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Posted July 10, 2017 - 03:00 PM

I knew I should have stayed with the electronic ignition.  Going back to points as I could not locate a module that would work with this Kohler.  Got the point in, but how in blazes is one to get at the screw and adjusting lug to adjust them?  Looks like will have to pull the motor to get at it.  How stupid is that  ? ? ?



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Posted July 10, 2017 - 03:52 PM

The ride-a-matics are a PITA to get at the points box, I think I ended up taking off the variable speed bracket on mine last time I had to do a replacement.

Guess this was not something Bolens thought of LOL


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Posted July 10, 2017 - 08:25 PM

After over an hour finally got the points set.  Had to take the belts off and then with a flex shaft screwdriver I got back in high school I should have them real close.  19 will slide through easy and 20 is snug so hopefully.  Now to get the cover screws in and find a place for the capacitor.  What a deal.  Sure glad it don't get used much.

 

To top it off got a msg. from a company today that sells the Atom module.  According to them the blue Atom will work with the Kohler engines.  $35 plus shipping.

 

www.pickersyard.weebly.com


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Posted July 11, 2017 - 06:14 AM

With my hands, I can't do that intricate work anymore. I'd drop those little screws, etc.. I may look into that module. There is another brand module out there and I wrote it down, now I can't find my note! I am really leaning that way. A modern concession to a stock restoration on all of mine. 


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Posted July 11, 2017 - 08:37 AM

I think Nova is the other module,  Nova II now I believe.  They will not work on a flywheels with multiple magnets, like more than one.



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Posted July 11, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Thinking back now when I first started selling kohler parts, kohler did make their own module kits for these but they went nla probably 4 years ago, think they were around $70


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Posted July 11, 2017 - 07:03 PM

6 months ago, I contacted Kohler and they told me the kit will work on K90/K91 series engines and beyond. . 


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Posted July 11, 2017 - 07:20 PM

6 months ago, I contacted Kohler and they told me the kit will work on K90/K91 series engines and beyond. . 

I found a couple sites that listed the Kohler module but looking into it further it was NLA, just like you said.

 

 

bonusbuilt1950 - which kit are you referring to, the Kohler kit or one of the other two?



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Posted July 11, 2017 - 07:23 PM

With my hands, I can't do that intricate work anymore. I'd drop those little screws, etc.. I may look into that module. There is another brand module out there and I wrote it down, now I can't find my note! I am really leaning that way. A modern concession to a stock restoration on all of mine. 

I know just what you mean.  I have a couple screwdrivers that have the screw holder on the shaft that hold the screw in place - as long as your going straight in.  Angle it and the screw is gone.  Then I have a mini one with three fingers, kind of like the flex retrieving tools, for the extra small screws.  Got it for working on model trains.



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Posted July 12, 2017 - 07:15 AM

I'm referring to the Kohler kit. They are out there. I have one coming to see if it will work.


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Posted July 12, 2017 - 07:38 AM

Probably are but to shake one out of the bushes when you need it is the tough part.   Let us know how it works out for you. Back to points and hope I don't have to mess with them again.


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Posted July 13, 2017 - 02:33 PM

On, my '59 I used several screw drivers. Next time I'm gonna use special sockets like these.
http://m.ebay.com/it...98d8%7Ciid%3A10

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Posted July 13, 2017 - 05:37 PM

I have a couple sets of those but seldom use them.  To big to get in the small places let alone add a socket to them.






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