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Old 07-23-2010, 01:10:42 PM
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Hello from Belgium
I need a bit of help to know the year of manufacture of 2 IHC M 1 1/2 HP i am rebuilding for the moment
The oldest one with an ignitor is missing his identity plate but on the main casing there is an ascast date : 2-3-22(see photo), could it be the date of manufacture , thank you
The youngest one with a sparkplg has his identity plate marked
Thank you for your help
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:57:29 PM
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The casting date on the block does not nescessarily reflect build date. Some companies left the blocks to set for up to a year or 2 to allow any stress fractures work themselves out and be visible, before actually assembling the engine. That way they saved the build effort for blocks they knew would not break at a later date, due to internal stresses. A good point though, is the fact that the engine has an ignitor. IHC Ms were equipped with WICO EK or Bosch spark plug ignition after 1923, so the casting date gives a narrow production range for that engine. By the same token, the other engine cannot have been built before 1923. The WICO Ignition system was used exclusivly after 1924 until end of production.

Does the serial number you have have a letter prefix? Knowing that will allow you to determine fuel type used and possibly ignition system as well.

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Roland maybe this will help.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:56:42 PM
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Thank you Andrew and Case441 for your answer
I am pleased with your informations,i know better now , there is no letter before the " X " on the youngest one
I will continue my rebuild and will show some pictures when they will run, but it's not for to morrow
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