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I am in the middle of a compleat tear down of my Ingersoll 444.[Check it out in the Ingersoll fourms. lots of pictures:D ] Part of that will be the rebuild of it's 14hp Kohler single. Hope to include some mods along the way to give her a tiny bit more umph. Here is a before shot of the motor, I just got out of the tractor.
 

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Kinda suprised it ran as good as it did. Reast of the motor looks great. Bore is real good. After 700 hours, can still see a little crosshach. Valves are tight, and seats look good. Mostly I just have some carbon to remove. The intake valve has a bit of carbon, and the head/block to also. So I will not be doing a full rebuild. I am going to pull the valves to clean, and lap them, and also the pan, to just check it out in there. But other than that, only big thin is to mill the head a bit to clean it up.
 

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Oh ya, blown bad. I can see the all the carbon on the head, and the deck where it blew out. The bolts "looked" good, but I got to say, a few were not that tight. Only to bolts though, the rest were stud's. I will be replaceing them though. As for the head, it seems to be OK. May be just a little worped, with the few little lose bolts, just popped the gasket. I am going to heve the head cut anyway. Maybe get another piont of compression, for a tuch more hp.
 

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Well, sent the head out to be cut. From what people have been telling me, to get good, usable power, cut the head .040-.050. Well, I did not want to go that far, so I had them take it to .020, and if it needs a little more,.030. Figure this will boost compression a tiny bit, but still leave anouther cutting if I do decide to build myself a "Killer K" for the tractor.
 

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By all means if .020 or .030 will be enough then you did the right thing that way it leaves you room to have it done again if need be.
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Well, got the head back from the shop. .010 cleaned it up, but I had them go .020, just to give a little more psi. Looks nice, they beadblasted it, and got all the paint off, looks kinda cool. I think I will leave it unpainted. Probably help with cooling a bit, and heck, just look kinda cool.:) :)

So getting about time to get to work on it agean. Still have to pull the valves to clean them up, and get some numbers off the motor, to get the gaskets orderd. MAN, I wish I could just take a month off, and get some of my stuff DONE!!!!
 

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Paul,

Sounds like you're making progress. How about some pics of the head?

If you had a month off...you'd be asking for 2 months! I'm busier and "behinder" since I retired than before! LOL

Greg

P.S. Congrats on your winning post.
 

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Well, after weeks, and weeks of just sitting there, I had some time to do a little work on it. Boy, you just don't know how LITTLE time you have, till you have a baby around.

Well, I got the valves out. All looks good. My spring compressur did not work, so I had to borrow one from a guy at work. Made the job a LOT easyer. Valves and seets look good. Today I will clean them all up, and give them a quick lap, then reassumble them. Spring is coming and I REALY got to get some of this stuff done.:dazed: :dazed: :dazed:
 

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:clap: :clap: :clap: Well its about time Paul you going to have it ready for spring its not that far off you know. Keep us inform on the progress:tabletalk
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Paul

You are not the Lone Ranger. I have so many irons in the fire that the fire wants to go out. It would be nice if I could become one of those guys that do one project at a time, finish it and go on to the next. Working on old equipment, sometimes you have to wait for parts, figure things out, or step back and take a beak when it is not going well.
 

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Re: Paul

Originally posted by slipshod
You are not the Lone Ranger. I have so many irons in the fire that the fire wants to go out. It would be nice if I could become one of those guys that do one project at a time, finish it and go on to the next. Working on old equipment, sometimes you have to wait for parts, figure things out, or step back and take a beak when it is not going well.
Yup, and sometimes you get sick fighting with something, and move on to something else. Like today. Had to plow the drive, so did that first. I was going to check the charging system on the truck, becouse it is not that cold out, but have to get some wood cut. OK, so I run the saw out of gas, move to the splitter. split all the cut wood, and stack it. Well thats were I am now. Had to come in a dry out a bit. So now, do I cut wood, fix the charging system, clean the valves, or finish rebuilding the carb on the N, and taking the rest of the plow off? Hmmmm, guess we will see what way the wind blows.
 

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I would run a compression check on the engine when you get her all back together just to verify the compression ratio. It may be more than you think it will be. If much more than 10:1 it will require you to run Aviation gas to keep it from detonating. May end up with a torqy hot rod Kohler. :D
 

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From what people tell me from the tractor pulling crowd, .050 cut will yeald a 1 point increase. I only went .020, so I should be fine.
 

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Originally posted by Stewart
Where do you mount the blower?:driving:
Blower? no. I WAS eye balling an old turbo at work on friday though:D :D
 
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