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Old 10-19-2010, 05:38:48 PM
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Default How to Handle a heavy piston!

Here is how to handle heavy pieces like this 15 Horse Fairbanks-Morse piston!...Done got to old to manhandle some of this stuff. But, I'm a sucker for a BIG engine!~
Just can't stay away from 'em.
(Best runnin' ol' 8N Ford tractor in the South!~)
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i just thought i would be the first one to comment on the lack of care for the rod bearing...............steel chain on a babitt rod bearing

i just had to make this comment

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Old 10-19-2010, 06:02:39 PM
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oh ya .......... lets see the rest of the engine............please

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Somebody had done a poor babitt pour sometime in it's past...I'm gonna' replace the bearing anyway!...But yes!...If it were a good bearing, I would've at least padded it with a rag or sumpthin'
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Got one just like it, done been there already but without the tractor help.
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Default Re: How to Handle a heavy piston!

Looks like that works OK David,,I've pulled a 12hp Waterloo and 12Hp Economy pistons out & back in the last couple of years,,and they're hard to do by yourself,,and that looks even heavier,,,whatever it takes!,,,,,,,Jim
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oh ya .......... lets see the rest of the engine............please

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Here is what it came out of, Chuck....I am having to replace the cylinder because it was cracked so badly across the bottom, the lower head stud wouldn't stay tight and kept blowing head gaskets...Everytime it would blow, it would send a shower of hot water about 50 feet in the air!...Not cool!...People do not like a hot shower at a show...
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Default Re: How to Handle a heavy piston!

The Feltermans from Paterson, LA rescued the 100hp Buckeye single cylinder engine, I helped a little on the reworking, 16" piston weighed 400lbs. The front end loader was a welcomed helper.
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The worst part about a BIG piston?...Gettin' that sucker back in the hole by yourself!~....I almost strained a gut string before i got it to slip back in!~
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That is a fine photo. Two works of art.
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Bigger pistons sometimes come with threaded holes in the head so you can handle them like this

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