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What is your Motorhead Quotient. Add up the number of Cylinders you own!

  • 1-10 cylinders (newbie)

    Votes: 6 18.8%
  • 11-20 cylinders (starter)

    Votes: 14 43.8%
  • 21-30 cylinders (signs of disease)

    Votes: 8 25.0%
  • 31-40 cylinders (serious illness)

    Votes: 2 6.3%
  • 41-50 cylinders (need to be committed)

    Votes: 1 3.1%
  • Over 50 (beyond help)

    Votes: 1 3.1%

  • Total voters
    32
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Discussion Starter #1
Count up the number of cylinders you own...

For example if you own a 2 cylinder motorcycle, a Lotus Seven (4 cylinders), a RC nitro car (1 cylinder), a lawnmower (1 cylinder), a Honda (4 cylinder), then your "Motorhead Quotient" is 2+4+1+1+4=12.

Let's find out who's a REAL motorhead...

I'll start...
'64 Elan: 4
'65 Elan: 4
'Lotus 41C: 4
Spare TC engine 4
Lawnmower 1
Air Compressor 1
F150 Lightning 8
Explorer V8 8
Jeep Cherokee 6
Nissan Altima 4
TOTAL 44

Kiyoshi
 

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'68 Bronco - 8
'00 Cougar - 6
'95 Mark VIII - 8
Air compressors (2) - 2
Total - 24

I'm still young though, give me time.
 

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2001 BMW 330xi + 6
1994 Honda delSol VTEC +4
1990 Honda Civic DX Sedan (beater1) +4
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier (beater2) +4
Ryobi Rechargable Electric Lawnmover +0
All cars except das Bimmer are being sacrificed for the Elise

Total of 18 cylinders...
 

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1974 FIAT X1/9 (4)
1981 Datsun B210 (4)
2000 Toyota Celica GT-S (4)
RC Mini Cooper (1)


Edit: Oooh, forgot to add air compressor (1)
And does it help that I have an extra engine for the fiat (4)

=18 (but I'm still young, and I don't have any big engined cars)
 

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Wow, this has to be the lowest I've ever scored on an auto-related test. :(

Anyway:

240Z: 8 (yes, I added 2)
IH Scout: 8 (yes I added 4)
old ski boat: 4 (hmmm, maybe I should add a few)
air compressors: 2
r/c helicopter: 1
model engine (external combustion): 1

total: 24

Now, at the moment, the air compressors are the only things that work. :( The Z threw a starter motor gear through the bellhousing, the Scout's clutch needs to be fixed, the boat has stuck lifters, etc, etc, etc.

Now where do you think the elise will fit in w/ build quality? ;)
 

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Explorer: 8
K2500: 8
TDI Jetta: 4
Lawnmowers: 3
Weed Eater: 1
Chainsaw: 1
Total: 25

I'm about to get another truck (six more). None of these are really inspiring though. All utilitarian. I sold the last of my fun cars to start getting into financial shape to buy the Elise.
 

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Miata -4

Miata -4

Miata-8

RX7-6 (equivilent to 6cyl)

RX7-6

RX7-6

Jeep-6

Navi-8

Lawboy Lawnmower-1

HPI RS4 RX carsX2 -2

Jet Ski- 2

Jet Ski-2

Weed Eater-1

Leaf Blower-1

Motocross Bike-2
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NMRJock said:
Can we get a ruling from the marshalls?
Hey, you have to count rotaries for something! I have 3 RX7 12a motors sitting on the floor of my garage, plus another in the car.

F150 Lightning - 8
Mustang - 8
Acura - 5
Compressor - 1
Gas RC - 1
Weedeater - 1

RX7 - 4*4 = 16 (awaiting judge's decision)

Total - 40

Lower than most of you, clearly I need more stuff....
 

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JeffersonRaley said:
Lower than most of you, clearly I need more stuff....
Funny, I drew the same conclusion. I should get a job...
 

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How's this for a "Marshall's" decision....

Rotary - each rotor = 2 cylinders

Most car mags consider the rotary displacement to be about the double the equal for a piston engine.

One could also argue that only 2 of the chambers are making power at any given time.

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Each rotor is = 2? Then a 13B = 4 cylinders?

If that's the case:

2003 Mustang Mach 1 = 8
1984 Mustag SVO = 4
1997 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro = 6
1987 Mazda RX-7 = 4
HPI Nitro powered Ford Lightning = 1

Sadly, that leaves me with a score of just 23. I feel "barely adequate." :(

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M5 8
M3 4
Seven 4
Lexus 6
Oh yea lawn mower 2 (the riding type of course)
Weed eater 1
Total (Not bad) 25
with the Elise 29
 

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One is a yamaha superjet. One is a sea doo.


And the rotary motor is considered to be a 6 cylinder due to the number of combustion chambers and what it flows.



We have an air compressor, but I didnt count it. :)
 

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Man what an amazing list!

Mine is kinda pale in comparison:

Ducati Monster900: 2
e320 wagon: 6
MINI: 4
compressor: 1
mower: 1
weed wacker: 1
Trek roadbike: .25
Breezer Mountainbike: .25
 
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