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#1 skyrydr2 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 25, 2013 - 03:21 AM

Well if you follow the pulling tread you would know that we are pulling with an open sided LGT125 and a closed side LGT100 that had a Briggs 18 hp twin tucked under the covers. Well we gave'm an upgrade!! A Kohler V-twin ! And it was almost a drop in !! only had to drill 2 of the 4 engine mount holes and notch one engine mount bracket for starter clearence ! The flywheel adapter bolted perfectly to the flywheel too.

 Only thing needed to change out was the ignition switch, as these new units use magnitos instead of coils.

 And it looks pefect in there , no clearance issues with the side covers or driveshaft either. Very easy concidering how tight the Briggs was!

 

 Kenny has pics of it already :thumbs:


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 06:25 AM

That looks good in there, Keith! I still haven't found time to get to the Ford. If I could find one of those engines cheap enough, I might consider the upgrade. Post the pics!



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Posted September 25, 2013 - 07:09 AM

Keith asked me to upload the pics, so here ya go:

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Looks like they are out of order of what he sent, but you get the drift!


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 04:50 PM

That looks great,,,,


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 08:40 PM

Keith, That really fits in there nicely. Well done!! :thumbs:


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Posted October 06, 2013 - 05:23 PM

Thanks for the pics. Thinking about doing this with my Jake GT16/Ford LGT 165. Looking for an engine now. Will the PTO still work?



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Posted October 07, 2013 - 03:02 AM

As long as you can find one with a 1.125(1-1/8") crank it should bolt right on, but I will check it out later this afternoon when I get back home,as I have the hot rod in my shed doing a few last minute tweeks to it for it's next pull next Monday.
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Posted October 07, 2013 - 05:39 PM

Pto clutch should bolt on to the block just fine, but you may need spacers and shims for the bearings? This I am not sure of because our engine came off a gen set so I think it has an exaggerated bolster for the generator to mount too. But spacing looks pretty dang good !!
Engine mounts bolt to rear most holes in mount and you need to drill 2 new front holes easy peasy.

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Posted October 07, 2013 - 06:21 PM

Looks like a real nice fit, Keith!



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Posted October 25, 2013 - 08:50 AM

Looks great. Thanks for the pics.


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Posted October 28, 2013 - 01:32 AM

Look's like it belong's in their. Have you had a a chance to pull it yet ?  really want to hear how it pull's now   Thank's



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Posted October 28, 2013 - 03:17 AM

Yes , we have pulled with it and it WAS A HUGE DIFFERENCE!! Went from the bottom of the field to inside the top 10!
It runs good even with the wrong sized carb on it(too small) As soon as we find the correct carb we should be right there knocking on the top! We just need to refine the drive train and get rid of the right angle drive to belt setup it has now.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=nf14CtvwGyY
 


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 09:49 PM

wow that things sounds good



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Posted November 07, 2013 - 06:39 AM

Nice job with the swap :thumbs:   That engine  oil cooler should be something everyone should have on there tractors ( ok with pressurized systems lol)






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