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Fuller & Johnson 1 1/2 hp with can crusher

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Post by gdamman on Fri Feb 19 2016, 15:00

I am hoping to post pictures soon of my new undertaking, going to be a long road i am sure as i am new to these engines and their function, however i have designed and am in the process of machining a can crusher that will be powered by a Fuller & Johnson 1 1/2 HP engine. So far my thoughts are to put it right on the cart with the engine and include a home made tensioner for the belt. I am looking to run it with v belts over the traditional flat belts and would love some input on this from all of you experts here.

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Post by steve w on Mon Feb 22 2016, 17:18

have you got a pic of the F & J? is there many spares for them in the Usa?

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Post by gdamman on Tue Feb 23 2016, 13:05

the engine in my profile picture is the Fuller & Johnson, i tried uploading some from my phone yesterday but am having some issue so i will have to sort out how to do that.....lol. im not sure about spares or anything really as i am new to all of this and although i have not attempted to start it i was told it was in running condition, as soon as the weather breaks i will start working on it out in my shop, im not lucky enough to have a heated shop yet.....lol.

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Post by steve w on Tue Mar 01 2016, 09:22

thanks for the pictures - are you going to strip it right down for a re paint or leave it as is?

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Post by gdamman on Tue Mar 01 2016, 16:09

eventually i will work on stripping it down and repainting, for now i want to get it running and doing something. Last i knew it was running but had not been hooked up to anything so i want to get it doing something and go from there. maybe next winter i will strip it down for a repaint depending on time and of course heat in my shop.....lol.

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Post by gdamman on Tue Mar 22 2016, 17:46

So as i am preparing for my project i am looking at my cart design, it looks to make it work it will be 11 1/2" wide by 74 3/4" long. I am considering using redwood for the material and hiding in recesses and plugging the fasteners holding it together and for the finishing touch i plan to engrave in the sides in loving memory of the guy that started this engine collection. would love to hear your thoughts on this everyone.

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Re: Fuller & Johnson 1 1/2 hp with can crusher

Post by Woodsman on Wed Mar 23 2016, 10:24

Hi,
Nice looking engine.
Got to be careful of 'two nations separated by a common language' but over this side of the pond Redwood is a type of pine - the sort of thing you might use in construction. A bit soft, course grain and 'knotty'.
I would look to spend a little more and go for oak, ash or maple.

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Post by gdamman on Wed Mar 23 2016, 13:54

thanks. yes i was not real sure exactly what redwood was, i have a trip planned to a lumber store to look at it before i purchase it and i definitely want a hardwood for top appearance. thanks for the input

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Post by Woodsman on Wed Mar 23 2016, 16:47

Another relatively cheap but knot-free and fine grained mahogany like timber is meranti.
Check out this site for excellent info:
http://www.wood-database.com/

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Post by gdamman on Wed Mar 23 2016, 16:55

in my area with the lumber places i have readily available it looks like i will have to go with clear oak to get the size of lumber i am after. i will try and get some pictures posted of it soon for a better example of what im doing but need to be carfeful as its a surprise for someone and they may be on this site or have friends here.....lol.

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Re: Fuller & Johnson 1 1/2 hp with can crusher

Post by gdamman on Thu Mar 24 2016, 10:02


This is the base of the can crusher, sorry it's rotated not sure why or how to fix it

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Post by gdamman on Thu Mar 24 2016, 10:21


This is a temporary cart side to see how the lettering turned out and to allow for alignment and such.

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