Eclipse Begins Collection


| June/July 1986

  • 6 HP Fairbanks-Morse


  • 6 HP Fairbanks-Morse

135 Stanley Rd., Fayetteville, GA 30214

About three years ago I was at a small town in North Georgia where they were having a Fall Festival and there was a man there grinding corn-meal with a 6 HP Fairbanks-Morse. Something about the sound of that engine running did something to me. I knew that day I had to have one. I started asking people everywhere I went if they knew where I could get me an engine. Most of the people I asked didn't know what I was talking about, so I ran an ad in the Wanted column of the market bulletin and a guy at East Point, Georgia, called me and said he had one he would sell. It was the Fairbanks-Morse Eclipse 1 HP pictured here. Since that first engine I now have 10 engines and I am still looking for more. When I first started buying, I didn't know about GEM or any of the clubs, so I really had a hard time getting the first couple fixed up but I sure enjoyed working on them! I now belong to the Georgia Antique Engine Club. I never enjoyed anything as much as I have enjoyed restoring engines.



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!

Be sure to take advantage of the Square Deal Subscription Program.

  • No Missed Issues.

  • No Renewal Notices.

  • No Additional Cost.

The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate.   With advanced electronic notification, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an easy opt-out plan, the Square Deal Subscription Program is the best value, risk free, eco-friendliest way to subscribe.




Facebook YouTube

Classifieds