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Fairbanks Morse Sheffield 40b Restoration


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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse Sheffield 40b Restoration

Thanks for the info. I will have to look at mine to see which style I have.
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So after a number of unsuccessful start attempts, I finally realized that the magneto needed a recharge. Not having the materials or time to completely start from scratch, I cheated and gutted a little Craftsman welder for it's transformer. I cut two sections out of the core and wired the two coils in series. Worked better than I expected, as the engine fired up on the first try afterwards!
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This is an attempt to insert a youtube video into the post.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpo2TjbjUhw
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Great video, Now I gotta get mine out find a mag and get it running.

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Thanks! Also, how did you get the video to open in your post? I haven't gotten the hang of it yet.

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Oh, and Dwayne, if you could post an image of your engine, I could probably figure out which mag you need.
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Figured I ought to post a photo or two of the engine on the frame with the drive mechanism.
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I decided to make a quick video of the motorcar moving for the first time, even if it was only for a few feet.

http://youtu.be/r1y6v9h656w

Without any controls for the engine hooked up, it was a little tricky to keep it idling consistently.
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I've decided to just start posting my progress on the car as a whole instead of just the engine, since the two are inseparable. I've got to get the upper frame finished off and build the brake shoes and linkage before I can actually start on the major woodwork.
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Nice project and I look forward to seeing it out cruising.
In the meantime get some mufflers on it. That thing is obnoxious!
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The big open building doesn't do much to soften the sounds this thing makes. I'm actually restoring this car for a friend, and as such he wants it as original as possible. Also, if you think it's loud now, you should wait for me to post up the slow-mo video I shot of it today,!

And here it is, shot from my fancy new Iphone 6at 240fps:



http://youtu.be/wk0cyQ6vvm0

Wish I had other engines as mechanically fascinating as this to take slow-motion video of...
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