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Posted December 31, 2013 - 08:12 PM

Going to mess with this engine tomorrow. Anyone have a general things to check before running list?

Right now my list is change oil, throw oil in the cylinders for lube, check compression, check spark / plug gap, add fuel, and add a bypass hose for current lack of the remote oil filter. Can anyone think of anything else?

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 08:28 PM

Setup and record video.


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Posted January 01, 2014 - 11:36 AM

Bolt engine down,
Have fire extinguisher ready,
Mom or Dad handy with 911 on speed dial,

Good luck Casey. I hope it's a good one for you.
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Posted January 01, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Im not home with it yet and think i need to park it all on the heatable shop cause the whole reason i want to change the oil is because the remote oil filter is off so want to make certain of no water infiltration. Oil level is low but looked like oil. Anyway, need warm engine or i wont get any ice crystals from condensation out. Lol

Chances are i wont really get it running til the weekend. I dont have the drive adapter yet so if the engine is bolted in it becomes harder to bolt that stuff on it. Besides, no need to rush this swap, other than i want to hear the thing run before the deal is even finished lol.

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Posted January 01, 2014 - 12:15 PM

Not that i would change the deal i made, as we already shook on it. Besides that, these magnums are high dollar on epay.

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Posted January 01, 2014 - 01:05 PM

Those engines are heavy!!!

You will need a crane to pick it up lol

Seriously though be careful lifting it

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Posted January 01, 2014 - 04:40 PM

The whole reason it rode around in the truck for three days, didnt have a helper to get it out. Got it out this afternoon and put a k301 in the bed and wow, those things are just as freaking heavy! And they only have 1 cylinder!

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Posted January 01, 2014 - 05:19 PM

How about clamping to a good heavy bench to test run it, rather than waiting

for the adaptor.



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Posted January 01, 2014 - 06:44 PM

Great idea Will, but there is a problem. You ever heard of flat spot syndrome? Lol

I will just wait till this weekend. I might be able to get that filter setup by then so I dont have to make something lol.

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Posted January 01, 2014 - 07:08 PM

Great idea Will, but there is a problem. You ever heard of flat spot syndrome? Lol

 

 

Are you talking about something like this?

 

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Posted January 01, 2014 - 07:33 PM

Very similar, equally useful space.

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Posted January 02, 2014 - 11:51 AM

I did conclude that my magnum came out of a Cub Cadet.

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Posted January 02, 2014 - 05:21 PM

Here is an alternative to a remote oil filter.

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Posted January 02, 2014 - 07:13 PM

Ya, i dont need remote but the block mounted filter mounts are about 50 bucks, and i am not spending that when i do have the remote mounted setup available to me in the deal. If he had had it with him I would have it installed now lol.

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Posted January 03, 2014 - 08:53 PM

I dont even have it running and already considering muffler options. Quick opinion, since it came off a cub cadet it could use a cub cadet muffler, but, would one consider true dual exhaust on this twin cylinder using the kohler mufflers found on the Gravelys, or just use a cub cadet muffler?




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