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#1 WpgJetFan OFFLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2014 - 03:49 PM

Good day,

New to the forum.

Just wanted to add some content regarding the install of a M16 Magnum Kohler engine in my 444.  Original engine was missing and wiring was a random ball of copper.  Got a drop in (wide bottom) M16 running engine from a Toro mower.  After using a conversion plate to get the stock oil pan on her - and using the stock Toro wiring (including an hour gauge and voltmeter) with some minor adjustments - the oil pump bolted up and the install went exremely well.  No pics yet but was wondering why some folks steer away from the M16 and K341s?  My original (nearly dead when I got it!) 220 with a K341 had some serious snort versus my stock 220 10hp... and has been basically run past the .30 oversize piston.  She smokes and rattles prompting the upgrade to the 444 with some updated Kohler iron.  The pto bolted up and the electronic ignition makes a difference.  Anyone got similar results?  Love the bigger tires of the 444 and converted the front tires to 18x9.5x8 tires really lifting the front end (snowblower barely lifted off of the ground for some reason) and to provide turning in the snow.  No paint and with the wrong hood she a sight to make your eyes sore... but a real runner.

Comments on Magnum engines?  K341 fears?

Thank you

Brian


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Posted April 08, 2014 - 09:02 PM

I have a K341 in my Ford. I just love it.
My case 444 has a Kohler 321.
I think those Kohler singles are the best engines out there!

Joe
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Posted April 09, 2014 - 08:11 PM

Thanks for posting.  Put up some pics of your conversion if you can, so others can see how to do it.  Welcome to GTT



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Posted April 09, 2014 - 08:47 PM

Those M16s and k341s are great motors. I have a M16 on a wood chipper

that I put together. Lots of power, and keeps on going. It was given to me

because someone couldn't get it running. Turned out it was just a stuck

exhaust valve from sitting to long.

It'd be great to see some pics of your Case.



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Posted April 09, 2014 - 08:52 PM

Welcome to GTTalk! Come on in, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and stay a spell!! :thumbs:  :thumbs:

 

We want pics!! :picsoritsnotyours:  :wewantpics:

 

 

 

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Posted April 11, 2014 - 12:54 PM

Ok.

I'll see if I have time tonite to shot a few a put up.

Brian



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Posted April 11, 2014 - 05:18 PM

Added the pics of my re-powered 74 444

 

Still a work in progress noted by the gauges tucked in by the battery...

 

The 220 hood... but the larger front tires really helped out a lot!


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Posted April 11, 2014 - 05:37 PM

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 08:34 PM

Looks like a nice fit!
I'm a little surprised you didn't replace those engine mounts while you were in there?
I'm thinking of replacing my mounts just to reduce the vibs under there!

Joe

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Posted April 14, 2014 - 03:28 PM

As you can see she's all about work... I have a much nicer 224 original for mowing and a 220 original I'll be selling. Now that everything is perfected (???) I'll be working the tiller on it.  More success means I'll put more work into it...  The M16 is the best thing about this tractor right now and it fit like a glove.  Has a plastic clip on grass screen - snipped out the centre and fit exactly over the clutch on the front of engine.  A very sweet fit.  Engine mounts are about the last thing on the list as she purrs and is not very vibration creating (for now...).

Brian


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Posted April 16, 2014 - 09:45 AM

I have a K341 in my '79 444.  I love it.  Tons of power and pretty easy on fuel.  The Onan 16.5hp CCKA that was in my 646 used three times the gas just driving around that the Kohler 16hp uses mowing tall grass!






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