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Old 07-26-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Default Piston Count - 60 (soon to drop and never get that high again)

A generous friend just sold me an 05 F150 for dirt cheap. I thought well I'll buy it fix the injectors and sell our other truck to do house reno's. Then I realized I've got to donate our old broken Venture minivan and get it off the property. I started to do a piston count and realized its getting out of hand. Most of my numbers are good vehicles bought way undervalue and made valuable with some TLC and elbow grease. I make an average wage just that I'm cheap and like deals and like off road vehicles too. I only buy used good machines and when I'm in the market I research and watch the adds. Most good deals are gone in under an hour. A few times Ive been able to get crazy prices.
This list includes weed whackers, lawn mowers and Nitro R/C. Oh yah and my Miata sitting in the garage waiting to be fixed............

Whats really cool is that 8 pistons are 2 strokes - ha ! No engine oil changes for those ones. 4 only have 2 wheels. 11 pistons need work and don't run.

Whats your Piston Count ?

(ps putting your hand inside a tube and pumping it does not count - too much leakdown)
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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Does this have to be all engines on property? Or just vehicles? What about spare motors??
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I think if it's not commercial and you own it that should count.
Anyone with a turbine gets a 12 cylinder equiv.
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V8 truck, 3 running 4 cylinder vehicles, 1 non running 4 cylinder vehicle. 2 spare 4 cylinder engines, 2 cylinder horizontally opposed Steiner, spare 2 cylinder engine for it...2 cylinder motorcycle, chain saw, weedwacker, pushmower, riding mower, hedge trimmer.
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Yes...global warming starts directly above my house.
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8 + 4 + 4 = 16

I sold all my lawn equipment a couple of years ago. I'm a job creator (i.e. I pay for local servicemen to do our yard work).
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2 V8 Diesels,1 I6 Diesel, 1 Natural gas I4, 7 Miata motors (some in cars), 1275 I4, 9 single cylinder machines, Toyota I4. 71 and I have no plans to downsize.
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I stopped at 82. I can recall 8 single cylinder 2-smokes, but I feel like I'm forgetting a few of the small motors

16 (2 V8's) have been sitting and currently (probably) do not run. Both could be made to run with minimal effort.

8 (2 L4's) are extra BP's.

2 are Nitro RC.

<edit> Added 4. Forgot a motorcycle.

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I don't currently own any rotary engines, but how should those be counted? 1 rotor = 2 pistons?
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6 cyl BMW 328Ci + 4 cyl Miata. Only 10 here :( At some point in time I've had 2 Miatas (both were turbo), Integra, and 350Z (12 + 12 + 6 cyl)
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52 pistons

3 tractors
3 trucks/SUV's
2 cars
3 mowers
4 nitro r/c cars

Only V8 is the Miata
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What all are we counting here through? Pistons designed for things that move or any pistons? IE generators and power washers
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3x 8cyl, 2x 6cyl, 1- 4cyl, 2 mowers, weed whacker,
43 soon to buy another motor for the miata and another car so... 51-53 in a few months.
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Mower - 1
Nitro RC -1
Motorcycle - 4
Lancer - 4
Miata - 4
Mazda 3 - 4

So a lowly 18, but they're all fun. Minus the mower, which is just kinda "meh".
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Minus the mower, which is just kinda "meh".
build this?
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Jeep - 8
Edsel - 8
Miata - 4
Protege - 4
Ninja - 4
Riding Mower - 2
Push Mower - 1
Chain saw - 1

BP motors (5 out of cars, not all assembled but complete) - 20
Spare ninja motor - 4
Spare 360 Magnum - 8

Running: 32 pistons
Spare motors: 32 pistons

COME ON TRASH DAY!
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truck -8
miata -4
golf -4
green car -4
pressure washer -1
240sx race car i co-own -2 (half)
spare ka24de -4
air compressors 3
30 total.
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2 turbo 4 cylinders.
Miata and WRX
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4... No turbos whatsoever......I fail at cars.
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4... No turbos whatsoever......I fail at cars.
I've got all that ----, owned a miata since 2005, member here since 2007 and almost 5000 posts with no current turbo anything. I defiantly fial.
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