the kohler carb is cake to rebuild compared to the briggs . hahaha
Carter carbs are my fav next to the old Walboros off Winnies, simple, well designed and parts still around, new and old.
Someday i would like to try the Walboro carb with the side shaft throttle lever (forget model # right now) on the Briggs CI long block with a longer gov rod, the flowjunk is a very good carb in it's own right but liken to the cast Zenith so prevalent on the Fordsons and Ford 8 and 9 tractors and a royal pain in the butt at times. Up draft carbs require tight gaskets and all the I's dotted and T's crossed to work right.
Trouble with float bowl side draft carbs with the stamped steel bowl is the float bowl gaskets and the steel rusts adding to the pains, a hint to rebuilding those kinds while I am on the computer waiting for a reply from my parts man is after sanding the float bowl, coat it in Red Kote fuel tank liner, inside and out, matter of fact coat the outside of the carb with it also, it protects it and you never have to worry about peeling paint and the carb looking nasty after a few months. The move towards pot metal cast bowls was a huge step forwards IMO, the Jap's Mikuni carbs along with others has always had this cast bowl feature.
Here is the link to the website : http://www.google.co....91665533,d.b2w
Hopefully it will work. Battery ignition does away with the flywheel magnets, it therefore becomes a counterweight. The points controls the spark with that set up, the website explains how to do the very simple conversion. I figured this will help you bench test the engine to exclude the probability of bad coils, once the engine it tip top then a known-to-be-good coil can be thrown in saving from having to remove the engine from the tractor which is a pain when compared with some GTs of the same age.
Edited by trowel, April 26, 2015 - 10:55 AM.