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F/M Z C or 52?


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Old 01-12-2005, 12:21:33 AM
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Some one ask about an speed control lever, yes it has one. On the name tag it said ( Style C Self-Oiling), and numbers 856660 are stamped on the back of the tank. Does this help? Is it Z C or 52?

Thanks Jesse Z.
Jesse you have a 1944 zc52.Does one of your flywheels have v-belt grooves cast into it? BobRR
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OK

Now I have a question. What is a 3 HP FBM Z (The tag says 3HP Z. ONLY)engine with a radiator and shroud. The cooling is in the off side flywheel. The shroud is covering the flywheel and radiator. The flywheel blows air accross the radiator via the shroud.

I can get photos if needed. WHAT IS IT ???????

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sounds like you have a generator engine...It most likely has a crown on the off side flywheel and it is a little wider than the governor side flywheel to run a flat belt to the generator...It originally came on an extended base that mounted the generator right behind it on the same base...They had a closed water hopper with a condenser radiator bolted on the off side rear of the hopper ..
the flywheel had a set of blades bolted to it and a shroud to force the air thru the condenser

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Jim,

Your 3hp "Z" was a light plant engine and should have come on a larger cast base with attached generator. The fan and shroud was to cool steam as it rised out of the hooper. These were made like this for continous use. I've attached a scam of a catalog I have on them.
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Here are some photos of a generator engine.
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David, Jason

Thanks. That is exactly what we have. I never would have guessed it to be a generator engine.

Thanks again,

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Thanks all of you for your help.
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just bought my first engine and its a 1948 F/M Z 54 cid and looks like the one posted here did they increase the displacement a few cubic inches in later production?
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Terry if you need any help on your fairbanks let me know. I'm only about 5 minutes east of Tulsa. Doug
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I may do that but its about 3 projects down the list, right now the shop is being remodeled so I can smith inside not out in the cold ,sand and paint my tractor then the F/M 1 question tho one flywheel has double v grooves in it ,didn"t they have a bolt on pully for running belts instead of using the flywheel?
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