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Large Piston at Coolspring


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Old 10-21-2008, 09:08:54 AM
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At Coolspring Saturday morning, I saw this truck with a large piston on the back. Can someone tell me what that piston was used for?
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Default Re: Large Piston at Coolspring

Maybe a LARGE marine diesel-I went through a six cylinder that had the crank access opened up from one side to the other by stepping on the crank!
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Default Re: Large Piston at Coolspring

We have one about that size that came out of a Great Lakes freighter that ran aground and broke up.
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Default Re: Large Piston at Coolspring

I was there he stated the engine was a 6 or 8 cylinder in a power plant I think. The piston weighs 4200 pounds. Sounds like its going to end up in the snow building when finished.
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Default Re: Large Piston at Coolspring

oh come on dont you guys see that truck. Big engine on back means big engine under the hood. Its one of those new fangled 1 cyl diesels. You can thank the epa
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Default Re: Large Piston at Coolspring

I had the same question about this piston when I was at the Coolspring Swap Meet earlier this year. The owner of this piston is also the owner of the orange inline-8 diesel electrical set setting outside between two buildings. This piston is from a power plant in South-central Florida near Sebring.
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thats a piston for a 6s Briggs
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Default Re: Large Piston at Coolspring

hey sky didnt you say that your briggs zz engine was missing a piston. Or maybe you want an upgrade for more hp
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Default Re: Large Piston at Coolspring

The piston at Coolspring was out of a Busch Sulzer diesel 2 stroke engine from the Seebring ,Florida power plant ,there were two such engines installed in 1982, and are still in service today. 8 cylinders inline, Bore 35 1/2, stroke 61 inch, the piston is 65 inches tall.
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Default Re: Large Piston at Coolspring

That would definatly be cool to see or have that piston, amazing that they would/could build something that huge! Thanks for sharing!
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Default Re: Large Piston at Coolspring

Here's a closer picture of the piston that I took at the Alexander show this year. There wasn't anybody around then to ask what it came from, so I'm glad to find out some info on it.
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Default Re: Large Piston at Coolspring

I was just showing a friend here at work the pictures of this piston. He said that would make an AWESOME BBQ SMOKER!!!
I think it would too! But it might take a while to get the oily diesel taste off the food.
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I would hate to be the guy that has to re-ring that thing. i like dougs smoker idea.
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