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IHC Famous? Hp? Year?


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What can you guys tell me about this? A friend saw it forsale but didnít ask priceor details. If you can fill me in on any notable details from the pic would be great. It looks like a lawn ornament so itís probably seized/frozen and cracked, but it looks fairly complete. Thoughts on what itís worth? Iím leaning towards scrap price but he may think heís got gold I may go have a look when I finish these next few weeks working away.
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What can you guys tell me about this? A friend saw it forsale but didnít ask priceor details. If you can fill me in on any notable details from the pic would be great. It looks like a lawn ornament so itís probably seized/frozen and cracked, but it looks fairly complete. Thoughts on what itís worth? Iím leaning towards scrap price but he may think heís got gold I may go have a look when I finish these next few weeks working away.
What size is it? The larger the better. Its probably worth at least 10 times the price of scrap iron. It won't be there long at the price of scrap iron. If it was me I would be looking it over like NOW!!!
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Thanks Denis, I would be going to look right away but Iím floating around the Great Lakes for another few weeks. Iím trying to get contact info but havenít heard back from my friend yet. I was hoping you guys could tell me what size looks around 3hp?
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Would sell really fast at 10 times scrap price.
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that's a 4 hp famous. if you get the serial number we can tell you hat year it is . great running engines you better get if you can it looks complete from what I see minus a little pluming for the gas . it looks like the pulley on the fare side is at least 16" that's a plus
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Get it man get it! I've got a TG 4hp Famous and it is just too cool in my book. You'll enjoy working on it and many parts can be found for them.

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Wow, Another 4HP Famous lawn ornament that even looks like they used the same house paint as mine has!. Mine was near the West coast so I guess there's only one per coast?, get it bought before someone else does. If you get it let me know as I maybe able to help to complete it.
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Thanks for the info guys. Iíll be trying to get in touch with the owner ASAP. I agree itís worth more than scrap but itís likely far from being a runner without major repairs... Iíll keep you guys posted other than a phone call I canít see it personally till the end of the month. Might send my friend to buy it though.
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Asking $300. Told my friend to go wheel and deal but get it for me.

What magneto did these use?
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Hi AngrySailor,

It’s hit miss governed -Looks like it is missing the fuel pump as well . I’d pay 300 for it without hesitation !!! It’s worth the effort any day.

I have a few 4hp famous engines out here in oz and they are good runners. My hopper cooled throttler was far worse than that and I’ve found all original parts to fix it except the choke lever. It takes time but is part of the fun !!! Thanks for sharing your find with us

Cheers Justin
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