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Old 05-16-2005, 03:34:39 PM
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Default Re: IHC Vertical Engine.

Thanks Harry for the ignitor's picture. It will be helpful! I had another look at the engine this afternoon and there is no serial number anywhere on the head but I found the letter "K" stamped on the opposite end of the crankshaft from where the 4 digit serial number is stamped. Mine definitively is a 'K".
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Default Re: IHC Vertical Engine.

Your engine probally was missing the nameplate cover sometime in its past and someone replaced it. The tag should read IHC Famous or IHC Vertical engine.The Titan name wasn't used until sometime after 1912.It would not
have had a Titan tag with a 1906 serial number.
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Sounds logical, my 1906 tag reads International Famous and my 1910 just says IHC Vertical Engine. I have a friend who has a 1905 and his tag is mounted to the engine base and is brass with International engine on it no mention of Famous or Vertical. By the way they are all 2 hp.

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I have no doubt that the Titan tag on my engine is a reproduction tag. Last year I had an extra original Famous tag but since I had no engine to put it on I sold it on Ebay
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Default Re: IHC Vertical Engine.

Another item that can help tell the year is the fuel pump.Verticals only used the cast iron fuel pump like you have from 1905 to 1908 on the 2Hp engines.Water pumps and cooling tanks aren't listed in the parts book for engines before 1908.But one odd thing is a hand hole cover with water pump bracket for plunger type water pump #G1695 is listed for 1907 -1908 engines?Unless this is a misprint in the parts book.
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My partsbook only shows the IHC, Famous and Victor tag cover plates. Looking to the serial# it only can be a 1911 2hp tank cooled pumping engine P5919 is my guess.
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Hi John! If my engine was built in 1911, then how come it has no water pump, has a cast iron fuel pump and the letter "K" stamped on the end of the crankshaft?
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Default Re: IHC Vertical Engine.

Then I misunderstand you, I thought you couldn't find a letter for the number. In case your serial number is K5919 it has to be a 1906 one. What is the number of your fuel pump?
K101 to K1604, incl. and on 39 other serial numbers from K1608 to K1794 had the G1017 gasoline fuel pump.
Before 1908, I can't find a water pump, only a water tank for this stationary type engine of 65 gallon capacity, used 1905-09.
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Dennis/John: A pump engine Pxxxx has a large base for the pump geariing and big gas tank. Check out the first photo at the following link.

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If my memory is clear on this- I believe: Ken Meeks, with the polka dot hat here on Harrys, was parting out a IHC vertical a year or so back. Perhaps send him an email and see if he has a flywheel. If he does, he makes it to a lot of shows.
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Seems our freind in Canada has a short attention span as I just found this exact engine on ebay less then a week after he said he picked it up at an auction. I will praise him for being extremely honost in his ebay add about all the engines shortcomings though. On the flip side I did enjoy all the info that was provided in this thread and hope he gets enough out of that Titan to make it worth his while.
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Hmmmm. Too bad.
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Hello John, the number on the fuel pump is G1548. Do you know if this number is consistent with a 1906 engine? As some of you have noticed this engine is now on Ebay. If it sells it sells but if it doesn't that is alright too. I've now reached retirement age and my last working day is June 29th. I'll have more time to play with my engines but since I've accumulated many engines in the last 20 years I'll have to keep some and let others get some to play with!
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Default Re: IHC Vertical Engine.

Denis, I looked it up in the parts book and fuel pump G1548 was used from 1905 to 1908 incl.
Funny thing is, they fitted it complete for $3.65 in the old days.
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