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68 (?) re-power

I'm planning on repowering the old girl this spring with THIS B&S .
I really don't want to put a cheapie engine on this & was wondering if any of you have done this with the engine I listed ?
SMALL ENGINE WAREHOUSE lists this in their re-power section.


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By the way that Briggs that you are thinking about getting is also made in China too. as to "Cheapie" engines I own 3 Harbor Frieght Predator 212cc and they are decent and depenadable engines. Two of them are on Snowblowers and one of them is on a mini bike. Th Harbor Freight Predator is the darling of the carting world and there are tons of go fast parts for this engine. NR racing has a stage 4 kit for this engine that will get you to about 15 Hp out of 212cc's. So far I have used my Harbor Freight engines for over 3 years on the minibike and Snowblower and it still starts in 1-2 pulls of the recoil every time and tosses snow 40+ feet. Here is my so called Cheapie Harbor freight Predator taking on 11 inches of snow.

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maybe digger needs or wants the electric start

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maybe digger needs or wants the electric start
True, No electric start on the Harbor Freight 212cc Predator if you got a 28+ inch wide blower Harbor Freight sells a 420cc engine with electric start. My old 5hp Tecumseh did not have electric start but the Predator 212cc engines start in 1 to 2 pulls anyway just like Honda engines even in the coldest weather too.
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IMHO, There's nothing wrong with the B&S engine you're thinking of using.


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I don't think there is anything wrong with the briggs motor either. one day the Tecumseh on my 521 will need replacing so I'm always looking out for a 5-7 hp motor with electric start

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Thanks for all the replies folks .
I wasn't insinuating that the H/F engines are junk . I know an engine will last a long time if it's cared for . ( The current one lasted 45 + years ) .
They show a model with more torque / same footprint & shaft dimensions 15C114-0120 & it has an alternator to run a lamp for night time work .
That's the real reason these interest me .


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I put that 800 B&S on a 10M4 that I have, works great. However, I just put the Predator 212cc (6.5hp) (sale for 99.00) on my 10M6, and personally I think that the Predator is not only stronger, but for the price difference, it is hands down my preferred selection for a re-power. Quality on both seem to be in same ballpark.
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I just put a b&s 15, 11.50 model like the one in your post. direct bolt on. same shaft height. just had to drill the studs and put longer bolts. (you may have to move the shute control for whatever you put on). this was on a 71 910954. I wanted electric start and lights. the one you showed doesn't have throttle control. you can add that if wanted. sew is a good place to do biz...p.s. if you get one from sew don't forget to call briggs and reg. it for the warranty.(no cost) 3 years from date of purchase. then if any probs you can bring it to any auth. b & s service biz.

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I put that 800 B&S on a 10M4 that I have, works great. However, I just put the Predator 212cc (6.5hp) (sale for 99.00) on my 10M6, and personally I think that the Predator is not only stronger, but for the price difference, it is hands down my preferred selection for a re-power. Quality on both seem to be in same ballpark.
You wouldnt happen to have a link for that , would 'ya ?
I Googled it but all I got was go-cart & mini-bike engines .


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