Nothing Special

By Staff
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Independence Lane Hannacroix, New York 12087

Normally, I’m not the sort of person who writes to a
magazine, and would rather be part of the silent majority.

Why do we collect, restore and try to preserve old engines? Why,
most people think we are crazy and that engines are nothing but
scrap iron. But we know different!

My ‘nothing special’ engine is a Fairbanks Morse 1? hit
and miss. My ‘nothing special’ Fair banks is special to me
because it needed quite a bit of TLC (tender loving care) when I
got it.

I had to do the usual restoration work and purchase the missing
parts to make it run again. It had most of the original paint after
it was cleaned up.

It’s funny how each engine is special in its own way to its
owner. Each engine has its own story to tell. Too bad they
can’t talk!

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