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Old 10-16-2017, 11:59 PM
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Wow I really needed to get going on this.

Local machine shop closed and I was lucky enough to locate a private machinist who was able to help me out on this deal.

Engine was bored to .020 over, polished crank, valve job completed (needed a new exhaust valve), head planed, and the crank polished.

I sourced all NOS Kohler parts for the rebuild. All in all I have about $300 in parts and $100 in all machine work.

Nice to see you going on this one again!

Glad to know i'm not the only one that gets sidelined on projects!!

Keep us posted!!

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Old 11-16-2017, 09:55 AM
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Hello everyone,

I had a Tuesday off recently so I took some time to start reassembly on the K161.

I started with getting everything with the valves sorted out, being these are non adjustable valves it takes a bit to get them set properly. After that I started working on reassembling the governor and inserting the cam and getting all of that shimmed up properly. Moving on to the crank I elected to use the 2 NOS crank bearings I had just for good measure seeing that I was using all new parts everywhere else I figured I shouldn't skimp with one detail.

This is where I stop, I realized I have the "large bore" ring set rather than the original "small bore" set that I should have. Now its just waiting on ePay.

I am fortunate enough to have quite a few original service manuals for these tractors and happen to have one specifically for the Original Cub Cadet motor. I have been referencing it quite frequently for specs as I embark on this long awaited project.
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