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Fairbanks Morse Z 2HP Antique Engine on Custom Cart – Price Reduced - $850 (King George)

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make / manufacturer: Fairbanks-Morse
model name / number: "Z" 2 H.P.
This is a fully restored Fairbanks-Morse 2 H.P. “Z” antique. This type of engine was typically used for light industrial and farm applications. It was one of the most common types of stationary engines in use in the 1920’s and 30’s. This particular version is a throttle governed engine that runs on kerosene as well as gasoline. It has a magneto ignition. It also has solid “dishpan” flywheels. In one of the flywheels is a retracting handle used to spin the engine to crank it. A drip oiler lubricates the piston. Grease cups lube the magneto, the rod cap on the crankshaft and the main crank bearings. The engine sits on two pieces of channel iron that are believed to be original. A fuel tank is below the engine. The engine is mounted on a cart that was custom fabricated from a materials transport cart used in a factory setting but cut down to size with a new base added.

The engine was sandblasted and repainted and pinstriped. A new carburetor and new plumbing has been fitted. Other new items include the head gasket, spark plug wire, crank handle and fuel tank. The engine cylinder has been honed. The valves have been lapped. All babbitt bearings were plastigaged and shimmed to tolerance. Timing marks were added inside one flywheel and the ignition has been statically timed.

The engine has not been started since restoration therefore it has no fuel odors and is suitable for an indoor display at home or a museum. It needs a check valve in the fuel line to be ready to start – a new one is provided. No guarantees or warranties are made with respect to operation or performance.

A reproduction of a Fairbanks-Morse set-up and operating manual for the engine is provided.

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