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Posted March 30, 2013 - 12:53 PM

The Gold one is Definitely a 1962

The Other One is a 1960 Model


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 09:57 AM

Both of my 58's have the original k160s in them not k161s. So a k160 would be original for his 58. I have not seen an original 58 with a k161.
From my research had shown that 58 was the last year for the k90 and k160 and so forth as when they went to the different electronics in 59 they changed to the k91 k161 and so forth.

This one is a 1958 Model. The 1958's are the easiest to identify by the big Cast Iron Grill they used. This style Grill only lasted one year (1958)
This one should have the K161 so if you wanted to go all original you could put the 161 in your 57' in your 58' :D :poke:


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 10:55 PM

Both of my 58's have the original k160s in them not k161s. So a k160 would be original for his 58. I have not seen an original 58 with a k161.
From my research had shown that 58 was the last year for the k90 and k160 and so forth as when they went to the different electronics in 59 they changed to the k91 k161 and so forth.
 

 

You are probably correct.   .....The confusion comes about because Bolens production info does not show the use of K-90's or K-160's, but we know they existed. 

 

Furthermore, in the Kohler Parts Manuals, there is no distinction between the K-90 & K-91, or K-160 & K-161.  .....Kohler just used the Spec # to determine which parts fit.


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 09:41 PM

Well I just got the this '57 running.I have to stop and get a carb kit for it and if I can get some sort of a seal for the sediment bowl or just use silicone. Any thoughts would be great !! 

Now I can the differences in the '57 compared the the '58. I thought it was just the narrow frame and different foot rests. That ain't the case. I can see the shorter hood, smaller front grill and the steering shaft is different and a few other things.  Great learning experience. :wave:



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Posted May 20, 2013 - 08:05 AM

I know this is an old thread, but if its not too much trouble would you be able to get me  dimensions and pictures of the attachment Lift rod on your 57' Ride-a-Matic ?



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Posted May 20, 2013 - 08:48 AM

I know this is an old thread, but if its not too much trouble would you be able to get me  dimensions and pictures of the attachment Lift rod on your 57' Ride-a-Matic ?

Sure I can. I'll get back to you today or tomorrow.


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Posted May 30, 2013 - 09:30 PM

Did you have a chance to look at that lift rod?



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Posted June 02, 2013 - 08:57 AM

Did you have a chance to look at that lift rod?

No I haven't but I will today. I had some serious problems with my computer over the last week and I think everything is fixed now. You say the lift rod; are you talking about the part that goes from the bottom of the lift handle to the rear hitch?


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Posted June 02, 2013 - 09:11 AM

No I haven't but I will today. I had some serious problems with my computer over the last week and I think everything is fixed now. You say the lift rod; are you talking about the part that goes from the bottom of the lift handle to the rear hitch?

 

Yes, the bar that attaches to the underside tab by the footrests that runs to the back of the rear hitch.

If you could get the overall length and measurements where the bend is I would really appreciate it.

Also the thickness of the metal

 

I hate to have to fab one but I've been looking for almost  a year now and still havent found one



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Posted June 02, 2013 - 09:17 AM

Yes, the bar that attaches to the underside tab by the footrests that runs to the back of the rear hitch.

If you could get the overall length and measurements where the bend is I would really appreciate it.

Also the thickness of the metal

 

I hate to have to fab one but I've been looking for almost  a year now and still havent found one

Ok give me a few hours and I'll let ya know. Hopefully my laptap doesn't go on vacation again !!!  I'm still trying to find out the overall length for the beam on my rear plow. It is an 8" plow and I REALLY want to get one made so I can use it.


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Posted June 02, 2013 - 09:49 AM

Brain, I just had a look at the rod and the best way is for me to take off and set on the bench so I can take afew good pictures of it and also to measure it properly. I'll get back to you later today or tomorrow if that's okay.


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Posted June 02, 2013 - 10:10 AM

Ok give me a few hours and I'll let ya know. Hopefully my laptap doesn't go on vacation again !!!  I'm still trying to find out the overall length for the beam on my rear plow. It is an 8" plow and I REALLY want to get one made so I can use it.

 

Do you know what model the plow is?

I cant remember if you posted pictures of it or not.

I only have the 6 1/2'' Plows which were designed differently

 

Brain, I just had a look at the rod and the best way is for me to take off and set on the bench so I can take afew good pictures of it and also to measure it properly. I'll get back to you later today or tomorrow if that's okay.

 

Not a problem

Thanks for your Help



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Posted June 13, 2013 - 11:19 AM

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