Here are a couple more pics of the repower. I was fortunate to have the later model lgt with motor mounts, not the welded oil pan of earlier open sided LGT's (no hate there to open sided lgt's- my dad has a bunch!)
This let me use the original motor mounts. All I had to do was open the holes a bit on the original engine supports (pictured in the first set of pics), to use the original engine supports.
This brought up several fitment issues I can think of at the moment-
1. There was no place to drain the oil, so I drilled out the case and made a drain out the front of the engine. The only other person I've seen do this cut the frame. The pro's on mine are that I didn't cut the frame, but the cons are that it doesn't drain 100% of the oil- but after studying the design of the oil pan, it never drained 100% anyway..
2. The oil filter/cooler didn't fit. Again- the other only repower I saw cut the frame to make it all fit. I went with an external oil filter, and raised the oil cooler on the shrouding to make it fit. I back filled the original cooling holes, and drilled new ones higher so the fan blows just as much air through the new mounting
3: The front PTO didn't line up due to the engine castings- simple- take a grinder and remove the castings
4. The rear drive shaft was too short. I went to ebay, got an extra driveshaft coupler for next to nothing, and welded two couplers together to extend the shaft drive. The rear stub shaft was also 1 inch. The Ford driveshaft coupler is 1 1/8, so I shimmed it. Not only did it make everything the right size, it kept the two coupler pieces aligned during welding.
5:Electrical-the kohler is coil ignition. The Briggs is magneto. Get a new ignition switch for briggs and rewire it. The old LGT is 40 years old anyway and can use a refresh!
6. Internal engine shrouding- On closed sided models, shrouding is EVERYTHING. Two can exhausts fit into the original shrouding. I still need to fill in the gaps. To keep all the hot air going out the front, but it gets 80% of it all as is. Looks a little lopeyed.. oh well... A summer project to come!
Edited by dualresponse1731, April 23, 2016 - 06:21 AM.