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#1 rustywrench OFFLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 12:28 PM

I've got a K301 Kohler on my '68 Ford 120. Does anyone know if the floats in the carburetors are all the same in the K301 carbs? I need a new float and the Kohler dealer tells me they can no longer get individual parts for it, want to sell me a new carb for $400. Napa and CARQUEST cant do anything with the model, spec and serial numbers. The only number Ive found on the carb is on the block flange, which I assume is the part number for the carburetor, but that hasn't helped either. I've found floats on ebay for decent prices and the pictures look like what I have; just curious what any of you guys may know. Model: K301; S/N: D058240 Spec: 47238B Number on block flange: 235058 Thanks in advance!


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Check with our sponsors. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 12:59 PM

This must be a special "dealer" LOL

 

Most individual parts are still available including the floats

 

I do stock the Genuine floats on my site https://bolenspartsa...231554-2510501/

 

What ever you do dont go aftermarket! They dont weld them well!! I experimented with them already :wallbanging:


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 06:11 PM

^^^^^^ Great vendor to work with ^^^^^


Which carb do you have?  I would expect a Carter 26 or possibly a 28.  Could even be a Walbro if replace along the way.  


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 10:21 PM

Whoever says you can't get individual parts was not only full of you-know-what, but completely slap happy drunk on the fact of ripping you wide open for a new carburetor. 

 

Those types irritate me.

 

Aftermarket floats are rather cheaply made.  I've seen the same thing Brian has.  Maybe it was a bad batch that went into circulation, Brian?  The OEM is very affordable, anyway.  And it comes with all the gaskets to replace it as well.  :thumbs:

 

Also, just a FYI, if you want to buy a new carb... don't pay $400.  I sell a very nice replacement that looks identical for $99 all day long. 

 

Ben W. 


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 06:56 AM

 

 

Also, just a FYI, if you want to buy a new carb... don't pay $400.  I sell a very nice replacement that looks identical for $99 all day long. 

 

Ben W. 

Sounds like the bargain of the day to me!


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 02:42 PM

This must be a special "dealer" LOL

 

Most individual parts are still available including the floats

 

I do stock the Genuine floats on my site https://bolenspartsa...231554-2510501/

 

What ever you do dont go aftermarket! They dont weld them well!! I experimented with them already :wallbanging:

Yeah....."special" LOL  I don't understand what is up with the majority of parts people that you have to deal with anymore. None of them know much of anything. I was a heavy equipment and truck mechanic for over 25 years and I'm really glad I don't have to deal with it everyday! I went ahead and ordered it from you Bolens 1000. I appreciate everyone's input on this!


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 04:10 PM

Yeah....."special" LOL  I don't understand what is up with the majority of parts people that you have to deal with anymore. None of them know much of anything. I was a heavy equipment and truck mechanic for over 25 years and I'm really glad I don't have to deal with it everyday! I went ahead and ordered it from you Bolens 1000. I appreciate everyone's input on this!

 

Most of the shops seem to be setup for all new equipment with no real stock of the 'Classic' engines from 1990 and below. Alot of them cant be bothered to pull up a parts diagram from that dusty manual which I find fascinating as its the same people who complain they aren't getting any customers! LOL

Thanks for the order!


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Posted May 29, 2015 - 03:16 AM

Most of the shops seem to be setup for all new equipment with no real stock of the 'Classic' engines from 1990 and below. Alot of them cant be bothered to pull up a parts diagram from that dusty manual which I find fascinating as its the same people who complain they aren't getting any customers! LOL

Thanks for the order!

That's why a lot of shops aren't making it.


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 05:46 PM

Sad part about it is most of them have no clue how to use that dusty old manual if they even have it anymore! "Give me the damn book and I'll find it" has been uttered by myself more than once! Thanks everyone!




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