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  • Birthday 06/06/1957

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    1972 Raider 14
    1974 B-80
    1978 C-141
    1983 C-175
    1988 414-8
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    Lansing, MI
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    Freightliner Mechanic

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  1. Kohler KT17 one cylinder

    So I took the coil off my c120, wired it in line with the gorilla coil, used that coil to run the other cylinder, and lo and behold it started and ran on 2 cylinders. Apparently the gorilla coil is more like a monkey. Bought it a couple years back, so most likely will run 2 separate coils or get a Delco coil w/ two towers. Thanks for all help and advice
  2. Kohler KT17 one cylinder

    So I pulled the head, used a file and set the valve clearance. Reinstalled head, and it now has 90+ psi compression on the back hole. Now it starts and still runs on only one hole at a time. However, I can run either cylinder off the front coil tower, The back coil tower has spark, but will not fire a cylinder. It is a new gorrilla motors Harley coil. Changing point gap makes no difference. I tried connecting both plug wires to the front coil tower, and that was no start. Is it possible to run 2 separate coils thru one set of points? Anyway, I next will use my C175, which runs fine, and do some swapnostics. I think I already did this once, but that was before the one hole valve job. Also don't know if I tried switching spark plugs leads after installing the new coil because it was always the back that wouldn't fire. Now it's one or the other, but not both at the same time.
  3. Also note a bad ground in a circuit will cause it to seek a ground from somewhere else, which may be back through another circuit. This can cause strange behavior when there are multiple circuits that are sharing a common ground that has higher than normal resistance. Just as a for instance, an 1157 light bulb has 2 elements that share a common ground. If the ground is bad, it will seek a ground back through the other bulb element. This can be a common problem on trailer lights that work, but are dim, or maybe don't blink properly
  4. In addition to an ohm meter, you also can check to see if the wire can carry a load. At work I use a sealed beam as a "test light" to verify that a circuit is good A circuit may show voltage with a meter, but will not carry a load. generally if the circuit can carry enough current to run a headlight (5 to 7 amps), it is good
  5. Surprisingly enough, BWL had them remove a very large sycamore tree from my corner that was originally causing the sidewalk problem. Now I have a huge ground level stump that most likely will be there forever. Someone from the city was out looking at it, and I asked him about all the money spent on replacing perfectly good sidewalks to made them ADA compliant. The answer was that's all federal money they have no control over. Anyway, I no longer have to deal with the huge sycamore leaves anymore, so that is good as far as the modified blade edge, so far it works as intended, and I like it
  6. The "rare, one of a kind" comment actually came from the seller's listing. The adjustable v blade is awesome, and would be so much more useful Thanks Ed, I don't think I had seen that post before.
  7. Check out these honkin lights!

    I recently put these on my plow tractor. They fit the hole, but were loose, so I shimmed with fuel line. I like these because the lens area is small, and it all shines thru the headlight bezel. My tractor now has brighter headlights than my car. bought on that auction site at a reasonable price. sorry don't have night photo
  8. Tail lights...

    recently upgraded lights on plow tractor. Rear lights I got at work, are Maxxis brand. The side mounted flashing lights came from that auction site
  9. noticed this for sale 9/26/17 on Flint MI CL I was thinking of doing something like this myself
  10. Kohler KT17 one cylinder

    I sprayed around intake with carb cleaner with engine running, it didn't pick up any. The odd thing is that on my old compression gauge, the dead cylinder showed slightly more compression (multiple checks) Most likely I will pull the head, or other option is, I have a c120 with a broken frame that has a good running, non leaking/non smoking engine for a donor.
  11. Kohler KT17 one cylinder

    yes plenty of spark (hand tested), new coil and wires. front hole will run off either plug wire
  12. Kohler KT17 one cylinder

    Series 2 KT 17 in 417A. It starts and runs on front hole only. no evidence of combustion showing on the rear plug, and the plug is not getting wet. It will start and run with rear plug wire off, does nothing with front plug wire off, not even a fart.. So far I have replaced the coil and plug wires. I checked the compression today, both cylinders show 60 lbs on my gauge. checked with finger also, both holes feel the same. Pulled valve covers, found both valves are moving, checked for clearance, found there is none on back valves. Any thoughts on this? It seems that if there was at least some compression, you would get at least a little combustion, rather than nothing at all
  13. Can't get the pin out

    Have seen this a lot in big trucks, have repaired many Fuller transmissions. Manufacturers call it shock load, mechanics call it driver abuse
  14. 1981 c-175

    My C175 Series 1 has done well for me the last 23 years plowing Michigan snow
  15. Noted this on local CL 5/26/17 Collectors !!! Wheel Horse/GE Electric Lawn Tractor - $500 (Dorr) https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/grd/6148819741.html