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  1. What did you NAME your --- WHEEL HORSE ??

    my 417-8 is "Big Bopper". One C-175 I have with a re-power is "Mag12" <-- real imagination on that one... lol I might call the other C-175 I have "Lunch" cause it's eaten 2 engines so far...
  2. I wrapped some #40 chain around the front tires to create a center "rib". made a whole lot of difference!
  3. Electric Lift isseu

    shoot... not having to run the motor to move the lift up and down was one of the things I liked about having an electric lift... interested to find out how you make out with that switch
  4. Going to new "Stable"

    hey... you can always swing by and wrench on one of mine if you need to!
  5. 1958 Copar Panzer T55

    Chrysler. interesting story about those, they scoured junkyards for them. I have a 59 T65 that had a leaky axle seal. turns out the axle was a '46 and BTW, they only used that grill design for 2 years. one year they were painted red, the other they were painted blue
  6. 12hp needs rebuild

    If they have to order it, you might be better off getting one off fleabay... IIRC, they're under $10 for a decent one with the rim around the piston/valves opening. I just got a complete set of engine rebuild gaskets for under $25. missed a set for $22 because i didn't act quickly enough... lol had them within 3 days as well.
  7. steering clicking-416

    the 417 I got last spring did the same thing. i used a large washer to shim it and now it's fine. funny... none of my C series machines have that problem
  8. Looking for a K301 oil pan

    like the title says, does anyone have a pan to fit a K301 they want to part with? PM me with price plus shipping to 01077 (MA) thanks Jack
  9. Question for engine rebuilders

    I have a K341 that gave up a rod a while back. talk about "Big Bang Theory..." anyway, I tore it down to see how bad it got inside and to my surprise other than the rod, and the very bottom of the piston skirts the inside looks great! the crankpin looked like it might have taken some abuse but i used a white stone (lightly) and some polishing paper and it must have been debris from the rod or piston because it came right off. i took some measurements and it does show some wear. the crankpin measures 1.498 to 1.499 (low limit is 1.499) and out of round a full .001 (spec calls for .0005 max) the bore measures .002 out of the wear limits and is out of round about .005. going to need a new piston anyway and i can bore it at work . no problem there. my question is, would you re-use the crank in that condition? I can't grind a crank at work... lol
  10. I have a 417 with gear drive and electric lift! love the combo. plus, the engine doesn't have to be running to move the lift arm up and down when you're swapping attachments, just turn the key As far as more electronics to break... the only problem I've had so far was with a 300 series Magnum 12. The low oil sensor was malfunctioning so i just disconnected it.
  11. had the same problem with a 417. I bought it from a guy that way (cheep ). it ended up the new solenoid he had put on it to try and fix the problem wasn't tightened to the frame! check your grounds, make sure there's good contact
  12. Switching to electric fuel pump!

    that's what I did
  13. 1981 c-175

    1981 should be a series 2 Kohler. is it hydro or std transmission? with a loader, I'm guessing hydro. make sure the filter is sticking out toward the back. check the fluids for smell and clarity...
  14. aww, thanks! I imagine I got most of the design from hanging around here though. I won't take all the credit
  15. I did use a blade fuse inline for the pump, and also one off the light wire my light circuit is live in both the "start" and "run'", no power in the "off" position.with the key. I used a light probe on the wires before I chose to use that wire