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Fairbanks 3H.P. Model Z


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Old 05-08-2005, 02:18:12 PM
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Default Fairbanks 3H.P. Model Z

I'm hoping someone can help me with dimensions for a 3 HP Model Z FM throttle governed engine. I need to know the dimensions of the base and the distance across the flywheels (outside measurement). I also am looking for one of these engines (in California) for a project my son and I are building . Thanks, Greg
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Default Re: Fairbanks 3H.P. Model Z

Greg,
I just measured one here, the base is just about 12" x 24" and it is 21" between the outer faces of the flywheels. The crank shaft is close to 30" long so sticks out beyond the flywheels on both sides. Just to make sure I measured the engine you are considering take a look at: http://www.oldengine.org/members/levans/fm3hp/
to see some documentation of the restoration of this particular engine.

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Default Re: Fairbanks 3H.P. Model Z

Larry,
Thanks for the data and the link, I VERY impressed by the detail of your web site. Nice restoration! I'm planning on building a homemade tractor utilizing a horse drawn Oliver mower for the rear end and a front end off a very old tractor (it?s either a steam or early gas engine tractor assembly). I?ve seen a similar home built tractor using a throttle governed Z, it lends itself well to such an application. I hope to produce a web site of this project, you have given me some ideas of setting a page up for it. Thanks again, Greg
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Larry

Great job on the restoration.

I am working on a 3hp Z with a gear drive to a water pump. Lots of great information on your web site.


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