Post Number: 1
|Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 04:55 pm: ||
I have what I believe to be an 8hp. Hicks marine engine and a Worthington hit & miss.They belonged to my dad, who passed away over 10 years ago now. I am looking to sell them, but don't know of a fair price for both seller and buyer. Any advice?
Craig A. Mathews
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 03:30 pm: ||
The Hicks, does it have a vertical side shaft? Looks early. I paid $4k for a 1926 single recently. So that should give you an idea on the Hicks. If it's a vertical sideshaft, it's worth a bit more.
Worthington, if it still has the magneto, and it's not stuck, $1k. I'm interested in the Worthington. Where do you live? I am in the Los Angleles Area.
Post Number: 10
|Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 04:13 pm: ||
Hicks engines are all pushrod to OHV, never a sideshaft. Unique features on the Hicks are rocker arms fitted on eccentric shafts that are positioned independently by levers to control valve clearance. The varible lost motion on the intake determines engine speed, on the exhaust it can affect compression release from the extra lobe on the cam for easiest starting. It is hard to tell much from the photo, but it looks like a generator has been fitted. It also looks like a different mechanical lubricator, as the original Manzel was down much lower and to port side, driven from the cam gear.
A nice 248 cubic inch thumper, like in my boat 'Mojo' => http://stanleysteamers.com/mojo.htm