How's the height comparison?
The diesel is about 4" higher than the gas engine, but the frame is relieved and gusseted so the engine sits low in the frame...How's the height comparison?
Yes it has the Dana axle--big aluminum pumpkin--I have a Toro mower with the same axle.Smitty, that Ariens looks to be in pretty nice shape. Does it have the Dana rear end. The Dana back cover looks like a big round pumpkin on the back side. Some of the Ariens have them.
Thanks, Ryan, I figured between the 2 of us we could figure it out. You can come by anytime it's convenient--I get home about 5, and have an hour or so before my evening commitments this week--Smitty, looks like it will be close, but Ithink we can squeeze it on in. I need to head over there and take a look. Hows the rotation on it?
Id be happy to help you out any time
Thanks! I was wondering where I could find one.that fan is still available or at least it was as of about 3 months ago I got one from Jacks small engines// price was something like $18ish
The starter and carb are good--sheet metal, manifolds, too. I think they may fit the twin Magnums... PM me with what parts you need.what parts from that KT 19 are still good? Starter? Carb?
I'm pretty sufe your engine is a Ruggerini design. The diesel Ariens had a stretched frame--4 inches longer... would rather not stretch it if I can help it.So is the Lombardini 10LD400-2 in my 920 a relative of the old Ruggrinni design or an original Lombardini design? It does closely resemble your engine. I think that diesel would look good in that old Ariens, and IMHO it has more room under the hood than the Case 444. I put a 10hp air cooled single cylinder diesel into a 444 and it was a tight fit. Cant wait to see what you do end up doing. Mike
I havnt forgotten about you Steve, Im trying to free up some time to come over. Kids have been sick.I'll just have to get Pager over here to give me his expert opinion--seeing as he has sucessfully repowered a tractor with a diesel, and I haven't.
The Snapper was running fine--2 years ago. A couple small parts have been robbed--one of the rear bags and the throttle lever assembly--easy fix. I want the engine to power my Ariens GT19--a Kohler Magnum 18 or 20 would fit in with little or no adapting, but I don't have one available... Ultimately the Ariens will receive a diesel engine--then the Briggs 16hp IC engine will go back in the Snapper... They're a decent machine--shaft drive, but use a rotating rubber wheel against a metal disk on the transaxle for gear changes. Even so, they make snow plows for them...another tractor... what all is wrong with the Snapper? I always hated "parts machines" because I usually wind up digging into them and figuring out what's wrong with the parts machine and in turn getting them going -- or I'll rob my parts for the original machine, and then look for those parts again to replace them on the "parts" machine For me, "parts" machines typically turn into another project.
for that "not" to happen the parts machine needs to be missing about half of itself (already scavenged) before I get my hands on it or badly damaged; tree fell on it, hit by car/bent frame, or something like that/ but then about 1/2 the time that means the parts I bought the machine for are already already missing or else not usable....