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Old 12-30-2013, 01:03:15 PM
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Does anybody in stakland have any information on this particular engine? How many exist? Value? Thanks!
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I believe that is a Fairbanks Morse 36A diesel engine. I think that they built them in 5 and 10Hp per cylinder? That is all I really know about them.
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As Scott says, In the Diesel Engine Catalog , volume 2 (1937) the Model 36A is described and pictured in several configurations.The smaller in 1,2,3,4,6 cyls of 4 3/4 x 6 dimensions at 10 HP per cyl. The larger version in 4, 6, 8 cyl 0f 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 dimensions at 15 HP per cyl (this was rerated to 20 HP per cylinder in the volume 8 (1943) catalog) and an eight cyl was added in the smaller engine. The small one was called the model 36A4 1/2 the larger was model 36A5 1/2 . The large one was shown to be convertible to GAS. The model 36A was not listed in the volume 19 catalog.
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I found this engine pictured in "Diesel Engineering Handbook" of 1934 described as a recent F-M development in the diesel engine field to fill a need for more compact engines where lower horsepower is required. The 1945 catalog speaks of them used in marine main and auxiliary service as well as on cranes, power shovels, air compressors, small industrial locomotives, and similar applications. The power rating on both sizes was at 1200 RPM. The multi cylinder engines use individual heads and individual injection pumps operated from the engine camshaft with the rack exposed alongside the 1 piece cylinder block- the sleeves were removable and the pre-chamber like combustion chamber was cast in the head with a passage communicating with the cylinder. Of the 15 different MODELS of engine offered by F-M in 1945 only these two were 4 stroke and I don't recall any earlier 4 stroke engines by F-M.
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Model 36A 4 1/4 10 HP
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I stand corrected on the bore for the small engine. 4 1/4 is correct. Don't know where I got the other numbers--it sure wasn't off the chart.
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I have a FM 36 A 10 HP. I have not run it yet but it is free and
needs only a fuel tank.Mine has a small radiator for cooling.
Does the above engine have a tank for cooling?
By the way,great job on the engine.It looks really nice !
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Hey Jim I have reprinted the instruction manual for the Model 45. I have a small bore ( 3 1/8 ) 0ne That I will dig out for Showtime Les
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I have a 6 cylinder 36A 5 1/2" sitting in the back yard, 120 H.P. at 1200 R.P.M., it runs some slick !!! thinking about putting it in my lombard tractor chassis, the last lombard built used one. Don
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