Hand Starting 1913 Fairbanks Morse Tractor 25 HP
I did a little tinkering today. I think it runs a little better. I am a little braver today also .I will be a lot better when I get the belt pulley and truck brake petal installed!
Giant 22+ TON Engine Start up - Great Sound!
I originally thought this was a "hit and miss" type engine because of the flywheel configuration, but after some research learned it is a 2 stroke diesel engine that originally ran a large cotton gin. Story of this massive engine. This is a 110 HP 2 cycle 2 cylinder hot head oil engine manufactured by the Continental Gin Company in Birmingham, Alabama. this engine was located in Yuma, Arizona, and was in use at a cotton gin from 1924 to 1949. SInce this engine has no load on it, it is pretty quiet, but folks said when it was in service and under load, it could be heard for over 12 miles. It is started using compressed air and both of the hot heads are heated using torches, though I did not notice that when they started this. Interesting Specs: The weight of this beast is over 22 tons. Each flywheel weighs 4260 lbs. Bore is 14" Stroke is 20" It runs on a mixture of oil and diesel. RPM 225 -- http://gasengine.farmcollector.com/Farm-Shows/CONTINENTAL-SEVEN-ONE-TEN.asp x This was at the Antique Farm Equipment Show in Tulare, CA. I will be posting more old tractor and truck footage the next week or so.
100 Horse Monster Engine Fires up! ~ Big Twin! ~ Fairbanks Morse
Portland Indiana Engine show has a large number of great engine and tractor attractions to experience, I try to attend their annual show to see these great machines live! http://sites.google.com/site/portlandengineshow/
Fairbanks Morse Four Cylinder
A very large Fairbanks Morse four cylinder engine starting up at an antique tractor show in Texas.