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Offline Jwitt

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My new old farm engine
« on: March 29, 2019, 05:19:56 PM »
A 1929 Fairbanks Morse, 2 hp throttle governed (not Hit & Miss) made to run on Kerosene. Unlike most of the old engines I buy this one ran when I got it :-\

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Re: My new old farm engine
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 06:09:46 PM »
Very nice find. I've also been on the lookout for a small hit'n miss engine for a while now.

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Re: My new old farm engine
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2019, 08:18:11 PM »
Sweet. I love the sound those guys make. :-*

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Re: My new old farm engine
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2019, 08:40:42 PM »
I thought about buying something like that or a hit & miss but I was afraid it would start an addiction that would take up all the room in the shop. :o

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Re: My new old farm engine
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2019, 12:39:55 PM »
I thought about buying something like that or a hit & miss but I was afraid it would start an addiction that would take up all the room in the shop. :o

Thatís pretty much how it went with me.

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Re: My new old farm engine
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2019, 11:27:41 AM »
A 1929 Fairbanks Morse, 2 hp throttle governed (not Hit & Miss) made to run on Kerosene. Unlike most of the old engines I buy this one ran when I got it :-\



Nice old unit!

Must be tough to start when the temps drop.

I think my older (1985 vintage) B&S lawn mower can be made to run on kerosene but I don't know if it's worth it.

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Re: My new old farm engine
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 09:42:32 AM »
A 1929 Fairbanks Morse, 2 hp throttle governed (not Hit & Miss) made to run on Kerosene. Unlike most of the old engines I buy this one ran when I got it :-\



Nice old unit!


Must be tough to start when the temps drop.

I think my older (1985 vintage) B&S lawn mower can be made to run on kerosene but I don't know if it's worth it.

The mixer has a small reservoir that you fill with gasoline to start it on then gradually switch it over to the main tank with kerosene. I run it on gas only, kerosene is way too expensive anymore.

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Re: My new old farm engine
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2019, 06:25:11 PM »
A 1929 Fairbanks Morse, 2 hp throttle governed (not Hit & Miss) made to run on Kerosene. Unlike most of the old engines I buy this one ran when I got it :-\



Nice old unit!


Must be tough to start when the temps drop.

I think my older (1985 vintage) B&S lawn mower can be made to run on kerosene but I don't know if it's worth it.

The mixer has a small reservoir that you fill with gasoline to start it on then gradually switch it over to the main tank with kerosene. I run it on gas only, kerosene is way too expensive anymore.

10-4 I only use kerosene fo degunking parts. But i't nice to know it's an option if times got tough.

I thought about trying to make a portable generator out of an old lawn mower engine, and tweak it to run on kero. That way, I won't be having people steal my fuel as kerosene won't help them with their cars.

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Re: My new old farm engine
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2019, 06:49:16 PM »
Howbout a vid with sound of it working?
Is the need enough? or does the want suffice?

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Re: My new old farm engine
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019, 07:20:47 PM »
Howbout a vid with sound of it working?

+1 == that'd be nice to hear.

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Re: My new old farm engine
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2019, 11:28:50 AM »
Here you go, hope it works. Being throttle governed it should run a little smoother then that but I havenít had time to fool with it.


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Re: My new old farm engine
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2019, 11:37:39 AM »
Here is my Fairbanks Morse (1923) hit & miss governed for those not familiar with the difference. It has a small case of stage fright and didnít want to start right up.


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Re: My new old farm engine
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2019, 03:20:51 PM »
Love that sound -- thanks for taking the great vids!

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Re: My new old farm engine
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2019, 10:46:53 PM »
Here you go, hope it works. Being throttle governed it should run a little smoother then that but I havenít had time to fool with it.


I freakin love it. Before I cark it I`ll have one of these on the porch.
Is the need enough? or does the want suffice?

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Re: My new old farm engine
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2019, 10:20:05 AM »
Thanks for posting the videos. I like going to shows that have a whole row of these engines running at the same time. It is like a wonderful symphony.