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Posted February 23, 2013 - 10:36 PM

I was looking around at some of my treasures and found this Kohler K-121. I didn't know that Kohler made a K-121. I don't know where I got it and I don't have any idea what it was originally on. I thought it was neat that is has 2 exhaust ports to get you the option of how to direct the exhaust away.

 


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Posted February 23, 2013 - 10:39 PM

PICS MAN!!!!!!  Never heard of such an animal!


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Posted February 23, 2013 - 10:46 PM

Sorry, I hit post instead of attach, then I had to edit. Been a long day.

 

The engine also had electronic ignition from the 70's I think. It looks just like the ignition my 1971 WH Bronco had on it.



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Posted February 23, 2013 - 10:52 PM

Very interesting Brian, I do not think I have ever saw one either.



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Posted February 23, 2013 - 10:58 PM

Kohler doesn't even list it on their site.

 

http://www.kohlereng...series=K-Series



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Posted February 23, 2013 - 11:14 PM

Brian, you may have one of the rarest engines ever!



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Posted February 23, 2013 - 11:34 PM

Cool find Brian. This may be of some help as it has the correct spec number.

 

 

 

http://www.mywheelho...r_K-121_IPL.pdf


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Posted February 23, 2013 - 11:52 PM

That is cool Brian! After seeing the PDF from Bob, Then looking at your engine again I noticed it is the same color as a small Tennant floor sweeper we used to have at work. Nice find! I bet there are not to many of them around anymore :thumbs:


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Posted February 23, 2013 - 11:55 PM

I have found out thru another member that these engines were manufactured for the G. H. Tennant Company.

 

Web search came up with this,

 

Founded in 1870 by George H. Tennant, Tennant Company began as a one-man woodworking business, evolved into a successful wood flooring and wood products company, and eventually into a manufacturer of floor cleaning equipment. Throughout its history, Tennant has remained focused on advancing its industry by aggressively pursuing new technologies and creating a culture that celebrates innovation. Today, Tennant is a global leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world.

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 05:12 AM

That's a neat find, Brian. Now you even have a .pdf for it and a bit of history. Hope you can get it running!



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Posted February 24, 2013 - 10:52 AM

It's stuck, so Monday I will pull the spark plug get some penetrating oil down in it. I picked it up in a pile of stuff up in Dallas when I got the M/W Bolens and the Bantam Standard.



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Posted February 24, 2013 - 01:08 PM

I'd do whatever it takes to rebuild that sucker!  



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 07:04 PM

What an awesome find!! It almost looks like the crankcase is aluminum??? Nice find :thumbs:



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Posted February 27, 2013 - 08:40 AM

thats an amazing motor. realy easy to put dual exhaust on it



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Posted March 01, 2013 - 03:18 PM

I got her apart and it's in rough shape, but maybe I can save it. I will post some pictures later. The crankcase had water in it and the bore is pretty rough.






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