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#1 Rick Brumback OFFLINE  

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 09:43 AM

Rebuilding my Kohler K 301 12hp pulling motor.So far I have replaced rod bearings,ported and polished the 26 carb,waiting on new chrome moly rings.ported and polished the exaust on the engine side,welded up the spider gears in the rear end,strapped it too.billet rod,balanced it.So its basically a new motor,new vlave springs and valves too.Added a new 4 puck midwest supercub clutch and 6 pin aluminum driver.Plus a few tricks inside the carb other than port and polish to improve air and fuel flow.

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 10:06 AM

Pics a bit blurry, but that's a sharp looking puller there Rick! Always thought it fun to pull, but too expensive for me to even try. No time either.

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 11:29 AM

thanks,its not as expensive as you think it isi got into it for under a $1,000.I am a full time long haul trucker and dont have as much time to devote to it as i did 2 years ago.check craigs list in farm and garden,put in pulling tractor.always a few there.i look for em in lexington all time.

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 01:29 PM

Pics a bit blurry, but that's a sharp looking puller there Rick!...


I was gonna ask if you'd borrowed mjodrey's camera to take the pics :bigrofl:

But seriously, that's a great looking machine! Even if it wasn't expensive, it looks like money! :laughingteeth:

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 08:09 PM

the paint,sublime green candy was donated by a parts house here,some wheelin and dealin got me the pitbull rear tires,i have a little brother who is a good mechanic on these little motors,so really i dont have all that much tied up in it....could be a whole lot more. porting and polishing the carb,i done with a dremel tool and fine grit sandpaper,plus i got tons of info from brian millers site.that guy is life saver when it comes to this kinda stuff.

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 09:15 PM

Very nice. Love it

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Posted December 25, 2011 - 09:06 AM

Thanks for the flowers.With a fresh motor,this coming pulling season should go pretty well I hope.

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Posted December 25, 2011 - 09:16 AM

Good luck with it. I like the color. Steve (my red-headed step child) wants to put a 4.3 Chevy in the old Craftsman II I have out back. That might be fun! A little tough to get the belt drive figured out though.

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Posted December 25, 2011 - 10:20 AM

thatnks.dont know much bout the belt drives,mine is drive shaft.good luck with it.




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