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FM Z engines

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Old 10-26-2002, 12:17:41 AM
CJ Winslow
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Ok, I will try this again. I have a couple FM Z engines that I am working on putting together. I could really use a few pictures of the linkages for the exhaust valve as well as the governor setup. I am working on both a throttler as well as a hit and miss model, sop pictures of either one or both would be greatly appreciated. These engines are so common that I am sure some of you guys with digital cameras could get me some pictures. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-26-2002, 12:30:41 AM
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what year,style and HP.?BobRR
Old 10-26-2002, 12:35:53 AM
CJ Winslow
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These are dishpan models, with the head and sparkplug. 1.5 hp.

Thanks - CJ
Old 10-26-2002, 12:54:17 AM
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I'll try and get a picts. of the one on my hit&miss over the weekend.BobRR
Old 10-26-2002, 12:13:16 PM
Darryl Boyd
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Well all I have in my files are some crummy photos of it, but they will get you started untill someone shoots some better.

See link below.

It's tough to get photos of that area without removing the battery box and fly wheel.

Hope this helps more than hurts!!! LOL

Old 10-26-2002, 02:21:35 PM
Russ Hughes
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I have heard several times that the dishpan flywheel model "Z" is quite common. Just an observation though, at the several shows I have attended in Washington State in the last few years, I havent seen any of these engines show up.

I have a 2 Hp FM Model "Z" throttle governed that is close to running since I found the carburetor, or mixer, or whatever they call it. Now about all I need is the fuel tank and maybe I can finish the job.
Old 10-26-2002, 06:35:38 PM
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Since we're on the subject of FBM dishpan engines, my friends Art Devisser & Warren Jackey and I went to a farm auction today. One of us just had to bring this engine home with us. Well, I lucked out.. It's a barn fresh 2 hp Model Z throttle gov. with magneto,crank guard, oiler, base and a good gas tank. No muffler, but is free and has good compression and has been stored for years.. I also have its twin brother in a Hit & Miss with batt.& buzz coil.. It ain't no sideshaft but I'll take it!!!

Old 10-26-2002, 08:16:50 PM
Joe A
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HI John-

Not that it needs it but that engine is suposed to be green. The mag fired dishpans were green, the battery fired ones were red. Also the battery fired ones only came in 1/1/2 HP and 3 HP I believe that the mag fired ones came in 1/1/2, 2, and 3 HP.

Good luck,

Old 10-27-2002, 12:00:14 AM
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My battery fired one is 2hp. BobRR
Old 10-27-2002, 02:49:35 AM
Russ Hughes
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Golly, except for the color, it looks just like my engine. One might say yours is port side and mine is starboard side colors in nautical terms.


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