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12 hp Fairbanks Morse type T


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Old 01-02-2005, 10:39:11 PM
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Default 12 hp Fairbanks Morse type T

I have a lead on a 12 hp Fairbanks type T and have no idea what to offer.
the engine was last used 30 years ago to saw wood and has been outside ever since. I hope that someone has some idea re the fair market value.

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Default Re: 12 hp Fairbanks Morse type T

Prepare for heavy hauling!
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Default Re: 12 hp Fairbanks Morse type T

Like anything collectable it comes down to rarity and condition.
I have a FM 12 hp T that I got cheap 15 years ago .However it was missing
many parts including head,piston,rod, and every piece that went on the head.
It has been restored,however it took a couple of years and much patience,
work and money.So what I would recommend would be to look it over closely
for freeze damage,missing parts,bent crank,cracked flywheels etc.
Also has the exhaust been covered so it hasn't rained or snowed in the head
or cylinder?The answers to these questions will determine whether you are
looking at $500.00 mailbox holder or easy fix possibly $ 5000.00+ very nice
show engine.Good luck,hope this helped a little.
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Default Re: 12 hp Fairbanks Morse type T

thanks for the info It helps a lot. The head of the engine has been covered and was so high that i couldn't inspect it. I do have a 2hp tank cooled so i know what to expect.

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