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Old 04-05-2005, 06:53:18 AM
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Over the weekend I had the opportunity to allow this 6 hp FMZ to follow me home. Its fired by a Webster mag set up....and also has hit and miss governing. Is this a kinda rare one or what?.....I've heard of webster fired FM's but this is the first one I've seen.....any comments from the "pro's"......
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Default Re: Fairbanks question?

If the engine is a 6 horse Z with hit and miss governing it is rare to me. The only hit and miss Zs I have ever seen were the 1.5 and the three horse. They were made in both styles, Hit and Miss and throttled. Webster mag ignition was not uncommon mostly on the larger Z engines . Joe Morris
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Default Re: Fairbanks question?

I'd sure like to see a picture of it's carb or mixer. I have the governor and I think it would fit a 3 or 6 hp.
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Default Re: Fairbanks question?

Webster mags were available as a replacement, but you may have a Canadian built engine, or an engine destined for sale in Canada. Many American engines (FM, IHC M, Associated) can be found with Webster mags. Overall, though, they are quite rare.

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Thanks for all the replies....will try to get a few photo's this weekend and post them....Warren
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Kid!....here's the mixer photo's...not much to it.....Warren
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