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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:54 pm

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New ones depending on carb are pretty cheap.  I got one for an onan for 15$.  

Yeah some budget aftermarket carbs are super cheap online. Sometimes it doesn't even make sense to try cleaning one out. Just replace the entire thing, by the time you buy a gasket kit for the original one.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:42 pm

Yeah the carb that was on this engine was pretty far gone, having sat outside for so long. Chances are it wouldn't have been an easy task to get it working again haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:04 am

Sooooo...... not trying to jinx myself or anything, but I found a running replacement engine for this thing SUPER close to me for $200.



Seems like a good deal to me! Since mine has some problems, I'll just keep it for a parts engine and drop this one right in instead. Almost looks to have come out of the same machine really, haha. Hopefully I can score it!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:15 am

Wow, that is great!

Horizontals that size are hard to find. That one even has the engine plate on it!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:17 am

Yeah I noticed that! Hahaha. You're not kidding about hard to find mighty, and even if ya do find one its too expensive. Man I really hope I can score this engine...
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:22 am

I don't know man. $200 could buy a lot of other tractor parts. Have you really seen this $200 motor run? What would it really take to get the engine you have running nice?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:14 am

Well in the ad it says it runs, I'm just hoping someome wouldn't lie about something like that but yeah never know. I dont think the carb I put on my engine is compatible because this engine will not run right no matter what I do, it has quite a knock on the right hand cylinder and I'm not really sure what the cause is (but it sounds a bit like piston slap) and the starter just gave out on it. A new starter would be close to $100 I belive, and I closed the deal today for $175 on this engine. I'm thinking its not too bad of a deal really. You are right Carl, $200 would buy a good amount of tractor parts hahaha. But this seems like a decent deal to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:25 am

$175 sounds like a good deal. If you're old one has a bad knock I would remove the engine, forget about it, and move on to the next one.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:29 am

Yeah, especially considering what I paid for the tractor! Hahaha. The idea is basically to swap this engine in and keep the other one for parts.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:35 am

Ive seen a newer model of this tractor and it has a almost identical tranny but the engine is a vertical kohler 22 hp v-twin . the belt is just twisted with special idlers
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:46 am

Yeah this one has a twist right off of the engine pulley and then runs parallel to the frame. It seems to work pretty good and it has a double pulley clutch as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:18 pm

good score AK!


Sooo... you gona run dual exhaust on this one right? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:45 pm

Hahaha, I would love to do some sort of custom exhaust. Gotta figure out how though, its kinda tight for room on this rig.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:24 pm

Sweet deal man! I'm looking forward to that duel exhaust Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:44 pm

Yeah haha, I definitely got lucky on this one! Something tells me you guys want me to do dual exhaust on this thing, haha. Might a quiet kinda setup though, this one's more of a worker.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:25 pm

*starts chanting* "DUAL EXHAUST! DUAL EXHAUST!"

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:15 pm

Its gonna sound so good with dual pipes !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:37 pm

Run dual exhausts with “pro street” mufflers lol. It will sound tame but should have a nice bark.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:43 pm

I'd vote 2 into 1. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:59 pm

with a 8" semi tractor chrome pipe up in the air a good 3 ft
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:13 pm

Go 2 into 1 with a 2 inch autozone glasspack or something. Could probably get one from work pretty easily. Something to take the edge off but still let er sing
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:17 pm

@CraftsmanQuad19 wrote:
Go 2 into 1 with a 2 inch autozone glasspack or something. Could probably get one from work pretty easily. Something to take the edge off but still let er sing

This but without the autozone bullsh*t, get it from literally anywhere else but that sh*thole. Or even better, make your own glasspack from a propane cylinder. Don't blow yourself up! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:18 pm

Naw I wanna do a 2-into-1 on the Ford, so this one should get duals. I could really just cut the mufflers off both engines and use one per pipe.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:21 pm

Duals sound really good on the Kohler Magnums from what I can tell. Seen one on a wheel horse on facebook with dual stacks, sounded pretty sweet.

My Snapper lt16 with a 16hp Briggs opposed has a muffer for each cyl, sounds sorta like a harley. Mutt used the same mufflers and it sounded good too, but the side dump thing made it sound like a single when you were standing to one side lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:55 pm

Yeah we'll have to see what I end up doing, I'm more concerned with getting the engine in the tractor and getting it driving again before I mod it too much.
On another note I found an ad for a Kohler Magnum 20 horse that needs a starter for sale for $600! I'm sure glad I found this one first! Hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:55 pm

Just got back from picking up the big Magnum!





It's definitely complete! Appears to be in good shape too. Apparently when it was in the tractor it was taken to Campell's every year, which is a small engine place in my area, to be serviced. I also got the complete wiring harness and muffler with it!



Seems like I got a pretty good deal. Hoping to get 'er in the tractor and running soon!
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