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richarddurgee
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 08:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rare to see a color ad, 1911 Ferro Marine.


Ferro color


Ferro apart
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keith
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 07:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Richard, Is that black?
By the way, If anyone knows of a trans setup, like pictured, I need one for a three cylinder Ferro.
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Ernie
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 07:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ferro engines were black. I had an origional Ferro Special like the one in the lower pic. I am quite sure it had never been run, much less painted.
Hope this helps
Ernie
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richarddurgee
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Keith,

Black.
In their 1909 literature Ferro says they used several priming coats, followed by a thorough rubbing with pumice stone to a perfectly smooth finish,over which several finishing coats are placed.

Another option, this is 1909 !


Ferro
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miro
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 10:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wonder if these things were ever installed - and what happened to the poor soul when the engine backfired during starting? ?
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rbprice
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 10:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And in a 1910 Ferro booklet I have, on the last page, they state that "Ferro engines are painted with a high quality black paint"
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Nick Bettevy
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 10:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Miro,
J.B. Castagnos has a 2 cyl Lockwood with rear starter and it works quite well. But you
must put the timer in the correct position when starting or a trip to the hospital will result!
The rear starter eliminates reversing the engine on the timer too!
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Ernie
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 11:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ferro engines were not designed to run backwards. If you look at most Ferro ads they show the engine with a reverse gear. A Ferro WILL run backwards. However it will not run as good. The crankshaft was offset about 10 deg so the connecting rod angle was less during the first part of the power stroke. Hence Ferro didn't care about it running backwards. The ratchet starter made perfect sense to them.
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J.B. Castagnos
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 02:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ernie, the engine I have with the crank is a 12hp Lockwood Ash. The crank is about a 2-1 reduction and makes cranking this large engine very easy. The timer is blocked to prevent reversing, the crank would spin wild in reverse. I can see where this would come in handy with the motor down deep in the hole, you could reach the crank and start it easily.
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Ernie
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2003 - 07:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yup what you have was a rather neat accessory for these nice old thumpers!
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Rick Eichrodt
Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 09:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have come across a Ferro inboard motor that is not a "Special". It is a single cylinder, with a drip oiler, and a Kingston 5 ball carb. It also has the shaft geared timer just like Ferro Special. It has no other marking other than the Ferro cast in the cylinder. Has anyone ever seen one like this one I have?
Regards,
Rick
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steve smith
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Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 10:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a ferro special 3 hp for sale like new my email is ssmitho9@AOL.COM
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Richard A. Day Jr.
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Username: richardday

Post Number: 858
Registered: 11-2003


Posted on Sunday, April 04, 2010 - 09:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In my opinion shipments to Africa should only be undertaken once the payment has been cleared through your bank. This is regretably necessay due to the large number of shipments made and payment never received.
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Roger DiRuscio
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Username: solarrog

Post Number: 427
Registered: 03-2002


Posted on Sunday, April 04, 2010 - 12:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I receive messages like this all the time, Richard you were polite. I believe it is a scam attempt
Roger
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Andrew Menkart
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Username: andrew

Post Number: 1058
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Posted on Sunday, April 04, 2010 - 06:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That was an old message, from 2004.

I'm sure it was a scammer and I have deleted the message so it does not show up above any longer.

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