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Hi everyone! Don't pay the ransom...I escaped. Because of all of your knowledge I've been enjoying my Simplicitys for many years now.

The time has come to say goodbye, a sad farewell to a workhorse engine. My 7010 has a K241 that is on it's last rpm's. I need to repower my 7010 but I don't need a second mortgage. I believe a Magnum will slip in without modifications, I'm considering a M14 or M16 as possibilities. Are there other engines that are dimensionaly similar to the K series that doesn't involve extensive modifications? I also have a 7012H that needs a new power plant so I'll be using your sage advice for that one as well.

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Either M14 or M16 will drop right into the 7010. You can use the flywheel coupling from your K241. But you will need to change your ignition switch or put in a relay as the M engines are electronic ignition instead of battery ignition like your K engine.

As you know (assuming you have a Briggs in your 7012H) any of the Briggs cast iron singles (10hp through 16hp) will drop right in also but you will need a Briggs coupling and you will also need to change the ignition.

Also the Kohler CH18 V-twin will fit into a 7000 series chassis, but does require some minor frame modifications, and creative muffler work to fit inside the hood.

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Thanks, Mike. I needed somebody to verify my mind is still intact and functioning I guess. :) I'll be looking for a M16 or a M14 as a runner up.

Kenny, I became friends with Bill Wilson several years ago and so I've been hanging out with his crowd. I picked up another hobby also, I currently have a reloading fever in several calibers.

Brett, I am seriously looking into a rebuild for my K241. I'm qualified to retire as of last year and when I pull the plug I'd like to use some of that extra time on my hands learning small engine rebuilding. For now, I just want instant gratification and a horsepower boost.

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