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> What do do with old pistons and cylinders, Now with more pictures
PanelBilly
post Jul 4 2018, 01:28 PM
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It a sad story that isn’t going to be told today, but I needed to replace my pistons and cylinders on the 3.0. So what is there to do with them. Sell them to some fool on eBay or craigslist?

I’m thinking maybe they could be the bases for some kind of art. Maybe a pen holder for my desk. Anyone got some original ideas?
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post Jul 4 2018, 01:45 PM
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I have an Type-4 cylinder for just that reason.

You could TIG in a base, Tie on some handles and install a liner and make a neat set of mugs. .5L a piece or a bit more since the piston never makes it to the bottom. That would make for an interesting Octeenerfest drink holder. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer.gif)

Get a boat load of them and slip them over your mailbox post.

Use them as table legs

Make a chandelier out of them

Convert your car to an electric motor out of a Telse Modal S and use them to make the engine look like a radial.

Door stops for around the house.

Fancy ass boot scraper

Mortice and Pestle

Section them into pieces and sell them as gages for some kids ears.

Weld all 6 together, find an approbate fruit that fits in the bore and use it as a launcher. Back it up with a huge amount of air.

Get another case, heads etc..... Weld it onto the front of your existing case, add all the extras. Make it look like a 917 Engine sell it to Patrick Motorsports to install in their 917 clone, for huge dollars. Go buy a 3.6, go to LN and get some Nickies to make a a 4.0L and go and (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)

Sorry about your lose, always bad when engines go south.
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post Jul 4 2018, 04:13 PM
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I've seen Car Show trophies made from bits + pieces/rods pistons etc. and contrasting with the Wood grain of the troohy base; the end product is very cool ! I have band sawed pistons at the Pin area to make very cool cigar ashtrays (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)
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post Jul 4 2018, 04:16 PM
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3.0 six? If so it's possible to have them reconditioned.
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post Jul 4 2018, 04:23 PM
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I hole sawed in the center of some sc pistons then slipped the pistons into the cylinders and tack welded them together and then used as pencil holders.

Sorry to hear about your luck on this.
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post Jul 4 2018, 05:15 PM
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great cup holder when set on the passenger side floor.

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post Jul 4 2018, 05:21 PM
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QUOTE(PanelBilly @ Jul 4 2018, 11:28 AM) *

It a sad story that isn’t going to be told today, but I needed to replace my pistons and cylinders on the 3.0. So what is there to do with them. Sell them to some fool on eBay or craigslist?

I’m thinking maybe they could be the bases for some kind of art. Maybe a pen holder for my desk. Anyone got some original ideas?

Good luck with that. Am thinking you will come up with something. I just rebuilt the 911 and decided to just re-ring the pistons with the nikasil still looking good. We’re your pistons really worn? My micrometer said that mine weren’t at 70k miles.
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post Jul 4 2018, 05:30 PM
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I personally would look at refurbishment.
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post Jul 4 2018, 07:23 PM
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$1200 to have them Nikasil plated and about the same for new JE pistons, so ballpark $2400 for a brand new set of 9.5 or 10.5:1 piston and cylinders.
Cheaper than a new set P&C mahles or nickies.

If you want I can see what price I can get this done for, PM me if interested.

For replating it doesn't matter if they are nikasil or alusil.

Below is my set 3.0 with 10.1:1 new RSR style Mahle pistons
Around 4-5 years ago this would have been a $5K+ set, that I did for $2600.

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post Jul 4 2018, 07:42 PM
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QUOTE(PanelBilly @ Jul 5 2018, 07:28 AM) *

It a sad story that isn’t going to be told today, but I needed to replace my pistons and cylinders on the 3.0. So what is there to do with them. Sell them to some fool on eBay or craigslist?

I’m thinking maybe they could be the bases for some kind of art. Maybe a pen holder for my desk. Anyone got some original ideas?


Sell the barrels for replating,should be worth a few hundy for the set,pistons are scrap if out of spec,waiting for your reply to engine issue?
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post Jul 4 2018, 07:44 PM
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EBS
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post Jul 4 2018, 07:48 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) if you have another set already EBS buys core cylinder sets.
I think EBS and just about everyone else uses Millenium for the cylinders.

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post Jul 4 2018, 11:45 PM
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EBS did mine. Millennium was the name one the box when then were shipped back to me.
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post Jul 4 2018, 11:50 PM
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QUOTE(PanelBilly @ Jul 4 2018, 11:28 AM) *

It a sad story that isn’t going to be told today, but I needed to replace my pistons and cylinders on the 3.0.

I'm $orry to hear that Billy. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
(I am greatful my Mahles were servicable)
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post Jul 5 2018, 06:09 AM
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QUOTE(Jeff Hail @ Jul 4 2018, 09:50 PM) *

What do do with old pistons and cylinders???

That is waay kool!
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post Jul 5 2018, 07:48 AM
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post Jul 5 2018, 08:41 AM
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It can get a bit tedious out there with the ice bergs hunting the whale. So the men would carve scrimshaw. Apparently they mistook the pistons for teeth.
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