Post Number: 309
|Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 10:16 am: ||
Here is a single cylinder inboard marine engine worth hauling home. The verticle separation between catwalks and the height of the guard rails give some idea of the size. It has a 31.5" bore and 55" stroke and turns at 95 rpm.
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 10:59 pm: ||
Checkout the barring set-up.Probably a little time consuming to get one revolution!
Post Number: 310
|Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 - 12:28 am: ||
There is a lever at the near edge of the flywheel. The lever may be to operate an air or hydraulic assist to help turn that beast over. However, the lever is probably 5' tall so maybe there was enough mechanical advantage for a single individual to bar the thing over one notch at a time. Imagine the 'wuff' and cloud of smoke that must have rolled out of the stack when this baby was fired up after a shutdown.
Post Number: 18
|Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 - 03:27 pm: ||
Imagine the air compressors needed to get the volume of air required to start that monster!! It takes 20 min for me to get enough air to start my Atlas Imperial, can't imagine how long from empty it would take to get starting air for that baby.