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Old 10-17-2007, 05:29:26 AM
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I have only seen the big engines. Did they make these engines in the smaller Hp range? I saw a 12 hp in an auction ad but could not tell if it was a Y.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:58:18 AM
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse Y Diesel

Well... As far as I know the Horisontals were made in 10, 15, 20, and 25 HP sizes.... But I am open to hearing obout others if they Do Exist..... ????
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I think that it was listed wrong in the sale. All the FM stuff said 10,15,20&25.??? But who knows for sure? Not many folks left that was working in the factory when they was building them! I have a little 10hp Y and a 25hp Y. Thanks Have a Great Day!! j.r.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:22:34 AM
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How does that little 10 hp sound while running?
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:29:51 PM
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I haven't heard mine run yet! But I have heard one before. It sounds just like a big 25hp. The bark of the exhaust is not as big, and a little faster, due the the higher rpm's. I hope to have it mounted on skids and running by the spring I will update when its running! j.r.
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Nice engine JR! I'm really looking forward to getting my 25 hp Y running, does your 25 run? If you lived just a little further north, I'd pick up Ken Majeski, and we'd skip down there and start that 10 hp for you!!!

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Old 10-24-2007, 05:23:55 AM
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Well I have not heard any of these in person but they sound great even on the computer. Ok now you have done it JR. I want a 10 hp Y but I think I am going to have a very hard time finding one. I have passed up a 25 Hp Y only because they are so damn big and heavy. I am sure though too the 10 Hp is not a feather weight. Another engine to dream about. Cool - Thanks
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:39:25 AM
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Regarding your (our) hobby:

Don't be discouraged when the "other" people shake their head and walk off not understanding your hobby/obsession. You should be thankful. If everyone knew the truth , and followed the path of the iron junkie , there would be a heck of a lot fewer engines for us TRUE believers!!!!

Have FUN!!!!!

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John, Just keep looking! Maybe one will turn up. Here is some info from FM. YH engines, Bore X Stroke, Standard Flywheel, Electric Flywheel.
10hp 6 3/4 X 8 1/2, 3090 lbs 41', 3300 lbs 47 1/2'.
15hp 8 X 10, 3920 lbs 48', 4300 lbs 51'.
20hp 9 X 12, 5370 lbs 54', 6700 lbs 57'.
25hp 10 X 13, 6500 lbs 60', 7900 lbs 60'.

This is bare engine weights. I have never seen a 10hp YH with electric flywheels. Has any one?
My 25hp has the Big Electric Flywheels, its a early 1915. And runs Great! And, yes its Heavy and hard to move around. Its mounted on I beam skids.
The 10hp is 1929. It pumped water for the Texas & Pacific Railway at Alanta, Texas. My Granddad worked for the RR on this section, so at some point he may have had something to do with this engine, he was in the Bridge & Buliding gang. I will never know for sure. He passed away years before I got in the hobby. Have a Great Day! j.r.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:08:53 AM
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JR- Great information! The engine search is as fun as chasing women. The only difference is the engine is still fun after you catch it.
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I am looking a 25hp that is sitting outside and seized up. Not sure if it can be unlocked or even if there are not any cracks. It's almost 400 miles from me and not sure if it's complete. Fuel pump or injector is off engine and may be found. Not sure. Can anybody tell me the value of this engine for a display.... I doubt it can be put back in operation unless I can find parts. Thanks for any information .
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1916 25HP with the factory pot.
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse Y Diesel

J.R. I bought and sold a 10hp FM YH with two electric flywheels a few years ago. It was the only one I have ever seen or remember seeing. I think there is one around that only has one electric flywheel and one regular.
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10 HP electric is probably the scarcest of the four.
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse Y Diesel

There is a 25 HP located in Vermont right now on Ebay with a starting bid of 7000. It is on a heavy duty steel cart.
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There is a complete loose and always sheltered 15hp including a matching generator and slate power panel at http://www.old-engine.com/fm15yh.htm
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I have a 10hp y with regular style flywheels and the 20hp I bought from Jon Rozevink
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Update: There are two 20 HP diesels for sale here in the "Large Engines" classifieds section. Both are running and it seems like a decent price for both of them.
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Earnest Durham is selling them out of South Carolina. He is the grand daddy of these engines. I have talked to him in the past for advice. Great guy!
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse Y Diesel

After purchasing my 1916 20hp Y, I was looking at the clear glass fuel bowl on top of the injector, first one like that I have ever seen. I am used to seeing the metal fuel bowl with a sight glass in it. After doing some research, the early yh's came with an all glass fuel bowl such as mine. They later on went to metal due to easy breakage.
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