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New engine- need help

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:28 pm
by gfdmatt
Hey guys!

I purchased this engine from a neighbor that is clearing out his yard because he is moving. I couldn’t find any information stamped on the engine and haven’t exactly found its “match” online. My guess is that it’s been a long time since the engine has spun free And been pieced together. Any help on the make/model would be appreciated. And any suggestions on whether a restoration seems practical, would be appreciated as well.

Thank you!
Matt

Re: New engine- need help

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:54 pm
by GlennW
Looks Like a Fairbanks Morse Z

Re: New engine- need help

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:51 am
by Chris Smith
It looks like my Fairbanks Morse.
5.75" bore
8" stroke
28" flywheels
Type Z
7.5 Hp
550 rpm

In Tucson there is a club/organization called Antique Power, if you are close check them out.

Chris

Re: New engine- need help

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:01 pm
by gfdmatt
Hey guys, thanks for the help! I still haven’t found one with the enclosed gear box online.

Chris, do you happen to have any pictures of yours?

Also, what are some great places to to get replacement parts?

Thank you

Re: New engine- need help

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:52 pm
by GlennW
3 hp Z
fairbanksmorse3hp.jpg
Hit and Miss Enterprises should have parts.

Re: New engine- need help

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:22 pm
by Chris Smith
Hit & Miss Enterprises
P.O. Box 157 - 4462 Montgomery Rd. - Orwell, OH 44076
PH: (440) 272-5335 FAX: (440) 272-5333
Mon-Fri 9AM-5:00PM (EST) Sat. No regular hours. Drop-ins*Best to call first.
No Sunday's or Holidays Please
E-mail: sales@hitnmiss.com **** Web page: www.hitnmiss.com

Chris

Re: New engine- need help

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:00 pm
by gfdmatt
Right on, I appreciate the help.

Matt

Re: New engine- need help

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:41 pm
by Chris Smith
I will attempt to post photos. The engine and hoist weigh about 3000 pounds.

Re: New engine- need help

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:26 am
by NP317
That's cool!
...and heavy.
~RN

Re: New engine- need help

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:12 pm
by Glenn Brooks
Wow, massive engine. Of Course restoration is practical! Maybe practical is the wrong word. But old barn finds are always great fun to discover and return to their former glory. So... Go for it! Actually I like to see old equipment like this restored and placed back into service, doing something. Driving a replica belt system for example and powering an old lathe or camelback drill press. or powering other equipment such as a cable car system around your yard. Great fun! :D

Glenn