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Hello! from absolute newbie in Grass Valley CA (IHC M)


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Old 02-13-2011, 03:04:29 PM
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I just another old fart who has long been fascinated by old engines (the bug bit me many years ago at a local show) and took the plunge by buying a Mccormick Deering model m.
It looks to be in good condition tho the compression may be low. Missing an oiler and muffler. And, oh yes, somebody completely sprayed it with red paint. Gak.

Can anyone recommend some good books that will help me figure out how to restore this thing?
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Lots of book pages here...

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If it were mine, I would squirt a lot of oil down the oiler pipe and turn the engine over several times. Often it is just dry rings and piston than causes low compression. I had a 1 1/2 HP M that had such low compression that it could be turned with one finger, but it had a good WIKO EK magneto and would start if primed by squirting gas in the mixer.
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You can pick up a muffler from H&M enterprises, a sponser here on the Stak. The oiler can be had there too. You need a sealed type (one where the fill plug is screwed into the oiler top). It is the same type as used by the F/M Z engines. I wrote an artical for the gas Engine magazine, about the restoration of 2 IHC M engines, a 1927 and '28. Vol.19, #5, Sept/Oct -1984, Starting on page 7 :A Tale of Two Engines. This should answer most of your mechanical questions. If you need more info, please ask! Welcome to the hobby, and the Stak!
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Thanks for the tips. I found the back issue of GEM you suggested and ordered it. I think my engine is earlier than 1927 since it has a type L magneto with an igniter for spark but I am sure the article will be a great help.
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From one Old Fart to another - Welcome to the Stak!

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Hello I also am a type of newbie always loved old engines only saw them at the state fair decided to get involved have now aquired 2 Ms a 1 1/2 and a 3 both spark plugs with wico mags the 1 1/2 runs good and has a pump jack the 3 is a project. I am fairley sure it has been under water for a while.
it is well stuck. freeing up one thing at a time. and hsving a lot of fun. going to my first show sat. I already have the engines on the trailer and the truck hooked to the trailer.
Can not wait to pull out sat morn. oldproff ( Bill)
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