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Coolspring-Fourth Chance-10HP IHC TITAN Portable


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Old 10-18-2009, 12:09:36 AM
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The story goes like this. 1- I had some engines for sale and this came up in the conversation as trading material. I decided not to do the deal because of the distance so I let it go. 2- A friend got involved and wound up with the engine and had it hauled to Coolspring where it sat for several months. I knew he had it for sale, but being short on $'s I never said much about it. 3- Another person bought it and came to Coolspring to pick it up. After seeing it, he said he didn't want it . 4- I said to my friend, what can we do , and we did. The 1915, "EF", Titan, Tank Cooled, Throttle Governed, Portable Engine with a Webster magneto, weighing in at around 3,700 #s +/- and 49 1/2" flywheels is now in my collection . It needs some TLC as I call it for a few needed parts (which I think I have around), some adjustments, and cleaning. We oiled it up real good after sitting and not being run for some 30+/- years, put some gas in the mixer, cranked it a few times, the Webster fired the charge and it was off and running sounding good. We ran it a few times, and each time it got better. Before loading it on the trailer, a few of the "STACKERS" showed up, and after "MUDDY" introductions and some lively discussions we ran it again. I think Tom even got a video of it running (in the mud-DID I Say it was MUDDY, WET and COLD at Coolspring this fall).
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As some no. I ended up with the engine and I put it on the block thinking there was something coming up in a auction soon that I would like to have. So I decided to let it go and when the man backed out of the deal I had it sold to boy did Paul's eyes light up. I could tell something was about to go down. Paul said we have to talk. I said we will chat on the way home don't worry. To many lookers at the engine sitting out in the rain and way to many lookers when we ran it. Paul just could'nt wait so under that green tent he went to pull those green backs out. It was like a kid in a candy store. But now for all this being said the story is not over. I am sure Paul will bring the post back alive when he lets Sandy the (wifey) no he just shelled out the $$$$$$$. Can't wait to here the end of the story.
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Sandy just read over my shoulder my "word" document regarding the engine and didn't say anything except what do you want for supper . I guess that means all is still OK in NJ while I'm having fun on the way through .
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Mr Spence,
Here is the video I took of the engine at Coolspring. You have got one nice engine there!!!

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Paul,
What a beautiful engine that is, and it was nice meeting you and Kevin! We didn't even stop for supper on the way home since we were all full of that good soup!
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Tom: Thanks for hanging around, taking, and posting the video. About all Kevin and I ate for two days was the soup for lunch and dinner. Kevin made up 5 gallons and it was all gone Friday afternoon with folks looking for more. It was a hit with the cold, damp weather. Now what to do for the summer show , surely not soup. Even with the lousy weather, we had a "GREAT" time meeting "STACKERS", friends, and a host of others from all over. That's what it's all about, having fun on the way through, even in NJ, Pa, Va, etc... With friends and acquaintances .
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Early Friday (10/16/2009) morning at Coolspring in the snow, rain, sleet, slush = mud , BUT, looking up , it was beautiful and worth the trip .
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Paul, Nice engine I just knew you would end up with it!!!! and thanks again to you and Kevine "and your wife's" for the soup. It hit the spot just right in that cold air
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We didn't have room at Coolspring to bring it home, so it went south to a friend in Va. for pick up later. Not being in a rush, yesterday (Monday 10/26/2009) was the day to pick up the Titan with my son and good weather. We left around 10:15 in the morning and got home around 12:30 making the 580 mile + round trip having a good time. The GMC 4 x 4 1500 pulled the trailer easily, and we hardly knew it was connected. Got home and backed the rig in the back yard, closed the gate, said hi to the wife, and zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Woke up this morning and it was raining so I put up one of the old umbrella over it so I can fuss with it a bit to day. Here is a photo in the rain of the Titan on the trailer where the trip ended . I must say it looks "GOOD" . All is good and wet in NJ on the way through today.
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