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What's your favorite gt engine? And why?

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#31 Georgia SS OFFLINE  

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Posted October 26, 2017 - 09:47 AM

Hey Guys

Not one motor will fit all applications or personalities, anything mechanical has its limits, use a motor for what it was designed for and it will live a long life, folks are bitching about 40 year old carbs. & points, they just need a bit of care. I f you are old enough you can remember all vehicles got a tune up ever 10,000 miles, points & plugs, now days no tune up, one of mine has 200 Thousand on original spark plugs, most folks don't even know a motor has changeable plugs, just drive it and trade it.Small engines are not that way. Most mowers built in last several years are like pampers use and toss, if you try to keep for the long run there will be repairs.


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#32 4tom OFFLINE  

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Posted November 10, 2017 - 02:39 PM

My soon to go junk yard 05 Chevy has over 210,000 miles on original plugs. Amazing to me. Still runs strong. Got over 100,000 miles off my each of my last 4 sets of tires Crazy little maintenance today. But the cost of maintenance is way up when you need it.

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#33 Macgyver6 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 22, 2017 - 09:14 PM

I'll throw my 2 cents in on this. My favorite is an Onan. They sound great and lots of torque. Yes I can and do all of my own maintenance and up to a full rebuild. On another subject to many people have gotten so used to not maintains on cars that they don't take care of tractors any better. Must be why so many are broken.

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Posted November 23, 2017 - 05:10 PM

LilysDad, I picked up one of those THD engines over the summer.  I'm thinking about putting it on an Economy . . .



I will most likely put the Wisconsin twin in a PK, MNGB. I know a guy with some rolling chassis, so it would make a great project.

That would make a great winter project. Be sure to post all the obligatory photos so we can coach you through it.  :D A PK with a 18 horse TDK, what a bull!

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Posted November 23, 2017 - 07:52 PM

Kohler all the way.