Poorly Piggy, 1935 IHC LA.

Discussion in 'Discussion' started by Skankin_giant, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    My Uncle was moving on this IHC LA, I've always quite liked them and let one escape the pen before!

    It's a 1935 engine so a fairly early one, sadly it's gained a hand throttle lever, it should have the speed control knob akin to a WD style behind the flywheel. It also has the early type WICO H magneto which surprise surprise is open circuit!
    The first photo is my boy with the 1st one I had.
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    It does run but it's not well! As to be expected from a kaput magneto. Ross has done a fair amount of work, repairing the tank, making new gaskets to replace the instant snot, decarbonising and cleaning it off.

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  2. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Some photos of the magneto and ignition coil with separate primary and secondary winding.

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  3. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    With Christmas not far away money is a bit tight to spend on these old engines, so I've exercised a bit of Bodgenomics and used the primary windings from the magneto to power a 6v coil.
    It seems to work ok, not quite rewound magneto level but at least it's running now. The throttle lever was adjusted wrong (probably because it's from a later engine..) and I've ordered a hotter plug.
    Just need to tidy up my bodge a bit now.

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  4. highrange

    highrange Member

    Cable ties save the day !
  5. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    More cable ties more better.
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  6. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Hotter plug, a tad better but still not as good as it could be. All a bit of a waste of time without getting the magneto done really.

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