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Posted July 21, 2019 - 09:37 PM

I have a 1967 economy jim dandy with a kohler k321 gasoline engine, I would like to put a diesel engine in it and I had my eye on the kohler kd477-2 21 hp diesel. I was wondering if any of you think it is possible and if not is there a diesel that will work on it?
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Posted July 22, 2019 - 10:43 PM

I put a 10hp Hatz diesel in my Wheel Horse. It was a fun project, I had to raise the hood & the dash 3" to fit it into the short frame tractor but it was well worth it. This thing has all the power I could ever want & I put 10hrs on with 1.5 gal of fuel.

 

I had a belt drive to deal with, which is a little easier than the automotive style clutch in an Economy. You may have to make your own engine to bell housing adapter.

 

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Posted July 23, 2019 - 04:43 AM

Like what Achto said about the engine to bellhousing problem being the biggest .  I think the flywheel has enough metal if you needed to have a bigger crankshaft . The engine mounts are just angle iron bolted to the C channel frame so I wouldn't think mounts would be a big issue  


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