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#16 Austen ONLINE  

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Posted August 09, 2016 - 04:57 PM

New engine looks good in there! I'm looking forward to hearing a comparison of the performance between the two after completion. :thumbs:


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Posted September 02, 2016 - 06:50 AM

Bit more progress on GT, rebuilt front hubs / spindles, new bearings on tension pulley, new foot pedal bushings, new steering bushings, new tie rod ends, new primer and paint. Ordered new front tires, the V61 Vredestein 5 rib tires 18 x 8.50 x 8 from Millers.

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Posted September 02, 2016 - 07:04 AM

Loves me a good repower.  I think that Command will do more than you need too!


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Posted September 02, 2016 - 02:39 PM

I now have a greater interest in this thread as my Bolens HT23 diesel repower has taken a back seat to several other "fires" this summer.  I have a good running CH18 Kohler... I may just have to put it in the HT23 so I have a working machine for this winter, and do the repower in the spring after all the frozen sunshine (snow) has melted.

 

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Posted September 02, 2016 - 07:43 PM

It's going to look nice! Thanks for the update.


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Posted September 03, 2016 - 10:29 AM

I like where this is going, I am following.

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Posted September 05, 2016 - 09:56 AM

Hi All

I'm also following this re-power , Thanks for keeping another Bolens alive!

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Posted September 06, 2016 - 06:30 AM

Ugh, pulled rear tires, she's a dripper!! So, she got some leaks, she's old. Pulled the Eaton 12 out yesterday. Power washed, getting ready to tear apart, and get a parts list. No shiny sparkles in the oil though, I guess that's good.


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Posted September 06, 2016 - 11:53 AM

I'm also following - I just happened to post some repower questions today before scrolling through the recent threads. I picked up a used Cub Cadet 2000 series with a Kohler Command 20 in it - I'm hoping to "rehome" it in my Bolens HT20. I will be following your progress closely, as I am hoping to have mine up and running before the snow hits SE Ohio. I guess I will need stub shafts for the front and rear of my Kohler Command - as it had an electric PTO on one side, and a weird recessed driveshaft on the other side. Hoping to find the shafts somewhere at a reasonable price. Good luck on your build! 

 

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Posted September 06, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Nick,
Hopefully this pdf will have something you can find useful. I would like to be done, but its always something else. Now I do not like the paint, so I am going to tear it all down and sandblast it. Never had a drop on the floor, until I pulled the wheels. Kohler has a bunch of different stub shafts, in different sizes.

I hope this helps a lot of people.

I've got parts all over the place, and no more room to work!! Gotta start working on the rear fender / foot / seat area, some rot through, so need some metal cut out, and welded back in, going to try to get that this week.

It all seemed a bit intimidating at first, but now, what the heck, unbolt it all, scrape and clean each piece, prime / paint reassemble. That's what the manuals are for...in case you forget!!! :)

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Posted September 06, 2016 - 12:33 PM

Thank you for sharing! I figured I had $0.00 in my Kohler Command 20 (although it does have 600 hours on the meter). I figured I would at least invest a little money into swapping it, vs rebuilding the K532. I'm not sure if it'll have as much power/torque... but I imagine it'll use less fuel (hopefully lol). 

 

Thanks again!

Nick


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Posted September 07, 2016 - 07:46 AM

Going to be a bit shy on the torque, but fuel consumption, and readily available parts will be nice.
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Posted September 07, 2016 - 12:11 PM

Last night, flipped over transaxle, and found the wear mark of an incorrectly installed tiller. Oh well, not as bad as I've seen, but cleaned it up then welded it up, ground it down, nice and neat. Just a mig welder, nothing special.

Smitty - snows gonna fly soon!!! get that engine in there.
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Posted September 09, 2016 - 12:25 AM

Can't wait to see how this looks as you go.
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Posted September 09, 2016 - 07:57 AM

Can't wait to see how this looks as you go.


Thanks, me too. just waiting to get a rental sandblaster and air compressor now.....Then a nice auto style paint system / kit, primer. Finally decided to start removing the decals, which I hated to to, mostly because they were chrome, and new ones are not. Was going to try to tape them and blast around them, but my luck...not going to happen, done it before, and ruined the original ones. Right now, its just a disassembled mess.
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