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Old August 16th, 2008, 13:17   #1
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Default How many cylinders do you have?

Someone on another board had a neat idea ... How many cylinders do you have?

The winner is the person that currently owns the most cylinders. There is 1 rule, the cylinders you own have to be currently running or within 1 hour of getting started and running.

Here is a link to the thread on the other board:
http://www.zx-10r.net/forum/showthread.php?t=62594

Vehicle/engine/gadget -------------- # of cylinders
2006 VW Jetta -------------------------------- 4
2004 Kawasaki ZX10R ------------------------ 4
2007 Honda CBR125R ------------------------ 1
1990 Yamaha FZR400 #1 --------------------- 4
1989 Yamaha FZR400 #2 --------------------- 4 but it doesn't count because I blew up the engine, and it's still apart
Campbell-Hausfield 5 horse air compressor ---- 1
Lawnmower and weed wacker are electric ------ 0

total ----------------------------------------- 14, and it will be 18 after I finish putting that other engine together.

I'm sure others will beat this modest total ... Someone on the other board has 70 cylinders!
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Old August 16th, 2008, 14:52   #2
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Hmmmmmm.... 13. One shy of yourself in much fewer vehicles.

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer---------4
1989 VW Fox wagon-----------4
1985.5 QSW-------------------5

The Q runs like crap, but it needs a new battery and a little crack of the throttle to wheeze her way into life.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 15:45   #3
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OK here goes. 11 all together working for me...
2005 Golf TDI_ _ _ _ _4
2006 Golf/Rabbit_ _ _ 5
Honda HRA Lawn mower_1
Craftsman Air compressor_1
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Old August 16th, 2008, 15:54   #4
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1994 Volvo 850 sedan--------------5
1995 Volvo 850 wagon-------------5
1997 Passat-------------------------4
2001 Golf----------------------------4
Scotts 17 hp mower----------------1
Husquevarna snow thrower--------1
sears compressor-------------------1
sears weed-wacker-----------------1
frigidaire fridge/freezer------------1
kenmore fridge/freezer------------1

total 24
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Old August 16th, 2008, 16:00   #5
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total: 18

TDI: 4
CRD: 4
Honda outboard: 3
Sun beach cruiser hybrid: 1
blower: 1
weed wacker: 1
push mower: 1
riding mower: 1
chainsaw: 1
generator: 1

all internal combustion
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Old August 16th, 2008, 16:05   #6
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sears compressor-------------------1
sears weed-wacker-----------------1
frigidaire fridge/freezer------------1
kenmore fridge/freezer------------1
Those are all gas or diesel powered?
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Old August 16th, 2008, 16:06   #7
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I have 20

Chebby v8
2 TDIs
and a 4 banger subaru
I have a TD quantum, but its a long way from running...
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Old August 16th, 2008, 16:50   #8
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Well, does this one count? With a single engine I have a number of people already beat : The pic shows one bank of a V16 locomotive engine. I can claim "ownership" because I was part of the design team. Those individuals and myself have been cropped out the lower part of the picture.

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Old August 16th, 2008, 16:57   #9
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Maybe the contest should be for voulme of compression ignition space. I think 'Meister's is measured in cubic metres!
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Old August 16th, 2008, 17:05   #10
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Those are all gas or diesel powered?
no they are not, but....

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...There is 1 rule, the cylinders you own have to be currently running or within 1 hour of getting started and running..
The air compressor and fridge/freezers I listed are not internal combustion engines, if we want to go that route. In that case my total would be 21.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 17:48   #11
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Five TDIs (plus one not running) equals 20 cylinder, two lawnmowers. So 22 altogether. Oh, and a chainsaw. 23.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 18:33   #12
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2 Merc diesels = 12
TDI and Vanagon = 8
3 BMW Airheads = 6
2 Stihl = 2

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16 glowplugs, 12 sparkplugs
20 injectors, 8 carbs

All German
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Old August 16th, 2008, 19:10   #13
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Hmmm...

4 ... '06 Honda Civic Si
4 ... '05 Scion XB (the lady's)
1 ... '87 Snapper 7hp Frankenmower
2 ... Echo weedeater and edger
1 ... Husqvarna blower
1 ... Subaru 5250w generator
1 ... Honda gc160 engine from a pressure washer with a fried pump
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14 total, all gasoline-fired.
8 injected
6 carb'd
11 four stroke
3 two stroke

Replacing 4 gasser cylinders with a diesel in the next couple of months, haven't decided which car is leaving.

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Old August 16th, 2008, 20:45   #14
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OK…. If I’ve remembered them all I’m at 107 that are matched to something, plus add at least 24 for the engines sitting in storage or on engine stands.



cars/trucks:
4 57 beetle
4 67 dune buggy
4 74 thing
4 87 samurai
4 89 fox
4 89 sidekick jx
4 89 sidekick jlx
6 95 audi 90
4 98 beetle
8 99 F250
8 02 F350
4 04 jetta

tractors, etc:
4 57 Case 300
4 58 Case 300
8 5 riding mowers
2 2 push mowers
2 2 weedwackers

motorcycles, etc:
2 68 honda scramber
1 69 triumph tr250
1 72 arctic cat minibike
1 72 kawasaki kd80
2 73 honda cb360
1 74 yahama gt80
2 77 honda 500
4 78 honda gl1100
1 84 honda atc 70
1 85 honda big red
1 85 honda atc 200x
1 87 polaris trailblazer 250
1 ~90 suzuki 125 atv
1 93 yahama yz125
1 00 arctic cat 300 ATV
2 01 triumph Bonneville
2 02 skidoo mxz 800
2 02 skidoo mxz 800x
1 03 buell blast
1 ? pocketbike

edited to add two more....
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Old August 16th, 2008, 21:03   #15
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__. I'm going to be that I'm down on number but big on average size.

2 - Norton motorcyce -- 414 cc each
4 - TDI -- 397 cc each
6 - Daimler Fleetline bus -- 1850 cc each

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