Oil Field Engines
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Library] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Antique Engine Community > Oil Field Engines & Related Equipment
Forgot Password? Join Us!


Oil Field Engines & Related Equipment OFES members otherwise known as "Oafs". If you like "BIG OLD GREASY RUSTY OIL FIELD ENGINES, you're in the right place. Founded by Russell Farmer.

Oil Field Engines & Related Equipment

1945 Fairbanks-Morse, cannon type

this thread has 41 replies and has been viewed 6001 times

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-17-2009, 05:41:35 PM
Jim Gorter Jim Gorter is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Posts: 429
Thanks: 118
Thanked 41 Times in 32 Posts
Default Re: 1945 Fairbanks-Morse, cannon type

Larry, to clean up the bore on topside of piston,use a wire wheel on a hand drill. Dont be too concerned with the pitting until you get it cleaned up. Most times, the larger engines will run with conciderable blowby. If real bad you will need to look into boring and sleeving the cylinder. Very hard to hone the pits out and then you will need to find an oversized piston to fit the larger bore.
I'm not sure if the piston/rod will come out the back. If you can, unhook the rod from the crank and make sure the crank and gearing are loose. Other wise you may break something while you are trying to remove the piston. Good Luck, Jim.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 09-17-2009, 06:19:00 PM
ehpower2's Avatar
ehpower2 ehpower2 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: twin cities, minnesota
Posts: 1,672
Thanks: 68
Thanked 472 Times in 355 Posts
Default Re: 1945 Fairbanks-Morse, cannon type

there is a trick with these types of engines that i have used well for my hit miss engine anyway i just used jb weld in the cylender bore to get rid of the pitting. I dont know if you want to do something like that but it might be an idea to try. But if you want to try is you fill in the pits with jb then hone and your ready to go just make sure there is no oil or anything in those pits so you get the best bond to the metal. and make sure you let it dry for a week.
Reply With Quote


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 4hp type Nate Antique Gas Engine Discussion 20 11-24-2005 07:38:51 PM
12 hp Fairbanks Morse type T Mike Buck Antique Gas Engine Discussion 3 01-03-2005 11:11:41 PM
Fairbanks Morse Type T Jason Dahm Antique Engine Archives 0 02-01-2004 12:00:21 AM
Fairbanks Morse 1945 Larry Reinhart Generators & Electric Motors General Discussion 1 04-16-2003 11:55:58 AM
Fairbanks-Morse Type H Dave Huling Antique Engine Archives 0 10-22-2002 08:41:26 PM

Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:20:21 AM.

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