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Old 06-08-2015, 03:59 PM   #121
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glass don't move, it stays the shape it was made. The belief was based on the thick bottom of a window. This was just the way it was put in in the first place.
and if jwl has stated that flathead cranks stored anyway for unknown time, show no evidence of "bending" in storage, when put on a crank grinder, then the question has been answered.
they don't bend.
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:03 PM   #122
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I sincerely hope this thread is done.
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:23 PM   #123
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I sincerely hope this thread is done.
It was until you posted on it.
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:17 PM   #124
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Aw, come on, we haven't brought up osmosis yet.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:24 AM   #125
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Aw, come on, we haven't brought up osmosis yet.
Pete, with all due respect, I believe the majority of us would rather not go there.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:49 AM   #126
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So after reading and digesting all the scientific info in this thread I conclude.

1. Molly definitely can bend cranks whether it is standing up or laying down.

2. That cranks don't bend laying down or standing up and if you believe they do, I have a
nice ocean front property in Arizona that I know you would like to buy.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:28 PM   #127
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Pete, with all due respect, I believe the majority of us would rather not go there.
This thread has been so informative, educational and interesting I think it deserves to go viral and kept alive for years.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:36 PM   #128
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This thread has been so informative, educational and interesting I think it deserves to go viral and kept alive for years.
Now that is funny!
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:41 AM   #129
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Roger, that was believed to be true for many years, until they found 600-yr-old glass that was thicker at the top. It turns out it was just a result of the process used to make it. If you can believe it, they used to blow glass in cylinders, cut it, and flatten it out.
X 2 on that interesting fact.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:03 AM   #130
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Well...few things, if Molly was so good, she'd be straightening cranks......

Plus seen them blowing glass at the county fair back in the early 70's...was neat to watch.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:57 AM   #131
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Default Re: Gravity bends a crank?

With this thread starting to wind down a bit, we could always have a contest to see who could add the best captions to these photos
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:25 AM   #132
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With this thread starting to wind down a bit, we could always have a contest to see who could add the best captions to these photos
Mine's BIGGER than yours!

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Old 06-13-2015, 09:54 AM   #133
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Molly just fainted
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:26 AM   #134
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Red shirt: "We always used to run four quarts in these back in the day."

Blue shirt: "You're crazy, five is what the manual said."
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Old 06-13-2015, 01:08 PM   #135
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Okay...what are those big cranks for?
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Old 06-13-2015, 01:13 PM   #136
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a big engine
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Old 06-13-2015, 01:27 PM   #137
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Okay...what are those big cranks for?
There are some gi-hugic boat motors out there, like the one shown below, and even larger. Available with 6, or up to 14 cylinders. 38" bore X 96" stroke for this one. DD

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Old 06-13-2015, 01:58 PM   #138
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There are some gi-hugic boat motors out there, like the one shown below, and even larger. Available with 6, or up to 14 cylinders. 38" bore X 96" stroke for this one. DD

Like battle ship motors?

Impressive stuff.

So Bill was right...lol
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Old 06-13-2015, 02:13 PM   #139
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The really big one JM posted is a diesel 2 stroke for something like a container ship.

http://jalopnik.com/5421464/the-worl...est-crankshaft
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:16 PM   #140
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This is getting a bit off topic. Let's get back to Molly
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