Carolina Blue Fairbanks Morse

Fairbanks Morse throttle engine

Fairbanks Morse throttle engine

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Donald W. Thomas of Rt  #4, Box 268, Lillington, NC 27546 has been a GEM reader for about five years. Last winter he restored this 1918 Fairbanks Morse throttle engine. 'I realize the color isn't correct,' he writes, 'but it seems that there are too many green engines around sometimes. The engine color is almost a perfect match for the Carolina blue sky in the background even though I didn't intend it to be that way when I started.' Donald reports further that the Fairbanks was complete and running when he bought it three years ago. He has run the engine on gas, kerosene, camp stove fuel, diesel fuel and all kinds of combinations of the above, and it burns all equally well once it gets hot. He also had a tip for International Harvester collectors-condensers for IHC model LA &. LB engines using the IHC magneto and some of the older model tractors can still be bought through NAPA distributors. 'It is made by Echlin and is sold as part #IHC-201 condenser,' he reports.