very rare engines today, The owner told me that the term " Dropping a cylinder" came from these. The engines would have entire cylinder and heads fall off in flight :huh

    This owner came up with a system to help prevent the cylinders jugs from cracking at the base.
  17. Dyno

    Dyno Conquistador

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  18. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    Not my living room. But it is a friend of mine's :D
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    marksbonneville Been here awhile

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    rotten LOST AGAIN

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