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Bit Hard by the "Cub Bug"
Charles F. I have installed an Onan in a 682 so I might be able to answer some questions. For some reason I can't email you but mine is in my profile. let me know if I can be of any help.
joshua donald stertz
1 step forward 2 steps back always ! Later Don T
Charles-my cousin just restored a 446 Case. It has the 16 hp Onan in it. It cost him nearly $2300 to have it professionally rebuilt. He wanted the tractor to remain original and so spent the cash on that motor. I'm planning to repower my 682 "Cubbie" when I get the cash but I'll keep the original engine for posterity. I figure it will make a nice wall decoration! For $2300, I could put in a 23hp Vanguard with install kit! Although the Onan is a good motor, I think that you could get more bang for your buck elsewhere.
Bit Hard by the "Cub Bug"
Charles, wait for a M18 or look @ putting a Honda in it. But steer clear of the Onan. Their parts are very spendy.
Charles: As an owner of a 782 that has had three (3) different engines in it, I think you can physically mount just about any kind of engine you want to in a 782. I've had a Briggs & Statton 16 HP, the original Kohler KT 17 Series I, and the current Kohler 18M that I had to buy an entire tractor to obtain. Dennis Frisk can speak to the power and problems ($$$) of owning an Onan. What I noticed tearing down a 1250 and comparing its mounting to the 782 engine bay is that I could even mount Quiet Line engines in the 782, although I would probably want at least a well-tuned 12 HP unit to power the hydralics. Depending on how I much I like the way my 149 runs, I may even go back with the 12 HP unit out of the 1250 if anything goes wrong with the Magnum motor. I probably don't need all that power just to mow the grass.
My 782 is very nearly unconfuguliated
Wait for an M18, if only because Onan parts are insanely expensive. I have also heard not-so-good things about the governor on most of those twin-cylinder Onans as well.
Original, 582, 682 w/ Kwik-Way loader, 782, 782D, 1872 My Cub Site
I ran accross a good running Onan b48m 18hp. How difficult would it be to put in a 782 roller I have. I see the exaust would need to be changed and I would need to figure out the wiring but would this be a good fit or wait on 18m?
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