Bolens qt 16 repower
Posted December 25, 2010 - 02:22 AM
Posted December 25, 2010 - 12:37 PM
Posted March 23, 2011 - 02:14 PM
The project was pretty straightforward, with no major snags. I didn't have to cut my hood or any of the structure. The engine fits great. The driveshaft alignment is unchanged because I mounted the motor so that the crankshaft is in the exact same place as the Onan's was. I didn't even have to change the PTO belts!
The original driveshaft was not useable, but mine was shot anyway. I built my own "improved" driveshaft with PTO shaft parts from Tractor Supply. This shaft uses full-size automotive type u-joints that are greasable and replaceable, unlike the original driveshaft. The only snag was that the plastic hydro cooling fan could not be re-used without modifications. I still don't have a fan on mine, but I've noticed no ill effects on the operation of the hydro. I am planning on adding an auxiliary hydro cooler anyway.
The only other aspect that required a little deep thinking was merging the tractor's wiring harness with the engine's. I described the process in this other thread:
QT-16 Honda Repower - MyTractorForum.com - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information
It really wasn't difficult, it just took a little thinking. If you have any knowledge of electrical circuits, it won't be any problem.
Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
Posted March 23, 2011 - 06:50 PM
- WQDL753 said thank you