Monday, February 20, 2017

Tuesday Torque: New Project In Gary's Barn!

Our friend Gary nailed down a bargain last week in an online auction.  His new baby is a 10 HP tank-cooled Fairbanks-Morse, and he only had to hop across the Mississippi for a few miles to pick it up.

He wrote to say that he has all the small parts off already, and will soon be unsticking the piston.  Expect this project to be running in about one year.

Gary built a fire on both ends of the piston today to jar it loose.  He will let it cool overnight and move that piston tomorrow.

Photo Credit: Gary Bahre

It will be pretty much like this when it is done:

1 comment:

Merle Morrison said...

never seen that "fire at both ends" trick before.