Yes, we are here!

In times like these our hobbies become lifesavers. At GAS ENGINE MAGAZINE and FARM COLLECTOR, we have been tracking down the most interesting and rare vintage farm machines and collections for more than 80 years combined! That includes researching and sourcing the best books on collectibles available anywhere. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-888-9098 or by email. Stay safe!


Letters and Miscellanies

Power plant needs help

| October 2006

  • Powerplant.jpg
    Clockwise from top: Seven-cylinder Fairbanks-Morse; 75 HP 2-cylinder FMY; 6-cylinder FMY; 115 HP 3-cylinder FMY; front of the Yuma Light & Water plant.

  • Powerplant.jpg

I stopped in Yuma, Colo., and checked out the power plant. Talk about cool! They have a 2-cylinder 75 HP Fairbanks-Morse Model Y, a 3-cylinder 115HP FMY, a 6-cylinder FMY and the "Big Daddy," a 7-cylinder Fairbanks. All of these are generator engines. They all run, but the 7-cylinder is having problems. It doesn't want to generate juice any more.

The engineers believe the problem is in the small generator that excites the big generator. I'm no electrician, so I'll leave that up to the experts. They are desperately looking for help to get this generator back to gennin'! So I'm passing this along: I'm sure someone out there would jump at the opportunity to work with these monsters. The city council doesn't want to pour any money into these, but Scott Moore, the city electric supervisor, doesn't want these engines ending up in the scrap yard! Can someone please help? Contact Scott Moore at: (970) 848-3878; (970) 630-3547. Thanks!

Doug Waggonner
Westernstar66@aol.com

Send letters to Gas Engine Magazine, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609;
eshipps@ogdenpubs.com





SUBSCRIBE TO GAS ENGINE MAGAZINE TODAY!

Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!




Facebook YouTube

Classifieds


click me