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Got the 6hp backwards IH "M" running today


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Old 02-12-2005, 12:38:16 AM
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Talking Got the 6hp backwards IH "M" running today

When I got this engine I noticed that someone years ago had timed this thing to run backwards, they even had the home made pulley on the igniton side. I still cant figure out why they went to all the trouble to run it backwards. Seems more logical to me just to turn the engine around or just put a twist in the belt. I figured since I was changing it back to ignitor fired from a spark plug I would re-time it to run the correct direction. Which turned out to be impossiable without getting a new cam and eccentric, since the original had been dissassembled the eccentric turned a few degrees then brazed back together! The eccentric has 3 key ways, which only one lines up with the key way in the cam. Which is no good because because then its REALLY out of time. So i broached a new key way thru the cam to to allign with the key way in the eccentric that they had been useing. The way they had it only about .250 of a key way was holding it all together! I had been baffled by this because I could not figure out why the exhaust valve was in time but the ignitor was not! NOW I KNOW . So with the new key way cut, and every thing put back in place the backwards IHC M lives again! Doug Waggonner
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Default Re: Got the 6hp backwards IH "M" running today

Hey Doug, that's interesting to hear. Did you take some pictures of the backwards construction? Just curious how it was looking.
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Default Re: Got the 6hp backwards IH "M" running today

Doug,

If they had a pump or something that turned the wrong way to work with the engine and they didn't have room to offset the engine to get the other pulley to line up or to long couple the engine as would be necessary to twist the belt they had to get the engine to run backwards .

I have a cam gear for a CT stover that is backward and since I have two CT-2 and 2 CT-3 Stovers I am planning to install that gear in one set of these engines so that I can display them with one running in each direction.

I would like to install it in the CT-3's but I am short 2 CT-3 flywheels. One is cracked on each if the two engines.

One of the cams is unmarked and the other has a 209K2 R casting number.

Dick
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