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post #1 of 22 Old 12-29-2015, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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10ML60 w/ Predator

Let me just say that the 99.00 (on sale) I spent for the 6.5 (212cc) Predator engine from HF was one of the best investment's I have made on snow blower repairs. I have three blowers, including this one, which has been sitting for years with a bad engine. I replaced it this fall with the Predator, and took it out today for its first run in an inch or so of wet icy snow. Handled it flawlessly, not one clog on my double driveway, including the end left by the town plow. I even did my neighbors as well. Had it in a higher gear than normal and ate that stuff and spit it way out without skipping a beat.
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Some 10M ers would be horrified with your success...Old metal deserving old power and all that. I say good for you. Sometimes extreme measures are necessary. MH

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Yeah, I shelved the original, and will probably replace the carb and perform some other work on that engine when I retire, to bring it back to life as a spare, but for now, the Predator is an awesome setup which turns this old model into a real performer again. This now joins my line up, which includes a 10M4 with a new B&S w/electric start (did that for the Mrs.) as well as my beast, the 7100-2 Yardman.
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I have a few of those 100 dollar motors.I think anyone that doesn't think they are the greatest,hasn't used one.. My old Ariens throws snow farther,makes less noise,starts easier and even uses less gas.If it doesnt start by the 2nd pull.The kill switch is on or your out of gas..
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Oneacer, did you open the main jet a bit on that Predator?. Or are you using the stock main jet?

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Note the side view with chute linkage adjustment:

Also, did not make any main jet adjustments ...
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Thanks for that second picture of the left side. I picked up the 212cc for mine and I had a similar idea for relocating the chute crank. I'm gonna copy yours as it looks easiest. In the middle of chopping the mounting bolts now. Can't wait to try it out.
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The blower looks alot like mine. Minus the cool new motor. Lol. How difficult was it to set up? I was determined to get my old motor running. But at what point should I just give up.
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What year is that?
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