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FM Z 2HP saved from scrap! Need Help

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Old 10-04-2005, 12:11:19 PM
Americanflyer302 Americanflyer302 is offline
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Default FM Z 2HP saved from scrap! Need Help

I was wandering through my local steel scrap yard the other day when I saw this ( ) Fairbanks Morse 2 HP "Z" engine roll out of the back of someones truck into the scrap pile. I went into the the office to inquire about purchasing the engine and they sold it to me for scrap price (I paid 70 dollars for the engine). Anyway I have been wanting one of these to restore for years and all of a sudden THERE IT WAS! Sadly this engine has seen better days. It looks as though it has been out in the elements for the last 50 years. I would love to know exactly what parts are missing. The biggest challenge is going to be the bent crank you can see in the photos it appears to have bent when it fell from the truck and landed on the flywheel. Can this be straightend by a machine shop or ???? The piston was stuck but after soaking for a few days I got it to start moving with a block of wood and a BIG hammer. The cylinder bore is pitted pretty badly, what shoud I do about this? Can it be sleeved or? I am new to these types of engines and any info would be greatly appreciated. I would like to find parts diagrams or schematics or literature of some kind for this motor. Thanks for looking and any help you can give me. Chirs
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Old 10-04-2005, 01:26:23 PM
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Default Re: FM Z 2HP saved from scrap! Need Help

We've got a 2 HP Z here at the Fairbanks Morse Plant in Beloit, WI. If you need pictures of how the engine looks fully assembled.
Jim Purpura
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:49:09 AM
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Default Re: FM Z 2HP saved from scrap! Need Help

You need too look very carefully at the flywheels and be certain they are not cracked. This is very important, to learn more you might search the archives.
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