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20 HP Fairbanks-Morse YH Oil Engine


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Old 01-16-2017, 04:14:19 PM
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Our club, the Maine Antique Power Association, owns the above engine. We have run it a couple of times but could not get it started on our last attempt even belted to a tractor. We do not have the original vertical kerosene blow torch nor the cast iron heat shield. The times we did run it we used an oxy-acetylene rosebud but that set-up is not always available.

We've been discussing fabricating a heat shield from steel plate and 6" pipe. We have no members with a similar engine and have only the one attached photo of the shield. Has anyone got better photos and possibly dimensions?

Have seen a couple of original FBM torches for sale on Ebay but they've been out of our price range. Would something like a propane weed burner torch be adequate? We are considering fabricating a propane torch like one in attached link. Anyone had any experience using one of these as a starting torch?
http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com/oliverburner1.html

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We use a 50,000btu propane torch on a 25hp YHB. Works good..
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Default Re: 20 HP Fairbanks-Morse YH Oil Engine

I made a burner out of a piece of one inch pipe for my 15. It works fine. A friend near here has a 25 HP and he used a burner out of a gas furnace (Just one) and that works fine also. You need more than the 11" water column pressure the furnace runs at and the burner makes a Roar when running.

Problem with acetylene is it's too easy to Melt your starting tube.
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Thanks for the video Randy. Do you continue to heat when running under no load?
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Once warmed up it likes to have the flame on just enough to stay lit. Then have to mess with the starting spoon to find the sweet spot.
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We have a 25HP YHB that uses a glow plug and does take some tinkering to get things warmed up both with the starting spoon and reapplying some juice to the glow plug. After the engine "catches" it needs no more assistance. This usually only takes a couple of minutes but sometimes more.
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How collectable is a 25 horsepower Fairbanks-Morse "Y" Oil engine?

There is one for sale in my area and I'm trying to figure out what a reasonable price would be to get one. I have not seen the engine but it looks like the one on page 65 of the book "Fairbanks-Morse - 100 Years of Engine technology" by C.H. Wendel.

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How collectable is a 25 horsepower Fairbanks-Morse "Y" Oil engine?
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According to the serial number it was made in 1929.
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Here are a few pictures of this 25hp I would like to determine its approximate value. The asking price is $6500.00 and the owner tell me he has twice this amount in it.

Is his asking price too high, just right or too low? What do you think? I have no idea!
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