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Jeff9 From E. Peoria, IL


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Old 06-27-2013, 01:41:22 PM
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Hello all,

I am brand new to the site and antique engines. Just purchased a 1919 Fairbanks Morse Z yesterday and I am looking forward to making her run again.

Thank you,
Jeff
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:02:33 PM
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Welcome to the forum Jeff, an FMZ is a good start, lets see how long it takes for you to pick up some more
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Welcome to the Stak Jeff !!! Lots of good folks here. Tell us more about your FBM Z, pics are great too.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:43:34 PM
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Hello dalmatiangirl61 & Fordson1,

I have posted some pics in this thread:
http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12142

Thank you for the welcome!!

Jeff

---------- Post added at 03:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:28 PM ----------

Sorry, just realized that the link in my previous post doesn't take you to the one I posted with pics.

Here is the title to my thread with pics:
1919 FM w/Sumter Plug Oscillator
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:09:17 AM
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Default Re: Jeff9 From E. Peoria, IL

Hey Jeff, I'm not too far from you. I'm over west of Bloomington.
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Default Re: Jeff9 From E. Peoria, IL

Welcome Aboard SmokStak

The Fairbanks "Z" is a good engine to start with.

The International / McCormick Deering "M" and the later model Stovers are also very good starter engines as there are still enough of them around to be somewhat affordable and not too bad to find parts for.

John Deere "E" engines are also readily available (be careful you don't trip over one when you're not looking) with more parts available than you should ever need, but they are usually way over-priced because of being John Deere Green.

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Hi Tony, thank you for taking the time to introduce yourself. Do we have any engine clubs near us?

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Jeff

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Hi Otto,

Yes, I already found myself looking at several this past Saturday in Sandwich, IL. Sandwich Early Engine and Tractor Club show. Had a blast looking at the different engines and how the they were operating different implements.

When I bought the FMZ, I didn't realize is was not a hit & miss. But I am going to make it look and run like new and I think it will be a good engine for a small custom made tractor.

I will eventually buy a hit & miss though. This past weekend I saw a Chanticleer. The Rooster logo sold me and have to have one!!

Thank you for the welcome!
Jeff
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Hello all,

I am brand new to the site and antique engines. Just purchased a 1919 Fairbanks Morse Z yesterday and I am looking forward to making her run again.

Thank you,
Jeff
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