As I am sure Boomer will chime in here, I know he was expressing is dissatisfaction with the resto-mod he made with the Honda Motor. I know he complained of heat while mowing and various other things. I have seen it plenty of times, nice work as usual but
I can see the issue from the muffler.
it was a GX 670 24 hp. ( 40.9 CID )
onan 24 hp ( 60 CID )
the hondas are great engines,
BUT, not in a case 400 series tractor,
same with vanguard and all of the rest.
the exhaust coming out the crank output
end of the engine is the killer.
the honda has a new home. ( LX 250 new holland skid loader )
i got a P 218 in trade.
thank you .boomer
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