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K Series model differences

Post by trebot » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:34 pm

Looking for KL motor. Have seen a K and KO for sale. Whats the diferences?

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Re: K Series model differences

Post by Captain Nemo » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:17 pm

The k and the ko are both 95hp. The o in ko stands for opposite rotation (port side in a twin screw installation).
Your kl is a k model with a long stroke producing 105hp.
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Re: K Series model differences

Post by Don Vogt » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:17 am

here is what i know based on research on the 1937-39 cc deluxe runabout. in 1937 they offered the K series engine, and it was billed as 85 hp. in '38 they did a KA (aluminium head) at 95 h.p. . For 1939 the standard K was available at a stated hp of 95. So it appears that from at least '39 on it is 95 hp. '37 and earlier would have been 85.
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Re: K Series model differences

Post by Matt Smith » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:26 pm

Depending on your boat? What year, style? What did it come with? The K engine had lots of evolution like Don said. I also in 1937 have an H the pre-curser to the K. 75HP. Slight differences. The later models are more refined. L stands for long stroke and is usually associated with more performance. Less easy. my KLC is a beast. hard to start, Cammy as hell. And fast and strong. The H runs like a sewing machine.
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Re: K Series model differences

Post by drrot » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:38 pm

And of course the 100hp K with a serial# over 204761
You really want the long stroke. Everything will line up better.
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