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Posted January 19, 2012 - 05:39 PM

Where did you find the muffler Ray? I could probably use a few of those.
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Posted January 19, 2012 - 06:13 PM

The mufflers are for sale on ebay for $20 buy-it-now.

Here is the link:

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 02:01 PM

The weather got up warn enough today that I was able to heat up the garage and do a little work on the Ridemaster.

I had intended to use one of the original Ridemaster air cleaners on this Kohler engine.
They are different from the normal air cleaner that were used on equipment back then and were designed specifically for the Ridemasters.

Here are a couple of photos of the stock Ridemaster air cleaner.

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After thinking about this problem for awhile, I decided that this air cleaner would not work on the Kohler engine.
The stock Ridemaster air cleaner would not be capable of enough air flow to allow the Kohler engine to breath correctly.
So the engine will keep the original air cleaner that it came with.


I finished putting the engine all back together today.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 03:44 PM

Sorry you couldn't use it, but you don't need the engine running rich all the time. When I started looking at the pics, I figured you have cloned it to work. The engine look great, even if is green.:bigrofl:
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Posted January 22, 2012 - 04:24 PM

When I started looking at the pics, I figured you have cloned it to work.

I had thought about making a replica of the Ridemaster air cleaner but I don't think I'm going to do that after all.
The original Kohler paper filter is more effective that the old style "oil bath" filters and much easier to maintain.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 05:19 PM

Sorry you couldn't use it, but you don't need the engine running rich all the time. When I started looking at the pics, I figured you have cloned it to work. The engine look great, even if is green.:bigrofl:


Hey its not john deere green. :thumbs:
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Posted January 22, 2012 - 05:35 PM

Looks great Ray, glad you chose the option that works the best. Sometimes we over-engineer the simplest projects, and other times we over-simplify somewhat easy projects that in the end require additional work.
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Posted January 22, 2012 - 09:09 PM

Hey its not john deere green. :thumbs:

Yup .. that is an air cleaner that I had gotten off ebay and it was already painted JD green.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 09:56 PM

Neat project, and nice work.

Are we going to get to see it on video?
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Posted January 23, 2012 - 01:51 PM

Sorry .. I do not have any means of making a video.

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 05:36 PM

The new sprocket is mounted up on the Ridemaster transmission and the engine is bolted back on the frame.
I took it out for another test drive and it works a lot better now so it's time to finish it up.

The muffler is mounted on the engine with the exhaust pipe pointing down and forward.
There is a bracket bolted to the frame that supports the lower part of the exhaust pipe.

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The two side covers still fit under the engine with out any modification.
The belt cover on the front has to stick out farther then it did before.
I made up a pair of extension panels that fit on the lower part of the shield and a support bracket for the top of the shield.

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 05:44 PM

Looking good Ray :thumbs:
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 05:45 PM

That looks excellent,Ray.
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 06:17 PM

Great job, Ray. Looks like you have it going your way.
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 06:41 PM

Ray, looks like you have a great machine now, great work on it. As soon as you finish painting your final brackets you will be good to go.
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