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    Oologah, Oklahoma Indian Territory
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    Collecting 14 and 16 hp single cylinder hydro garden tractors from 1969-1979 and Vintage Homelite Chainsaws

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  1. HeadExam

    C-125 Rebuild.

    reminds me of radio, you have to use your imagination, that's good
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    IF YOU DO USE CAPITAL LETTERS AND THE WORDS DO AND DON'T, PLEASE DO STUDENTS A FAVOR AT LEEDS UNI AND DON'T USE THEM THERE. https://metro.co.uk/2018/11/19/lecturers-banned-from-using-capital-letters-to-avoid-upsetting-students-8154365/
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    paint codes

    Replacement engines were grey for some types of equipment and blue for others. There were manufactures of equipment like Panzer and others that used blue as the colour of their machines and in those cases the engine was painted the same colour blue as the equipment by the manufacturer. Wheel Horse used red as the colour of their engines until the very late 1970's, the twins were the first to go black, but soon after the single cylinders also were either paint black by wheel horse or came that way. Ford blue and Pontiac blue are both lighter than the blue Kohler used on mostly service engines. Most kohler generator sets, welders and other service equipment came with Kohler blue engines, when replacement engines were ordered they were sent in grey colour for engines that were painted by the OEM manufacturer and Blue for engines originally supplied as blue. BTW, replacement engines were designated as such on the serial number and generally did not carry the same spec number as the original engine, but rather one that was compatible from current stock. This is how you determine if your engine is original. Hope this helps.
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    paint codes

    Can you specify or show/describe the colour blue. They had a factory blueish/grey, but some manufactures also painted them.
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    C-125 Rebuild.

    Yep, you’ve gone full rotisserie
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    Problem stripping c141

    Again I screwed up. I referred to your tractor as a C-121 in my original post and then referred to my mistake as calling it the correct C-141 model in my apology. I can see how you could be confused, lol. A chap after my own heart. I like and respect how you feel.
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    Problem stripping c141

    My apologies for referring to your tractor as a C-141, but my info still holds true. I thought your tractor was a C-121, maybe that was another recent post from someone else. Did you notice the serial number was over stamped on the second digit? The 16hp Kohler is a beast. While the 16-18 hp magnum twins a powerful, smooth, and quiet. I honestly don't believe they have more torque than the K341. I know they aren't nearly as reliable, durable, or inexpensive to rebuild.
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    Problem stripping c141

    It's a 1979 C-141, should have had a 14 hp Kohler k321 in it originally. Looks Belgium made
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    Problem stripping c141

    The C-121 was a newer (1978-1979) version of the C-120 (1975-1977), Wheel Horse and Toro often just used an addendums to the older parts and service manuals for newer models. There may be a C-121 Part/IPL manual out there on PartsTree, but it is probably just an updated microfiche file from Toro. You can use the C-120 parts and service manuals for the C-121 and consult the addendums for differences. The C-121 was made 2 years and in 8 speed and Hydrostatic drive models 1978 C-121 8 speed was model 81-12K801 Hydro was model 81-12KS01. The 1979 C-121 8 speed was model 91-12K801 and the Hydro was model 91-12KS01. There are 4 or 5 addendum's for the later model C-121 so for changes made in newer models and others for Belgium made models. I have attached the addendums here and the service manual. The way to read model numbers form 1976 to 1980 Wheel Horse Tractors is the first number is the year, not sure what the second number means, the next two numbers are the horsepower, the letter stands for the engine brand, K= Kohler, B= Briggs, etc. The next number was was 8 for a 8 speed, and 6 for a 6 six speed or S for a Sundstrand Hydro. Model 91-12K801 was a 1979 12 hp kohler powered 8 speed Model 81-12K801 was a 1978 12 hp kohler powered 8 speed and Model 81-12KS01 and 91-12KS01 were 1978 and 1979 hydrostatic units Tractor 1975 C-100 C-120 C-160 8spd IPL #803983.pdf Tractor 1979 C-121 8-Speed 91-12K801 TIPL.pdf Tractor 1979 C-121 8-Speed 91-12K802 Details & Attachments (1).pdf Tractor 1979 C-121 8-Speed 91-12K802 Details & Attachments.pdf Tractor 1979 C-121 8-Speed 91-12K802 TIPL.pdf Wheel_Horse_1978_b-c-d-series_service_manual.pdf
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    C-125 Rebuild.

    Yes very nice Gantry, I may build one my self. very compact and handy
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    topper mower

    You don't want one like that, the blades cant spin on it. Most of the small Cat 1 Woods type mowers like this come in 48" (4 foot) and 60" (5 foot), but there are some out there in 72". but I really don't think the smaller Kubota tractors would be well fitted to running a 72" mower unless the grass is fairly short. Not because they lack sufficient power, but most of these mowers are 540 rpm mowers that operate at a slower speed and the wider the width the less effective the mower may be using a smaller compact tractor. My 35 hp Ford Jubilee wouldn't handle tall grass with a 6' foot brush hog, wouldn't even think of it with a 6' foot finish mower like this one.
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    Problem stripping c141

    Have you looked at the parts or service manuals?
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    This Kohler beyond repair?

    Rods like pistons are sold in off sizes, over sized for pistons and undersized for rods. That way if you have to remove material off the crank you can still purchase a rod for it.
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    C-125 Rebuild.

    Very good start. Looking forward to seeing this project move forward.
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    Very nice pictures, enjoyed them. Thanks