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Posted April 04, 2015 - 04:15 PM

Pics of the porting work so far

 

The first two pics are the old block, the third pic is the new block before clean-up, and the remaining are after some work.  I still want to smooth it out more.  

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Posted April 05, 2015 - 07:35 AM

That should work better than a dose of Claritin! :smilewink:  :thumbs:


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Posted April 05, 2015 - 09:38 PM

looking good



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Posted May 15, 2015 - 06:33 PM

Finally got the next round of dremel wheels to finish the polish work in the block. Here are the dremel wheels I used.

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 06:37 PM

Here are the "after" pics. I will get the block tanked before I reassemble with the new Kohler parts. I really enjoy doing this type of work too.

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 07:59 PM

Need to get you to help me with the axle leak and now gas tank pin hole



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Posted May 15, 2015 - 09:07 PM

Need to get you to help me with the axle leak and now gas tank pin hole

 

Wish you were closer...

I would be tempted to get another tank 


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Posted May 16, 2015 - 07:55 PM

Spent a bit more time on the block today.  Smoothed the edges of the valve notches in the block then blended them.  I am going to apply the same logic and process to the head but I will have to be gentle as it is aluminum.  I need to pick up a few more of those dremel sanding and polishing wheels.  


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Posted May 20, 2015 - 03:06 PM

Another update -

 

Small progress is better than no progress.  I dropped the NOS block and back plate off at the local machine shop for dip in the hot tank and bead blasting.  While there they are going to check the bore for me.  I am sure it is standard but don't want to take any chances with this much time and money in it.  

Now... do I have a cam reground?  I have a total of 4 good cams out of 301- two NOS and two good used.  

 

 

Also, does anyone know how to tell if a head has been milled in the past?


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Posted June 01, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Got the block back from the shop this morning - Indeed, this is a standard bore NOS Kohler block.  SCORE!  

 

Also picked up some JD Muffler black paint for the block and Blitz black for the tins and the frame.  I will get some pics up of the block after the trip to the shop and the latest round of polish work before I took it in.   

 
I just have to remember that slow progress is better than no progress.

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Posted June 01, 2015 - 08:23 PM

Here are pics of the finished product

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Posted June 02, 2015 - 11:30 AM

I have decided to do the cam while it is apart and skip a few of the outside things that I can do later. Talked with Melissa in customer service and will talk specs when they have my core.  

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Looks like 3 weeks for the return of my core and I have two NOS cores that are perfect for this.


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Posted June 02, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Looks GREAT Travis, are you building a pulling tractor? Should be a very strong 12HP for sure !! :thumbs: 



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Posted June 02, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Not a puller, just a hard worker. No trailer queens for me either. This will handle the 49 blower without a problem and probably whatever else I throw at it.


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Posted June 04, 2015 - 09:35 PM

Contacted Kirk and got the scoop on the crank weight.  I will get it boxed along with the cam and send them out.  Looking like this K301 might have quite an attitude.   :smilewink:


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