Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Today's Bonus

Wayne County, Illinois oilwell chugging along.  Boy was this thing loud!  Put in your ear buds and crank up the volume until it hurts. I was out doing recons and found this Fairbanks 346 (Cubic Inches) banging away. The camera was handy, so I shot some vid for you. The camera can't capture the thump of the exhaust on one of these engines. Your ears will hurt if you stand close. The smell is something you should experience, too. Burn a saucer of powdered sulfur next to a pile of dog doo and you will be pretty close. Note that this engine has two intake valves. I should have noticed that detail years ago, but this is the first time I caught it.

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