New engine- need help

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New engine- need help

Post by gfdmatt » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:28 pm

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
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Re: New engine- need help

Post by GlennW » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:54 pm

Looks Like a Fairbanks Morse Z
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Re: New engine- need help

Post by Chris Smith » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:51 am

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.

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Re: New engine- need help

Post by gfdmatt » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:01 pm

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

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Re: New engine- need help

Post by GlennW » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:52 pm

3 hp Z
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Hit and Miss Enterprises should have parts.
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Re: New engine- need help

Post by Chris Smith » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:22 pm

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

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Re: New engine- need help

Post by gfdmatt » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:00 pm

Right on, I appreciate the help.

Matt

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Re: New engine- need help

Post by Chris Smith » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:41 pm

I will attempt to post photos. The engine and hoist weigh about 3000 pounds.
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Re: New engine- need help

Post by NP317 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:26 am

That's cool!
...and heavy.
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Re: New engine- need help

Post by Glenn Brooks » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:12 pm

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

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