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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by msgt tank, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. msgt tank
    Joined: Aug 14, 2018
    Posts: 86

    msgt tank

    Thought you would enjoy the enormity of this valve, a mere 16-1/2" long and 8 pounds. I'm guessing a very large engine....
  2. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,429

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Imagine the spring to control it.
  3. Doublepumper
    Joined: Jun 26, 2016
    Posts: 1,140

    from WA-OR, USA

    Here's it's pushrod...1-1/4" x 26-1/4"
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  4. egads
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 1,222


    That probably goes to the same engine as my 75 pound connecting rod.[​IMG]

  5. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,764

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    In my home town there was a factory that made soap. JB Williams co. Most known for Aqua Velva and ‘Lectric shave. They generated their own DC power with a huge Diesel engine that had 8 cylinders and was big enough to have a catwalk around it for maintenance people to walk around on. I saw it just before it it was torn down for scrap many years ago. Story goes that before this factory it powered Madison Square area of NYC. Biggest engine I ever saw.

    Also, maybe this piston goes with some of the parts shown above. Being down the road a bit from Pratt & Whitney, it wasn’t unusual to see these things being used as ashtrays back on the day.

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  6. Dave G in Gansevoort
    Joined: Mar 28, 2019
    Posts: 1,173

    Dave G in Gansevoort
    from Upstate NY

    I never thought I would see another one of those BIG block valves again! I used mine to make a table lamp. 20210218_205138.jpg Mine is a defective new valve for a Deutsh (Idon't know how to spell it) diesel ship engine. This one was slated for a 4 cylinder engine used on the Great Lakes in a smaller freight ship. It only was rated at 27,000 lb-ft at 120 rpm. It was ONLY rated at 600 hp!
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  7. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 8,275

    from Nicasio Ca

  8. Dave G in Gansevoort
    Joined: Mar 28, 2019
    Posts: 1,173

    Dave G in Gansevoort
    from Upstate NY

    Never thought about that!o_O
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  9. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,946

    from Michigan

    That toilet plunger had me laughing my ass off.....:D:D
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  10. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 6,092

    from Ks

    Trust me we suck. There are vintage engines out there that are mind blowing. Lippy
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  11. Jokester
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 565


    connecting rod.jpg
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  12. rpm56
    Joined: Nov 29, 2013
    Posts: 89


    Now this is a connecting rod.

    The cost of the floor was $20 million, in 1929.
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  13. Guy Patterson
    Joined: Nov 27, 2020
    Posts: 369

    Guy Patterson

    Crocker-Wheeler became Foster Wheeler and one of my brothers worked for them in their turbine division. He retired as a metallurgic engineer
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  14. brando1956
    Joined: Jun 25, 2017
    Posts: 112


    Got a couple of these about the same size. You oughta see the piston! Had one in my store used for a stool at the counter. Took 2 good men to move with a hand truck. Weighed more than a long block, was about 3 feet tall and 2 feet in diameter, ring grooves were about inch. Guy that I got parts from said they set the ring gap with a broomstick. All work was done with chain falls and hoists. Parts came from 12 cylinder gas company compressor engine. Gave it to a scrapper when I closed because I had no place for it and way to heavy to move around but kept the valves.

    The gas co. has a number of these engines that transport gas through high pressure pipelines. The pipeline they are on runs 1/4 mile from my house. There are 3 lines running underground, 2 are 36" and 1 is a 48". I can actually hear them rumble at night when the house is quiet. Much more noticeable in the basement. The compressor station where they have a bunch of these is located about 20 miles away. Sounds like a semi-tractor idling. Don't know how many times I've got up in the night and gone outside to see what the hell that noise was. I live in a very rural area where nothing but the critters in the woods make noise so it would trip my security trigger and I'd have to go out and wander around the yard with my dick in one hand and a .45 in the other. Finally figured it out after some internet research. The explanation is that the sound of the engines is conducted through the pipe. It's louder in cold weather when they are packing the lines with gas being sent across the country.

    The guy I got this stuff from offered to give me a tour of the compressor station but we never got around to it before he retired. Security there now is so tight it's like getting into Ft. Knox.
  15. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 2,159

    41 GMC K-18

    Working around the Marine industry for as long as I have, you never know what you will find in the ship yard. This is an exhaust valve from a Worthington marine diesel engine, it stands 21 & 1/2" tall and weigh's about 11 pounds. We use it for the paper towel dispenser in the kitchen. I too have one of those big ass connecting rods, the shovel next to it gives a good measure of scale for size. Its easily 85 pounds.

    Worthington exhaust valve 1.JPG Worthington exhaust valve 2.JPG Connecting Rod.JPG
  16. Paulz
    Joined: Dec 30, 2018
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  17. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,306

    from Quincy, IL

    Ford Aerostar.........most popular spring on the HAMB......;)

  18. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,305


    The locomotive shop I worked out of had pistons, rods, etc sitting around that were mere tinker toys compared to some of this stuff. I was going to get a con-rod for a mailbox post, wish I had.
  19. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,196


    Need a cotter, pin for those giant parts? This one has a ½" shank and is 5½" over all length....

    [​IMG]Giant Cotter Pin by TagMan, on Flickr
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