I stopped in at my local small engine shop today. They know me by first name! I noticed a certain machine was still there since the last time I stopped by. I saw the service tag fluttering in the wind and took a close look at it.
Apparently, the owner said it was running, he heard a clunk, and it was no longer running. Brought it in to these guys to find out that the rod was toast.
I says, "Whatcha gonna do with that junk?" They says, "Want it?" I says, "How much?" They says "$25" I says "Sold"
Came home to inform my wife that I was taking the truck and would be back with my new snow thrower. When I told her that I got it for $25, she said, "OK".
I have her well trained!
This thing is in great shape otherwise. Definitely worth fixing.
I don't know what I will do with the snow cab frame but I like to rebuild engines. If there is not a significant hole in the case under the starter, rebuilding is gonna be fun - it's what I do!
If there is a hole, there are still plenty of parts that are worth money on that engine - and I already have another 8HP Tecumseh that will probably work just fine.
After I agreed to relieve them of their junk, they proceeded to show me some other options - a lawn mower with a bent crank - no thanks, and a couple of Husqvarna chainsaws, but they wanted more than I wanted to pay.
Yep, one more project!