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gwnkids 01-17-2006 9:45 AM

<a href="http://www.bath.ac.uk/~ccsshb/12cyl/" target="_blank">http://www.bath.ac.uk/~ccsshb/12cyl/</a>

big_ed_x2 01-17-2006 10:28 AM

What is that thing meant to run?? <BR> <BR> <BR>GOOD LORD!!

psudy 01-17-2006 11:13 AM

cruise ships?

flsurflover 01-17-2006 11:32 AM

This pic is funny. The people next to the crankshaft look like oompa-loompas. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/278485.jpg" alt="">

tracktor 01-17-2006 11:57 AM

My cousin worked for Fairbanks-Morse. He was a mechanic for the backup engines on nuclear subs. I have a valve at home that is the same size as an axle from a Chevy pickup. They would open a door and walk into the crankcase to do repairs. Very cool stuff.............

madchild1 01-17-2006 12:53 PM

i've seen that before. pretty damned impressive. i'd like to know what it looks like when it throws a rod!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by madchild1 on January 17, 2006)

toyotafreak 01-17-2006 5:50 PM

Good thing gas prices are on their way down.

zacky 01-17-2006 7:59 PM

108,920 hp at 102 rpms... <BR> <BR>WOW!

jarrod 01-17-2006 8:50 PM

i wonder if it spins enough RPMs to throw a rod.

madchild1 01-17-2006 11:16 PM

<i>i wonder if it spins enough RPMs to throw a rod.</i> <BR> <BR>hmmm...interesting.

boarditup 01-18-2006 8:38 AM

These are meant to power container or tanker ships. Been inside several of them. Very impressive to watch run. Actually quieter than what you would expect, but still loud. <BR> <BR>I have never seen one throw a rod. They are very well built and typically maintained to the extreme - the ship is built around the power plant. Talk about ballast.

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