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10HP Fairbanks N Portable


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Old 06-08-2009, 12:55:37 PM
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Default 10HP Fairbanks N Portable

Here is a rather unusual Fairbanks-Morse engine I would say. I pulled it from a shed southeast of Richmond, Va. the weekend before last. It had been hibernating there about 30 years or more. It doesn't appear to need much!
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:39:21 PM
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Nice engine.
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:33:32 PM
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Default Re: 10HP Fairbanks N portable

Andrew - we need to hear more details on this great find! Merton
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:41:45 PM
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Default Re: 10HP Fairbanks N portable

Dang thing already blew the piston out, that is power at the ready.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:06:31 PM
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Default Re: 10HP Fairbanks N portable

Did you ask Martin if you could have that?
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:51:24 PM
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Default Re: 10HP Fairbanks N portable

Very Nice engine, Very Lucky Find.

I cant wait to see a video of it running!

I thought that the hopper colled N's only came in 5 and 8 H.P.

Anyway, NICE engine.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:39:45 PM
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Default Re: 10HP Fairbanks N portable

congrats on a nice find, and a really nice engine, how'd you find it? thanks for sharing.

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Old 06-09-2009, 07:19:23 PM
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Very very nice engine!!!:d
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:48:21 PM
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Not much to tell really. It was pulled out of a collapsing barn back in the 70's by a collector. The family that had it were the second owners and used it to run a peanut thresher. The collector died about 15 plus years ago without ever having done anything to it except pulling the piston and getting new rings. An old friend of mine who had known the guy took me there 10 years ago so I could see it and try to get it. It just took a while thats all, eventually things change.
I also thought the 5 and 8 HP were the only hopper cooled sizes, but you can see from the tag it is definitely a 10. It has 55 inch flywheels just like a 10. One thing though the hopper has a very narrow connection to the cylinder jacket, and inside it looks like they may have done a pattern modification to a plain cylinder pattern, or something with the mold, to cast a hopper on it. I don't know anything more than that perhaps there are other large hopper cooled N's out there
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Default Re: 10HP Fairbanks N portable

Andrew, the narrow connection you talk about is similar to the way Hagan attached their hoppers. It appeared they used the tank cooled cylinder patterns and possibly had a removable attachment that made up the hopper. On Hagans it looks like they simply broke a hole through the top of the tank cooled cylinder to allow the water passage. There are only 3 Hopper Cooled Hagans and they're all like this.
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Default Re: 10HP Fairbanks N portable

Tommy,
I had an 8hp N Hopper Cooled that was broken thru the same as you described for the Hagen.
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Andrew, We have a 10HP Fairbanks hopper cooled portable type N like yours and today checked the serial number. Is your engine #90543? Ours is #90542, which would be consecutive numbers!
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Default Re: 10HP Fairbanks N portable

Dan, that sure looks like 90453 to me!
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Default Re: 10HP Fairbanks N portable

There are atleast (1) if not (2) 12 h.p. hopper-cooled F&M around. Ones at ROLLAG ( full-base ) and the other one is in Kansas.
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And Dan, you have bragging rights because your's is older! That's pretty neat and amazing that of the possible handful of 10 HP Hopper Cooled N's that survived, two have consecutive SN's. Just curious Dan, is your's a portable like Andrew's? I like portables!
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Mine is 90543. I guess yours took the train west and mine took the East bound train. Do you have pictures of yours you can post here?
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Should one man own both these engines????
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Default Re: 10HP Fairbanks N portable

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Andrew, We have a 10HP Fairbanks hopper cooled portable type N like yours and today checked the serial number. Is your engine #90543? Ours is #90542, which would be consecutive numbers!
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I saw Andy's Fairbanks today. Boy it's a nice looking engine, and I can't wait to see it run!!

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Now that is an extremely cool engine! I want one....
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