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#1 searstractorfan OFFLINE  

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Posted February 24, 2014 - 05:23 PM

I buy a good running engine, figured throw rings in it and fix chipped cam gear.. Nope gotta regrind crank, fix cam gear, reseat the valves, and resurface head... I think I just spent my budget for the whole tractor... Might as well update the cam a tad too..


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Posted February 24, 2014 - 08:22 PM

Sorry for your bad luck with the engine.

You will make it better that before!



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Posted February 24, 2014 - 08:25 PM

Yea, usually how it goes, one thing leads to another.

Will be a better engine after your done.



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Posted February 24, 2014 - 08:36 PM

Lol yeah just figured buy a good running engine and bam less work haha oh well... Now it's getting some good love this time..


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Posted February 24, 2014 - 09:05 PM

Well, if that one guy would pay for that engine he's buying, you'd have some extra $$$ :smilewink:

 

P.S., it turns over and has decent compression, but no spark, point probably need cleaned



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Posted February 24, 2014 - 09:52 PM

lol I know about where u live.. If I was worried I'd be trackin ya down lol, clean points and maybe a condenser is needed.. Worse case coil it like a kohler..


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Posted February 25, 2014 - 10:11 AM

But just think with all that money for 1st place ...................................



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Posted February 25, 2014 - 11:21 AM

No lol a guy here has a good 12! Pro built and is around 25hp and over 30ftlbs torque... I'll be lucky to get 16hp lol


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 05:29 PM

Well gettin her closer to running.. Blocks cleaned up and in primer now for machine work!! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1393540147.152297.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1393540156.869534.jpg


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Posted March 01, 2014 - 10:01 PM

What are your plans for the machine work.

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Posted March 18, 2014 - 07:46 PM

Getting head flattened, deck flattened and finish any port work I missed


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Posted March 18, 2014 - 09:41 PM

I cut my head flat and decked .018 off the block. Had my cam ground to .330 lift rule and my valves was hitting my head. I had to go back and pocket my head for the valves. My other 10 hp. I but I did the same thing but didn't cut the block any and it all worked out not sure what was diffrent. If hadn't already gotten it on the tractor I would tear the first one apart to see what the diffrence was but anyway it's all good I didn't really like how I ended up having to pocket for my valves. I hope it flies ok and runs good.gues if it don't I'll get another head and start over. The only thing I can figure was diffrent is that the first one had the valves sunk down in the deck more than the last one. The last one was completely stock tbe first one tbe guy used it to pull so don't really know what all had been done prior to me rebuding it.

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Posted March 21, 2014 - 07:37 PM

That and I'm sure kohler was bad about not holding super tight tolerances in production... I'm gonna drop .030-.050 off the head I'm thinking and gonna have mark Rader get my cam ground.. Then a Lakota reworked carb.. It's gonna be a money pit I think lol


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