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  1. Kagnew66

    K161 mystery

    Thanks. I'll go back to work on it and let you know if it runs. Next project is a Wisconsin, that came with a customized Suburban. I know I'll need help with that.
  2. Kagnew66

    K161 mystery

    Thanks, Jim. I've learned something. That's why I love this group.
  3. Kagnew66

    K161 mystery

    Sounds good to me. I don't see anything moving in the plug hole. I know the valve is moving. I can feel that through the intake. I'm going to try my loupe tomorrow and continue assembling. Thank you guys for the help.
  4. Kagnew66

    K161 mystery

    Well, that's pretty much the definition of a mystery. I am looking at the top of the piston, when I remove the plug on a 161, correct?
  5. Kagnew66

    K161 mystery

    I couldn't see any movement, so I inserted a chop stick and put a mark on it. The compression seem good though, blew out a foam plug I had put in the intake for painting.
  6. Kagnew66

    K161 mystery

    All cleaned up. Painted. Ready to start. So I thought I would pour a little MM oil in the cylinder, while I installed the new carb, points and condenser. Well, the engine turns over, has compression, but the piston isn't moving. What am I missing here? I'm a greenhorn, but I thought you should see the piston moving up and down when you turned the crankshaft. Thanks for all the help you can give me.
  7. Kagnew66

    Wheel Horse Museum ?

    Thank you and apologies for maybe posting this in a wrong location, but I'm going for maximum feedback. I'm pretty new at this , but I already own eight Wheel Horse tractors ( my wife thinks I have a museum). The more I learn from you guys, the more I love and appreciate them. So, what should I do to make sure these old boys have a good home, when I check out of here?
  8. Kagnew66

    Recognize this BS engine?

    Thanks. I'll look there. It does have fire at the plug, I'm hoping it will crank with new gas. I'm assuming it's not original on this tractor?
  9. Kagnew66

    New horse in the barn needs a name.

    Thanks for the input. So, you're saying that the PO was basically right, except the 1963 654 was really a 1964? I'm going to put the names in a hat and pick a couple.
  10. Actually, two. New at this , but these make 10. PO said first one is a 1963 654 and the second one is a 1966 1056. How should I list them in my will? Thanks.
  11. Kagnew66

    Recognize this BS engine?

    An engine with a similar blower housing came on a tractor I just bought. Mine has a recoil starter and nine head bolts. Can't find any numbers, and want to start it before I take it apart. Looks similar to a Model 14, but 14 doesn't show this housing embossment. Thanks for your help.
  12. Anybody know? Any good swap will work. Thanks.
  13. Kagnew66

    What Engine is this?

    Will someone please take a crack at identifying this engine? PO says it is a Wisconsin. It looks more like a Tecumseh to me. I know the tractor is a mutt, but it has a lot of WH DNA, and I'm pondering how to proceed on that. Thanks for all of your input.
  14. Kagnew66

    What do I have here?

    Please ID my latest addition. It was sold as a 1960 Suburban with a Wisconsin engine. Any and all information and links will be greatly appreciated. Haven't found anything with those fenders. Thanks.
  15. Kagnew66

    What size fitting?

    I believe the tank is 1/8" pipe thread. Carb and fuel pump are 1/8" pipe to 3/16" compression and the steel tube is 3/16". Trans drain plug is 1/4" pipe. Just pipe thread (npt) and not fine pipe thread?