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#1 zazzo OFFLINE  

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Posted January 30, 2017 - 09:31 PM

hope someone can help  i have ariens gt16 with bad motor .found a generator from camper with kohler k321 14hp wondering if kohler from generator has right size crankskaft 1-1/8 to fit gt.numbers from generator are k321EP spec.60144a .dont no if crank from generator is tapered. thanks!!



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Posted January 30, 2017 - 09:49 PM

It's "almost" guaranteed the crank will be tapered.


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Posted January 30, 2017 - 11:13 PM

Welcome to GTT. What is bad about the original engine? They are usually worth rebuilding. You can download the Kohler Manual from our Manuals Section. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted January 31, 2017 - 05:16 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! I look in the parts manual for the K321. The EP is for Electric Plant. The spec # doesn't show in there, so I'm with olcowhand!



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Posted January 31, 2017 - 09:47 AM

Swap your crank from the 16 to the 14. They share the same stroke and balancing. Are they the same oil pan style? Large oil pan has bolts from the topside into the oil pan. Small oil pan or "A" bolts to the block from the bottom.



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Posted January 31, 2017 - 10:57 AM

You can make an adapter to fit the tapered shaft

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Posted January 31, 2017 - 05:23 PM

Since this tractor uses the crank for the front pto clutch, would an adapter fit in? Hydro is off the flywheel side.




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