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Need Info on 1945 Fairmont Speeder Motor


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Old 03-19-2010, 05:00:37 AM
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Question Need Info on 1945 Fairmont Speeder Motor

I have a 1945 Fairmont railroad speeder motor (determined from an online website), that I was sure was a R.O.B. I've had someone tell me that it looks like an RQ with a C-8 carb. Numbers I've gotten off of it are 69524 - from below the radiator, A 1045 - on the block, E 6995 - from the generator, Fairmont TYPE 08 and A 1319 - from the carb, and A 1372 from the wheels. It is missing it's gas tank, it isn't currently a running engine, I have had it running a few times before, still has very good compression. I don't believe it would take much to get it in top shape again. I haven't been successful in finding info on the web so thought I'd try here. Also would like to know it's actual value. I've attached a couple of photos. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 03-19-2010, 06:56:22 AM
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Default Re: Need Info on 1945 Fairmont Speeder Motor

http://motorcar.winkworth.us/engines..._index.htm-Try this link.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:18:59 AM
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Default Re: Need Info on 1945 Fairmont Speeder Motor

most of the motor cars had the tank attatched to the "cars" frame up near the back I just rigged a small round tank on a bracket near the carb
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:40:20 PM
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Default Re: Need Info on 1945 Fairmont Speeder Motor

It is a Fairmont RQD 9-13 HP
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Default Re: Need Info on 1945 Fairmont Speeder Motor

Dirk, can you give me some insight as to how you determine this? So far, from what I have found, the serial # for my engine puts it as being manufactured in February 1945, but that's about all I've found out. This came from two different websites, one mentioned by a member here earlier.
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The RQD is easy to spot from their little cousin, the ROB. The condenser is a give away for this engine. Only the large Fairmont engines and the RK twin use the large condenser.
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Hi Dirk, I'm believe that my engine is 6 hp. Can you give me an idea where, other than the website already mentioned on this thread, I can find out more information on RQD's, ROB's etc.? Thanks, Dan
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Your engine is the big guy 9-13 HP.

You can poke around this site for info. www.narcoa.org
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Default Re: Need Info on 1945 Fairmont Speeder Motor

Dirk is right. You can check some of your part #'s @

http://www.brownrr.com/catalog/index.php

Your water jacket # 69524 is FMT 69524.

Brown can be a little high $ wise
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Mr Brown's prices go down as you get to know him.
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