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What's Your Cylinder Index??

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by Sierraowner5.3, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

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    Aight, you are probably wondering what the heck a Cylinder Index is, or what im on about.

    in a nutshell, your cylinder index is very simple, its the ratio of the amount of internal combustion cylinders, to your age. mines 15/25. 15 cylinders, and 25 years old.

    theory goes that it should be 1/1, one cylinder for every year you are old. leniency is given for younger among us. (like me lol)
    the closer you are to 1/1, the better.

    anywho, the details of mine is 8 in the truck, 6 in the car, and 1 from my pushmower.

    heres the rules.

    they must run, or you must intend for them to run within the next year. Project engines count, the 74 ford parked in the weeds that hasn't moved under its own power for 20 years, dosn't. lawnmowers, 4wheelers, leaf blowers and so on, all count. things like air compressors, while having a cylinder, don't have internal combustion, so they are out.

    just curious as to what some of our older members have tucked away. this is all for fun, don't take it serious.

    have fun.

    Alex
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  2. tbplus10

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    My cylinder index is 50/47 so I can hold off buying anything new for a few years
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  3. 08_rado_rocker

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    32/24

    3 lm7s and one 427
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  4. 08_rado_rocker

    08_rado_rocker New Member

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    HAHAHA.. that's cheating!
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  5. Dirty Dog

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    OH MY!!! I may need to get my calculator... I have run out of fingers and toes.... this is the view to the west of my office photo.jpg
    and there is three more sides and a few compounds as well.... most if not all of these have gone through the shop for spring start up....
    Is it good to have more cylinders then years,,, will it make me feel younger?.....Hope so lmao:glasses:

    Sorry had a double post there??????

    And yes these are owned and operated by me and my staff
    .... sorry i am in....

    P.S. I could be convinced to sell the lot.... for the right $$$$....
    lmao.....i would like to retire and play with my trucks and dog...
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  6. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

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    i should mention they must be owned by you, no company stuff. so dirty dog, that fleet of stuff is out, unless you own the company i guess.

    Alex
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  7. Jeremy09LTZCrew

    Jeremy09LTZCrew New Member

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    17/32.

    8 from my 2009 Silverado 5.3
    8 from my '74 Pontaic Catalina Station Wagon 455 (It runs, but it's with my parents in southern California while I make room for it so haven't touched it in a while)
    1 from my lawnmower.
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    39/34
    2 302 interceptor engines complete and usible
    1 back up 3.8 sc engine for my t-bird
    1 3.8 sc engine in the tbird
    350 in the suburban
    straight 3 in my boat
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  9. dsfloyd

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    I was hoping to do better. 21/29

    8 in the truck
    4 in the Saturn
    4 in the Altima
    4 in the Land Rover
    1 in the Mower
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  10. SupplySgt

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    16/24.

    TBI 350 in the Burb, L82 Carbed 350 in the 73 Z28. Sounds like I need another project or two hehe.
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  11. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

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    so far im the lowest, and tbplus is the highest.

    guess some of us have some work to do. :-D

    Alex
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  12. 07XCSB

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    86/36 is my index.
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  13. SurrealOne

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    Can I count the cylinders of my firearms, too? They are toys, they are tucked away, and combustion does occur in them. They are also regularly used and I even have some project guns. :)
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  14. Johnny_Buchanan

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    51/46

    -J

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    ---------- Post added at 07:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:30 PM ----------

    What kind of Landy, if you don't mind me asking?

    -J

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  15. tbplus10

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    In these times of high insurance and even higher gas prices being high isnt a good thing, I gotta find a cheaper hobby.
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  16. dsfloyd

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    Its a 1960 Series II 88. My grandfather bought it new from the factory (on my Birthday 22 years before I was born), then given to my dad and I got it on my 18th birthday. My only family heirloom :lol:. And its been GM'd (alternator, Carborator and probably a couple other things are from GM vehicles)
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  17. grampy

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    90/66, got way too much "stuff" , Ken
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  18. Johnny_Buchanan

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    Sounds like a sweet, sweet ride!

    When I need my kidneys shaken or something serious done I tend to fire up my SIII STW :)

    -J

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  20. dsfloyd

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    Good to know there's another Landy owner on here. She needs some clutch work but runs and I enjoy when I can take it out
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