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Post by matt86 on Sun Nov 11 2012, 16:07

picked up a new toy yesterday .

Fairbanks Morse headless



got a few bits to do to the engine ,

needs a new fuel tank and sort out the fuel line along with the ignitor flicker arm . and make a new trolley up for it .

Will be staying in the condition it is at the moment one day il get the brush on it .

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Post by Ianhw77k on Mon Nov 12 2012, 10:37

Looks interesting Matt, keep us informed mate Smile

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Post by stationary stu on Mon Nov 12 2012, 11:59

Cracking engine Matt, keep us updated and I want to hear her run ASAP.

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Post by steve w on Mon Nov 12 2012, 13:55

thats a great looking engine, wish i could drop one one like that.

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Post by Foden on Mon Nov 12 2012, 17:10

That looks familiar. Wink A nice engine Matt.

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Post by matt86 on Mon Nov 12 2012, 17:45

Thanks guys , yes it is a interesting engine thats why i bought it lol

stu you will hear it running soon , i need to get a new non return valve for it as wont pick up fuel from tank and hold it in the pipe for long ...

Pete , now why would it be firmiliar ?????

Steve , if you want a small hit and miss open crank thats working your talking £650 plus or around that mark .... ask mr Deacon or many of the american engine lads ...

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Post by Foden on Mon Nov 12 2012, 18:22

matt86 wrote:

Pete , now why would it be firmiliar ?????

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Know the previous owner, that's all Matt.

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Post by matt86 on Mon Nov 12 2012, 18:27

Foden wrote:
matt86 wrote:

Pete , now why would it be firmiliar ?????

matt

Know the previous owner, that's all Matt.

Pete.

Mr milestone .... or one before that ?

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Post by Foden on Mon Nov 12 2012, 18:35

matt86 wrote:
Foden wrote:
matt86 wrote:

Pete , now why would it be firmiliar ?????

matt

Know the previous owner, that's all Matt.

Pete.

Mr milestone .... or one before that ?

matt

Mike, Andy and James Milestone. Dont think that I have seen it running, I could be wrong though. It will be fine I'm sure, I have bought things from them myself with no problems.

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Post by matt86 on Mon Nov 12 2012, 19:35

it was running but needs a few bits doing to it , since repairing the flicker arm i have now found out that the ignitor doesn't spark every strike now .... but if flick it by hand it seems fine . I have a feeling that the spring could do with renewing as it doesnt have a nice sharp snap everytime in my opinion ....

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Post by mike d on Mon Nov 12 2012, 23:23

you will sort it feller..a little bit of patients and you have it running like a clock....

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Post by matt86 on Tue Nov 13 2012, 16:48

mike d wrote:you will sort it feller..a little bit of patients and you have it running like a clock....

Cheers mate , i am in no rush anyway got a while yet to next years show season ....

Plus i got other jobs to do too engine wise Laughing

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Post by stationary stu on Thu Nov 15 2012, 10:54

I think Matt's going to be busy this Winter, he's a few engines to sort out now.

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Post by matt86 on Thu Nov 15 2012, 17:45

stationary stu wrote:I think Matt's going to be busy this Winter, he's a few engines to sort out now.

Stu.

Stu when ever aint i busy Laughing Laughing

Got decorating to do over winter too .... but its getting motivated lol

I also have a milking display to build and a dynamo to sort out and make a light board too ...

Lister A is easy sorted though , just a mag .

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Post by matt86 on Thu Nov 15 2012, 20:05

now look what arrived in the post today from over the pond .... and great thing too not duty either Very Happy





even comes with the bolts too , cant get better than that bolt straight on . ]

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Re: new toy . Fairbanks headless

Post by mike d on Thu Nov 15 2012, 21:11

i don't believe it ... you Jammie bugger..
i get done every time for import tax...
next time you can order my stuff....
me......

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Post by matt86 on Thu Nov 15 2012, 21:14

hehe it took its bloody time though ...around 2 months went by the boat .

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Post by mike d on Thu Nov 15 2012, 21:24

ya..via outer Mongolia...lol..
told you to be patient...

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Post by matt86 on Thu Nov 15 2012, 21:28

mike d wrote:ya..via outer Mongolia...lol..
told you to be patient...

worth it in the end .

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Post by Foden on Thu Nov 15 2012, 21:34

Just beware of the Revenue Men arriving at a rally and confiscating it Matt! Smile

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Post by mike d on Thu Nov 15 2012, 21:34

yes mate..you need to listen to the old one....
being buying stuff from over the water for years...
the word it patients .....

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Post by matt86 on Thu Nov 15 2012, 21:44

mike d wrote:yes mate..you need to listen to the old one....
being buying stuff from over the water for years...
the word it patients .....


I know what you mean mate just at times you wonder how and why it takes that long .... and pete they would have to pass me with a set of stilsons in my hand 1st Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post by mike d on Thu Nov 15 2012, 22:16

matt86 wrote:
mike d wrote:yes mate..you need to listen to the old one....
being buying stuff from over the water for years...
the word it patients .....


I know what you mean mate just at times you wonder how and why it takes that long .... and pete they would have to pass me with a set of Stiltons in my hand 1st Laughing Laughing Laughing

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matt.it takes that long to get a letter from the dvla nowadays..lol

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Post by stationary stu on Fri Nov 16 2012, 12:11

Cracking news Matt you must had a big smile when that finally arrived.

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Post by matt86 on Fri Nov 16 2012, 14:49

stationary stu wrote:Cracking news Matt you must had a big smile when that finally arrived.

Stu.

I did think it got lost in transit somewhere though ....

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