View Full Version : Finished project

Crazy Ed
04-17-2004, 04:42 PM
Nice! As a kid, the John Deere dealer we went to had one of those old 'water pump' motors sometimes fired up in the shop. Kinda nice to watch. It was a 'hit and miss' type so it coasted when not under load.

04-18-2004, 11:09 AM
Finally finished this project recently. Not a whole bunch of machining on it but a little.


04-18-2004, 11:40 AM
Wow thats near, nice looking. I would like to see the rest of the pictures.


04-18-2004, 11:46 AM

I actually got it running back in July of last year, but I had to take the crankshaft back out recently and have it welded up and ground back down to size because it was in such bad shape.

04-18-2004, 12:55 PM
Nice job!

G.A. Ewen
04-18-2004, 01:47 PM
That is a beauty!!! Here is an idea for you, so that you don't have to pull it around. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif


04-18-2004, 02:13 PM
Nice job!I have a Fairbanks 7-1/2hp I'm going to start soon.

GA,cool!Never thought of that,might be easier than lugging that 1400LB pig around when I'm finished http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Michael Az
04-18-2004, 03:43 PM
Nice job, looks great!
G. A., is that your tractor? Also looks great.

G.A. Ewen
04-18-2004, 05:58 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Michael Az:
Nice job, looks great!
G. A., is that your tractor? Also looks great.

This tractor belongs to Ray Rains from Timmins Ontario. (thats Ray driving it) The photo was taken at the "Hunta Museum of Days Gone By" show last year.

04-18-2004, 06:46 PM
Excellent job on your Foos. Have you tracked down the year?

Still making progress on the Sandow engine. The cart just got varnished and the cooling and fuel tanks will be the next step.


04-18-2004, 07:14 PM
Super Cooooooooll!

Alistair Hosie
04-18-2004, 07:20 PM
Looks very nice well done.
Where did the name FOO come from ?Alistair

04-18-2004, 07:27 PM
It's right around 1910. It's actually Foos which is the name of the man who owned the company that built it. There are not a lot of them around because he was pretty proud of them and charged 3 to 4 times as much as some of the other engine makers of the day, it's not that they were all that much better than the others as I have several from other mfg's that are in great shape for their age.

Here is a link to some more of my engines it hasn't been updated for a while:


04-18-2004, 07:32 PM
I forgot to say thanks for all the nice compliments!!

04-18-2004, 08:09 PM
Most Impressive!!! Fred