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Fairbanks Morse 118 or 204 questions


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Old 10-24-2009, 05:42:37 PM
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 118 or 204 questions

I have to respectfully disagree with Jim. I have a 15 hp FM Z engine on a heavy duty cart with heavy duty casters that have steel wheels. It weighs about 2500 pounds all together and it is pretty easy to push around on level cement. Once I get the heavy flywheels on it, it will weigh over 3000.
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 118 or 204 questions

The first thought that comes to my mind is Dirtbikepilot may be a tad younger than Jim Gorter.
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 118 or 204 questions

Do any of you have a spare 118 or 208 FM carb spare and for sale? I will be needing one in the very near future.
My 2 cents on the weight of 118 or 208's. I will be purchasing on of these, but don't know yet as I have not decided which one will suit my needs and interests better. I do plan to build a dedicated rubber tired trailer, not to big but adequate to pull the engine to where I need to use it. I can then back it into my farm building when not in use and keep it out of the weather. I would then not be fighting continually with the physical weight. I just need to decide between the 6 hp 800 lb. 118 or 1200 lb 12 hp 208. I do assume the weights, that have been shared with me, include the weight of the stock flywheels?
Thanks for your taking time to respond and give me decent ideas to consider.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:35:05 PM
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 118 or 204 questions

Ed, You may be correct in your assumption, I dont know the age of Dirtbike pilot, but it sounds like he shows his engines in a different venue than myself. My shows are in wet grassy parks. Have never shown engines on level concrete except in the shop. All my bigger engines, 6 hp and up are on skids and I load and unload with a forklift. Much easier to push pedals than a 2500 lb hernia waiting to happen. We "old guys" need to be a bit more careful in our advanced years. Jim.
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 118 or 204 questions

Alan, I have a 208 mounted on a scrap rear axle from an anhydrous wagon. It rides and pulls great. Pretty much the setup you were describing. Good luck with your project.
Larry
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I have a Fairbanks Morse ZC 118 with serial No. ZC091A6&B3 and it has a G above that seris of numbers. Located on top of unit. Serial numbers are hard to read but this is what I could make out.n Anyone have any ideas on this one?
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Here is my Fairbanks Morse ZC 118. As far as I can tell I am missing the magneto, Carb system & fan assembly. The mag gear has been open to the elements for one only knows. Hopefully these pics upload. My question is where to begin on this thing?


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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 118 or 204 questions

http://www.enginads.com/classifieds/ post an ad here looking for the parts you need. most guys should have at least something that you are looking for.

and heres a pdf book for a break down on parts and how to re time the engine and mag


http://www.arrowengine.com/media/fairbanksPartsBook.pdf

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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 118 or 204 questions

Alan,
I just did a 118 FBM last winter and recieved great help and advice from this site. I showed it at a local show and at the county fair. It starts easy and is a great runner.
I had a heavy duty cart that I put under it and it moved easy enough even on the grass. Doug Waggoner secured a parts book for me and I have a friend in a town which handles these parts so I was able to get parts I needed in a timely manner. Ed Reed was also a big help in rounding up parts.
Send me a personal message with an e-mail address and I'll send some pics of repair in process. I have not mastered putting pics on this site, but can do the e-mail.
Let me know if I can help.
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Hey Walt your Private Message is off but I sent you an e-mail with my address, will be looking forward to the pics of your rebuild. Thanks for yours & Rays input as it will assist me with a starting point!
David
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