1899 Fairbanks-Morse “Type T” Special Electric 6 HP engine
John Hamilton's 1899 6 HP Fairbanks-Morse Type T Special Electric, bought off a farm in Ness County, Kan.
John's wife, Arlene, stands with the finished engine. On the base, John typed out the engine's history then had a sign company make a vinyl press-on sign, thus preserving the history with the engine.
John and a friend designed a trip mechanism for the igniter that looks like a factory piece.
A small L-bracket was made to hold the oiler to the outside of the crankcase, and another small tube was added to the bottom of the oiler to the hole in the crankcase, making sure that the end of the tube touches the plate inside the crankcase.
John got some help from his son, Mike, to reinstall the flywheels. Both were a little nervous about dealing with the split hub on a 400-pound flywheel.
John found brass engine nameplate on eBay for $18 delivered. Even though this cylinder did not originally have a plate, it was too nice to omit.