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Anyone Interested, Coupon Code 60662891 gets Predator(6.5) for $99 (Limit 5). Coupon Not Needed, Give Coupon Number to Cashier. Good Thru 2-28-17
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Anyone Interested, Coupon Code 60662891 gets Predator(6.5) for $99 (Limit 5). Coupon Not Needed, Give Coupon Number to Cashier. Good Thru 2-28-17
I have a chance to get a 7-24 toro,not sure the year with a bad motor,for $20,I was considering getting it and swapping in a predator motor,I've never changed a motor on a snowblower,just wondering if you know if it's pretty much a direct bolt on,or a lot more to it than that?i haven't gone to look at it yet,but it looks pretty clean in the pics,seller claims everything else is good with it except broken connecting rod.

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You Might need to Sleeve the Crank. A lot of Older Toros Have 1" Cranks.
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Looks like it's a pretty easy swap, for reference.

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you can't beat the predator for that price it really is a very good engine especially for the price. I have used several with great success and have yet to hear of any major failures. This engine is been out and about for about six years
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I re-powered my 1988 Toro 521 with the Predator 212cc. It had the 3/4" crank and was pretty much plug 'n play. Bolted right up and everything seemed to fit. Only modification was that I had to move the chute crank out about 2" with a longer bolt and a spacer.

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So you may have to move the chute crank because of the shape of the Predator engine, possibly the bolt holes that fasten it down don't line up, if the crankshaft height is different then you get new belts, and if the crankshaft is not the same diameter as the pulleys you either buy a new pulley going from a 3/4" pulley to a 1" crankshaft or if going from 3/4" crankshaft to a 1" pulley you buy a keyed partial hollow shaft adapter that slides over the 3/4" crankshaft and enlarges it to 1".
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Just finished repowering my 726 John deere with the predator. Was such an easy switch, only had to replace some short studs with longer bolts and move the shoot handle over. I bought the snowblower for 100 bucks and another 100 gets a new engine on it. Cant be the price

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