4HP TITAN Side Shaft is now running on the Accurate U magneto.
After some considerable time working out the Accurate "U" magneto/linkage and trip finger timing as well as doing some repair to worn parts on this almost 100 year old engine, I got it to start and run on the magneto. Check out the Smokstak site on the WEB for a blow by blow description of the years work involved in getting this "basket case", almost complete, rare IHC TITAN Side Shaft up and running.
20 HP Witte Side Shaft
This is how I purchased this engine. It is mounted on a 1975 Ford that has
a PTO drive that is used to turn over the engine. I plan to get the engine
back to original including the original mixer.
4HP IHC Famous 1/4 Scale Model Engine Running
I bought this model @ auction with no compression. After a few hours of
work on it, I found a pin hole in the cylinder casting where two
intersecting machining operations intersected. Got that fixed and here is
the result. See more on this at
Wico EK Magneto Repair breaker points adjustment 14of
,,,, more basic stuff, get this wrong and you will be cranking your engine
rather than running your engine,, set it right on the workbench and you
will not have to fix it after you install it on the engine,, timing the
point opening in time to correspond with the armature position is needed
for a good running engine,,,, leave a comment, subscribe, pass it on, to be
It's true, stranded... again.
One of my biggest mistakes and lessons learnt. Stranded yet again in
exactly the same place as last time? Weird or what?
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IHC 4HP TITAN SIDE SHAFT - First run
I bought this basket case IHC Titan S/S a year ago (3-14-2011) that was
mostly complete. I had to make a few parts and do a lot to get it running.
The biggest and longest project was getting the side shaft gears made and
they showed up on 3-7-2012 from a second gear maker. I had to make new gear
keys and install them on the crankshaft and side shaft. As with these
projects, there was a lot of putting together and taking apart to get
things operational. There is a running dialogue on Harrys "SMOKSTAK" old
4HP Titan Side Shaft running at less than 200 RPM. NICE, and smooth.
Here is my 4HP Titan Side Shaft running at less than 200 RPM. This is the
slowest I've ever got it to run, and I'm quite happy with it. I still have
a few things to do to it as parts arrive from time to time. I have a
running history of this basket case, missing a few things on SMOKSTAK. Go
to http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=87871 for all the gory
Titan 10 20, Classic Old Tractor, Dardanup Heritage Park, Classic Machinery
Start and Run of a Titan 10 20 Tractor.
This Classic machine is at Dardanup Heritage Park with the largest
collection of heritage items in the Southern Hemisphere.
See their site here http://www.dardanupheritagepark.com.au/Attractions
See more here http://www.classicmachinery.com.au/
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