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Been A While, But Good News Is In Order! (ss12 Repower)

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#1 dmorrill22 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 03:31 PM

Haven't posted on the forum in quite some time, but I've been away at college so no updates on my end. Good news is I'll be home soon so expect to hear more from me thThumbsUp.gif

So here's the good news:

I just ordered a 16hp Duromax (honda clone) engine to repower my SS12. Can't wait to be done with all the problems that the Tec had and finally have a working, reliable tractor. Plan is to get the engine in and ready in three or four weeks. Then I hope to build a three point hitch, and put in the garden with it.


Got the engine here:

Hope it fits ok too, don't want to trim too much of anything. Like to make it look as stock as possible.


All in all, happy with the fact that I am finally going to get the tractor repowered!

Edited by dmorrill22, April 16, 2013 - 03:31 PM.

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 03:39 PM

Sounds like a plan, good luck!

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 03:43 PM

Good to see you back. You've got our attention, waiting for updates!

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 03:46 PM

Looks like a plan.  I dropped a Honda clone into one of my Masseys, here is a link for you, might be some information in there you can use.


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 03:55 PM

Boy I would like to see 16 HP from that cheap a package? A Kohler is 35 ci or 588 ml who doggy that engine '$ a hot one .


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 05:50 PM

That looks like a real good price on a new motor--we are waiting.




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Posted April 16, 2013 - 10:18 PM

Thanks for letting us know you're still out there, and :thumbs: on the repower.
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Posted April 17, 2013 - 12:31 AM

Welcome back!  Can't wait to follow the the repower project.

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Just got the news that my motor has arrived. Won't get pictures and more info for ~12 days or so. At least both the bushing and the engine are home, so I can set to work soon.

Once I get the engine in, I will probably make an air intake manifold, so I won't have to deal with cutting the grill. If I adapt my Tecumseh air filter to the manifold, will I possibly have to rejet the carburetor? I'm not sure if the different size air filter will change the fuel/air mixture significantly, anyone have insight into this?

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 12:24 AM

do you plan on moving the carb so as to not cut the grill? I might have to look after this thread... But I dont like the look of the 45 degree cylinder clones. They just don't have the same look and space usage as the techs. I have never had many problems with them honestly...