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What Can You Tell Me About This Fairbanks And Morse

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#1 Indygbd1 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 08:30 PM

This is a twin cylinder Fairbanks and morse 4hp engine. Can anyone tell me about this engine? I have never seen one before. What did it come on? Are they rare? What do you know?

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 10:16 PM

I know that is a rebadged Onan according to the way it looks and the tag. 


Fairbanks rebranded everything back in the day.  They never put an engine on one of their units if it didn't have their name on it.  I've had a Fairbanks Wisconsin, a Fairbanks Lauson, and I've seen a Fairbanks Briggs.  All have the unique tags.


It probably ran a Fairbanks genset of some sort, or maybe it was an auxiliary engine for one of the big stationary diesels.  I don't know if they had an engine mounted to run an air compressor to fill the starting tanks or not. 


I'd love to know what it was used for.  The answer might be in C.H. Wendel's company history of Fairbanks Morse.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 06:23 PM

Kinda looks like a flat belt pulley on it,  might have been a mule engine for something

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 09:02 PM

Hmmmm. green...... flat belt pulley.......  my guess would be.....

maybe it was the engine from a baler?  small combine? 

to me, the flat belt pulley says early 60s and older, and the paint says John Deere,

but maybe I'm all wet :D .    wouldn't be the first or the last time :wave:



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Posted June 25, 2014 - 10:11 PM

I think it might be a pony motor for one of their big diesels. I have seen stuff like that on dozers, big tractors, etc. I am surprised that its that new at gone tho. Normally they would be older.