Everyone has them if they admit it. My money pit long-term project is about to get re-started. I've been lurking around eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and on-line classifieds. Patience... I won the Ebay auction the February 16, shipments only on Fridays and for some reason not on all Fridays...Confirmation received item was shipped March 1 from Portland OR and on March 8 the box arrived via Old Dominion at my work in Jefferson City, MO.
Box unloaded in the shop.
Lots of screws and staples
Contents and project hint
Contents revealed: Kohler CH-18 that has been setting in a warehouse with some parts taken off. I worked out a deal to trade the vendor the muffler I didn't need or want for a valve cover that was robbed for parts. Got lucky - was supplied with a newer one with yellow o-ring.
Engine is 2004 vintage. Its clean inside but I'll run the first oil a short time and change along with filter to rid of dirt and dust particles that I am sure have accumulated.
Modifications begin. I have most of the parts needed to make it Simplicity worthy
Will change out ignition coils with newer Kohler replacements I have on the shelf.
Ordered inspection plates from OPE Engines and headed to Destin, FL. Project to resume upon return