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My great grandfathers beat up 1-1/2 HP M model.


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Old 01-23-2017, 11:23:47 PM
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Default My great grandfathers beat up 1-1/2 HP M model.

I want to resurrect the old McCormick Deering with my dad so he can start it once again. His grandfather was a dairyman here in South Texas. In the early 50s papa used to send him down to the Salado creek to fire it up and fill the cistern. He still marvels at the way their was always enough water to run through a tank of gas.

My older brother can remember the late 60s when dad would fire it up in our back yard. By then the magneto was missing and dad had it running on a set of contacts and battery. I shouldn't really tell this part but later, as a small brat I pulled the inspection cover and filled the crankcase with water. That's another reason why I want to bring it back.

I have a huge laundry list of parts, so I should probably locate a parts motor.
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Welcome to STAK.......

You'll get all the help you need here.......
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Thanks Craig.
Where is the appropriate place to post photographs of the M in order to identify it?
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Hit & miss engine forum, a good place to start. A few questions for you - if there is still a tag - where is or was it mounted? Top of crankcase? Top of hopper? Small tag (about 2" high by 4" long or about 5" square on the hopper? Igniter or spark plug fired? Hand hole cover on rear of engine - 4 bolt mount or a big wing nut? Fuel pump - cast iron or yanuck (a zinc alloy)? Carb - one adjuster needle? 2 or 3 needles? One piece carb or 2? If you have the tag, serial number-please post. If no tag, or S/N not available, it will be difficult to date exactly. By answering the above, you can get close. The above can help you identify what parts you may need.

Good luck on your restoration! I wrote an article for The Gas Engine Magazine about the restoration of 2 IHC M engines, they might help you with the basics on the engine. The issue was Sept/Oct 1984, and you can read it on line at the GEM website Search: A tale of 2 engines article. Ask questions if you need help! No such thing as a dumb question - lots of answers here on the Stak.
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Thanks Craig.
Where is the appropriate place to post photographs of the M in order to identify it?
Post the picts. right here. Your in the right place for help. Bob
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Glad to see another IHC M rescued. They are the best engine to start restoring, easy to find parts for, they usually run great. Good luck in restoring a family treasure. Add some pictures of your progress, or at least take pictures before and after for your own records. Future generationsin your family will appreciate the history of this engine.
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Welcome to the Stak from a fellow Texican and iron guy. Lots of good information and great guys to answer your questions. Where is your location in Texas? I have worked or traveled most or all of the 254 counties.

I do hope you realize that this one family M may start an addiction to rusty, heavy stinky smelling iron. I have never seen a cure.
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I'm afraid it's too late for me. I've been resurrecting old iron for most of my life. Rusty the 1958 Apache is the inspiration for my screen name. I've never had a new vehicle or a mechanic. I couldn't tell you how many motor vehicles I have hoarded but there's at least 40. Lately I've been getting into highwheeled bicycles from the 1880s and even an 1870 invalid carriage from J Ward Leicester square, London. Swapped it for a 1980 Vespa. I'm keeping the ones from the 1950s.
I even have the distinction of turning away the American Pickers. Their scouts are nice folks but there are already enough local ones leaving notes and ringing the doorbell without the global exposure.
I still have my home in San Antone (io)
-George Straight
I also have acreage east of La Vernia, and 10 lots on Lake Buchanan.
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Hit & miss engine forum, a good place to start. A few questions for you - if there is still a tag - where is or was it mounted? Top of crankcase? Top of hopper? Small tag (about 2" high by 4" long or about 5" square on the hopper?

1"x2 tag on top of the hopper.
It had a spark plug at one time. I need to acquire a fuel pump as well.
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Default Re: My great grandfathers beat up 1-1/2 HP M model.

Welcome to the Stak. Below is a link to the first of a series of videos on an IH M restoration by a rather colorful gentleman who refers to himself as shopdogsam.
There might be some helpful hints in them to help you in your restoration. Hal

https://youtu.be/StbMaTuo1oQ?list=PL...4lqj1YtBxaJynF
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