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Old 09-07-2017, 11:43:50 AM
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Hello, I enjoy playing with antique tractors and am looking to venture into Hit and miss engines. I was wondering if anyone could recomend some literature on the different makes and models of them and also what current values are for running and fixer uppers? I know that will depend greatly on what needs fixing but just a general idea. thank you

I would like to buy one eventually and it seems ebay is somewhat limited on engines but not on parts.

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Welcome to the stack.... If you are a IHC man you should start with International.. Nice engines..
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Thank you for the reply Fred, so far all I know of for IHC is the model "M" and it's absolutely gorgeous with all its moving parts. The throttle governed LA and LB are pretty too in their own way. Those engines like the F series and letter series Farmalls are absolute works of art in my opinion. I can't wait to have one that I can play with.

I went to a steam and gas show recently and walked passed a Fairbanks Morse (not sure of the model) that was running, I stood there and drooled on it and the owner was nice enough to come up to me and ask me if I'd like to start it. He shut it down and walked me through it, and now I am officially hooked.

Any Idea what a model M would bring? depending on condition of course...

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Welcome to the Stak!
In regards to your question regarding how much a IHC M should cost, My M cost $300. I think I may have paid a little more than what it was worth for its condition, but I am happy with what I paid. This engine is a three needle mixer, ignitor fired verson, from about 1920. It is very worn out, but with a new oiler and a cleaned mixer, it runs fairly well. Minus the cart, I probably have about $400 in this engine.
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I was thinking Famous,Titan,Victor,Mogul... I do like the M also..
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Thank you everyone for your replies, It would be nice to find one locally since I'm betting shipping would be horrendous since they're so heavy, watching them run on you tube just isn't the same and it's only gonna hold me over for so long. Have a great weekend and thank you.
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Here are some of my IHC engines for your reading. I hope something will be left of them in Florida after the weekend. At least cast iron won't blow away.

http://www.old-engine.com/titan2.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZzu75Unq08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvFzmWlOn0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=340r0n-Krss

http://www.old-engine.com/engines.shtml

Engines are a collection of opportunity, whether from another collector, a yard sale, swap sheet or engine show flea market. Mine are all bank run: they were found as is in various condition and then I run to the bank. Some were expensive and some were really a good deal.
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I like your explanation of "bank run" engines ha ha. I hope they're ok too. you sure have some beauties. I've been trying to diagnose my Farmall M not starting this weekend. It instantly died after adjusting the throttle so I figured it was a carb issue. After pulling the bowl and finding nothing wrong with the needle and seat I pulled the distributor cap and my rotor fell out in pieces, so I'm waiting for the JB weld to cure overnight on that while I order a couple extra rotors.
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