Model 122 engine installation in Model 72

Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:06 pm

I have acquired a 1966 model 72 with a K161S 7HP engine and a 1968 Model 122 with a K301AS 12 HP engine. Will the K301AS engine from the 122 replace the K161S engine in the Model 72.
The K161S engine is bad and I want to get the model 72 running again.
I am new to Cub Cadets and thanks before hand for your information. ly134

Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:47 pm

If you mean will it fit, the answer is yes. It is a bolt in swap, but the choke and throttle cable may have to be rearranged..

Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:17 am

LY134...Why not rebuild (or have your K161 7 h.p. Kohler rebuilt) and keep it in your Model 72 :D . The 7 h.p. Kohler engine is extremely reliable...My Model 73, 7 h.p. Kohler K161 engine works like a champ :D ! There are plenty of folks here on this board to help you get it up and running...Just give us more information to go from :wink: .

Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:23 am

I'm with Country on this one....why not have two running, usuable cub cadets :?: You will have twice the fun :!: :roll: :wink:

Fri Dec 31, 2004 7:49 am

Hey Bud...The hardest part of having 2 Cub Cadets is trying to DRIVE BOTH OF THEM AT THE SAME TIME! But you've found the answer...Let your WIFE drive one! :wink:

I'm now in the process of trying to convince Carol Elizabeth to drive the "Model 73" in our next 4th. of July Parade...guess I've got ENOUGH TIME to work on that! :?

HAPPY NEW YEAR BUD!!! :D

Fri Dec 31, 2004 8:47 am

Happy New Year to you, Country :!:

While my wife does like the cadet and the cubs, her choice would probably be the lawn tractor she rode as a small girl.......her grandfather's 1970 model 110. Her father gave it to use when we married. I used it for a couple of years, then did a frame-up restore on it. Now, our daughter rides it around the yard with me. It shares the grass cutting duties with the cadet and the lo-boy. 8)

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Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:03 am

C.B.,

Shame on you for showing that green thing! Now that you have broken the ice, here's my early original 110... original except for the fiberglass repair to the hood.

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Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:08 am

The temptation to make some modifications to those pictures with Paint Shop is very strong. :lol:

Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:11 am

I know what happened to the picture I posted of the wife's J.D. mower. :lol: :lol:

Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:15 am

Green things are not ripe yet, and shouldn't be used :)