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6 HP Fairbanks Morse Propane


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Default 6 HP Fairbanks Morse Propane

I have a 6 hp Fairbanks Morse ignitor engine missing the carburetor. I am looking for any help I can find to complete a working carburetor for this engine. Is it possible to switch a carburetor from gas to propane? Any help would be appreciated.
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Default Re: 6 HP Fairbanks Morse Propane

This 6 horse "Z" hit & miss engine will run on propane, natural gas, or gasoline. But it is a spark plug engine. I'm sure there is a way to adapt the ignitor engine to gas rather than gasoline, but I've never tried it. Gotta' think about this one!~
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Trying get away from famous fuel pump.
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Default Re: 6 HP Fairbanks Morse Propane

make a plate that fits the mounting where the carb would go.

drill and tap for 1/2 pipe threads in center of plate

get piece of 1/2 pipe 4-6 inches long threads on one end

drill and tap 1/8 hole in said pipe

install a choke plate on end of non threaded end

install 1/8 needle valve

get lp tank, use a gas grill regulator or adapt a accytlene regulator (for controled pressure)

connect with hose

find "sweet" spot and run.. you wil have to choke some air off and tinker with it a bit to find where it runs the best.

ita all pretty straight forward, ive done MANY engines this way. had one giving me some fits so i had to email the professional david lyon.. but other than that. its simple
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