New to me.

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endmill
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New to me.

Post by endmill » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:50 pm

Picked this Fairbanks-Morse ZC52s up this summer for $100.00 got some parts missing but good starter.
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Re: New to me.

Post by Harold_V » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:24 pm

Amazing. At this point in time I'd expect it would be hard to find them.

Nice find!

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Re: New to me.

Post by hammermill » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:39 pm

if they are like the maytag engines i bought a few years back, secindary market parts are pretty common as is info after you get to know the folks in the hobby

get it fixed up and it will be a treasure!

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Re: New to me.

Post by endmill » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:09 pm

Hopefully this is my first one, the next one will only get BIGGER 8)

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Re: New to me.

Post by hammermill » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:17 pm

after lugging a few big ones around and loading with the power lift gate i like the smaller ones.

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Re: New to me.

Post by ken572 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:38 pm

endmill,

Very Cool purchase, 8) and Fantastic Price. :wink:

I found these and hope they will be helpful to you:

Fairbanks-Morse : Engines 1912 (54p)
http://archive.org/details/fairbanksmorseen00cana

Effect of varying compression on the efficiency of a
Fairbanks-Morse horizontal gas engine 1910
(90p)
http://archive.org/details/effectofvaryingc00berg

Ken. :)
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from working with the older Masters.
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Re: New to me.

Post by GlennW » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:54 pm

Nice find!

Hopefully, parts are not too hard to find for it.

A guy could never have too many old engines :)
Glenn

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Re: New to me.

Post by endmill » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:54 pm

Thanks everyone, if I can found the carb that will be the main thing, I would think I can make the rocker parts , just another project to ad to the list. :twisted:

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Re: New to me.

Post by ken572 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:42 pm

endmill wrote:Thanks everyone, if I can found the carb that will be the main thing, I would think I can make the rocker parts , just another project to ad to the list. :twisted:
endmill,

Check out this site and scroll down and click on the drawing
and photo links and also great carb drawings.

Harry/s Old Engine #3 (Web Site) (GREAT) 8)
Fairbanks, Morse and Company. 1918
http://www.old-engine.com/fairbank.htm

Ken. :)
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The best learning experiences come
from working with the older Masters.
Ken.

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Re: New to me.

Post by ken572 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:49 pm

endmill,

Also 2012/2013 parts catalog. 8)
http://www.hitnmiss.com/index.html

Ken. :)
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The best learning experiences come
from working with the older Masters.
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