What's your piston index?

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What's your piston index?

Post by Mad_Marx » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:45 pm

What's your piston index number? Count the number of pistons you own, incliding lawn mowers, weed eaters, and any spare engines you may have in your garage sitting on an engine stand and such. No rounding up, count them all, this is your piston index number.

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Re: What's your piston index?

Post by ARCHINSTL » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:16 pm

14 - if including 2 air compressors ...
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EDIT (w/o compressors):
Autos - 8
Mower - 1
String trimmer - 1
Leaf blower - 1
Chain saw - 1
Total - only 12
T4WD augury?
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Re: What's your piston index?

Post by Mad_Marx » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:23 pm

Oh, hadn't considered air compressors.... Lets stick with internal combustion engine pistons.

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Re: What's your piston index?

Post by Jonymoto » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:52 pm

Tercel - 4
2 lawn mowers - 2
2 chain saws - 2
1 Whipper snipper - 1
2 leaf blowers - 2
1 wood chipper - 1

Total = 12 (not counting wife's Rav4 & Daughter's Echo).
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Re: What's your piston index?

Post by Petros » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:43 pm

lets see; 3 tercels, one mazda, one lexus, two lawn mowers, 3 string trimmers, 2 chain saws, and I think several piston model engines too. 33? oh yes, one engine on an engine stand in the garage: 37
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

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Re: What's your piston index?

Post by Jonymoto » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:36 am

Sorry, I forgot to count my spare engines:-
1 4AC & 1 3AC. So that's 20 for me and with the other 2 cars, that 28.
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Re: What's your piston index?

Post by Mattel » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:31 am

I bet I have the lowest. 5cylinders.

4 in the 4afe corolla 4wd
1 in the Lambretta scooter.
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Re: What's your piston index?

Post by oldfaithful » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:07 am

God I'm a Hoarder! I have 74.
4 tercel 4wd. 16
1 corolla 4wd 4
1 76 celica 4
1 lexus ls400 8
3 lawnmowers. 3
1 timmer 1
1 leafblower 1
1chainsaw 1
2 tillers 2
6 snowblowers 6
4 extra 3A motors 16
3 extra 20R motors 12

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Re: What's your piston index?

Post by timothygodden » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:32 am

4- 20v bt

6- cutlass
6- ranger
8- 3a
3- lawn mowers
10- random new pistons
37- total

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Re: What's your piston index?

Post by BaileySims » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:09 am

1 tercel 4wd. 4
1 borrego. 6
1 axiom. 6
1 mazda. 4
1 mower. 1
212 cc doodle bug. 1
And one small piston laying around.
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Re: What's your piston index?

Post by Petros » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:58 pm

wow oldfaithful, with that many engines to keep running you spend a lot of time doing maintenance and servicing them all.

if you are counting pistons not installed in engines, I would have 6 or 8 more. since I have no plans for them i did not consider them at all.
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'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
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'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

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Re: What's your piston index?

Post by oldfaithful » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:37 pm

Ha Ha Petros.
Two of the Tercs are being scrapped,I already took the motor out of one, a good motor, and the other one I'm just about to take the motor out of it in the next couple of days, a real good motor, which I'm going to put in my old girl because in a month or so my wife and I are heading to Northern Ontario. Then my daily driver which I'm sure you know has 825,000 lms on it,and I bought an '83 SR-5 from Texas 7 years ago, the car is mint, absolutely no rust but the clear coat is burnt off the roof and hood, so I have to get it painted. The other 3A motors I have are from other Tercels I have junked ( the old saying, you can't have too many Tercs) I have lots of parts because as you know my son Darryl (DCN) has the beautiful 87, so with 3 in the family it's good to have the parts if and when we need them.

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Re: What's your piston index?

Post by Jonymoto » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:41 pm

Do legs count as pistons, they do feel like they are exploding when you've been doing a lot uphill cycling?
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Re: What's your piston index?

Post by Mad_Marx » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:58 pm

I'm not far behind oldfaithful... 61

The V8's add up fast, Two V8's machined and awaiting build, one 3A on the stand awaiting tear down.
22R in the 84 pickup
V8 in the chevy pickup
V8 in the Nova
V8 in the Chevelle
2 Tercel 4WD's
1 Motorcycle
A handfull of yard tools.

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Re: What's your piston index?

Post by rer233 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:32 pm

Let's see...

5 running Tercs- 20
2 spare 3ac's- 8
boat- 8
Suburban (to pull the boat)- 8
2 chain saws- 2
2 mowers- 2
generator- 1
4 weed whackers- 4
hedge clipper- 1
power edger- 1

Looks like a total of "only" 55 pistons (didn't include any not installed in a somewhat viable engine.)
if it aint there, there's a good chance it won't break!
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