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About AlexC120

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  1. K301 leaking oil out of head.

    I double checked the breather to make sure but yeah I did assemble it correctly. Pretty sure its that I didn't tighten it after I ran it the first time so I will see if that fixes it.
  2. K301 leaking oil out of head.

    I checked the head bolts and they are not at the 25ft-lbs I had set them at so I probably should do that twice. Can oil come up the head bolt holes?
  3. K301 leaking oil out of head.

    Yes this is very strange and I can't figure it out. I have another thread in the wheelhorse tractors but.. figured I should post this here. So I had the engine apart and the intake valve spring was broken I replaced the spring and cleaned the top of the engine and installed a new headgasket mowed yesterday ran fine mowed today and I noticed the oil on the head. The oil level is fine and same as it was when I put new oil in. And it only smokes when I rev it up its not like the engine smokes a lot. :Edit: head pic is when I had it apart and cleaned it
  4. Red Square 2018 Calendar Project

    1973 no name 12hp but it has a c120 sticker so we can go with that too.
  5. Got a "new" C120 Wheelhorse

    Did some mowing today it runs really good other then that sputtering.
  6. Got a "new" C120 Wheelhorse

    So the sputtering is still happening I will replace the coil sometime because I want to anyway. But.. I am wondering have any of you ever had a problem with the automatic compression release valve sticking? Like releasing compression while its running?
  7. Got a "new" C120 Wheelhorse

    Yes it was correct and worked fine. This is the carb I bought Amazon carb On the photo it shows it flipped the wrong way but mine was correct.
  8. Got a "new" C120 Wheelhorse

    It is connected, I don't like the wire though, pretty crappy haha. I am going to try to find one with a 90 degree elbow for the spark plug sometime but for now it works
  9. Got a "new" C120 Wheelhorse

    Got it running this morning but didn't really have the time really run it much. I did also buy some 91 non ethanol fuel to use.
  10. Got a "new" C120 Wheelhorse

    Got parts! I installed the new valve spring and checked the clearance again still good. And then installed the headgasket, went with minimum torque which was 25 ft-lbs I was going to switch the whole throttle shaft over, so I would have a ball for the throttle. But I broke a screw when putting the plate back on the shaft. So I pounded out the ball from the old shaft drilled out the new shaft hole a little bit and hammered it back in. (Not quite that simple but I was able to do it) I drained the oil, and sprayed a can of carb cleaner through the bottom of the engine. Tomorrow I am going to pour some oil through the bottom of the engine to clean it up a little bit. And add oil, and then see if she fires up.
  11. Gear Lube Bottle

    They do make pumps for the qaurt sized bottles Gear oil pump (walmart link)
  12. Paint carburator or no paint?

    I ordered a $20 carb because its cheaper then getting a rebuild kit and a gasket for between the engine and carb and the $20 carb has all that I think the carb I got the choke is on backwards I figured I would just use the old choke shaft but maybe I will just use it backwards..
  13. Got a "new" C120 Wheelhorse

    Cleaned up the horse today. Really cleaned off the steering wheel. And worked on the wiring a little bit. Just waiting for parts right now.
  14. Got a "new" C120 Wheelhorse

    I stand corrected just removed the spring.. it is broken, good thing I bought one.
  15. Got a "new" C120 Wheelhorse

    Bought some stuff for the tractor today gotta wait for it to ship here but once I get it I will have quite a bit to post. Got a air filter, sparkplug, headgasket, a cheap carb gonna see if it works if not I will use the gaskets from it. (Don't worry I will keep the old carb and probably get rebuild kit for it later) and I got a valve spring for the intake because it looks like it collaped a little. And I did add seafoam to the oil as it looks like there was some moisture in the engine. I confirmed the exhaust valve lifts a little bit on compression stroke which is why my compression reading is not good. Glad its not the rings. Also cleaned the breather the reed is still good as well.