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TAG : April/May 2019

engines-restoration-antiques

Restoring a 5hp Fairbanks-Morse Z

    1938 Fairbanks-Morse 5hp Z Style B Manufacturer: Fairbanks, Morse & Co., Beloit, WI Year: 1938 Serial No.: 807471 Horsepower: 5hp @ 600rpm Bore & stroke: 4-3/4in x 6in Flywheels: 21-1/16in x 2-3/8in Ignition: Spark plug with Fairbanks-Morse RV 1 high-tension ...

Moving Forward in the Community

One of the best – if not the best – aspects of collecting old engines is the people. When I was first introduced to the vintage engine hobby, I was completely out of my element. I had a solid background in car and motorcycle engines, but hit-and-miss engines? Not so much. Yet as soon as I ...

engines-restoration-antiques

Help with Unidentified Air-Cooled Engine

Unidentified air-cooled engine Bore & stroke: 3-1/2in x 5in Flywheels: 16in x 1-3/8in Cooling: Six cooling fins on 1-inch centers, 1-inch deep Ignition: Likely spark plug with battery and coil Governing: Appears to be hit-and-miss, flywheel governor Starting: Flip-out hand crank ...

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Is This a Daniel Best Engine?

  Attached is a photo of my mother taken in July 1927, during her vacation at a Chico, California, dude ranch. Notice the engine in the background behind the pump. The second photo shows an 1891 Daniel Best engine, one of three images received from Greg Johnson and taken by Ransome ...

Gas Engine Magazine

Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines