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need more power?

I know this has been featured on many other forums, but i couldn't find a link for one here.

For your viewing pleasure, the Chevy big block walk behind snowblower:


So the next time you're thinking whether the bigger blower might be too much, you're probably wrong.
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Waste of space, gas and engine. This is all you need:



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I agree, Why not put a Predator 420cc engine on with an airtight impeller kit and increase the top pulley size a bit and it would throw 50 feet easily. A Chevy 454 is way too big and simply a waste of power and an engine.
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I'm impressed and I'm jealous. That dude got skills!
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I agree, Why not put a Predator 420cc engine on with an airtight impeller kit and increase the top pulley size a bit and it would throw 50 feet easily. A Chevy 454 is way too big and simply a waste of power and an engine.
Exactly. Mine would toss snow well over 50 feet, and the motor only cost $280

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I think every new person posts that snow blower like they discovered something new. With enough time and money you can top it using a Jaguar V12 or something but what's the point. It's like having the time and money to build a pumpkin chunkin machine. Expensive bragging rights.

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Dude has more dollars than ...sense. Nice vid but what a waste of horsepower, fuel, machinery, etc. I think I'll stick with my slightly modified Toro 5/21.

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I enjoyed my modifying project. It wasn't because I need more power or that the 8hp tec couldn't do the job.. It was because I wanted the challenge to see if I could do it and see if it would perform. Of course the looks is part too. If I was younger I would not of had the time as I was working all the time. I was a kid who couldn't afford high dollar Hot rods but loved the hp of the 70's muscle cars. I did have couple Cudas and vette- but them days are long past- but still liked the power and the sound of those old cars.. So give me a snowblower/big motor/little extra cash to spend/right tools and wild imagination..and the way I go. Beats sitting in a chair then dragging out a blower that is stock and gets the job done, but not much fun doing it. I 'enjoy' the performance increase and knowing the idea you had and time put in- actually 'worked'. I think we all got a little 'kid' in us and in my case my snowblower is the result. Now the 454 v-8 is way more than needed- But then again- his time, his money, his desire to make it work.. so guess it's up to him. I respect everyone's project whether it be just going to better skid shoes or changing to a predator motor or restoring to stock. It is theirs bought and paid for so it is their choice. I actually tip my hat off to those restoring oldies back to their original shape just like it was leaving factory- a big undertaking for sure. I think their is a place for every venture and a group of people who will like each one whichever direction you go with it.. Now.. only if we could get some snow!

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I enjoyed my modifying project. It wasn't because I need more power or that the 8hp tec couldn't do the job.. It was because I wanted the challenge to see if I could do it and see if it would perform. Of course the looks is part too. If I was younger I would not of had the time as I was working all the time. I was a kid who couldn't afford high dollar Hot rods but loved the hp of the 70's muscle cars. I did have couple Cudas and vette- but them days are long past- but still liked the power and the sound of those old cars.. So give me a snowblower/big motor/little extra cash to spend/right tools and wild imagination..and the way I go. Beats sitting in a chair then dragging out a blower that is stock and gets the job done, but not much fun doing it. I 'enjoy' the performance increase and knowing the idea you had and time put in- actually 'worked'. I think we all got a little 'kid' in us and in my case my snowblower is the result. Now the 454 v-8 is way more than needed- But then again- his time, his money, his desire to make it work.. so guess it's up to him. I respect everyone's project whether it be just going to better skid shoes or changing to a predator motor or restoring to stock. It is theirs bought and paid for so it is their choice. I actually tip my hat off to those restoring oldies back to their original shape just like it was leaving factory- a big undertaking for sure. I think their is a place for every venture and a group of people who will like each one whichever direction you go with it.. Now.. only if we could get some snow!
I am looking forward to seeing your 22 HP Honda Twin powered Ariens toss the snow greater than 50 feet. My Neighbor who has a newer 2 stage blower was shocked at how well my repowered blower worked. I wish I would have put the 301cc 8hp Predator on the old Mongomery Ward 8/26 along with a 4 inch diameter top pulley. His machine is total overkill but it looks nice with the flames carved into the drift cutters and the radiator with the V8 emblem on it. I only used my blower twice this year. One was for a 1 foot snowfall the other was about 2 to 4 inches. I only put 48 miles on my Polaris and I am getting the itch to go on a serious ride soon so lets have some snow.
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I think the bigger engines are fun to watch but after a V-twin 22HP, what's the point? That V8 suffered from lack of a governor for sure among other things.

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