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Old 03-01-2013, 01:27:50 PM
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So I drove to down to California and delivered my Massy Harris 81 tractor to the man who bought it. While I was there I picked up this buzz saw, the engine is a FB Z B 5 HP. I am going to have to rebuild the saw frame and the engine is running off a coil and battery. This is going to be a fun project
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very interesting way that the flywheel is connected to that buzz saw very unusual
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very interesting way that the flywheel is connected to that buzz saw very unusual
I don’t know if it was factory or home built but a picture from my 1908 FM catalog shows one on the blade shaft. The man I got it from built the trailer frame but never put axels on it. It came from the coast and the salt air has rotted it bad but the bearings and grease cups all look good. Do you have any pictures of other examples of the frame? Thanks!
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Is there another pulley or gear or anything on that lower shaft? Or is it just the one pulley and flywheel we can see?

Just wondering if it was maybe for some auxiliary piece of equipment?
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Engine was built for export - the red flywheels are a dead giveaway. All the FM Z engines I have seen, painted in this color scheme were built in the USA and were exported to Canada. I have seen at least 6 of them, mostly the 6 HP versions, all came back to the US, and 5 of them were in NY state.
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Is there another pulley or gear or anything on that lower shaft? Or is it just the one pulley and flywheel we can see?

Just wondering if it was maybe for some auxiliary piece of equipment?
No just the one pulley and flywheel. And now that you mention it doesn’t make sense. The engine drives the top shaft so why the bottom shaft and flywheel? I will have to ask him he said he had been using it to cut fire wood for years.
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If the flywheel is on the saw shaft it would restrict the size of wood being cut.Just a thought.Dick.
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My father, bless his 83 year old heart said that’s the way it’s supposed to be. He said it’s to keep the momentum up while sawing.
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My father, bless his 83 year old heart said that’s the way it’s supposed to be. He said it’s to keep the momentum up while sawing.
That's right, it keeps the flywheel out of the way for long logs.
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