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About pfrederi

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  • Birthday 09/29/1949

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    L-107 Lawn Ranger
    D-200 with FEL
    C-81 repowered with 12 hp
    C-175 with Sweepster
    C-175/C81 (C81 redone with KT-17 and new hood)
    Charger 12 with Mid mount blade
    753 with Sickle bar
    Electro 12

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    Commando 8
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  1. pfrederi

    D160 Front Rims

    Tractor Supply and others sell kits that have hubs and tapered roller bearings that fit 1" axles. Used for trailers. I can't find eh postings now either . Search here is not always easy... This is close
  2. pfrederi

    Kohler Magnum 18 opposed missing on one cylinder

    Equal if a bit low pressure would indicate you do not have a valve or compression issue with the one cylinder. Magnum ignitions are pretty reliable. Ar you using a spark plug tester? Does the flash look consistent on the right side. can you run it long enough to get hot and maybe die again...then test for spark.
  3. pfrederi

    D160 Front Rims

    You would be further ahead converting to 4 lug hubs then you have a wide variety of wheels/tires to choose from. Search here for D series front hubs
  4. pfrederi

    Single screw vs dual screw hubs

    Some of us have converted using Bob Maynards kit. Makes swapping wheels a lot easier.
  5. pfrederi

    Kohler Magnum 18 opposed missing on one cylinder

    To clarify you have a Magnum 18 on a D series Is there a spec #...That would not be an original engine. It would have a magneto ignition vs a Battery on the original K-series. The original emgnes did not have ACR and I am not sure that magnum twins do either. Welcome to RS
  6. pfrederi

    Exhaust nipple removal K341

    There are several thread on here about removing exhaust nipples. I had my second and unexpected success today removing the nipple for a 16hp K single. I am stripping it so it can go to the machine shop. The 16hp K's use a reduction bushing in addition to the nipple. I only planned on removing the nipple and leaving the bushing in place as I figured the machine shop could work around it and i figured also it would be a bear to get out and maybe damage the block in the process. Thus I treated the nipple threads with PB Blaster, Kroil and In-Force over a few days. Whacked it with a hammer every time I walked by. Used propane torch but no movement Dug out the air chisel and the blunt point tip. Pounded a divot in the pipe then angled the chisel against the side of the divot. Low and behold the nipple started to turn. Had to make a second divot to keep an good angle as it moved. Then it stopped, Darn..some more chiseling an suddenly the reduction bushing backed out of the block.. i hadn't soaked its threads but it came!! In a vice finally separated the nipple and bushing. Nipple is destroyed but the bushing can be reused.
  7. pfrederi

    K181: RJ8C /J8C spark plugs

    Correct gap on K181s with battery ignition is .025 (Big blocks 10hp and up are .035 )
  8. pfrederi

    What have you done to your Wheel Horse today?

    Took advantage of the sun (haven't had much here lately) to clean up my Ugly Electro project. Tear down and clean up revealed as usual good news and bad news. Good news is the engine seems to be in good shape. (PO said it ran when he traded it in) It is a K341AS and it still has STD piston and no real damage to cylinder. Plan is to have this one go to a machine shop for complete work up. Bad news hydro has been replaced as it is a piston to piston not an original hydro gear. However saw some Blue RTV oozing out from the seam between tranny case halves. Why do people use that stuff on hydros, it is a terrible thing to do.
  9. pfrederi

    My first horse! C-100

    Find the model number on plate probably just below the instrument panel ad post it here we can guide you to manuals and other things here that will be helpful If it is a 75 C-100 it should show 1-0391
  10. pfrederi

    My first horse! C-100

    Welcome!! Nice tractor and good deal...Make sure you put a tin can over that stack if she is ouside.
  11. pfrederi

    Kohler M12 Adjustments

    Did you do the initial governor adjustment (loosening the PAL nut etc) as outlined in the manual? Also your spring is one hole up from #6. Was that the way it has always been? that should lead to more sensitivity you could try one more hole up. Als0 have you checked the top end speed???
  12. pfrederi

    73 or 74 16 horse?

    You an ex school teacher...What is you r answer and why???? sounds like a test 74 should be a piston to piston 73 a hydro gear. You can do some repair work on a piston to piston...more so than a hydro gear. My experience is very good with hydro gears, to me they are not quite as sensitive to foreign object damage (chewed up parking brake) but if they are damaged it is repair by replacement.
  13. pfrederi

    Filter recommendations

    Wix 51410 tranny Wix 51764 Engine it has a nice hex nut on the end to make removal easy
  14. pfrederi

    Not Now! Raider Ten is down no compression.

    Sudden onset assuming you didn't throw a rod is a valve getting stick or some carbon jamming it open. What is wrong with K12...spark may be quicker easier fix
  15. pfrederi

    Somebody stole the BFH

    I could use that right now trying to get a steering wheel off the shaft!!!