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Kohler model D with no genset bits


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Old 02-02-2019, 08:09:24 PM
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I tried a lot of plugs. Had trouble with fouling. Finally learned that the model A ford used the same plug so I joined a model A forum and found they all agree, NGK A-6

I know, it's a resistor plug. I have used them for 4 years about 6 shows a year. They work great.
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I've used Champion J-21 plugs exclusively for the last 39 years with excellent success. No fouling whatsoever.
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I've used Champion J-21 plugs exclusively for the last 39 years with excellent success. No fouling whatsoever.
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Aren't all the Champion J series spark plugs 14mm thread?

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Scott, you're correct. They're D21.
Dang brain fog!
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Looking at your pics Scotty, looks like there is a flywheel hiding in there below the radiator. Looks also like somebody has built a frame with a ball bearing mount on end of what would be shaft running through armature. That would partially aleviate the side loading issue, though I likewise agree that an inline power takeoff would be better. Something like a "lovejoy" coupling.
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G'day Scotty,I finally managed to have mine follow me home tonight.
The crank handle,gen shroud and control box surfaced while moving it out of the junk and long grass.
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G'day Scotty,I finally managed to have mine follow me home tonight.
The crank handle,gen shroud and control box surfaced while moving it out of the junk and long grass.
That set looks like a LOT of work!

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I believe you are right Bill.
I think for me it might be something I can enjoy by messing around getting the motor running?From there I am very happy to have found the control box and the other bits.
If I can manage to get it running I would tidy up the appearance of the missing parts and fit them back to the set to complete it's appearance.
I know how to get spark out of a magneto,but after that I have zero knowledge of the generator part,and I also lack the desire to learn.
I would be very happy however to be able to present the set as complete,and that way I have saved it from the elements,from further damage or misplacement of those important parts.
The next owner might have a better fighting chance of getting it right if I treat it that way?
Scotty will be along shortly to scold me for pinching his thread
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