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Old 09-23-2009, 05:14:18 PM
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I'm looking to purchase my first hit and miss engine to run my old corn sheller. I would greatly appreciate some help in choosing an engine and any other help available.

It's all new to me.
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Try to find something complete and running. A non-running engine may seem less expensive but will cost you more in the long run. Be patient. Get to know the engines and prices a little. I have made good and bad purchases and sometimes it is an expensive learning experience. If you stick to the more common engines parts are easier and cheaper to get. Fairbanks-Morse is the most common manufacturer with many others also very plentiful. Keep us posted. The guys (and ladies) on this site are very helpful. If I can be of nay help do not hesitate to ask. You are on the other side of the state but I get up there every so often. If you get ot the eastern shore feel free to stop by. I can show you alot of examples of bad purchases (and a few good ones).
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The above reply was as about as good as it can get. Good, info. Purchase an anlmost running engine for your project and learn from it. A piece of an engine is quite costly to complete. Since you don't have your grampa's old engine, missing some parts, as nostalgic concern, stick to the running engine such as Fairbanks, Hercules, or others. You'll learn alot.
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You might start out with either a salt block style F-M, Z style D, or an IHC LA or LB 11/2 HP. Relatively cheap (under $400 for the most part, reliable runners, and fairly light to move, they are a good beginners engine. from there you can trade up to a larger engine, IHC M, Hercules/economy, F-M Z, are a few of the more sensable priced and likeable engines. After that, you might go to a waterloo style - Associated, United, Waterloo itself, Galloway, etc. The further you go from the mainstream, easy to find engines, the higher the price, and the more costly to restore/repair.
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Thanks for the information! I do visit the Grasonville area frequently and appreciate the help.
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Are economy engines a good choice?? I'm still looking and learning.
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Hello Jeff!

Have you found any bargins?? I'm still watching E-bay and can't beleive some of the prices. Almost purchased a nice Maytag, but someone out bid me again.

Gary
Hampstead, MD
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hey if your still looking for a good maytag i got one i just finished
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