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Fairbanks Morse 3HP 1916 w/Magneto Conversion


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Default Fairbanks Morse 3HP 1916 w/Magneto Conversion

This engine ran pretty well with it's homemade timer/buzz coil set up installed by a previous owner, but the timing mechanism would reliably crap out after a couple of hours of running. Returning it back to the low tension ignitor/Sumpter magento was out because the spark plug insert was very structurally welded into the block, so we added a much later model rotary magneto from a ZD. After this video was recorded, we ran the engine on French fry oil/gas mix and again on straight kerosene. There wasn't much difference in the way the engine ran on either fuel, but the French fry oil did make the smoky exhaust smell like a taco shop was on fire.

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Looks like a nice job, it is not often a Fairbanks runs that nice! That gives me some motivation to get mine back together!
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