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One to argue about - Fairbanks serial numbers


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Old 05-02-2005, 09:26:38 PM
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Default One to argue about - Fairbanks serial numbers

I was looking over a recently purchased FBM_ 4 hp -vertical--it,s serial # is-C-7599--now don;t go getting all over me--the number is C-7599--not a 6 or a bad 8 or a 9 --it is C-7599--I looked with a magnifying glass, at the number on the head and the cylinder--they are exactly the same--C-7599-engine is hot tube capeable--with only one hand hole in the base.--strange huh??
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Hi D.J.....Don't know too much about the Fairbanks engines but the serial numbers always start with a "C" if it was built by the Canadian Fairbanks-Morse division in Toronto,Ontario. The serial number list for the F-M engines does not apply to the Canadian built engines & no corresponding list has come to light for these engines. The Canadian foundry also built some of the Fairbanks-Morse tractors. That's about all I can tell ya
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Were the marine F-M engines built in Canada? Mine has a S/N beginning with C
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Yes, Canadian Fairbanks Morse built a lot of marine engines. So did the US company.
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Hi D.J.....Don't know too much about the Fairbanks engines but the serial numbers always start with a "C" if it was built by the Canadian Fairbanks-Morse division in Toronto,Ontario. The serial number list for the F-M engines does not apply to the Canadian built engines & no corresponding list has come to light for these engines. The Canadian foundry also built some of the Fairbanks-Morse tractors. That's about all I can tell ya
Andrew:

Does that mean that the later F-M engines with the "K" prefix were made in Kansas City?

Take care - Elden
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Default Re: One to argue about - Fairbanks serial numbers

Elden-

You could always buy this Canadian F-M catalogue and see if it mentions F-M engines being built in KC .....Being the owner of one of these catalogues, I can tell you that there is a nice picture of the Toronto Works with the tractor & engine foundry labelled inside the first few pages ....

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