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Technical Vintage connecting rod-- what does it fit?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jokester, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Jokester
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 481


    Other than my mailbox... connecting rod.jpg
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  2. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,593

    from Michigan

    Probably a loco....
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  3. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,441


    Gotta be a Chrysler Hemi.
  4. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 8,349

    jimmy six

    GMC 6 on roids..

  5. egads
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 961


    I've got one very similar to yours. (75 pound's) A guy told me it might be from the generator's used in copper mines out west? DSC00012.JPG
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  6. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,449


    Could also be marine. My dad sold diesel supplies back in the fifties, and he had lots of catalogs listing piston rings for bores as large as "96".:eek: When I asked him what they were used in, he told me all the really big stuff was marine. Given the number of diesel diesel powered ships scrapped after the Second World War, it would probably be the most common source. You'll probably never know unless you find some numbers on it, and that probably won't be of much help.
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  7. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,514

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    A really big Briggs and Stratton - a real bitch to rope start!!
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  8. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 6,590

    from Idaho

  9. 4wd1936
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 881

    from NY

    Model Airplane
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  10. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,231

    from ohio

    It is from a BIG-ASSED ENGINE. Kansas must have different laws about mail box posts than Ohio. I had a Buick torque tube cemented in the ground as a mail box post and the state made me replace it with a wooden post. They said if someone hit it, it would cause damage to their vehicle and probably also cause injury to the passengers. I told them if some sumbitch hit it I didn't care what damage it caused their vehicle. Guess who won that battle:(
  11. Jokester
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 481


    My last mailbox before this one was hit by a kid riding in the back of a pickup truck with a baseball bat. I guess he didn't know it was made of 1/4" steel. SURPRISE!

    I'm thinking this is not marine (since it's in the middle of Kansas). I'm thinking it may be from a natural gas pumping station engine. I've been told that there is a pretty good portion of this below ground level.

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  12. BradinNC
    Joined: Mar 18, 2014
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    I grew up in SE Iowa near one of these pumping stations. I recall some of the mechanics saying the pistons were several feet in diameter. Turbines are used today.
  13. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,757


    Fairbanks Morris modular fairbanks-morse-32-14-engine.jpg diesel engine, They were used in small town electric generator stations.
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  14. Mitchell Rish
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
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    Mitchell Rish
    from Houston MS

    UD80 -18 multifuel engine from a saw mill.
  15. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,418

    from NKy

    Marine Diesel , is my vote . We had one converted to run on Nat Gas . It was 10 ft high straight 8 , super charger and turbo charger . White was the brand . Tore it down many times , liners, pistons , rings , bearings , ground and lapped valves . Each cylinder had its own head and injector controls and temp gauges to monitor fuel mixture . This monster ran a compressor to compress natural gas from gas to a liquid in a process . I was 19 years old and it was my job to maintain a few of these monsters . Fun job , but hard labor intense . Everything was manual labor , just get a larger cheater bar . That is why I’m a broken train wreck in pain daily anymore .

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