Would love to just a good running or repairable L8, but wifey doesn't want me to start getting even more motor run equipment. She's already joking about getting me a sign to label my drive as a junk yard. Surprisingly, she isn't complaining about the attachments for the Gravely.
Already put the spin on filter on, plumbed low volume style.
If I recall correctly, to convert low to high volume oil, you swap the inlet screen(also needs to be done for swiftmatic), redo the oil line plumbing, replace the oil unloader, drill two holes in the connecting rod or swap it out with a newer one, add oil drain back holes between the crankcase and transmission and swap the oil pump cover and gears.
I should have 2 of those 3 requirements for the gang mower by next spring. My lawn is pretty flat, and the dual wheels will be coming(managed to almost get stuck with the singles off the side of my yard). Why do you recommend the steering sulky for the gang? I'm used to running old snowblowers that you literally drag around corners.
As far as impressive, I know. I honestly thought that the engine was higher horse than 5 when I got it running, and the blowby is a bit high for my tastes(hence the rebuild planned for this winter, as well as needing a winter project). I'm planning on treating the rebuild the same as I would a car engine rebuild.
Pictures are coming.
P.S. Wifey doesn't mind me buying parts though. If only she realized that I could possibly buy all the parts to build another
and those I couldn't by, I should be able to fabricate.