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Cylinder Count

A co-worker and admitted motorhead asked me the other day what my cylinder count was. I'd never heard that term before so I looked back at her with a sort of fish face. Apparently it's some sort of measure of one's developmental maturity and is somehow normalized to age.

So with all the internal combustion engines I have access to my cylinder count appears to be

Truck - 8
Car - 6
Motorcycle - 2
Lawnmower - 1
Edger - 1
Chainsaw - 1

Total: 19
Age = 59

So the age adjusted cylinder count is ~0.32? Is this calculated correctly? Have any of you fine folks heard of this term before?

Doesn't seem right to me that a 1989 Crown Vickie ought to be equivalent to a K16 and an R12. On the other hand, it is logical that a Ferrari 250 ought to be worth at least two GoldWings.

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post #2 of 15 Old Feb 9th, 2012, 11:24 am
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Re: Cylinder Count

I think testicles should be included in the count.

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How about "master" & "slave" cylinders ?

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How about the cylinders in my revolvers?

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I thought this was a family-type forum.... "masters and slaves and testicles" indeed. Harumph.

Truck - 10
Car - 4
KLR - 1
RT - 2
Mower -1
Edger -1
Trimmer -1
Tiller -1
Chainsaw - 1

Age 56 and no idea how to calculate. It's all too kinky for me.

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Truck 8
Car 5
Motorcycles 12
Lawn mower 1
Edger 1
Trimer 1
Chain Saw 1
Blower 1
Power washer 1
Blender 1 (Gas powered from my drink'n days

Total 32

51 years old.
You do the Math

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Car 1: 6

Car 2: 6

Bike: 4

Total: 16

Age: 56

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Doesn't seem right to me that a 1989 Crown Vickie ought to be equivalent to a K16 and an R12. On the other hand, it is logical that a Ferrari 250 ought to be worth at least two GoldWings.
It's quality that counts, not quantity . . .

BTW, did she happen to say in which direction it's a measure of one's developmental maturity? Are we shooting for high or low numbers here . . .

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Re: Cylinder Count

Suv - 6
Truck - 6
Bikes - 5
Atvs - 2
chainsaw - 1
weeder - 1
Lawn mowers - 2
Pressure washer - 1
Rough cut mower - 1
Lawn tractor - 2
Tractor - 3

Total 30

Age 35

Huh, didnt realize i had that much till i counted.
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Re: Cylinder Count

Truck (Chevy) - 8
Truck (Ford) - 8
Van - 6
LT - 4
Lawnmower - 1
Edger - 1
Chainsaw - 1

Cylinder count: 29
Age = 54

Age adjusted cylinder factor = 0.54?
Confidence that this has meaningful inference 0.0 (read in Dean Wormer's voice at Faber College)

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Re: Cylinder Count

Well, If we're going to count everything.....

RV 8
Small van 6
Big van 6
Caddi 6
Chevy 4
R1200 2
R1100 2
R100 2
R65 2
Spyder 2
40 total..

55 yrs old....

OK, I took out all the machinery and toys and am back to a more reasonable figure
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It's quality that counts, not quantity . . .

BTW, did she happen to say in which direction it's a measure of one's developmental maturity? Are we shooting for high or low numbers here . . .
I agree, we ought to be able to assign a "quality" factor. I'd hate to think that a lawnmower and a chainsaw equal a boxer.

As far as whether we're shooting for low or high - yes.

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Re: Cylinder Count

OK, here we go:

Car #1- 6
Car#2- 6
Bike#1- 4
Bike#2-1
Chainsaws- 2
Line Trimmers- 2
Riding Mower-2
Other Mowers- 3
Power Washer- 1
Hedge Trimmer- 1
Tiller- 1
Snow Blower- 1
Tractor- 4

Total- 34
Age- 57

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I agree, we ought to be able to assign a "quality" factor. I'd hate to think that a lawnmower and a chainsaw equal a boxer.

As far as whether we're shooting for low or high - yes.

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How would the quality factor work though? It could be argued that time is spent more productivly using a chainsaw or mower than the boxer.

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It could be argued that time is spent more productively using a chainsaw or mower than the boxer.
And it could be argued equally successfully the other way, too . . .

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