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Posting for a friend. Can anyone tell me what this is for. It has a part #FZA 1121 on it. Thank you for any help. Sorry that the pics are kinda blurry.

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Here is a pic of the base that this part came with. The engine is a 1925 spark plug model and a 1 1/2 HP.
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Mike,

It is a little hard to see from the photo of the base, but if bolts stick up from the base where the pump mounts it would make me think that if you had 4 of those unknown parts you could use them to extend the range of adjustment of the pump front to rear to adjust the belt tension. A bolt going through the hole into the engine base and the stud going into the base of the pump or maybe the other way around.

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Mike,

Sorry I should have included this in my last reply. The casting number certainly sounds as though it is a Fairbanks Morse Z part indicating that it is probably an original part of this unit or at least some Fairbanks Morse Z machine. Some times I get an engine that has parts attached that are part of some other unit that some previous owner or mechanic used for a purpose that the part was never intended to be used for.

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Mike, that base is probably from a 32 volt light plant generator setup. The slotted holes in the base are to tighten the belt when it loosens. Id be willing to bet that the part is to make loosening the nuts easier when you need to make an adjustment to the tension. Rather than having to get a wrench underneath. The spacing between the studs should fit the spacing on the slotted holes.

PS: nice setup youre friend has going there! does he have the generator for it?

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This part is installed inside the water hopper of the engine. It is used to clamp a cooling attachment to the hopper. There is a casting that has a water "condensor" (similar to a radiator) soldered to it that helps to keep the cooling water from evaporating. I'll post again with a picture as soon as I figure out how to reduce the file size of the picture so it will work on this board.
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