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.
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
4HP IHC Titan Side Shaft run 4-13-2012.MOV
I just can't get enough of this rare engine that I brought back to life. It
took me one day less than a year from the time I got it to get it running.
It burns about 1 gallon of gas per hour just idling away. EXCITING-YOU BET.
See the story of the 4HP Titan Side Shaft on Smokstak.com
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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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
4HP IHC Titan Side Shaft running "SLOWER" 4-9-2012
In a desire to run the TITAN S/S a bit slower than 250-300RPM I made some
minor adjustments to the air supply and engine timing. I now can vary the
ignition timing from around 20 degrees BTDC to 20 degrees ATDC. With the
ignition timing at around 20degrees late, and with a "RICH" fuel mixture it
will run at about 145RPM. Of course this means removing the igniter from
time to time for cleaning.