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Flywheel Forum


| April 2007

At the age of 71 I got the hit-and-miss bug. I thought the best way to become knowledgeable was to start from scratch.

I bought a 2 HP Fairbanks-Morse dishpan Z with only the crankshaft, piston and a cracked head. The FM Type R high-tension magneto and cast iron camshaft gear bracket weren't a match. Then I milled the cast iron bracket off until the gears meshed. The timing appears to be off. Can anyone help? John Kananen, W11030 W. 26th Road, Pound, WI 54161;


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