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Help needed with Frick (photo)

  • Thread starter tex s. holliday
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tex s. holliday


I have just gotten a 8hp frick and I need all the help that I can get from you all. It needs a total restortion and I will be asking all sorts of questions. So, can one of you be patient enough to help me out? Tex



What would you like to know? There is a Frick Engine club based in Climax NC (336)685-4253 They should have stuff like serial # info and paint codes.

Boiler work, talk to steam club people near you to get recommendations on a good code repair shop (no, r-stamp work is not cheap, but it is usually worth it in the long run.)

The engine itself can be rebuilt by just about anybody with a bit of mechanical know how. There ARE some parts being reproduced for Fricks engines.

The sheet metal stack should go up about 18", and have a hinged joint, then a longer pipe (I've seen some as short as 3 feet and as long as 12.). A taller stack will draft easier but is a bigger "pain" to put up and down, and exerts more stress on the stack base. most fellows seem to favor a 4-7 foot stack extension

Somehow I don't think the flywheel on the near side is the same vintage as the rest of the engine, but it IS kinda neat.

Hope this helps