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
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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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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
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