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Old 04-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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A bucket or three of bolts...

Why do I do this? Theoretically, this:





Will eventually equal this ('sept fer not the opposed twin):



At least this ones funded by someone else.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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First, you're rebuilding 3.5 Briggs.. Now a Kohler?

Do you sneak into my shop when I'm not there?
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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I do the 3.5 briggs at least 3 times a year with my engines classes... This one is for my brother. Tooooo many projects, but spring break has been fairly productive- in between the broken car and the broken leg.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:47 PM   #4
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3.5 B&S? Gonna have a tough time swinging a 54" mower deck

Is it going in a tractor? any pics of the victim?
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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3.5 B&S? Gonna have a tough time swinging a 54" mower deck
Sorry, I was referencing an older post of his. The engine in the pics is a Kohler K-series (cast iron), probably like 10-16 HP.

Hey, dorkpunch, I hope you know about partstree.com.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:21 PM   #6
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3.5 B&S? Gonna have a tough time swinging a 54" mower deck

Is it going in a tractor? any pics of the victim?

Yeah, sorry... I teach an engines repair class- this is what CDD was referring to:



No pics of the victim yet, its still up at my brothers house. I'll be up there tomorrow, I'll snag a pic then.

Crazy- hadnt seen that one yet, thanks! I havent ordered anything from these guys yet, but Pats Small Engine seems to have great prices on LOTS of stuff- lawn and garden, snowmobiles, etc. AND bulk fuel line, filters, starter rope, etc.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:52 PM   #7
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I've put many many miles on a 318 Deere back in the day. The boss had a fish hatchery, several rentals, and a two hole golf course he liked mowed once a week. Had a seat out of an Audi on it. The split brakes are the shit for tight turns around trees and buildings.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:46 PM   #8
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I had a 318 also. Had the mower deck and a snow thrower. Worked great in Buffalo's wet snow. Bought it at auction, local library used it . Had 1800 hrs on the Onan twin. Burnt some oil, but reliable other than a wonkey ign switch. Sold it for what I paid for it when I found a 755 JD SCUT with mower and loader for a steal. Love that one.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:59 AM   #9
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So I finally started... Piston attached to connecting rod- notch on piston towards flywheel, oil hole on con rod towards camshaft. Luvs me some shiny new parts!





Install rings. Neat trick to spin the rings on- Hook them over like so:



Spin the ring down carefully working it into the groove and being careful not to scratch the piston up.





Viola!




Turns out the guys that did the valves re-installed the camshaft, but forgot to put the bearing in. Had to remove the camshaft, and now the bearing is chilling in the freezer. Gotta head out to a soccer game, hopefully I can stuff the bearing in, get the cam, counterbalances, and crank in tonight and maybe me the piston to.

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Old 04-28-2012, 12:22 PM   #10
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Those can become quite the little grenade! My brother was tilling the garden with one of our Kohler-powered lawn tractors and those exploded out the side of the engine case, leaving a hole about 1" x 3" in the side of the block. The engine kept running..
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Those can become quite the little grenade! My brother was tilling the garden with one of our Kohler-powered lawn tractors and those exploded out the side of the engine case, leaving a hole about 1" x 3" in the side of the block. The engine kept running..
+1 The "grenade gears" are best left out. I remove them from all my Cub Cadets. You can get the lower one out without disassembling the engine, the upper one requires a well placed strike with a cold chisel

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Old 06-06-2012, 10:21 AM   #12
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Head torqued, sheet metal installed. Flywheel bolt found and installed also. Shiny new starter stuck on even!





I swear my brothers messin with my head... I go through the whole pile looking for a part, tell him its not there, he comes by, finds it right off the bat. Think he's bringing them with him and dropping them in the box before he starts looking.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:42 AM   #13
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all that and no rattle can?
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #14
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Just for you. Rattle can after a quick wipe with the wire wheel.





Also checked the valves, put the breather cover on, cleaned the carb, and installed it. Getting close to test running it!
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:20 PM   #15
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Wired up a coil and put some jumpers to the starter, we've got spark! Hoping to drop the motor in the tractor next week to test run it, if that goes well the next big phase begins. Figuring out how everything is 'sposed to go together. Tractor was delivered a week or two ago, so this is what we're startin with...

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