Engine swap on 71 Custom 10xl?
Posted June 19, 2017 - 11:20 AM
If so, what has most people used?
Posted June 19, 2017 - 11:32 AM
- boyscout862 said thank you
Posted June 19, 2017 - 12:16 PM
Pharmer is correct. Anything is possible. This is a project that I am working on. JD 56 re-powered with an OHV 14 HP Briggs. The fit was tight but I think it will be worth the work. One thing to check is your blade tip speed (BTS). The formula I found is; BTS = Engine RPM X blade length X 0.262. The gov. mandated (ANSI) speed is 19,000 FPM or 200 MPH. Make sure that the pulley and drive system will handle the extra power. Mine is chain drive with a 3 speed tranny.
Posted June 19, 2017 - 05:13 PM
Yep, you can do what you want.
Adapting a different power plant usually requires different belts, pulleys, etc.
I have two xl10s. Each is waiting to be repowered. One will receive a 10hp Kohler, the other is getting a different but newer NOS Tecumseh. Hopefully, once positioned they will only require a different length belt. And some new wiring/ignition switch.
Go for it. Rick
- Countryboo said thank you
Posted June 19, 2017 - 10:10 PM
The attached Tecumseh manual has engine specs including physical dimensions for 2 to 18 HP engines.
Maybe you can start there?
Edited by JiminRI, June 19, 2017 - 10:11 PM.
- Merle013 said thank you