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    C101

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    Marion, Al

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  1. REPOWERING A C101

    No noises before it quit and since it turns over completely figure not a broken connecting rod. Will pull the head Thursday and check for a stuck valve. Don't usually get that lucky but who knows.
  2. REPOWERING A C101

    Thanks for the help guys. Haven't torn the 241 down yet (too bloody cold) but since we went 20 over on the rebuild and it now has zero compression (can spin it with no effort by hand) I'm guessing it's shot. Found a rust free deck last year so don't want to dump it, but spring is just around the corner here in Dixie and I have to move quick to be ready. Best tractor I ever had. Could even use it to haul hay to the pastures. Wouldn't mind a bit more HP though.
  3. REPOWERING A C101

    Rebuilt my K241 two years ago because there is no rust in the tractor or mowing deck but the engine was super tired. Couldn't bring myself to dump a great tractor so decided to do heart surgery instead. Rebuilt motor lasted til last fall but gave out on the last pass of the season (no compression). Can't find a new kohler 10hp short block and wonder if anybody has done a repower with any other motor. Kills me to dump a great tractor.
  4. MELTED POINTS

    beginning to think the points were just poorly made, but will check all the things you guys have been saying and will get a new coil, condenser and voltage regulator just to be sure. Again thanks for all the help. Ya'll never let me down.
  5. MELTED POINTS

    Thanks guys, will be checking all the above in the morning. The new points arrived today and I'll put them in only after the problem is corrected.
  6. MELTED POINTS

    Great, thanks will check the condenser to make sure it's grounded. Nope the coil, condenser and regulator all were working fine before the rebuild. Has to be something simple.
  7. MELTED POINTS

    Since all was working before the rebuild all I changed was the points since they came with the rebuild kit. I have new kohler points on order and have replaced the melted ones with the original set that was in it before the rebuild. Are condensers application specific or will any parts house store brand do. I figure the voltage regulator has an internal ballast resister so if that went belly up I could either get one to replace it or get an external balllast resistor from a parts house. Am I wrong in changing one thing at a time or just go for the whole thing. I realize doing it my way I'll probably eat another set of points if I'm wrong about the condenser.
  8. MELTED POINTS

    Points were new, gapped correctly, but not kohler points. Will replace the condenser next. Didn't think it was bad as it ran fine (except for the clouds of blue oil smoke) before the rebuild. Points that were in it are of indeterminant parentage but also worked fine before the rebuild.
  9. MELTED POINTS

    Just did a rebuild on my K241. The thing runs great except for one issue. After about three hours of break in running it started backfiring and died. Once I got over the heart attack it caused I started checking things out and found the points had closed up. No biggie, it's happened to me on my MGB. I reset them and it did it again two more times. I took a closer look and found the points had melted. I had a spare set so I replaced them and ran for a short period of time with no issues. Don't know if it was defective points or an issue with the ignition system in general.
  10. MELTED POINTS

    Just did a rebuild on my K241. The thing runs great except for one issue. After about three hours of break in running it started backfiring and died. Once I got over the heart attack it caused I started checking things out and found the points had closed up. No biggie, it's happened to me on my MGB. I reset them and it did it again two more times. I took a closer look and found the points had melted. I had a spare set so I replaced them and ran for a short period of time with no issues. Don't know if it was defective points or an issue with the rest of the ignition system or, even though I was real careful with the rebuild maybe I got the timing off by a tooth.
  11. Thanks to you guys the Kohler rebuild is complete, and new spindles for the deck are on their way. Last thing I need for now is a source for the deck blades and what part number they are. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. The baffles have been removed from the deck so I think mulching blades are what I need.
  12. Thanks for the info. Will be looking for a decent 42 inch deck starting today.
  13. Thanks, going to try that today. There's an independant repair shop close to me in Tuscaloosa that has a pile of decks sitting behind his place. Might try them if I get the time later today. I'm at the point of replacing the whole deck if I can find a way to modify a 42 incher to work with my C101. If all else fails maybe I'll just say the heck with it, get a couple of dozen biddies and raise free range chickens on what used to be my front lawn.
  14. Finished the rebuild on my C101 yesterday and fired it up for the first time. No smoke, no flame just a smooth powerful K241. Couldn't have done it without the help I got here. No question went unanswered and the patience was remarkable, to say nothing of the fact all info was spot on. Hope I can contribute in kind as time goes on. Still no luck on the mower deck spindle though. Tried parts tree and found the parts, but can't get the races out of the housing. Pulled the snap ring and got the one to move but no luck with the other end. Bearing price isn't bad but the spindle shaft is very expensive and mine's shot. Tried advertising in the classified and noone responded. Any suggestions. Deck is a 95 36MS01.
  15. SOME HELP FROM THE SMART GUYS

    The deck is a 95-36MS01. Managed to find the parts at parts tree...BUT...while I was waiting for some responses from you guys I pulled the nose spindle apart and found that both upper and lower bearings had come apart in the housing pretty well trashing the shaft and jamming the races into the housing itself. So now I need a whole assembly. If anyone has one laying around let me know. If not I'll go over to the classified section and put up a WTB. Here's a picture of the spindle for reference. The spindle I need doesn't have the big hex nut on it, it's the one for the double pulley.
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