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Converting A Vertical Shaft V Twin Kohler To Horizontal Shaft?


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#16 CubCadetPulling OFFLINE  

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 03:29 PM

How to Convert a Kohler Command V-Twin Vertical Shaft Engine into a Horizontal Shaft -

  • Drill the oil drain-back holes in the corners of the cylinder heads near the valve train so the oil can drain back down in the oil pan.
  • The oil pump must be changed (pickup tubes are different).
  • The vertical shaft engine has no horizontal mounting holes on the block. (They are on the sump cover.) So a couple of L-shaped engine mounting plates must be fabricated to convert the block into a horizontal shaft and mount the engine in the tractor frame.
  • Various holes in the block must be blocked off (drain holes are different, etc).
  • Everything else on the engine should work with no modifications. The PTO end of the crankshaft will be a little long, being it's made for a vertical shaft engine. But it'll still work just fine in the horizontal position.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 03:55 PM

Kieth, I uploaded a video for a member here that has a conversion of a Kohler Command 18.

 

Here is the link,

 

 

I will look for the thread.


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 03:59 PM

Here is the thread,

 

http://gardentractor...al/#entry146160



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 06:14 PM

Thanks CCP that was what I was thinking but wasn't sure. I have access to some serious machining equipment so I should be able to get this 25 hp engine cranking horizontally pretty easily. Nice !!!!




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