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1905 IHC 3HP Vertical - First Startup in years!


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Old 10-01-2014, 12:10:40 AM
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Default 1905 IHC 3HP Vertical - First Startup in years!

Finally got around to starting up the IHC Vertical after years of sitting idle. The fuel pump was siezed but a little friendly persuasion by Noel Maggert solved that problem. Thanks Noel! This is a 100% original engine with about half of the original paint still intact. John Wanat made a tank that will fit below the engine between the skids.

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Very Nice!! I want one!
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NICE one, still looking for one that got sold at Dads sale no.952 flat plate, Famous verticle, was NOT no where near that good of shape!!........
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Was your Dads sale about 60 or 70 miles east of Kansas City. If so, I bought it. I bought two 1905 IHC Verticals that day. Thanks, Joe A.
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Joseph, A little farther east, Big Springs, Mo. on Hwy 19 ,off Hwy J, in 2001, Gerald Mueller sale, I know a little history on the engine, the cyl had a band around it ,stuck, and poor shape, it would have oil of wintergreen in cyl too,stunk up the whole shed.......I know he only had 1 Famous Verticle too.... Mom couldnt remember where it went , I heard from N Dakota to Ca LOL ....
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That's a nice looking and sounding engine.

Am I correct in thinking the exhaust valve is held open (so the inlet stays closed, because no vacuum in cylinder), then as the governor un-latches, the exhaust rocker is pulled well clear of the valve, giving time for an inlet stroke and ignition....if so, was this a common method of speed control for engines with atmospheric inlets? I haven't seen this before, but then I probably haven't been paying attention!
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Peter:
Yes, it's a very nice one. They run so smoothly.

1: yep - ex held open by governor latch
2: yep - governor unlatches, allows pushrod to make a full stroke
3: yep - yes, quite common method. Saved wear on valve gear and ignition, too. Battery powered ones commonly had an interruptoer for the ignition circuit, so that there wasn't battery drain until the moment of firing.


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Great engine. sounds good too.
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Any IHC experts that can tell me the purpose of the 1/2" hole directly above the oiler that goes into the combustion chamber? Is this hole only on the earlier verticals? Could it be an inspection hole to check if igniter is sparking or a place for a priming cup? When I got the engine it had a 1/2" brass plug with a smaller threaded hole. I didn't have a small enough plug so replaced with a 1/2" steel plug for now.
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Any idea what the "E" under the serial number means? I have a 1914 Famous 10 hp with an "E" under the serial number.

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I do not know what the "E" stands for, but I have been told 3 different possible meanings--"Export", "Electric", and "Engine." I tend to discount "Export" since there are many early IHC engines in the United States with the "E" suffix. Harry suggested the "Electric" since his 4 HP Famous had a Remy generator and he had seen another with the E that had a Motsinger Auto Sparker. But again, I have seen others including mine that had just battery and coil and still have the "E" suffix. Anybody got an early engine with hot tube ignition? If so, is there an "E" on your serial number plate?

I like the "Engine" idea. I was told that since IHC made many different types of machinery, they used "E" to designate that it was a gas engine. I wonder if other types of IHC machinery used letters on their serial numbers?
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