Pen Holder

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Project by mikeho posted 10-13-2013 10:46 PM 2082 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I removed this connecting rod from a Ford 4.0 just as you see it, no piston or rod cap connected. I thought it would make a pretty cool pen holder/conversation piece for my auto repair shop checkout counter.

-- Mike, Thedford NE

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#1 posted 10-13-2013 11:18 PM

Its a good idea, but looking at the big end did they actually try to make it home…LOL, what a wipeout…

At one time I used a TRW Powerforged 396 piston for an ashtray.

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#2 posted 10-13-2013 11:21 PM

Clever idea – came out great!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 10-13-2013 11:46 PM

I think that engine may have had an issue or 2.

I do like uising “junk” for artistic things.

Neat idea; sorry for the poor owner of the Ford! Will definetly be even POORER now.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 10-13-2013 11:50 PM

Perfect for your auto repair shop! Clever thinking.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 10-14-2013 01:35 AM

Awesome, great idea.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 10-14-2013 02:59 AM

That is one gnarly looking rod! Their pain is your gain I guess. Great idea for the use of it.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#7 posted 10-16-2013 04:33 PM

Great idea, it makes a cool pen holder. Like it.

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