I've been tinkering w/a john deere 110 for my 9 yr old son to pull at some of the local shows that have garden tractor pulls.Last weekend this tractor was at my Grandfathers tractor show and it was for sale.I never even looked at because I personally didn't know it was for sale until he picked them up sunday night.My brother was talking to the owner and got the prices but no name or phone number.Well as it turns out my Dad knew the owner.I looked up his num and they were both still avail on thurs so I went and picked it up.He knew nothing about the engine other than the owner before him put over $1500 in the engine.He said it was a 14 H.P. Kohler.I'm thinking it's a k 341 not the k321.The reason I think this is there is 10 head bolts rather than 9.I think all the k series except k341 have 9 head bolts.All I know is if I say what I paid you guys will say I stole it for that.It was too good to pass on.I've been looking for a gear drive cub to tinker around with for pulling once in a while.I couldn't see paying what some of these basket cases were selling for that I looked at.
I picked it up on thurs night got home and unloaded it and it started running rough.I thought it was getting low on gas.I shut it off and I noticed gas coming out of the carb.I put gas in it Friday and no change.I thought maybe the float had a hole in it and the bowl was over flowing.That checked ok.I ended up bending the little tab that the needle rides on.Problem solved, I hope.It's running like a top again.
I want to take my son to my parents house and have him drive it around and see how he handles t.I think there is a pull coming up after july 4th.I want to let him do the pull,but I'm sure I'm going to pull a couple times also.I want to see what this thing will do.I need to make up some extra weights.It has 2 on it now.the previous owner said he has more but he has to dig them out and give me a call.I have a set of ags on my 105 that I want to put on.I don't know which will do better for how it's geared.It looks like i'll be doing a lot of trial and error.
Edited by ckjakline, June 22, 2014 - 08:16 PM.