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IH Famous flywheel question.


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Old 01-13-2007, 02:55:59 AM
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Default IH Famous flywheel question.

I have several famous style Inters but one, a 1916 4 HP has a different style flywheel to the rest, with square pockets cast into the inside of the outer rim of the flywheel, with it looks like plaster in them. I had always assumed this was something to do with the engines balance and that these probibally had some form of weight incorporated in them, but I have a friend who also has one of these engines equiped with this style of flywheels and he is adament that they are electrical flywheels used when the engine was set up driving a generator. The electrical flywheels I have seen on other engines were all very heavy compared to the standard wheels while these seem to be about the same size and weight as the other "standard" wheel, so does anyone know the signifigance of these different wheels.

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Default Re: IH Famous flywheel question.

inter bloke

i am quite sure the pockets in the flywheel were for balance. i have a six horse famous with this type of flywheel and some of the pockets are filled with lead. if the flywheel were used for some type of armature any type fields would be on the outside rim and not made of lead.

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Old 01-13-2007, 06:08:17 PM
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Default Re: IH Famous flywheel question.

Those FWs with the pockets are usaully on the throttle gov/ titan engines. I don't think IHC ever made any Fws extra heavy for generater service. or at least none that I have seen in the parts books.Rob
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Default Re: IH Famous flywheel question.

Thanks bloke's,
The engines I have seen with these were all throttle governed so I surpose thats right , the ID plate is missing on the one I found so it may be a "Titan", I called it "Famous" style because its much the same construction as my Famous and the "Victor". I am not sure about my mates engine, I will have to look. Harry what year was yours made ? I am just wondering if it is something they did to later models and not to the earlyer ones.

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Default Re: IH Famous flywheel question.

I once had a 1914 6 HP t/g Titan with the pockets in the flywheels. They were filled with lead for balancing. Al Wait
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