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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 03:07 PM

I just picked this kohler motor up. I was curious would anyone know what hp this might be. It has no id tag on it. Also has an odd cast exhaust elbow.

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 03:14 PM

The elbow sure is unlike any I have seen on a K series! Because of that I am going to guess that it is a 16 HP K341, but I am not sure. I f you want, you could pull the head and measure the bore.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 03:17 PM

It is either a K241 (10hp) or a K301 (12hp) It has the same generator brackets as a Ford/Jacobsen GT. But it is red and the pulley on the out put shaft looks like maybe it was from a Wheel Horse?

 

There should be a number stamped on the block somewhere near the PTO pulley. If not then you could pull the head and check the piston bore size.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 03:18 PM

The elbow sure is unlike any I have seen on a K series! Because of that I am going to guess that it is a 16 HP K341, but I am not sure. I f you want, you could pull the head and measure the bore.

LOl we were typing at the same time :D


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 03:22 PM

LOl we were typing at the same time :D


Yes, but I forgot about the model number being cast in the block! It should be below the crankshaft, maybe it is above it? I can never remember.
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Posted March 16, 2013 - 03:29 PM

The 70s K series had the gear starter, whereas this has the starter/generator.....so I woud think its older. I have seen an elbow like that on the K series


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 03:56 PM

16 Horse Kohlers had 10 head bolts.  10,12, and 14's horse K series had 9 head bolts. 


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 03:59 PM

It is either a K241 (10hp) or a K301 (12hp) It has the same generator brackets as a Ford/Jacobsen GT. ...

 

It looks like it has a rope pull-start pulley on it, so the S/G may not be original to this engine?


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 04:09 PM

It looks like it has a rope pull-start pulley on it, so the S/G may not be original to this engine?

That's how all my Fords and Jacobsen's are also. I guess they did it just in case you had to start by hand.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 04:29 PM

That's how all my Fords and Jacobsen's are also. I guess they did it just in case you had to start by hand.

 

I agree, all of the kohlers I have seen that had that the starter mounted like that had the cut outs so you could pull start it also.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 07:05 PM

Its not from a Case but Case did use starter-generator K series engines in the 70's.I think in the late 60's to mid 70's they would supply them the way the manufacturer wanted them.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 10:01 PM

Same elbow on my 241AS.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 11:12 PM

I have seen that style elbow on Kohlers in Cubs.Huh....."Kohlers n Cubs"......sounds like a kids movie. :rolling:


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Posted March 17, 2013 - 05:09 AM

My k321 has 9 head bolts and that cast screw in elbow .

 

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Edited by larryd, March 17, 2013 - 01:04 PM.





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