Thursday, February 25, 2010

What a Ferrari Formula 1 Car piston looks like

Look at how small and light it is!

It took some digging — I wasn't quite sure where it was — but I found this in my closet last night. You may not believe me, but I had forgotten that I had it. I am, in a word, ashamed.

It has a predictably short skirt with some scuffing on it, two rings (one oil control, one compression) but three grooves, carbon in its valve pockets, and a bit of corrosion on the pin. Someone has scratched the numbers "4" and "174" into it, which I can only presume have something to do with cylinder count and weight. There are other numbers and manufacturing marks, but I have no idea what they mean.

Yes, it's real, and no, I didn't buy it. Take a look at the gallery and see if you can tell me anything else about it. I'd tell you how much it weighs or where I got it, but then, of course, I'd have to kill you.


Daz said...

i'm sorry if it'll cost a dent in your bank account.. haha

Chang Chew Soon said...

mmmmm.....yummy! :P

My47th said...

If me then,it will not 'dent' my account at all. Actually it will 'total lost' it... :~(

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