Odd Request...... Riding Tractor Parts

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Odd Request...... Riding Tractor Parts

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My dad has an '83-84 Bolens 1700 hydro eliminator. He has a snowblower attachment for it and uses it to clean off the driveway. Well he when to do it last night and grenaded the engine.
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My dad loves this tractor. He just spent $500 on a new pto clutch for it too and now this. So my question is, are any of you guys involved with these types of engines? Know what could be used as a replacement? Know of a place that sells used engines? Its a kohler kt17 twin. I did some searching around online and found a place that sells reman engines. $1500, but it requires a good core. I dont think they'd want this one....

Any help would be appreciated.
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Sorry Scr8p, I am a lawn tractor repair guy for Sears but that Kohler doesn't look familiar at all. All the twin Kohlers that I work on are a "V" twin- that looks like a flathead boxer, correct? Ours are a vertical shaft. The only horizontal shafts we used were many years ago and most all parts are discontinued
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I'd just retrofit a 283 in there :P or maybe the engine from the henry j?

Seriously don't know too much on the lawn tractor side. Good luck with it.

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Actually now that I think about it, it shouldn't be too hard to retrofit any engine on that Chassis as long as you get the same layout (vertical) rough equivalent horsepower and shaft diameter.

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I think the horizontal shaft will be the stumbling point.

Too bad you weren't hot rodding it, a motorcycle engine would be pretty sweet hahaha
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HI!... Looks like a horizontal shaft to me. I've been running one of these 15H.P ones on my snowblower (Snowzilla) for 5 years with no problems.

http://www.princessauto.com/pal/Engines/15-HP-420cc-OHV-Gas-Engine-with-Electric-Start/8449019.p

Or if you want to stay twin cylinder :

http://www.princessauto.com/pal/Engines/22-HP-653cc-OHV-Gas-Engine-with-Electric-Start/8514267.p
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That's a bargain on that single, I bet it would have the grunt of a 20 year old twin just fine. Is it a taper shaft or straight?
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gomachv wrote:That's a bargain on that single, I bet it would have the grunt of a 20 year old twin just fine. Is it a taper shaft or straight?

HI!... Straight. I put it on a 1978 MTD snowblower. Still has to be takin apart and powder coated. But all steel construction, full ball bearings everywhere. 6 speed forward, 2 reverse, drift cutters. I changed all the gearing in it for the 15H.P. It originally had a B&S 8H.P on it. I can easily go through 1-2FT of snow in 4th gear. With shoot straight up it throws snow about 60FT in the air. My neighbours luv me. lol.

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Why don't you just buy the parts off of eBay and rebuild this one or have it rebuilt? They're all on there as I just checked. It's either that or wait for a complete running one to show up on there or on Craigslist.

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Lowgear wrote:Why don't you just buy the parts off of eBay and rebuild this one or have it rebuilt? They're all on there as I just checked. It's either that or wait for a complete running one to show up on there or on Craigslist.

HI!... Look at his pics. The old engine now has a window in it. lol :mrgreen:
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Just needs a Chevy emblem :lol:
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gomachv wrote:Just needs a Chevy emblem :lol:

HI!... Exactly. lol! :mrgreen:
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gomachv wrote:Just needs a Chevy emblem :lol:
Sorry, a blue oval would patch up that hole much better.
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THE H.P FREAK wrote:
HI!... Straight. I put it on a 1978 MTD snowblower. Still has to be takin apart and powder coated. But all steel construction, full ball bearings everywhere. 6 speed forward, 2 reverse, drift cutters. I changed all the gearing in it for the 15H.P. It originally had a B&S 8H.P on it. I can easily go through 1-2FT of snow in 4th gear. With shoot straight up it throws snow about 60FT in the air. My neighbours luv me. lol.
I actually burst out with a big belly laugh causing my kids to run over thinking I was watching a movie without them or something.

That is so cool, our airens (spelling) is getting really tired.

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