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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 02:27 PM

I decided to give the cut away a try today. I had two K181 engines that were fit for the project. One of them was seized, and one was not; I decided to see how hard it would be to get it free and go from there.

 

Here are the two engines, the one on the right is the one I chose.

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I started to take all of the exterior parts off and to my surprise everything came off very easily! Even the exhaust! Also, once I took the exhaust off it was not stuck anymore! The exhaust was hitting on the pulley and prevented the engine from turning. I was very happy with that, and continued to remove all of the other exterior parts.

 

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I took the drain plug out and let the oi drain while I came inside to get something to eat. I am all filled up, and going back out now!


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 03:05 PM

They are great engines !! I've seen a few NOS ones on eBay over the years, I wish now I bought one.

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 03:06 PM

Ryan, please consider not cutting up the Kohler.

 

Lots of people could use the Kohler engine for rebuild or parts.

 

Chop up a disposable B&S aluminum engine, instead.  .....Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze !!! :worshippy1:


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 03:31 PM

Ryan, please consider not cutting up the Kohler.

 

Lots of people could use the Kohler engine for rebuild or parts.

 

Chop up a disposable B&S aluminum engine, instead.  .....Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze !!! :worshippy1:

 

 

:ditto: !!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 03:32 PM

I have to ask, why didn't anybody object when I first posted about this the other day? I said that if I did it, it would be to a k181.

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 03:56 PM

I am not a kohler lover but i love brigg's engine and i would say cut up a oil burner aluminim briggs FIRST that way if you screw up you have not destroyed a good block .. with the kohlers you can get over sized pistons cheep enough  and have them bored over reasonbly cheep but with a briggs Single Like the 19's your just throwing money out the door because there are next to none aftermarket parts made ... and they will not last very long ...



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 06:16 PM

The people have spoken Ryan. Do the right thing.

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 08:56 PM

Noooooo.....! Not a Briggs!!!  Do a Tecumseh.



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 09:02 PM

LOL at the responses on this one! :bigrofl: Ryan maybe you should just model one out of wood then paint it silver :D


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 09:25 PM

I don't recall why you were going to do a visible engine. When I made an engine for teaching Scouts, I used a 8 hp Briggs verticle shaft. Carefully evaluate the Kohlers as they are getting harder to find. An aluminum engine would be easier to cut and less of a loss. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 12:33 PM

You guys beat me out, the kohler is back together and in the shed again. I now have the briggs in the side of the first picture on the workbench ready for me to start on it. I had everything except the valves taken out, so I did learn a lot if nothing else.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 08:27 PM

NO...Not the Briggs! Just kidding. Go for it and have fun. Next I think you should a PK in half. That would be cool.

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 08:40 PM

NO...Not the Briggs! Just kidding. Go for it and have fun. Next I think you should a PK in half. That would be cool.

I would love to do something with a PK like this one!

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 03:46 AM

You guys beat me out, the kohler is back together and in the shed again. I now have the briggs in the side of the first picture on the workbench ready for me to start on it. I had everything except the valves taken out, so I did learn a lot if nothing else.

 

 

Glad the Kohler was saved.



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Posted March 28, 2013 - 06:08 AM

I remember seeing a story about a '30 something Pontiac that was built at the factory partly out of plastic. It was used at the auto shows.






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