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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted April 06, 2014 - 02:48 PM

Got the engine out today. Bad storm coming Tuesday, but thankfully is all rain, not snow. 50 mm of rain and wind.  Noel  

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Posted April 06, 2014 - 03:39 PM

That hoist sure looks like it came in handy. Those Kohler K's are a big lump of iron aren't they. 


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Posted April 06, 2014 - 03:53 PM

Yes they are Brian. One person job with the crane. And then rolled to the bench and dropped it off. No lifting on my part. Noel


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Posted April 06, 2014 - 03:58 PM

Lots to take off to pull one of those. I have to do that to my Ford sometime, again.


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Posted April 06, 2014 - 05:05 PM

So what you doing? a swap or rebuild?

Im just starting on an open lgt 100, still hopin to leave the motor in so far.
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Posted April 06, 2014 - 05:55 PM

Rebuild. Rings, piston, rod, valve guides, valves , bore if needed and grind crank if needed. Also depends on money. Carb kit and fix little things along the way. Has done a lot of work in the 9 years I have had it and it was wore out when I got it!!! Check axle pin while engine is out. Check wires. And work on the blower so things will hopefully stay together next winter. Noel

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Posted April 06, 2014 - 06:05 PM

That's a lot of money to spend rebuilding an engine.
But, I'm sure you can't find a replacement up there!
at least the tractor is worth it!
Should be good for another thirty years when your done!

Joe
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Posted April 06, 2014 - 06:37 PM

That's true , but what else do you do. Finding another engine next to impossible a round here. If you did , it would need repair too. Until I get it apart I won't really know what it needs. Noel
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Posted April 07, 2014 - 03:36 PM

Motors arent much easier to find in alberta but Ive found a couple lgt tractors and 2 parts motors, I expect I'll need to tear one down at some point... keep us posted;)
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Posted April 07, 2014 - 04:22 PM

I love that hoist that you used!


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Posted August 23, 2014 - 10:06 AM

Hoist really comes in handy getting things back IN! Nice to be able to suspend the motor at the right height while you get it lined up and bolted in.....

As for the engine, pull it apart and measure it up - may not need as much as you think. I've rebuilt a bunch of them, and am amazed at the amount of use/abuse the k blocks can take. Also how simple they are to rebuild! The K blocks are relatively cheap to rebuild, especially compared to the v twins, or even worse, the onans! All the machine work is simple basic stuff, so assuming you can still FIND a machine shop (that's another topic entirely...), the cost of the work isn't bad, and the finished engine should last many, many years.
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