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Engine Upgrade C-175 Auto

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Getting back to work on the project.

 

Went with solid mounts for now, offset is about 1.5 inch. the engine shaft has a step down which doesn't allow drive to be close to the engine case.

 

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Also added new rims and rubber

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Yes, looking good. Curious how this is going to perform for you.

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Hoods back on

 

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  1. Very nice fab work  .I  like the idea of an electric clutch. :bow-blue:  :bow-blue:  :bow-blue: :bow-blue:  :bow-blue:  

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The new Models are out!

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I would like to place my order! :bow-blue:

 

Need a couple covers for the Mufflers...

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If the motor would have been at the proper height for the belt guard, I take it the motor wouldn't have fit? That thing must be a beast of a thing not to fit under a black hood!

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All mechanical work is done, I am repairiing the plastic fender now.
Have the key installed in dash and used original choke and throttle cables.


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New Headlights installed.
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Broken fender will be repaired with a piece of 1/8 ABS, sheet metal and JB Weld.
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Nice! Now put that fender up on a shelf so it doesn't break again! :hide:

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Nice! Now put that fender up on a shelf so it doesn't break again! :hide:

​Tractor would look odd without a seat pan. ;-)  Would love to find a nice metal replacement, the plastic is not my style.

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I have had to repair mine also, just a long crack. I used fiberglass on the inside and smoothed it back up and painted the pan. The plastic pans are a real pain to get gas in the tank since it's so far down to the cap.  I also would like a metal pan, but so far stayed with the plastic since that's what come on it.

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I have a couple C-175's, both with blown engines, so I have been following your project....my local HF will not bring in an engine to their store...says I must order it on line.
So, did you order on line and what was total cost?....did you have to pay for shipping>?

500 bucks sounds like alot of money to put on an ole WH but compared to 2K for a new "throwaway mtd" it sounds like a "no brainer".....

Does the engine have holes to mount a manual WH pto?

Also my local HF told me that the HF store in Independence, MO has one on display (not for sale)...may have to make a trip and look at it!!

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I have a couple C-175's, both with blown engines, so I have been following your project....my local HF will not bring in an engine to their store...says I must order it on line.
So, did you order on line and what was total cost?....did you have to pay for shipping>?

500 bucks sounds like alot of money to put on an ole WH but compared to 2K for a new "throwaway mtd" it sounds like a "no brainer".....

Does the engine have holes to mount a manual WH pto?

Also my local HF told me that the HF store in Independence, MO has one on display (not for sale)...may have to make a trip and look at it!!
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If you can still use coupon code (21741290) you can get it for 524$ Shipping is 6.95$
Lots of tapped hole on the side to mount PTO (I am not using the manual type because of side trust on the crank bearing)
 

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See if your store has the 13,500 Peak/11,000 Running Watts generator. You could save yourself mileage as it uses the same engine. If you can hold out, I'm thinking that HF may run a 25% coupon for 7/4.

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See if your store has the 13,500 Peak/11,000 Running Watts generator. You could save yourself mileage as it uses the same engine. If you can hold out, I'm thinking that HF may run a 25% coupon for 7/4.

​Regular coupons exclude Predator engines. The code I mentioned is the only one that worked. If you call customer service they can tell you about promotions and what works.

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Good to know that coupon works. I know that is what the coupon normally says - but I have used a 25% coupon (it even said excluded Predator engines) to purchase a 13 hp engine online. Another forum member has also had success. I think the key is to do it online and have it shipped.

It doesn't hurt to at least try.

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I have had to repair mine also, just a long crack. I used fiberglass on the inside and smoothed it back up and painted the pan. The plastic pans are a real pain to get gas in the tank since it's so far down to the cap.  I also would like a metal pan, but so far stayed with the plastic since that's what come on it.

​Mine was a real mess, long crack down the middle (front and back), small cracks on both side and the big chug missing. I took about 8 hrs. to do all the repairs and paint.

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The coupon listed in this thread has evidently expired. A new 20% off coupon (any one item) is available June 1st. Probably in store will not allow use on engine but online it appeared to work. I may grab one and retrofit my C161 as I have a spare electric clutch handy. I have a foot control kit I have been holding onto as i wanted a more reliability. My Briggs is attention needy. This engine, clutch and foot controlled hydro should be just the ticket:-)

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Made a trip to the Independence MO store...they have one on display....AND ONE IN STOCK for sale...now to wait for the right coupon!!!

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Cool! Can we get a start up and running video?

That thing looks loud with the pepper pots on there!

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