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Contractor's special Fairbanks


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Old 06-19-2005, 06:46:37 AM
Rex Pyles Rex Pyles is offline
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Talking Contractor's special Fairbanks

Went to Coolsprings and seen the "rarest" Fairbanks of them all........Fairbanks was the featured engine and this collector was proud of it!!!!!
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Smile Re: Contractor's special Fairbanks

I bought one of those at an auction a few years ago.I have since seen one other in California.Don't know if these were on a cement mixer or what ?
I didn't plan to bid on it,several guys were admiring it,but When it came time
to bid not many bidders.I ended up getting it.Since I didn't plan to bid I hadn't
looked under the cover.Found it was missing the pushrod and of coarse the
pot metal cam bracket was broken.Not quite the bargain I first thought,but I
do have to admire the sheet metal work in that cover.
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Old 06-20-2005, 12:41:11 AM
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I had a chance to buy that engine, but I was out of cash after finding a lot of other things i needed at that great show, I wasn't sure if the seller would take a check , if I remember correctly he wanted $ 650 and it was missing the gas tank and original base which I would assume it was a steel sub base, but i heard from another collector who has one that it is suppose to be wood. I will probably be kicking my self for a long time for not buying this engine, since I have only seen one, and probably wont see another one again , well that's life , and you can't buy them all unless you have 8 figure or better income
I hope the new owner enjoys it as much as I would have , on the plus side I did pick up a h & m dishpan battery box for $ 40 and and a nice original early Fairbanks Headless among other things
the museum and show were great , and I met a lot of great people, I had fun and will go again in the future
~ Jonathan
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Old 06-20-2005, 01:05:30 AM
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Smile Re: Contractor's special Fairbanks

I have seen several at shows one of them was at Vista California for sure and I don't remember where else.

I believe that under the sheet metal they are just a Fairbanks Morse Hit and Miss battery Dishpan that was covered for use in a cement mixer.

That being said there are probibly 50 or more Dishpan Hit and Miss engines for every sheet metal enclosure. I would display the engine outside the sheet metal as the Hit and Miss engine is fun to see running and the sheet metal is what makes it rare and distinguishes it from other similar engines used for other things.

I curently have 5 or 6 complete H&M dishpans, the bottom of a well used battery box, 1 original tin oiler and 1 steel oval base. Most of the engines came on wood skids with steel cross pieces. I have restored several more either for others or for myself that I have traded.

This was the first engine that I got and they are still one of my favorite engines as once they are fixed right they are very dependable, easy to start and run good.

You have a good find with the original sheet metal as most of them had the sheet metal taken off and thrown away long ago.
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