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(Jalopnik)   The world's largest piston engine generates 5,608,310 lb-ft of torque and up to 108,920 BHP -- at about 100 RPM   (jalopnik.com) divider line 40
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2013-12-10 11:54:57 PM

www.lezebre.lu


BAM! 108,970BHP, motherfarker!

 
2013-12-11 12:04:31 AM
Aaaaaand we're done here
 
2013-12-11 12:20:24 AM
img.gawkerassets.com

Well, THERE'S your problem!
 
2013-12-11 12:49:46 AM
So that's like .01 BTC/day,
 
2013-12-11 01:54:15 AM
I've got the weirdest boner right now.
 
2013-12-11 04:33:02 AM
That's not archaic AT ALL.
 
2013-12-11 04:50:34 AM
I got one of them in my Canyonero
 
2013-12-11 05:44:40 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Seen reaching for his check book.
 
2013-12-11 05:48:06 AM
Your mom's bedside table will never be the same.
 
2013-12-11 05:56:56 AM
So what is it used for?
 
2013-12-11 06:02:43 AM
img.fark.net
 
2013-12-11 06:30:29 AM

abhorrent1: So what is it used for?




Container ships.
 
2013-12-11 06:51:08 AM

Oldiron_79: Canyonero


12 yards long, 2 lanes wide, 65 tons of American pride! Canyonero! Top of the line in utility sports, Unexplained fires are a matter for the courts!
 
2013-12-11 07:06:23 AM
It is NOT the world's largest.
It is NOT the world's most powerful.
The one in the picture is NOT the 14 cylinder one.  The one in the picture is a 7 cylinder.
They take two of those and stick them in a ship with their crankshafts attached to make the big one.
4.bp.blogspot.com
So it isn't technically the largest engine.  There are several others that are bigger than the 7cyl they show in the picture at Retardnick.
Technically GE has a nautical gas turbine engine that is more powerful than the 7cyl Warty.  At 47kHp with electric transmission and 37% efficiency their new turbine is unbeatable on power output for size.

While this big lash-up engine CAN produce over 100kHp, it will NOT do it for very long.  A couple days at best before it needs cleaned, they're much more effective at ticking over in the 30kHP range for months on end.
 
2013-12-11 07:25:01 AM

DrPainMD: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x487]

Seen reaching for his check book.


images3.wikia.nocookie.net

Sold out.
 
2013-12-11 07:45:17 AM

prjindigo: Technically GE has a nautical gas turbine engine that is more powerful than the 7cyl Warty.  At 47kHp with electric transmission and 37% efficiency their new turbine is unbeatable on power output for size.


yeah, but only 37% efficiency minus loss in the electric drive... but a lot smaller.
Two-strokes make 51% with direct-drive, no need for reductor.

Would you like to know more?:http://www.marinediesels.info/index.html
 
db2
2013-12-11 08:24:37 AM
[REVVING INTENSIFIES]
 
2013-12-11 08:25:06 AM
How do you cook it then?
 
2013-12-11 08:27:12 AM
i171.photobucket.com

The world's largest what?
 
2013-12-11 08:29:00 AM
How man rods per hogshead does it get?


/adjusts onion
 
2013-12-11 08:36:53 AM
Who the hell wrote that article?  Go back to farking journalism school.
 
2013-12-11 08:37:01 AM

give me doughnuts: How man rods per hogshead does it get?


/adjusts onion


0.00000000000003
 
2013-12-11 08:43:44 AM

Tr0mBoNe: give me doughnuts: How man rods per hogshead does it get?


/adjusts onion

0.00000000000003


Now that's just getting ridiculous. Grandpa Simpson's car that got 40 rods/hh is equivalent to about 10.5 feet per gallon. I'm pretty sure if that engine was bolted to the floor and just vibrated a little, it'd more move than what you're saying.
 
2013-12-11 08:49:44 AM
I wonder if that would fit in my uncle's 1956 Ford tractor.
 
2013-12-11 08:49:54 AM

Donnchadha: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Well, THERE'S your problem!


It was a bearing


michaelpippa.files.wordpress.com


www.cityofart.net
 
2013-12-11 08:52:11 AM
static2.wikia.nocookie.net
for Jaegers?
 
2013-12-11 08:53:58 AM

hasty ambush: Donnchadha: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Well, THERE'S your problem!

It was a bearing


[michaelpippa.files.wordpress.com image 850x363]


[www.cityofart.net image 600x277]


i96.photobucket.com

Yeah, I'll need some 30 weight ball bearings
 
2013-12-11 08:57:34 AM
Old info is old.

I messed with this very picture in a PS thread ages ago:

img.gawkerassets.com

I added a shipping crate addressed to Dutch Harbor, Alaska and a picture of Captain Phil Harris.
 
2013-12-11 08:58:20 AM

Donnchadha: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Well, THERE'S your problem!


VTEC kicked in, bent a rod.
 
2013-12-11 09:43:11 AM

On-Off: prjindigo: Technically GE has a nautical gas turbine engine that is more powerful than the 7cyl Warty.  At 47kHp with electric transmission and 37% efficiency their new turbine is unbeatable on power output for size.

yeah, but only 37% efficiency minus loss in the electric drive... but a lot smaller.
Two-strokes make 51% with direct-drive, no need for reductor.

Would you like to know more?:http://www.marinediesels.info/index.html


^This.  It's a ship's engine.  They're real. I used to be a radio officer on some cargo ships that used the 4-banger version of this power plant.  3' bore, 8' stroke.  90 rpm was the sweet spot for efficiency.  The propeller is  direct coupled to the crankshaft.  Reversing means shutting down the engine, shifting the cam, and firing it back up again using a shiatload of compressed air.

The cam runs the exhaust valve.  The intake is through a cylinder wall port.

If you like big machines, and who among us doesn't, they're the shiat.  I got to watch the engineers perform a piston swap in the middle of the Atlantic once.  It was impressive.
 
2013-12-11 09:49:21 AM
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That'll buff right out.
 
2013-12-11 10:05:40 AM
It is all ball bearings now a days!
 
2013-12-11 10:46:22 AM
I wonder what happened to the V8 that was showcased at Autoworld....

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If only they had added a rollercoaster that plunged into the Flint River through a clear tunnel, so you could see the shopping carts, carp and dead bodies in the water.
 
2013-12-11 10:47:45 AM
So, what's the 0-60 time?
 
2013-12-11 11:58:55 AM
Had a friend on tankers who said changing rings on these things involved a crane to take the head off, a ladder to get down the cylinder, and three guys with compressed air tools and a smaller crane and come-alongs to deal with the ring.

I thought he was joshing me. Apparently not.
 
2013-12-11 03:13:42 PM

Valiente: Had a friend on tankers who said changing rings on these things involved a crane to take the head off, a ladder to get down the cylinder, and three guys with compressed air tools and a smaller crane and come-alongs to deal with the ring.

I thought he was joshing me. Apparently not.


on the site I inked higher, there is a story about a guy that was forgoten trapped inside the air port of a cylinder and only found at the next inspection two month later.
 
2013-12-11 04:07:08 PM

PsyLord: [static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x478]
for Jaegers?


static.ddmcdn.com
 
2013-12-11 04:10:49 PM

Donnchadha: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Well, THERE'S your problem!


That's what they get for short shifting and trying to do donuts in the pacific...
 
2013-12-11 04:12:01 PM
pfft, only.
 
2013-12-12 12:30:46 AM

Donnchadha: hasty ambush: Donnchadha: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Well, THERE'S your problem!

It was a bearing


[michaelpippa.files.wordpress.com image 850x363]


[www.cityofart.net image 600x277]

[i96.photobucket.com image 400x225]

Yeah, I'll need some 30 weight ball bearings


thank you
 
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