F&W Star 37 Questions

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RPinAZ
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F&W Star 37 Questions

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I picked up a Star 37 motor in Shattuck a couple of years ago and am just now getting around to doing something with it. It appears to be mostly complete, only missing the hub and the bonnet. I don't know if I'll ever have it back in the wind, but I'd like to start by getting it on a stub tower and getting the motor functional again.

The first question I have, is there anyway to tell (markings. part numbers, etc.) what size sail it had - judging from the size, I'd guess 8' or 10'. If it helps, the rectangle where the bonnet seats is 9" by just under 12.5".

The second question - I'd like to get the casting that goes on the top of the stub tower. I've seen a few for sale, but they never say for which size Star 37 they are for. Does the top casting fit all sizes?

Thanks much,
-RP
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Re: F&W Star 37 Questions

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There's a number on the snout that will tell what size wheel is. It is cast into the snout. Post that number and we can tell what size it is.
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Re: F&W Star 37 Questions

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Steve Adams might be able to help you with the parts you need i believe he has a couple laying around.
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Re: F&W Star 37 Questions

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Here's some snout pics with and without chalk. Kind of hard to make out the third character.

Thanks Kenneth and Dan.

-RP
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Ok. 1837R. 1 is the part number on the parts list. Meaning the gearbox. 8 is for 8 ft. Wheel. 37 is for model 37 and the R is for Roller bearings. When you get ready to disassemble it let me know. There is a few things you need to know to keep from breaking things.

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Re: F&W Star 37 Questions

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Thank Kenneth. I'm going to start on it in a couple of days. First, I'm going to re-read your post in the projects forum.

-RP
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That is really good info for knowing things about the mill. Thanks!
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Re: F&W Star 37 Questions

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RP, I have explained the disassembly of a Star 37 a couple of times in the Projects section. If you can't find it, let me know and I will go over it again. It makes sense once you see it with pictures.

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Kenneth, I lost count how many Dempster tutorials I have been through...If I would have known that from the start, I would have saved them for future use. So I know the feeling.
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windybob wrote: Thu Nov 09, 2023 5:44 pm Kenneth, I lost count how many Dempster tutorials I have been through...If I would have known that from the start, I would have saved them for future use. So I know the feeling.
Bob, your efforts are appreciated. The first mill we managed to get up and flying was an 8' Dempster 12 that we managed to cobble together using 3 tornado damaged mills from Goldsby, OK.... using your guidance posted on Brad's forum.
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