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I took some work parts to the local machine shop, and while turning around in the back lot I spotted this wheelhorse C-161 in the tall grass with lots of other old stuff.. After some negotiation I went back after work today and picked it up along with an antique boat motor. The C161 has decent tires, so they may go on my 312-8. will the 8" from rims fit in place of the 6" rims on  the 312.. I've got to finish my 312-8 project. For now, it's going to get stored in a barn at the farm,. Then again I could be interested in doing some trading for a round hood! 












If  I'm reading these ID tags right, is this a 1978 C-161 with a 1979 Kohler motor ?


This is the antique boat motor. there is no name or ID tag. Anybody have an idea what it is?




I would like to clean the motor up, paint it the right colors and mount it on the :Wal Boatl" I built for my game room several years ago!



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She looks awfully good Oliver.   :handgestures-thumbsup:

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Great find, the C-161 Auto is a beast of a tractor. Fix it up and use it! :thumbs:

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Could be a 1979 model 91-16KS01. Your serial 20818 is very close to another 91-16KS01 recorded serial 20856.

Kohler made the engine in 1979.

Not uncommon to see a wrong build date. 189th day of 1978 can't be correct for 1979.


The highest 1978 serial so far is 20265 with a build date of 8144. Your 20818 with 8189 build date looks correct but the engine can't be original for a 81-16KS01.


The K341AS-71246a was used 1978 and 1979 so that doesn't help.



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