Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Articles] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Chat] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] - [eBay Tools]

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Antique Engine Community > Antique Gas Engine Discussion
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Antique Gas Engine Discussion Meet collectors of hit and miss engines, ask questions about collecting, restoring and showing antique flywheel engines.

Antique Gas Engine Discussion

12 hp Fairbanks Morse type T


this thread has 3 replies and has been viewed 3998 times

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-02-2005, 10:39:11 PM
Mike Buck Mike Buck is offline
Registered-II
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Berthoud CO
Posts: 23
Thanks: 5
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default 12 hp Fairbanks Morse type T

I have a lead on a 12 hp Fairbanks type T and have no idea what to offer.
the engine was last used 30 years ago to saw wood and has been outside ever since. I hope that someone has some idea re the fair market value.

thanks
mike buck
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-02-2005, 10:58:21 PM
Harry Harry is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Sarasota, Florida USA
Posts: 5,463
Thanks: 302
Thanked 9,051 Times in 1,490 Posts
Images: 311
Default Re: 12 hp Fairbanks Morse type T

Prepare for heavy hauling!
  #3  
Old 01-03-2005, 03:08:34 PM
Jim McCracken Jim McCracken is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 426
Thanks: 993
Thanked 265 Times in 114 Posts
Default Re: 12 hp Fairbanks Morse type T

Like anything collectable it comes down to rarity and condition.
I have a FM 12 hp T that I got cheap 15 years ago .However it was missing
many parts including head,piston,rod, and every piece that went on the head.
It has been restored,however it took a couple of years and much patience,
work and money.So what I would recommend would be to look it over closely
for freeze damage,missing parts,bent crank,cracked flywheels etc.
Also has the exhaust been covered so it hasn't rained or snowed in the head
or cylinder?The answers to these questions will determine whether you are
looking at $500.00 mailbox holder or easy fix possibly $ 5000.00+ very nice
show engine.Good luck,hope this helped a little.
Attached Thumbnails
MVC-013S.JPG  
  #4  
Old 01-03-2005, 11:11:41 PM
Mike Buck Mike Buck is offline
Registered-II
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Berthoud CO
Posts: 23
Thanks: 5
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: 12 hp Fairbanks Morse type T

thanks for the info It helps a lot. The head of the engine has been covered and was so high that i couldn't inspect it. I do have a 2hp tank cooled so i know what to expect.

thanks
mike buck
Closed Thread


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Fairbanks Morse 4hp type Nate Antique Gas Engine Discussion 20 11-24-2005 07:38:51 PM
Fairbanks Morse type H Pix Harry Antique Engine Archives 0 05-31-2004 10:50:15 PM
Fairbanks Morse Type T Jason Dahm Antique Engine Archives 0 02-01-2004 12:00:21 AM
Fairbanks-Morse Type H Dave Huling Antique Engine Archives 0 10-22-2002 08:41:26 PM
Fairbanks-Morse type H 6 h.p. Eric McKenna Antique Engine Archives 0 05-11-2002 09:36:04 PM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:05:19 AM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2016 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277