Great Engine Component Info.

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Great Engine Component Info.

Post by ken572 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:42 pm

For You Engine Guys,

I stumbled on this site and thought I would share.

EPI Inc.

http://www.epi-eng.com/piston_engine_te ... issues.htm

Enjoy.

Ken. :)
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Re: Great Engine Component Info.

Post by JackF » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:19 am

Thanks for that Ken. :D

Jack.

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Re: Great Engine Component Info.

Post by ronm » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:11 am

Very interesting, Ken...absorbed about an hour of my time already... :roll:

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Re: Great Engine Component Info.

Post by ken572 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:24 pm

ronm wrote:Very interesting, Ken...absorbed about an hour of my time already... :roll:
Well Ron,

It's been a few day's since I put this link up.
I figured I would give you more time to absorb.. :lol:

I thought it was neat that they shared recipe that they
used in the mix of alloys / metals etc., for the Cranks. :)

Ken. :)
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Re: Great Engine Component Info.

Post by ronm » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:46 pm

Ken,
You know how one thing leads to another? i read that site for one whole evening, then the aircraft connection led me to look at some radial engine stuff...next day while that was fresh in my mind, a friend happened to call & ask if I had any idea how they fired a cannon through the prop hub on a P-39... :| I didn't...but I was close enough to the aviation stuff I'd looked at the night before, I was able to google around & find the answer for him on Wikipedia, made me appear way smarter than I actually was...so that led somehow to the B-36 bomber, then the R-4360 radials that powered it...as it ended up I spent the whole (too cold to do anything productive) afternoon & a good part of the evening in WWII aviation... :roll:
this internet thing can definitely lead to info overload...

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Re: Great Engine Component Info.

Post by ken572 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:25 pm

Ron,

I know what you mean about the internet :lol:

(It's GREAT) 8)

Your mention of the B-36 brought back memories.

(A Restored B-36)

4th of July parade, 1983 in Racine, Wisconsin.
I had the lawn chairs on top of the conversion
van for the kids, wife, and I, to get a good view
of the parade. They did a fly by all the way down
Main st., just above the roof tops of the building's.
WOW :!:
What an intimidating, loud, scary, ground shaking
airplane that is when it's that close above you. :shock: :shock:

Ken. :)
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Re: Great Engine Component Info.

Post by ronm » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:38 pm

I grew up on a ranch in remote western Colorado-in the late 50's, early 60's, there was occasionally a deep, low-frequency hum that would rattle the glass in the windows. If you would run outside & look, way up there would be a big silver plane with 6 propellers on the back of the wings...my "airplane book'"identified them as B-36's...I still remember that sound, over 50 years since i heard it...
i can only imagine what it would sound like close-up, with 6 turnin' & 4 burnin'! 8)

After reading in later years about the cold-war days, I realized we were probably a practice bomb target... :shock:

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Re: Great Engine Component Info.

Post by scmods » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:26 pm

Ken,

Thanks for the link. Its always enlightening to read about what,s happening out on the edges.

I'm not much of an engine guy, more of a metals guy, but there's a lot to be gained by being aware of the what and how of metals applications to our society as a whole. I doubt if the average person is even aware of the effort and expertise that has been expended in producing the things that are so casually dismissed or taken for granted, yet make our world what it is today.

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Re: Great Engine Component Info.

Post by warmstrong1955 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:11 pm

Cool site Ken!

Doesn't matter if a guy's gonna build an engine or not....it's a good place to further your smarts!

Thanks :D
Bill
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