| August/September 1996

  • Winter project

  • Winter project

5871 Diller Road Sanborn, New York 14132-9408

This was my winter project. I wish I had taken some 'before' pictures, as this little beauty was in sad shape when I got it.

Jeff Parks rolled into Coolspring, Pennsylvania, with it and twisted my arm until I agreed to take it off his hands. The head was cracked, flywheel broken, mag missing, and the cylinder was full of mud and rust.

So, if you add it all up, it was just what I wanted! I want to tell you it was really fun restoring this 21/2 HP IHC Titan. Sometimes I would be out in the shop so engrossed in this project, then the phone would ring and the 'Bear' would say, 'If you want dinner, you better get in here!' I'm not one to forget when it's time to put the nose bag on, but on occasion it happened.

Well, Jeff got the rear gear-driven mag for me and told me to call Gary Love who had the flywheel for me, so all was working out great.

In a previous GEM I stated how real engine men help each other. Well, this project proved it even more, to me anyway.