the art of engine

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

  1. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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  2. schlitz

    schlitz the slow one

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  3. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    Funny... all that work to dress up that Offenhauser, and the guy left an inch of excess hanging off the hose clamps.
  4. Rich B

    Rich B Been here awhile

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    Ummmm, ahhhhh, that is not an Offenhauser.....that is a Ford flathead V8 of te 8BA vintage with Offenhauser heads......just sayin'
  5. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    That's the very first thing I saw, then I saw your post. Nice n' clean, then 5ยข worth of gear clamps to finsh'r off.
  6. dfwscotty

    dfwscotty Long timer

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    Dream Cars.

    Nice 30 minute show on the Science Channel. Caught the end of the Maserati build, all of the A8 build and now watching Ferrari build.

    Sweet engines, built by mostly high tech computers but fucking amazes me that the engine molds are made of sand.
  7. anotherguy

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    Well for some life is not a fashion show. it probably gets driven too. :evil
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    Cowboy Ceteris non Paribus

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    That picture brings back memories. I used to do maintenance on diesel engines nearly that size. We used them to provide emergency electricity on an aircraft carrier, in case the reactor ever went down and we lost steam power. I was a versatile diesel mechanic back then: I worked on two of these, and twelve little Detroit 671s. :lol3

    Those big diesel generators had winch systems installed permanently in the overhead, in case we ever needed to pull a head off the block. I'm glad we never had to!
  10. Cowboy

    Cowboy Ceteris non Paribus

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    Sacrilege! :eek1
  11. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    One ship I served on had two 9 cylinder Nordberg 2-strokes for main propulsion. We had a spare cylinder liner and piston bolted to the aft bulkhead. Nowhere near as big as that, though. Our generators were four 8-268A GM 2-stroke Cleveland diesels. Those are why my hearing sucks today. They had no intake air silencers, and the noise level was around 100 dB. 24/7.
  12. dagwood

    dagwood Banned

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    what?
  13. troidus

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    And hearing protection works only so well. At some point, you'll get damaging exposure by simple bone conduction, or my favorite, by yawning. No one makes earplugs for the eustachian tubes (and they'd be a bitch to insert).
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    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    Beautiful !
  16. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Oh, Shit! Crazy Master-At-Arms! :rofl
  17. schlitz

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    davsato Been here awhile

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    a pair of Wilkinsons, very 'steampunk'

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    wow, those have some serious trail . must be a trip to do low speed turns with that (my guess is, minimum turning radius is way up there like 25 feet)
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