Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Library] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Antique Engine Community > Hit & Miss Gas Engine Discussion > Antique Engine Archives
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Antique Engine Archives All archived posts from 1999 to 2004 when SmokStak was on EnginAds. This is a read-only board.

Antique Engine Archives

Fairbanks Morse 5hp Z


this thread has 9 replies and has been viewed 1941 times

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-25-2003, 10:13:52 PM
Dale Parker
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Fairbanks Morse 5hp Z

Just about finished (after 7 months) mechanically restoring my first antique engine, a 5 hp Fairbanks Morse Z. Need correct paint color and scheme as well as any decals that may apply to this engine. Please help with paint color(s) and/or source or any info about color layout.

Does anyone have any idea what the restored value of this engine may be?

Thanks, Dale Parker
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-26-2003, 04:33:30 AM
Bob Naske
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 5hp Z

The "Z" series was painted dark forest green, should have brass oval ID tag front of hopper that could say 6hp depending on bore of engine.
  #3  
Old 07-26-2003, 10:14:18 AM
Vernon
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 5hp Z

I have been around a few Fairbanks-Morse engines and I have never seen a Z model in 5 hp. What year is this? What bore and stroke? Thanks!
  #4  
Old 07-26-2003, 10:20:30 AM
Allan Wright
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 5hp Z

I maybe be mistaken, but I think Fairbanks made a Style B in 5 and 7 1/2 hp.
  #5  
Old 07-26-2003, 10:54:19 AM
Joel Mosley
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 5hp Z

Fairbanks Morse definitely made a 5 HP Syle Z model B engine. I have a 1934 Model and I a have seen a few others over the years.

Joel
  #6  
Old 07-26-2003, 01:45:51 PM
Dale Parker
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 5hp Z

The brass tag on the front of the hopper definately id's this engine as a 5 hp Z, 600 rpm. There were apparently very few made, as replacement parts are not very available. It is an open crank, throttle governed style, with a 4 3/4" bore and 6" stroke. Fairly certain it was made in 1930. Thanks for your comments.
  #7  
Old 07-26-2003, 08:41:35 PM
Ed Deis
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 5hp Z

The 5HP "B" is not rare, but sure not as many around as the other "Z" models. Parts are not scarce either other than possibly the bare head and piston. Many of the other parts exchange with the 3 & 6HP "Z" sizes. Although there are some differences in the 3 & 5HP the 6 & 7 1/2HP "B" Z's are basically the same (both have 5 3/4" bore). Ed
  #8  
Old 07-26-2003, 11:31:28 PM
Larry A. Dalton
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 5hp Z

Dale.. I have a 5 and it is really a 3 HP Basically, W/Heavier Flywheels and a Wider Hopper, I have seen no other differences in the Two. Larry
  #9  
Old 07-28-2003, 10:33:00 AM
Tom Winland
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 5hp Z

I have a 5HP Z straight off the pumpjack, it must have a inch of grease on it. You get dirty just looking at it!!!

Tom Winland Ohio
  #10  
Old 07-28-2003, 07:11:46 PM
Ed Deis
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 5hp Z

No difference between 3 & 5 "B" HP?? Try inter-changing the block, cyl. head or piston. You'll need some very special tools (like a shrinker). The bore on the 3HP is 4 1/2" and the 5HP is 4 3/4". Yes-they do look alike and yes many parts will interchange. I realize sometimes I come on as a know-it-all, but I'm certainly far from that. Just want to see the correct info go to those who are trying to learn something. Ed
 

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Fairbanks Morse Z thiggy Hit & Miss Gas Engine Discussion 4 03-10-2015 04:09:22 PM
Fairbanks Morse ZD J Mag Help.... Redhookred1 Magnetos, Ignition Coils and Spark Plugs 3 07-10-2014 03:55:27 PM
Fairbanks Morse ZD 2HP Gilbert Armour Hit & Miss Gas Engine Discussion 3 07-05-2014 03:14:59 PM
37 1/2 hp fairbanks Morse 48bomber Hit & Miss Gas Engine Discussion 3 06-25-2014 12:21:59 AM
FB/Morse-Need a Part- Morse Fairbanks Ser# 833745-1942? Babbit? LShap1777 Hit & Miss Gas Engine Discussion 4 09-12-2008 11:03:58 AM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:36:15 PM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2019 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277