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  1. Tspringer

    Tspringer F1 Veteran

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    I remember reading one of Peter Egans better side glances pieces in Road & Track some years ago about how to really guage your level of addiction as a motor head.

    He said you could tell how big a gear head someone was by simply counting the number of internal combustion engine cylinders you own. For example.... if you own a Z28 Camaro and a Honda civic...your cylinder count would be 12 (8+4)

    So..... what is your cylinder count?

    I'll start it off: I have 52 cylinders. Here is the breakdown:

    Daytona = 12. 308=8. 911=6. 2x6cyl Isuzu Troopers=12. I also have 2 spare Porsche 911 engines for 12 more. Add in a single cylinder lawn mower and a weedeater..... 52 total cylinders.

    Sooooooooooo who is a bigger gear head than me?


    Terry
     
  2. bigbaddad

    bigbaddad Karting

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    I lose. 3 cars with 20 cylinders.
     
  3. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

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    Eh, so-so. I've got 18.

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  4. jordan747_400

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    Nope, Im the looser

    6 cyl. Mustang for a total of 6 cyl. :)
     
  5. dream cars

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    57 total
    2 push mowers = 2
    2 weed eaters = 2
    minivan = 6
    steeda mustang cobra = 8
    C5 conv. = 8
    Viper GTS = 10
    2 porsche boxster 's' s = 12
    Porsche Gruppe B = 6
    Go Cart = 2
    Go-ped = 1
     
  6. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

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    Oh yeah! I forgot my snowblower. That brings it up to an even 19.
     
  7. labcars

    labcars Formula 3

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    Amazingly, an even 104!

    In no particular order:

    '03 RS6 = 8
    '04 SL55= 8
    '03 RRover = 8
    '02 RRover = 8
    '02 330 conv. =6
    '65 356 conv. = 6
    '87 Autokraft = 8
    '01 550 = 12
    '94 Turbo S Flatnose = 6
    '71 280SL = 6
    '01 Tahoe = 8
    '01 Saab conv. = 6
    '74 246GTS = 6
    '00 CRV = 4
    '00 Ducati 900 Monster = 2
    '99 Harley Dyna Sport =2


    I hope I got the math right!
     
  8. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Cars = 32
    Maranello 12
    E55 8
    E320 6
    911 6

    Motorcycles = 11
    Trident 3
    Bonnie 2
    500 2
    500 2
    500 2

    Weedwackers and lawnmowers = 0

    43, I'm a poser!
     
  9. Napolis

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    P4 12
    Dusenberg 8
    Maser 8
    Turbo Cayenne 8
    Cigarette 16
    Durango 8
    40 KVA Geni 8
    outboard 1
    2 spare MK-IV motors 16
     
  10. rob

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    Pretty weak here
    S2000-4
    Yamaha snowmobile-3
    Toyota4x4-4
    Total-11
     
  11. ryalex

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    I'm a 100lb cylinder weakling:

    WRX 4
    _______
    Total: 4

    "I'm not worthy!"
     
  12. beast

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    S-10 truck 4
    Jet ski 3
    Dirt bike 2
    Jet ski #2 2
    RC planes 5
    weed whacker 1
    2 V-twin m/c engines 4

    Grand total 21
     
  13. F40

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    accord=4
    malibu(not ours, hooray!)=6
    Jeep=6
    lawn mower=1
    weed eater=1
    leaf blower=1
    R/C truck=1
    total=20
     
  14. thecarreaper

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    1978 (candy apple red) trans am- 8
    1976 (black )trans am -- 8
    1978 trans am ( black 4 speed) --8
    1976 corvette ( red) 4 speed -- 8
    2003 ( yellow)nissan desert runner -- 6
    1973 camaro ( yellow) --8
    spare pontiac motors 400 to 455 cid 8x6 =48
    spare chevy motors 8x2= 16
    lawn mowers, leaf blower.........--- 3
    total only 113 but the 455 pontiacs have MORE CUBIC INCHES!!!!!
    ( lol) cool thread
     
  15. Nibblesworth

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    Geo Prism = 4
    Fiat X1/9 = 4
    Lincoln Town Car = 8
    CB350 = 2

    Total = 18. I'm a weak-suck.
     
  16. Texas Forever

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    WTF is a KVA Geni. Not trying to slip one pass us here, eh? :)

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  17. Meister

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    70 Ls-6 8 (Big ones too =)
    66 corvette x2 16
    69 corvette 8
    81 Corvette 8
    80 GTSi 8
    03 Bravada 6
    03 Silverado 8
    95 Camry 6

    Bikes
    98 Fat boy 2
    Mini Bikes x2 2

    Lawn mowers/saws/tractors/
    construction equpiment/
    h2o pumps/fire pumps/gator
    blowers/etc...
    25

    Total 97

    More than I thought =)
     
  18. darth550

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    80 YZ125........1
    71 Trail 70.......1
    82 GS550S......4
    84 400 ss........4
    69 Z-28..........8
    72 Chevelle.....8
    68 SS/RS........8
    78 F250..........8
    71 V8 Vega.....8
    80 200 SX.......4
    85 IROC-Z.......8
    68 Skipjack 20..6
    87 RX-7 Turbo II..rotary?
    89 325-I.........6
    92 325-IC.......6
    97 540-I.........8
    94 850-I.........12
    97 SL 600.......12
    91 Tiara 3100 open....2 X 454= 16
    1100 Waveraider.......4
    99 CL 600.......12
    96 993 Cab......6
    99 550...........12
    99 355 F1........8
    00 550...........12
    00 s 80 T6.......5
    00 ML430.........8
    01 740-IS........8
    03 Aviator........8
    _______________
    211 (plus a Rotary)

    DL
     
  19. KennyH

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    A generator I assume..
     
  20. KennyH

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    DL, you're only supposed to count the HP that you CURRENTLY own. dick. :)
     
  21. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Well lock me in a freezer and call me a popsicle..... Its late.

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  22. KennyH

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    No excuses, it's only 11:30 there, it's 2:30 here and I've been studying for the last 10 days at least 6 hours a day for finals...
     
  23. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    OH YEAH????? Well I was on the phone with Carbon McCoy!!

    BTW, You'll ace them all. I have confidence in you, Grasshopper. :)

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  24. KennyH

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    Yah, I hear he DES has that affect on people, even BRUCE is starting to turn blonde...
     
  25. beast

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    Darth first off the 1100 Waveraider is only a 3cyl engine and using your method of counting here is my revised list......

    2 stroke engines

    1972 Yamaha HT-1 1
    1980 KDX-175 1
    1980 KX-125 1
    1981 KX-250 1
    1982 KX-250 1
    1984 Kx-500 1
    1985 KX- 250 + 500 2
    1988 KX 125, 250 + 500 3
    1989 JS650 2
    1991 JS550 2
    1994 KX250 1
    1995 JH900 3
    Weed whacker 1
    Various R/C Engines 50+
    =================================
    2 stroke total 70 + cyls

    4 Stroke engines

    Ford Pinto 4
    351W engine for pinto 8
    Plymouth Valient 6
    Hemi Engine for Valient 8
    AMC Gemlin 6
    Ford Ranger 4
    Ford Maverick 6
    Dodge Caravan 6
    Ford E-150 6
    Ford F150 4X4 8
    Chevy S-10 4
    Jeep Waggoneer 6
    2 V-Twin MC engines 4
    Various R/C Engines 15
    =================================
    4 stroke totals 98

    Since the 2 stroke engines have a power stroke on every revolution we can multiply the count by a factor of 2

    2 stroke engine total 140
    4 stroke engine total 98

    Various unique engines that i have rebuilt including Ferraris, P-Cars, Rolls Royce... ETC
    Aprox 500

    My total 738!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    I WIN

    Rob Guess "The Other Rob"
     

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