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Nice Ray, looks like the machine is all there. I have one I bought with bad governor and transmission 6 years ago. I have been working on it on and off for a while. I am finally working on paint, I have installed a 20hp magnum and a cyclops trans, upgraded the driveshaft. The cyclops donor tractor had 3 point and PTO so I put them on it.
 

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Nice Ray, looks like the machine is all there. I have one I bought with bad governor and transmission 6 years ago. I have been working on it on and off for a while. I am finally working on paint, I have installed a 20hp magnum and a cyclops trans, upgraded the driveshaft. The cyclops donor tractor had 3 point and PTO so I put them on it.
That's a great looking rig. I'm shooting for the same set up. I have a zero turn mower so I don't plan on mowing with it. I want some thing to pull my lawn roller, sprayer, and seeder for food plots and maybe push snow.
 
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The knock off coils are cheaper for a reason! They have less windings in them, so the spark plugs will not receive the same amount of voltage, possibly causing harder starting. Also, they will not last as long! Personally, I don't really enjoy removing the engine and rear tins, so do it once, do it right!

There are two options for the governor gear. A steel gear that was used in the early K series Kohler singles will go right in, OR Kohler has an updated nylon gear that should last longer than the original issue. To replace the gear, the aluminum engine block must be split.

Carefully check the flywheel magnets. It is common for them to come loose, possible damaging the magnets and the stator. This will cause a no charge condition.
Thank you for the heads up on the flywheel. I was cleaning it up this morning and noticed the gaps were not equal between the magnets. I ended up pulling four loose with my hands and the other two took just a tap with the wire brush handle to break loose.
 

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