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Converting from points to solid state; can it be done?

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I asked this in the small engine section too, but I am just trying to hedge my bets here too.

I am restoring a Power King 1612, it has the Kohler 12 hp (K301s). The engine starts and runs fine, but the points have to be tended to from time to time. I was just wondering if there was a way to convert from points to solid state, or electronic ignition.

I am no expert, (but getting better thanks to this site). I can usually fix what breaks and over maintain my equipment, but when it comes to modifications I am a little apprehensive.

I tried to do a search on Google, but most of what I found was for automotive, not 4 cycle. I figured this is not the first time someone has asked, or tried this, but again, not to good at finding a match to my question on this site. Any help, or pointing me in the right direction would be appreciated.:thanku:
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I do have the battery / coil ignition type set up, and was wondering if it would be a wast of time/money. However, one of the folks on the small engine site sent me this link.

Wow, 9000 rpm's from a Kohler single cylinder! That would be a site to see, but I would have to have an extra engine and ton of extra money.:greendr:
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