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Old 08-21-2005, 10:50:58 PM
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need some help from yall out there,i got my first engine its a fairbanks morse (2) eclipse that went through a very bad fire. the valves had to be drilled out. so im working on them first.i contacked MR. ed at hit@miss,he told me he could make me the valves if he had the specs but he does not have them.does anyone out there know where i can get the specs or valves.any help would be great. thanks donnie
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Was the fire hot enough to melt out the babbitt from the bearings? If it was, you will want to see if 1) cylender bore is still true, 2)crank is true - if the engine got that hot, the weight of the flywheel alone would be enough to distort the crank. Any steel parts would become annealed - that is very soft, they will bend easily. Cast iron may develope fractures at cooling differential points - look for cracks at bearing, and bolt mounts, and in the water jacket and cylender.
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Old 08-22-2005, 01:23:26 AM
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My No.2 Eclipse was a complete wreck but it is getting closer to looking like an engine again. I have the valves out of it here somewhere. I will see if I can find them and get some dimensions for you.
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thanks much patrich
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