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Huge 8 Cylinder Crankshaft With 10 Main Bearings Laying In The Weeds?


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I don't see this problem with the new evolution series GE's. They have a very different engine design compared to the old FDL's. The EVO's use two separate connecting rods on a common journal and a separate cylinder and head arrangement. The FDL's use a master and art rod arrangement which I think is a little weak. And it is a headless cylinder design. Which means if something foreign gets on top of the piston something has to give. Usually the PA!! I have not seen any air tank failures, But I have heard stories from the old boys!! Some of the older switchers that come in are almost 50 years old so I can imagine the air tanks might be a little thin in spots. I try to give them a wide berth too!!
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Hello all,
I spend most of my time in the antique tractor section or on Lugs & Cleats, but I found something new to take pictures of.
Was out on a fun run and found this 30 foot long crankshaft laying in the weeds of a salvage yard. I can not help but wonder what it could be for, so I am posting it here to see if anyone would know.
It is about 30 feet long, has 8 rod journals, 10 main journals and uses a fairly short stroke for such a big unit.
Any ideas
Tony
It's a Worthington from a power house. Was located in the city of Erie Kansas and ran a large generator. I'm looking for the ID tag. I have pictures of the complete engine somewhere.
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