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Ariens direct swapout engine replacement

I have an Ariens 7 hp model 924028 008001 ST724 I think it was new in 1978. What is a good direct bolt on engine replacement, one that does not require a whole reconfiguration of the workings and is suitable as not to over power the transmission or blower assembly?

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Predator should work well for you. Frequently on sale for $99.

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Harbor Freight 420 cc

I see the 212cc 5hp recommended alot. Has anyone put on the 420 cc 13hp model? Is the installation similar to the 212cc model?
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Will a 5 HP be enough go since it is replacing a 7 HP? We do get a lot of snow here most winters.

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Is the snow blower in your avatar like my Ariens 7 hp model 924028 008001 ST724 I think it was new in 1978...... with the predator 212cc engine on it?

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I have a late 1970s and an early 1980s with Predator engines on them and they both run great. They were originally 8 and 7 HP and now have 212cc engines on them. Plenty of power.

Here is the 1980s model:
http://cleveland.craigslist.org/grd/5279080661.html

Found the one from my avatar as well:
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...my-blower.html

Also, the 212cc is more like 7 HP. The 196cc Hondas are usually marketed as 6.5 HP. People who use the 212cc engine say it has more power then their worn out 8 HP engines. Granted an old engine compared to a new one isn't quite fair.

Also, the Predator has a $99 coupon that is active right now. Expires 11/30/15.

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I see the 212cc 5hp recommended alot. Has anyone put on the 420 cc 13hp model? Is the installation similar to the 212cc model?
I did the 420cc swap on my Ariens. Being a larger motor than stock, I had to make a new mounting plate to bolt the motor to. Also a new pulley and belt were needed. Check out my thread if you want to see what I did...32inch Ariens Restoration and Repower

1972 Ariens 13/32 restored & repowered
1971 Ariens 7/24 (retired)
2011 Ariens Deluxe 24
1980 Ariens st7/24 (retired)
1985 Ariens st10/36
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