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Wooden pistons BS or fact

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posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 03:02 PM
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What an interesting idea... i do know, that if oak is left in water for hundreds of years then dried and cured for another hundred, it reaches its max durability...





posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 05:06 PM
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Apparently the original seagull outboards had lignum pistons , so its not like it hasn't been done. I'll see if I can get more info.



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 05:10 PM
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Lignum Vitae is still in use for heavy use bearings.

Tough stuff.

edit on 4/21/2018 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 05:25 PM
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Yes I've got this but as yet have not come across the reported tractor with the lead flashing on top of the piston as a heat shield. www.reddit.com...



posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 10:08 PM
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Ah ha! I've finally found a Ruskie who has explored the urban myth of the wooden piston, and guess what, he appears to have done it and proved that it was not a myth



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