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REALLY Big Block

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TSGB, May 11, 2004.

  1. TSGB

    TSGB 1 ton status

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    I figure if there's a place to ask it, it's here.

    What is the biggest IC Engine in the world, and what's it in???
     
  2. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Probably one of those big ass engines in a ship....like those pics floating around of the Japanese ship engine...
     
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    big engine

    This could be it. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  4. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Yeah, that's the one I was talkin bout! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  5. kennyw

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    For some reason I think I remember seeing a much larger 12 cyl version of that /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  6. TSGB

    TSGB 1 ton status

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    What type of engine is on that crawler NASA uses to move the space shuttles around???
     
  7. chubbybob

    chubbybob 1/2 ton status

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    you know you have a big block when there are stairs to get down inside your cam /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    Well that is huge motor, but I always like the chance to bag a little /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    I worked at Cat LEC for a little while. When I was there we put together 6 gensets, tandems. So one motor runs forward and the other backward, both are mounted to a gnerator in the middle. These are 12cyl turbo desiel motors. The bases where right about 22 feet. I designed the bases, cool lines, part of the wiring, and safty equipment. Each genset sold for $1million (x6). They where for a Finland Cruiseliner.

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    Z3PR would probably know, he knows a lot!
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    the pictures of that motor show a 10 cylinder version, They make a 14 cyl version of the same, Rated at I believe 102,000 H.P, like 5,000,000 ft Lbs. of torque. they use them on container ships. I read that the solid rocket boosters on the space shuttle are the highest rated prime mover in the world they produce thrust that is equal to 10,000,000 horsepower /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    HOLY [DARN] thats alot of ponies /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    Of course due to the design on them, they can't be shut
    off till they run out of fuel... Imagine that in your truck
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    Talk about a gas hawg!!! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    Even at its most efficient power setting, the Sulzer 12 cylinder consumes nearly 1,660 gallons of heavy fuel oil an hour.
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    needs headers
     

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