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fairbanks modle d need opinions and help


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Old 06-15-2005, 06:57:21 PM
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hi all i am looking at a a fairbanks modle d as i want one would you give me you opinions and knowledge on them. any pointers thanks
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Default Re: fairbanks modle d need opinions and help

Havvy -

Good running little engines, not horribly rare or expensive. Throttle govered rather than hit/miss, so you don't see any moving external parts other than the flywheel. The mixers and mag gears are made of pot metal, and tend to crack/explode as pot metal parts typically do. A mixer will run you $50 - $100, and a steel mag gear from Hit or Miss Enterprises was I think in the $75 range. Parts are generally available. Look on Harry's original web site for advice on timing the mag if you have to take off the back cover. One often missed part is the gasket between the mixer and the air baffle. If it is missing, you will have a bear of time getting the engine to start, even if you put your hand over the baffle to help choke the engine. The missing gasket will prevent the engine from developing enough vaccum to draw in that important first shot of fuel. Many, if not all of these engines have non-impluse mags, which means that you will have to spin the hell out of them to get them to fire that first time, so an original hand crank is helpful. Hope this helps.

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thank you chris very helpful
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