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Posted May 01, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Santa arrived early for me!  Yesterday I was gifted a 20 HP Vanguard V-twin that has been in storage since 2010.  It was used on an auger and then removed after it good cranky.  It ran when removed and turns over free.  I am going to get it going and plan to swap it into a 1988 JD 318 that I purchased without an engine with all intentions to repower.  I wanted to do a Kohler Command Pro EFI but the price on this was right - 20 mile round trip to pick it up.  This has both electric and recoil start on it.  

 

I have not figured out the crank specs but will add it when I get the dimensions.  
Model - 351447
Type - 1075-A1

Code - 9504261 1874

 

 


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Posted May 01, 2017 - 10:13 AM

Pics as I received it

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Posted May 01, 2017 - 10:16 AM

Currency oil in it

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Posted May 01, 2017 - 10:17 AM

Nice find! Should be a great fit in the 318. I'm a machinist, I'd be interested in helping with any adapters you need done, just let me know.


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Posted May 01, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Thanks Sarg!  I know a repower kit would be easier but I am up for the challenge of figuring things out and knowing I have capable people to work with makes it all the more exciting to take it on.  This thread will outline getting the Vanguard up and going then I will start another thread outlining the repower of the 318.  


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Posted May 01, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Kits cost too much for me, so I'll follow along, help you, and be ready when I get the chance to do one of mine!


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Posted May 01, 2017 - 10:57 AM

If this is a good engine I think I have have this done for a total of about $800 including the tractor and BEAUTIFUL 38" 2 blade deck.


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Posted May 01, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Docs I found for it

- parts manual

- User manual

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Posted May 01, 2017 - 11:26 AM

I'll lurk about! Nice score on that.


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Posted May 01, 2017 - 11:33 AM

I mentioned that I was looking for engine for a 318 I picked up to a few people around the church and this is the result.  At both churches people are really surprised to hear about my projects and mechanical abilities.  If this this ends up working out I am going to try to give some compensation to my supplier but anticipate he will refuse.  



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Posted May 01, 2017 - 12:05 PM

I am also going to clean it up and paint the blower housing Deere Blitz black so the Vanguard is not as easy to spot under the hood.  Some people have painted them green but I like the look of Blitz black under the hood.



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Posted May 01, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Not being familiar with Blitz black is it flat, satin, semi-gloss or gloss? My favorite black is wrinkle finish.



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Posted May 01, 2017 - 01:27 PM

Cool.Real Good engine there for a swap. I think I would tear it down and put head gaskets,new valve cover gaskets breather gaskets and intake gaskets in it before installing it.

 

The breather is in the valley just below the carb.They tend to leak and dirt always lays on top of it.Not good to pull dirt into the block lol. Head gaskets start to fail on them between 600-800 hours if it was ran hard. Valve cover gaskets get hard as a brick and leak which makes the fuel pump not work correctly since the fuel pump gets it's vacuum from a nipple on the valve cover.

 

Keep her sealed up real good and clean oil and air filter and you can get 2,000+ hours out of it no problem.


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Posted May 01, 2017 - 03:05 PM

Not being familiar with Blitz black is it flat, satin, semi-gloss or gloss? My favorite black is wrinkle finish.

Blitz is satin black.  I do like me some wrinkle finish... :love:



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Posted May 01, 2017 - 03:06 PM

Cool.Real Good engine there for a swap. I think I would tear it down and put head gaskets,new valve cover gaskets breather gaskets and intake gaskets in it before installing it.

 

The breather is in the valley just below the carb.They tend to leak and dirt always lays on top of it.Not good to pull dirt into the block lol. Head gaskets start to fail on them between 600-800 hours if it was ran hard. Valve cover gaskets get hard as a brick and leak which makes the fuel pump not work correctly since the fuel pump gets it's vacuum from a nipple on the valve cover.

 

Keep her sealed up real good and clean oil and air filter and you can get 2,000+ hours out of it no problem.

 

Great info right there!  I was thinking about that but wanted to make sure it runs before doing that work.






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