Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Illinois Engine Guy's IHC Titan Rebuild
Gary Bahre called last week and invited me to stop by his shop to see his progress on the engines he bought last December. The Titan engine is ALMOST done. He has all of the parts put together, but it won't run because the rings leak too much. An engine with good piston rings will bounce back when you roll it over to the compression stroke, but the IHC can be heard making rude noises as the air escapes past the piston. Oh Well. Gary will be ordering new rings, and fitting them to the cylinder, but he won't have this project ready in time for Pinckneyville in August. It's not the end of the world, it's just a bump in the road for an engine hobbyist. Stay tuned to this blog for the engine Gary WILL be bringing to the American Thresherman Show next month.