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#61 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted December 15, 2014 - 11:02 PM

It is a good looking tractor. Just put it this way what better way of knowing your tractor. It's coming along nicely & like you said just some TLC & you'll be ready for spring. :thumbs:  


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Posted December 17, 2014 - 03:57 PM

$100! I guess that's 10,000 pennies :D . That was actually the best price I could find for a new one.

That's actually not as bad as what I was thinking you might have to pay lol


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 11:21 PM

Been doing some work on the Cub Cadet 123 this week. Here's some pictures.

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Posted February 06, 2015 - 11:25 PM

One step closer to being ready for springtime.
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Posted February 06, 2015 - 11:32 PM

One step closer to being ready for springtime.

Yes, I'm looking forward to mowing with it!



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Posted February 06, 2015 - 11:38 PM

I'm going to fit this seat to it. I'll save the old one and maybe paint it and have it re-upholstered some day.

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Posted February 11, 2015 - 10:16 PM

Making progress, though I made the job a little bit bigger (broke one of the screws that holds the choke plate to the choke shaft). I will take some pictures some time and post them.


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 02:47 PM

I need to finish getting the head ready to reinstall. I removed the head to see exactly what had been done to the engine. We measured the bore, and it has been bored out to a .020 oversize (not .010 oversize as I had been told, but that's ok). The head bolts and nuts did not all feel like they had been torqued the same and the head gasket showed sings of being blown (that's why I have I new one).

Gabriel, after the engine goes through two or three heat/cooling cycles , go back and re-torque the head bolts . Yes, it's a pain to remove the gas tank but it's something that most don't do . Believe me when I say that the head bolts will stretch due to heating and cooling . An easy way to prevent premature head gasket failure . Looks good so far . Keep up the good work . You might also think about good used parts , like the PTO pulley . Sand blast, prime and paint will make it look brand new . Ray Weaver has almost everything you need and ships .
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Posted February 14, 2015 - 02:50 PM

Now you need one of these . The Kohler K181 is shown , but I do have a blank K301 plate available .

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Posted February 14, 2015 - 07:38 PM

Very very nice.


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 07:11 PM

Now you need one of these . The Kohler K181 is shown , but I do have a blank K301 plate available .

Was that type of plate used on all K301s put in Cub Cadets? Mine has a sticker. Do you make the plates yourself? It looks very nice!


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 08:54 PM

Yes, I make my own plates . It's possible that you might have a replacement engine . As far as I know all the K series narrow frames had the metal engine tag on the engine's shroud just to the right and below the carb . If your shroud has four small 1/8" diameter holes, then there probably was a metal tag . If not then it had to have a sticker . Here's a picture of the shroud on my 124 Cub which has a K301 engine .

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Posted February 16, 2015 - 10:54 AM

Yes, I make my own plates . It's possible that you might have a replacement engine . As far as I know all the K series narrow frames had the metal engine tag on the engine's shroud just to the right and below the carb . If your shroud has four small 1/8" diameter holes, then there probably was a metal tag . If not then it had to have a sticker . Here's a picture of the shroud on my 124 Cub which has a K301 engine .

As far as I know, mine doesn't have holes for the plate.


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 11:21 AM

As far as I know, mine doesn't have holes for the plate.

Then it must have had a sticker with the information on it .
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Posted February 16, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Then it must have had a sticker with the information on it .

Gabriel, try this : http://www.redoyourhorse.com/kohler/
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