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Title: kohler k181 8hp alter!
Post by: cubcadet70 on November 03, 2010, 04:52:55 PM
hey i needs some help!!! i'm trying to build a 8hp alter for my club rules and a guy who has been winning for 5 yrs in a row as a point champion.... he has a dave woods motor!!!! so i really need a little extra power!  :badgrin:
rules: 1.2'' ventri carb limit, .30 over bore max, alcohol allowed, stock size valves, any cam in stock location, can use billet head!

parts i will put in it: tim isky billet cam, .30 over bore, stainless steel valve, valve job, billet head w/ dual spark plugs, chevy points, port and polish intake. any thing else?  :confused:

help me! lol i can't CHEAT! lol
Title: Re: kohler k181 8hp alter!
Post by: Burwell555 on November 03, 2010, 08:31:15 PM
Get your weights dead on and use ALL the horsepower your makin, don't just obliterate the tires!!! That's where were still lookin with our pullin truck
Title: Re: kohler k181 8hp alter!
Post by: cubcadet70 on November 03, 2010, 09:20:52 PM
ha ha yeah i know and the dave woods motor he has like 40 to 45 pounds of flywheel weight so hes making alot of torque!
Title: Re: kohler k181 8hp alter!
Post by: Burwell555 on November 03, 2010, 10:17:49 PM
No doubt his engine is a large player in his success. But ya gotta be able too hook it all up and drive it too. ;)
Title: Re: kohler k181 8hp alter!
Post by: cubcadet70 on January 03, 2011, 09:36:35 PM
lol yes thats true. i just picked up a billet rod that was made for something else and a little machine work i'll have a billet rod in my 8hp kohler alter!  :woo: so i'll be the only guy on the track running a billet rod and cam! i hope it will hold cause it will be a tight fit if i get it machined and i dont know if it will hold or not! IF it does hold i'll have to either keep it a secret or sell some... lol
Title: Re: kohler k181 8hp alter!
Post by: Caudy155 on January 03, 2011, 11:21:46 PM
where you from cub70?
Title: Re: kohler k181 8hp alter!
Post by: cubcadet70 on January 04, 2011, 06:06:17 PM
KENTUCKY BUDDY!  :lol:
Title: Re: kohler k181 8hp alter!
Post by: Caudy155 on January 05, 2011, 10:05:02 AM
nice well if you get bored this weekend come on up to columbus ohio to the nqs pull ought to be plenty there for you to learn most of the old fellers there pulled stock back in the day and should be able to help you out
Title: Re: kohler k181 8hp alter!
Post by: cubcadet70 on January 06, 2011, 09:00:32 AM
well i wont be going even tho i want to. ijust started to tinker with honda OHV motors and they seem easier to get the horsepower up for the money. i believe if i build a 8hp honda i could beat everyone with it on the dyno! lol
Title: Re: kohler k181 8hp alter!
Post by: stick004 on January 18, 2011, 01:34:44 PM
So it looks like the K181 isn't going to be your plan of attack anymore? Thanks for all the good information you've search via email.
Title: Re: kohler k181 8hp alter!
Post by: cubcadet70 on January 18, 2011, 04:46:13 PM
well i'm still going to run my K181 kohler! but next year i'll have to have a 8hp honda to tinker with to see if it will make more ponies!  :P since OHV makes more horspower easily and it should not be problem with it! there is more parts available for the honda GX240 than the kohler k181! the kohler done cost me some serious money! but i doubt those hondas will! there are so many ways to make cheap HP on OHV engines! they dont take much to get it going!