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?