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Kohler K160 #230075 coil replacement

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I recently bought a Kohler k160 motor that I was told had a broken rod which was ok as all

I wanted was the ignition system off it for another motor

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upon closer inspection I found that the motor was siezed and that the rope starter pulley was loose on the crankshaft and shucking back and forth

I deceided to remove the tinware and cylinder head and give the piston a good soaking with penetrating oil a couple of hours later some light raps with a hammer handle and the piston was moving up & down and no broken rod

next I cleaned the points and hooked the spark plug back up to check for spark

Nothing at all so off with the flywheel and find this is the problem

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Got out the good old Kohler engine parts book and find that I need a #230075 coil which is NLA

soooo on to E-Bay found a used one for $200.00 :banghead:

The next few hours I spent  searching online and this is what I found

The ignition system is a Bendix Scintilla magneto ignition system this system was used on small

one and two cylinder motors

and that some old mercury outboard motors used them also

I found several web sites that sold vintage outborad motor parts and which had new reproduction

bendex scintilla coils for around $60.00 bucks so I ordered one

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mounted on the motor the only thing i needed to do was lenghen the condenser wire

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the coil seems to be a exact replacement for the kohler part number

after this I lapped the head and replaced the head gasket also new condenser ,points and spark plug

also a complete carb rebuild without using any NC chem dip and a differant gas tank and line

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new muffler too

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sorry for the back ground noise in this video as my cnc machine was running behind the camera

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runs pretty good for sixty plus years old :icecream:

Brian

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rmaynard

Bravo. :greetings-clapyellow:  If anyone can get a 60 year old engine running, it's gotta be you. Good job Brian.

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Jake Kuhn

Very cool. What were those used on?

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buckrancher

Very cool. What were those used on?

 

bolens 1957 super ride-a-matic with a different aircleaner and remote gas tank

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Ken B

My 1950's Mercury outboards take the same coil...

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VinsRJ

Great job Brian,

 

As soon as I see one of those Bendix ignitions I swap out the bearing plate for a different one and throw that thing away, LOL!

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roadapples

Nice job Brian. And I hate when the CNC machine in the garage is so noisy. LOL

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