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I want to re-power my 73 10,000 Series Ariens

I have a 73 7HP ariens. It runs well, however it would be nice to have an engine with a stator on it for a light. I know the 8HP model that was made in 73/74 had this, however they were not all fitted with the stator. I have been unable to find a 8HP motor anyways. I haven't been trying really hard, but also have looked a little over the last couple years.

Is there a newer (just newer than the 10,000 series) tecumseh engine that would be pretty close to a drop in replacement that would have a stator? It can be more than 8HP as well.

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Most Tecumsehs with a stator are 8hp and larger. You have to use the "Other" set of mounting Holes that move the engine back a couple inches. Just did that on a 73-4 yesterday using a 9hp I pulled from a craftsman. Post Your Location, and maybe a member can help you out. Good Luck, those are nice Machines...BTW, Just for the record, I hate soccer.
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Most Tecumsehs with a stator are 8hp and larger. You have to use the "Other" set of mounting Holes that move the engine back a couple inches. Just did that on a 73-4 yesterday using a 9hp I pulled from a craftsman. Post Your Location, and maybe a member can help you out. Good Luck, those are nice Machines...BTW, Just for the record, I hate soccer.
HAha. THanks! I'm assuming, to make things easier, I would want to get a Tecumseh engine. Anything in particular I should be looking for on these other than the HP and stator feature I'm looking for?
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You'll need one with the same size crank, 3/4" so you can use the same pulley and belt. You might have to modify the air box to get clearance for the chute crank.
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That's no big deal. I appreciate the help! I am definitely capable to a pretty complicated "swap", but don't really want to take on anything too extensive as my time is a bit limited these days.
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Another thing to consider is a Predator engine from Harbor Freight for $99....3/4 shaft, bolt holes and crank height the same. No stator, but get a battery powered light and you're in business.
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Another thing to consider is a Predator engine from Harbor Freight for $99....3/4 shaft, bolt holes and crank height the same. No stator, but get a battery powered light and you're in business.

Cran, Agreed with the Predator being a good option, but You forgot to mention Chute Crank Mods Needed for that swap.
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Agreed Jack....I've done so many I don't even sweat it......
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Cran, Agreed with the Predator being a good option, but You forgot to mention Chute Crank Mods Needed for that swap.
What is the upper end for HP Rating on a Tecumseh before I'd run in to other issues w a swap due to size of the engine or shaft size?
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My 1973 Ariens had an 8HP Tec on it that I repowered with a Predator 212. The crank for the chute had the 2 u joints, not the 1 piece rod found on the 7HP models. All I had to do for clearance was to bend ever so slightly the standoff for the chute rod for clearance. Works fine.
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