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Old 07-13-2011, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default flathead motor needed

Hi folks I need a good used flathead motor or sources to get the parts to rebuild mine at a reasonable price! the kits I have found online are around $900.00 This seems like a pretty outrageous price for a rebuild kit for a single cylinder motor!
For a comparison I just rebuilt a chevy small block for $1500.00 there has to be a better way!

Any help or advice is welcome & appreciated! thanks!
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: flathead motor needed

Lets start with what kind of motor you have and we can go from there. What have you priced that is $900.00 and what does it include?
And where are you located?
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:12 PM   #3
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I'm assuming you've got a KF82. Anyway, Buggies Unlimited has full rebuild kits for a little over $500. That gives you a new crank, rod, piston, rings, pin, bearings, etc. You can get individual parts all over. I got a reconditioned crank and rod from J & M Golf carts for $165.00.

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Old 07-14-2011, 05:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: flathead motor needed

Yes it is a KF82 (sorry I should have put that info in the header) I had looked into getting a complete motor from J&M but when they started using the word "IF" things rapidly got more expensive. I hadn't seen recon parts listed.

I am in the northern redneck state of Pennsylvania (the southern part of course) the $900.00 kit was from LVS in Florida. I looked at J&M's parts listing but didn't see any overhaul kits there.

I will look thru the listings again but I didn't see any kits from buggies unlimited for $500.00

The full story behind this....I bought the cart with a rod knock...only a few hours on a rebuild....tore it down found the crank end of the rod scored & no oil slinger......tried the cheap way out....bought a new rod & slinger & polished the crank....checked the clearances.....put it back together.....yep you guessed it ...it still knocks!! So now I'm going for the whole rebuild.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:40 AM   #5
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You could consider a 13HP clone swap and come in way under budget.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:17 PM   #6
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Do you have any details on the clone swap? Or links to a previous thread? This is the first I have heard about this approach.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:25 PM   #7
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Sure, have a whole section on it!

http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/clone-engine-swaps/
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:56 PM   #8
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Looks like I will be visiting my friendly local Harbor Freight after work Friday! YEEHAW

I also found the post about the crankshaft adapter for the clutch!!

Many thanks you've been a big help!!

2nd question how many cases of beer does it take to complete an engine swap??
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:06 PM   #9
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2nd question how many cases of beer does it take to complete an engine swap??
As many as you feel is necessary!



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Old 07-14-2011, 10:04 PM   #10
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Yes, this is an area where you do not want to rush anything so stock up and if you can send the wife to the in-laws for the weekend, that's a big plus.
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