Its not hard to overhaul those 16 hp Kohlers, probably due for new iso mounts and the cradle mod. Good the cub cadet quiet line engine cradle mod and do that along with fresh rubber iso mounts and rag joints on the drive shaft. Those old girls were built tough, just have to get her back up to snuff again. Get rid of the balance gears inside the motor when you go thru it, they like to make holes in the block when thier bearings fail. Excellent save, my wife just saved a Cub Cadet 1810 from going to the guys that chop them up for parts. MIke
I like these cubs, this looks like a nice one.
I have a 1250 I bought two years ago for a song with the deck & plow. PO said it just quit, I noticed the governor rod hanging down broke. Hopefully I can start on this soon. I know about the iso mounts but not the engine cradle mod.