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McCormick Deering / IHC old iron


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Old 01-04-2019, 01:19:48 AM
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Hello from Mt Spokane WA. Glad to join up with folks of like mind. My little jewel is a 3rd generation barn find and I want to make it Hit-Miss like new with some help from smokestack.
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Leeanson, post some details on your engine, and we can get started! Be aware - most IHC engines were throttle governed! NOT hit & miss! They all are usually nice runners though, and make for great display engines!

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Thx for any help. I have ordered a manual so soon I might be smart enough to post enough details to explain what I’ve got. For now, it’s 1 1/2 hp. It appears to be carbureted with an air control damper plate to control airflow to the carburetor body. The sparkplug is beneath the throttle body. There is a well anchored bracket that supports a valve rocker arm and a pushrod support sleeve. The pushrod itself runs horizontally from a cam device (near crankshaft) operated by engine RPM, so I assume it must be acceleratory to the method of ignition timing. This is the best I am do for now until my manual from IHC arrives. I am a certified aircraft repairman and I do well with manuals. Thanks leeanson
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By chance I ran across shopdogsam’s uTube forum on my McCormick Deering 1 1/2 engine. My engine S/N is about 500 down the production line from the engine he rebuilt. I have a question for this form though: The name tag on both mine and shopdogsam’s engine have GASOLINE stamped on the tag! Does anyone have a clue why IHC would identify this engine accordingly?
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The name tag on both mine and shopdogsam’s engine have GASOLINE stamped on the tag! Does anyone have a clue why IHC would identify this engine accordingly?
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They made some of the Model M's that were started and warmed up on gasoline poured into the carb bowl, and once warmed up, were switched over to run off the fuel in the tank, which could be kerosene.

The Gas/Kero engine of the spark plug vintage would have 3 needle valves sticking of the front of the carb, gasoline needle, kero needle, and water needle to prevent preignition when on kero.

I presume your "gasoline only" tagged engine only has 1 needle valve out the front of the carb??

EDIT: here's a link to put a year to your serial number...

http://www.oldengine.org/members/may...ls/mserial.htm

Lots of good info on the M here, including a service manual...

http://www.oldengine.org/members/ham...b/my__type.htm
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Thx Scooter Bob. Your answer makes sense because, yes, I have only one needle valve. leeanson
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One more question ScooterBob..I haven’t started my McCormick 1 1/2 M up yet since I don’t know exactly the type of GASOLINE to use. Are we talking pump gas or special White gas like used in gas lanterns.
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