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Older 6ft western blower

Hello from northwestern Montana. I've finally worn out my walk behind 33" unit after several years around my farm. I was recently given an older six foot Western single stage unit to rebuild and use. It is probably more like the actual size machine I need to keep up with drifted snow sections of my half mile road. This came with a 30 h.p. engine mounted on it, with, apparently, a hand operated clutch to engage the auger. The engine and clutch are missing from my unit. Paperwork I have says the 4' and 5' versions of this blower used a 17 hp engine. Does anyone know where I might find out more information about re-powering this unit with a more modern engine and clutch set up? I have a Chevy 1-ton 4x4 to mount this on, and can do my own fabrication work. My parts book for this unit says set the engine governor speed to 2300 rpm but what should the rotor speed then be (I don't know what the engine drive gear to driven gear ratio was....)
Any information or links you know of that might assist would really be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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