Well, the last known picture of it looked remarkably like this:
I decided about three weeks ago that it had sat in one place too long. I went ahead and hooked up the wiring, put some of the shields back on, and prepped the systems for take off. I wanted to go through the wiring and get the splices spliced right and the connections connected right. I'm picky when it comes to wiring.
The engine hadn't ran since late last fall when Dave dropped it off. I winterized it when I parked it for the dissection table.
I dropped a gallon or two of liquid gold in the tank and hit the starter. All I remember was that suddenly I went deaf. A Kohler K482 on straight pipe is something worth hearing, but it could be the last thing you hear for awhile. Just a friendly warning.
I do have a video of the second time it ran. If I can figure out how to get it where I want it, I'll post it.
Here's proof that "she liveth" for now:
I loaded it up to go to my machine shop. They are making the new cylinder work at the exact right angle to give Dave the best clearance and the best tilt. Its been there for some time waiting in line.
Edited by superaben, May 14, 2014 - 10:37 PM.