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Offline beezerboy

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convert vertical to horizontal?
« on: May 05, 2017, 11:29:52 PM »
I have a 25hp Kohler CV25 & would like to convert it to a horizontal installation. I'm thinking that can be done fairly easily.... am I right? obviously the intake manifold is different, and the oil pickup tube is needed.  do I need a different oil sump too? I know the heads have to have an oil hole drilled. what else? thanks



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Re: convert vertical to horizontal?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 05:55:13 AM »
The blocks are different also you wouldn't have the mounting bolts.  Unless you mounted it by using the bottom pan.  Your correct the heads would have to be drilled.
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Re: convert vertical to horizontal?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 12:03:20 AM »
no problem to make a motor mount, especially since I have to anyway. I'm assuming it's been done... just looking for obstacles

btw, this is a running engine on my hovercraft. I'm thinking of making it a twin engine.... one for lift and the Kohler 25 for thrust only. right now the Kohler does both, with a lift fan on the shaft and a mule drive to the thrust prop. it works pretty well as is, but... long story....more power Scotty....


3 full size guys with a cooler & fishing gear.... 16' hull, 18-25 mph cruise over any flat surface (depending on wind), 1.5 gal per hour. it can jump logs, etc.. I can hit a 10" cut bank dead on & jump right on top of it. I have 250 hours on this one. I have built 3.



 

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