Bent Connecting Rod

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  1. Minidave

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    Oooooo......
    I'll bet he's replacing the valves too.
     
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    Where can I hire a small guy like that to look my engine over?
     
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    Ha......
    Think the replacement is sitting on a shelf somewhere? Good luck on a quick turn-around.
     
  5. Minidave

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    Can you imagine the force it took to do that?

    Think it made a noise? :D
     
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    Honey, where did you put the cresent wrench?

    :D
     
  7. Crashton

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    Wonder if it hydro locked... :crazy:
     
  8. Minidave

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    Thats about the only thing I can think of that would cause that too!
     
  9. Metalman

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    I wonder what it's used for? It's obviously not a piston connecting rod, as both ends appear to connect to bearing surfaces. On second thought, if the open end connects to the piston wrist pin, that's gotta be one humongous piston?
     
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    I'm guessing it's from some huge marine engine. Although that is just a swag on my part.
     
  11. ZippyNH

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    I'm thinking pretty good guess...That would have been mine...
     
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    We used to do some contract work for the Columbus Water Treatment facility over at the Jackson Pike location on the south side. Man did that place have a nasty "Stank" to it. My daughter, who was 5 years old at the time, always asked me why I smelled like poo, so I stopped doing that kind of work. Anyway, I digress....

    In one of the separate buildings in the complex they had a self sufficient power station to keep the pumps running in case of a power outage. I never saw it running, but they had a WWII diesel submarine engine that was connected to a generator. That was really something to see. I would have given anything to hear it run.
     

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