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Old 05-07-2010, 12:09:45 PM
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Here are some pictures of my kohler model d, as found, after cleaning, and after painting. Totaly operational. Flip the switch and the plant starts, flip off and the plant stops. I made a light bar with a heavy duty light switch attached because the plant is 110 dc.
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Very nice restoration. Good Job....
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Hay Mr Cole , what is that old cart that your Kohler is on , pretty kool . And heavy duty
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That control box mounted on the generator leads me to believe that its automatic start. Connect a 75 watt load and it should start by its self.
Other than that REAL NICE.
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Although not original, VERY nice color scheme. I like it!
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:26:43 PM
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wow i am susprised that the cloth covered wire harness was still good and not rotted away.
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The kohler does start by itself when the light bar is turned on, also if a light bulb is inserted in the test socket. Other than being seized up upon aquistion and the mag being seized and being rebuilt,changing the oil(took over an hour to drain,very thick) i ran 6 qt. #2 diesel thru it for about an hour to flush out all oil passages and refilled with sae 30. Runs great. I'am using 6-60watt blubs currently, so i dont know if it will come up to a full 1500 watts yet.
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Very nice job on the resto. Is that an overflo carb? Mine is a little different. Id like to get back on working on mine soon. I need to somehow get my fuel pump apart w/out breaking it and pulling the head to check the gasket. Revs too slow and realy sucks the fuel down. Good luck, you should post on youtube. Thanks for showing, Tim
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The only time I've seen the fuel block on the head is on early models with the Stewart type vacuum fuel pump. I have a model D, a 1A21, and a 1A22 all with the later type mechanical fuel pump and none of them have a fuel block. My guess is someone in the past mixed parts between early and late models.
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The fuel block was used with engines set up with a remote in ground tank, supplied by kohler. The block had the engine S/N stamped into it. Early Stewart pump supplied engines also had the block. My 'C' unit has it.

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Specifically, what did the fuel block do?
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It served as a junction block and attachment point between the remote tank and the fuel pump on the engine, and as a return point mount for fuel overflow on the stewart pump systems. On my 'C' generator, there is a sight glass that allows you to see fuel in the inlet line. It comes in handy if you run the tank dry - no gas in the sight! On later D and newer letter series units with the tank above the engine, the fuel tank was directly tied into the pump without the block.
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the kohler does start by itself when the light bar is turned on, also if a light bulb is inserted in the test socket. Other than being seized up upon aquistion and the mag being seized and being rebuilt,changing the oil(took over an hour to drain,very thick) i ran 6 qt. #2 diesel thru it for about an hour to flush out all oil passages and refilled with sae 30. Runs great. I'am using 6-60watt blubs currently, so i dont know if it will come up to a full 1500 watts yet.
Gordon
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guys the blue can on the fuel tank end of the genset is for overflow which does overflow a very little bit. I thought it maight be because the fuel pump is on the weak side but does pump enough fuel to keep the engine running until i shut it down. Sometimes it will flow a steady stream although very small and sometimes it will only drip a little but enough to keep an eye on to prevent fuel on the paint job.
Gordon

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hay mr cole , what is that old cart
wayne
the cart is an old warehouse cart cut down to 24" wide in stead of 48" approximately late 30's or 40's. I aquired it with a stover k engine on it 2 yrs ago.
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