Restoration of a Fairbanks-Morse Z Engine

| July/August 2001

  • F-M Z Engine

  • F-M Z Engine

P.O. Box 143, Thornville, Ohio 43076

Restoration started with the purchase of this F-M Z engine from a very good friend of ours, some two years ago.

In the winter of 1999, I started cleaning up the engine and completed the job in early spring of 2000.

The engine was in very good running condition and just needed some paint and minor repairs. With the help and supervision of David Thompson, his knowledge of engines, and the space in his workshop, he helped me build a set of trucks and we restored the engine.

I painted the engine a hunter green. We think it looks very good and runs just as well. I enjoy the pictures in each issue of your magazine and hope my pictures will also be enjoyed by your readers.