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Craftsman 11hp 31" cut engine replacement

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I recently picked up a craftsman 31" 11hp snow blower. Engine just threw the rod and cracked the case. I have access to a 9HP Tecumseh motor and was wondering if it is worth installing it or should I just look for a new 11hp or larger one?
Will the 9hp be too weak to run the blower efficiently?
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It will probably be a little underpowered, but 32" Blowers did come with 8-10 HP engines for a while. Worst case you will probably have to go a little slow, but that will be less wear and tear on the rest of the machine.

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Hi,
I recently picked up a craftsman 31" 11hp snow blower. Engine just threw the rod and cracked the case. I have access to a 9HP Tecumseh motor and was wondering if it is worth installing it or should I just look for a new 11hp or larger one?
Will the 9hp be too weak to run the blower efficiently?
If the Tecumseh is a good runner it would most likely work well and if it were priced well. I would not go smaller than the 301cc Predator engine which is rated at 8hp. I would suggest a 420cc Predator and it would be way more powerful than the original Tecumseh 10hp.
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