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Wisconsin AKN and ABN crankshaft interchange.


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Posted June 16, 2015 - 10:53 AM

I was wondering if a Wisconsin ABN crankshaft can be used in a Wisconsin AKN engine. Working on Wisconsin engines is new to me. Thanks.
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Posted June 16, 2015 - 11:04 AM

The numbers will be stamped on the cast iron weights , thats the only way to tell, these crankshafts on these engines did not have a common number given in the Wisconsin literature.



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Posted June 16, 2015 - 11:50 AM

Thanks. My dilemma is that I have an AKN with a hole in the block and it's a gear reduction engine. I can get an ABN engine with the same gear reduction unit and I was wondering if the crankshafts would be the same. The stamped numbers on my crankshaft are CA-51-65. I can also get another AKN block to replace mine.

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Posted June 16, 2015 - 12:01 PM

The connecting rods are the same between the two engines , but the ABN used a different Flywheel than the AKN so you would probably have to swap those out as well.


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Posted June 16, 2015 - 12:37 PM

Thanks, I appreciate the info. The crankshaft is my main concern and is the deciding factor on picking up the ABN engine.




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