Kohler K341 Conversion - Starter/generator To Stator Model?
Posted July 16, 2012 - 08:46 PM
Wondering if it is feasable to convert the starter/generator model to an internal stator model?
Guessing I would have to use the stator, flywheel, and starter of the original engine? Would all of the blocks have the bosses to mount the stator - even the external starter/gen models? External diameter of the crankshaft is the same - wondering if the flywheel mount would be similar? I guess I might have to switch the tinwork as well to fit the original motor's starter as well.
As a second option, what would I have to do to use the starter/generator engine in the Ford "as is" if it would physically fit under the hood? I know the regulator is different for the starter/generator model. IS it an easy switch over? Anything else I would have to change?
Thanks in advance for any info any of you might have on this!
Posted July 17, 2012 - 04:08 AM
Posted July 17, 2012 - 07:34 AM
Posted July 17, 2012 - 09:41 AM
I had planned to rebuilt the original engine, but our local machine shop that I have used for years closed their doors for the last time a couple weeks ago - all the equipment sold and gone. Thats another topic though.....
Was just thinking that I have this perfectly good engine sitting there if I could make it work.......
Posted July 17, 2012 - 10:13 AM
Posted July 17, 2012 - 10:35 PM
Second issue if I did that would be the wiring issue. I had heard somewhere that the external generator models use a different voltage regulator, and that the "starter relay" is built into it somehow. I do know that for say the bigger ag tractors that had starter generators the regulator is different (and usually more expensive..). Does anyone have a wiring diagram for a starter generator engine they could post? Never worked on one before or studied them - guess that will be changing
Would also need to see if the flywheel on the starter/gen model has the mounting boss for the pto shaft so I could hook up the Ford's drive shaft.
Posted July 21, 2012 - 11:59 PM
If that doesn't work, there is a website for Cub Cadets only that has a lot of good information, including the wiring diagram for the SG and regulator. Here's the link:
Hope this helps,
Posted July 22, 2012 - 09:08 AM