| February/March 1987

  • I.H.C. Mogul

  • I.H.C. Mogul

167 Riverview Road, Phillipsburg, New Jersey 08865

This 1915 1 HP I.H.C. Mogul is the result of a 6-month project. The engine was purchased from Lee Pedersen of Lynbrook, New York at the Blue Mountain Antique Gas and Steam Association's 1984 fall show in Bangor, Pennsylvania. The engine was in very bad condition, although the magneto was hot and the piston was free. The bottom of the water hopper was broken out, along with a broken base mount and cracked fly-wheel hub. The main bearings and rod bearing were unusable and a worn out ignitor added to the troubles.

After sandblasting and repairing the broken castings, the crankshaft was turned and polished with new bronze bearings made to match, and connecting rod received new babbit liners. The valves were not the greatest so I replaced them also. The ignitor was sent to Starbolt for a complete reconstruction. The piston rings and fuel needle valves, magneto name strap all came from Starbolt. After rebuilding the fuel pump and leak testing the original fuel tank the engine was painted.

I made. a few adjustments on the timing and a little gasoline and the engine was running! The trucks are I.H.C. and skids are made from oak.