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    1977 B-80, 36 rear discharge deck
    1990 310-8 plowing beater
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  1. 10 or 12 hp K Series

    Looking for a 10 or 12 hp K series, running in decent shape, and if not running have a bore that doesn't need machined, that i can put new parts in.... looking to repower my 77 B-80. Ohio or W PA preferably
  2. Clutch pulley?

    You the man! Just spend the last two hours looking for that pic on the web and for some reason it wouldn't pop up, thanks
  3. Clutch pulley?

    Anyone have a part number or know what the clutch pulley attached to the pedal to engage and disengage the belt is called? The bearing is done in the one on my 77 b-80 and I have tried searching online and haven't been able to find what I need or a part number...
  4. 6 kohler engines for parts or repair

    Is the bore on the K181 in spec for a stock piston?
  5. K181 rebuild

    Just an update, I am sure it will irritate some of you guys but it just boiled down to being curious on how long it would last without a bore. I also cleaned up, re lapped, and adjusted with valves a bit too. I will re bore the next time but I just put a cheap Stens piston and rings in it, It only smokes slightly on a throttle change, and mowed my 3/4 acre the other day with no noticeable change on the dipstick and went up and down my ditches without a hiccup from the little 8hp. Running 30 weight oil but may switch to 40 to see if it changes it. Thanks for the advice, You guys give the textbook answers however I have rebuilt several kohlers prior to this but they have all been in spec.... so I wanted to see what would happen!
  6. K181 rebuild

    Jut to add, This tractor is not going to be my main tractor, its just going to supplement my 310-8 and i was just hoping to get it freshened up. I didn't notice much oil consumption before other than normal for an all original 77 engine... I just don't want to take the crank and bearings out when they seem good to go, Still torn on what to do, but thanks for the tips so far,
  7. K181 rebuild

    Any opinions on an .003 piston in this build? Versus boring the cylinder, or stock piston/rings?
  8. K181 rebuild

    If you look at the numbers bottom of cylinder is good, and just more worn in middle.... I was pondering a hone and new rings but wanted some opinions
  9. K181 rebuild

    Hey guys, I have a 1977 B80 that was running decent but blowing puffs of white/grey smoke during throttle changes. The plug would have oil on it after a while but run.There was no smoke when just normally running. The piston had no cleaned off area near the edges that would indicate a lot of oil being burn. When I pulled the piston the oil ring appeared to be stuck and not moving freely. I measured the cylinder and came up with the attached measurements. My predicament is that I really don't want to machine the bore as the crank and everything else looks good, valves just need re lapped. Would I be ok with just new piston/re ring instead of a bore. Cylinder is in great condition just appears to be glazed? Opinions? Options? I have no money in this tractor so I don't want to dump a bunch into it right now when I have others.
  10. 310-8 charging issues... Stumped!!

    I will let you know, I have been real busy with work and haven't had a chance to mess with it again, I'll keep you guys posted.... And yes it is a 1990 based on the serial number Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 310-8 charging issues... Stumped!!

    Mine 1990 310-8 has the m10 Kohler by the way if this helps, and Save old iron is there anyway to find this diagram you are referencing? I didn't see it in the library
  12. 310-8 charging issues... Stumped!!

    So basically first off, I had the wrong fuse size/diagram for the 1990 310-8? That makes more sense to me and solves why a 5 or 10 would blow almost immediately. The 15 will also blow but that happens at 3/4 throttle. So basically I probably have a corrosion issue in the fuse holder? My starter circuit has a 15 in it and there is no issues there. Is this the correct fuse for that size? Thanks again gents!
  13. 310-8 charging issues... Stumped!!

    thanks for the guidance! I forgot to mention there are a few butt connectors in my wiring system but they are in good condition and appear to be the same wires. I got the tractor for 200 bucks and it ran, and I never messed with it. I never looked at what fuse was in the system but wheel horse states a 5 for the 1990 310-8. I tested battery before running engine and it was 12.58.... checked at idle it was 13.15... increased idle and it immediately popped the standard 5 fuse above idle. However, I placed a 20 in and the volts never went above 14.14. Volt meter works as should just like the hour meter. Just for kickers, I put a 25 in, and I could not get the fuse to pop. It never ran above 14.15 volts either. Ran it full throttle, and deck, mowed, and tried to get it to pop and it won't. Lights also work no problem. Am i crazy to think to just run it this way? The engine is obviously charging correctly based on voltage, and the battery is good. The regulator seems to be working because I never got over 14.15 at the battery at any time. Is it Possible the wiring harness was adapted for something and still works correctly so it doesn't need changed?? I haven't completely patterned it like a 1990 harness diagram but nothing looks out of the ordinary based on my standard knowledge. I based the fuse blowing on the standard 5/15 system that should be in the 1990 310-8. So it was puzzling when the 5 fuse kept blowing... Opinions?? Recomendations?? I want this thing to not be a fire hazard but the fuses don't get hot, and everything runs fine!
  14. 310-8 charging issues... Stumped!!

    http://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-34-82141-Digital-Multimeter-Functions/dp/B000X5TSUA That is the model meter I bought today.... What should be my first step in trying to troubleshoot THIS problem. It has been a long time since I have had to use a meter for this in depth of wiring troubleshooting so bear with me if i sound like an idiot at times! Thanks
  15. 310-8 charging issues... Stumped!!

    The amp meter seems to work, but doesn't change a whole lot when rpms are increased and appears to work normal. I am going to buy a meter today, could you give me some ways to try and troubleshoot what I have? Other than the basics, I am not sure where to start with a meter, thanks in advance