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post #1 of 19 Old 01-03-2011, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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What Relacement Engine?

HI, On my 10M4 model, which is a 4HP Tecumseh from I believe 1965? Current engine model is H40550-46F. I was considering replacing with the B&S # 12A113-0138 , with the ¾” x 2 5/16” shaft. Any comments would be helpful. (Rings are shot in current engine)
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This might help answer your question.
Outdoor Power Equipment Repower from Small Engine Warehouse
That Briggs you mention is one of the suggested replacement engines for the model 10M6D.

One of our members, sscotsman, is an authority on Ariens snowblowers, and has a web site dedicated to them.
http://gold.mylargescale.com/scottychaos/Ariens/
Including a page about re-powering them.
http://gold.mylargescale.com/scottyc...ns/Page10.html

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I ordered the above engine and received it today. Well packed and great price! I'll keep you all updated on progress with conversion along with photos in the future.
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Here are the photos of the engine replacement process.

BTW: I have found a great lubricant for these machines as well as other stuff that works great. I use it at work. It is sold by NAPA Auto parts stores and comes in an spray can called Chain and Cable Lube. Use it on the chains, gears and any other place you have metal contact or movement. Just make sure you do not get it on rubber drive gear or its plate counterpart underneath or on any belts or pulleys. Certainly do not want slippage here.
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Looks like the engine swap went well. Thanks for the pictures. Have you had a chance to try it out yet?
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Update: Yes I put in Gas and the synthetic 5w-30w oil. Electric start fired it up immediately and it runs real smooth. I kinda like the auto throttle whereas you don't have to fuss with any adjustments. I leave my other ones at full throttle anyways. The only thing I am used to doing is idling it down first before shutting it off, but if B&S built it this way, I'm sure it is just fine. One thing I noticed is with the synthetic oil on a yellow dipstick it is very hard to read because it is so clear an oil.

I spent the next hour showing the wife how to operate it. She ran it years ago and picked right up on it. Always stressing SAFETY
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Oneacer - great job! I really appreciate the pictures/directions ! I am doing almost the same thing this weekend, with any luck! I'll also be installing Snow-Hog tires too. I'm hoping it will run like a new machine! Less "touchy" with more traction to pull itself. It's been such a pain using this snowblower a buddy gave me when he moved South...


I want to build in a remote deflector angle control this summer also. I think I could use the old throttle control to control the deflector.
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Darn thing erased my comment when I hit send.

Hey, what color are you planning on painting the arms ? Classically they should be grey or chrome but I was thinking to paint them Black. Auger too. Re-paint the hosing orange, although I'm not sure mine needs the orange re-painted but it'd look nicer.
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Thank you. The Arms I will paint black. I feel working in the snow, it would give it better contrast . The wife just ran it yesterday with storm Denis (I'm out of town), all went well.
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Hey, what color are you planning on painting the arms ? Classically they should be grey or chrome but I was thinking to paint them Black. .
White or Chrome..not grey!

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