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Kohler 1A22

Mike Cushway

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GSams,
I owe you a beer!

I bought the unit. Ive been looking for those LP parts for a couple years now. You made my month! PM sent. Mike
 

Mike Cushway

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Super nice kid who posted the unit. He was willing to remove and will ship the parts I need until I can get out there and get the remainder. I have never actually seen a unit with the intake oiler as this one has. The regulator and bracket were missing. I have a NOS regulator but will continue to search for the correct bracket.

I have my 1A21 on the operating table for a complete rebuild. So far, i have given it a good scrubbing, replaced a rod bearing, adjusted all bearings, honed with new Otto rings, lapped valves, undercut mica, cleaned commutator and slip rings. I am making gaskets now for re-assembly.

Kenny,
From the pics, its a nice very complete unit. Maybe for once I will luck out on excellent internals. I was thrilled that he was willing to remove and ship the parts I need to convert my 1A21 to an LP fired unit. The oiler was an added score for me!
 

G Sams

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It was believed that valve seats would last longer if lubricated since LPG and natural gas are dry fuels.
 

Kenny Crenshaw

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So, I guess pre stelite valve seats. I have two of those generators, neither is running. One was nearly complete, one is for parts. They got put on the back burner. May be a while before I get the one running.
 

G Sams

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I've run my model E many times at full throttle for up to 15 hours at a time for the last 35 years using unleaded gasoline and have never experienced a problem with valve seats. I'm sure stellite valve seats are better but are they really needed? Was oilers just a gimmick?
 
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