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Question Can Anyone Tell Me if a GX340 will Fit on the HSS724

Hello, there appears to be very knowledgeable Honda and engine members here!

The Honda HSS724 fits my requirements for a new Snowblower exactly (24", hydro, trigger steering, easy chute control) BUT the stock 200cc engine is way under powered for our snowfalls here. We get well upwards of 250 inches per year.

I have someone who is able to do an engine swap for me and I would easily be able to sell the stock GX200.

I see the GX270 shares the same sizing specs and I assume it would fit, however if I'm going to go to the added expense of buying a new engine for a re power on a new machine I would only consider the GX 340. Otherwise I may as well purchase the 410cc 24" Simplicity PRO or Ariens Platinum 24 (both disc drives and possibly less friendly chutes).

My question is will the GX340 fit or can it easily be made to fit as the dimensions are larger?
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you can re-jet the carburetor to get more power. you would probably be better off with an Ariens for your needs but I only know Honda's.

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Thank you. That was my guess. The 270 will fit but even with these re jets I read about it will likely struggle here. Unfortunate as it looks to be otherwise perfect . It appears then Ariens platinum or Simplicity Pro are my best options in this bucket size
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Hello, there appears to be very knowledgeable Honda and engine members here!

The Honda HSS724 fits my requirements for a new Snowblower exactly (24", hydro, trigger steering, easy chute control) BUT the stock 200cc engine is way under powered for our snowfalls here. We get well upwards of 250 inches per year.

I have someone who is able to do an engine swap for me and I would easily be able to sell the stock GX200.

I see the GX270 shares the same sizing specs and I assume it would fit, however if I'm going to go to the added expense of buying a new engine for a re power on a new machine I would only consider the GX 340. Otherwise I may as well purchase the 410cc 24" Simplicity PRO or Ariens Platinum 24 (both disc drives and possibly less friendly chutes).

My question is will the GX340 fit or can it easily be made to fit as the dimensions are larger?
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no unless you want to put a lot of time into it.

long answer.
theoretically, IF the honda has a 3/4 straight shaft connected to a belt, you can, BUT you would need to get a matching pulley in the 1in diameter (for the 340) and then re-drill the engine plate so the bigger honda fits. (plus check for interference with the cover and such)

you could also loosen the throttle screw to get more RPMS out of the stock motor, or re adjust the governor so it maintains around 4500-5500 rpm)
again everything im saying MIGHT be possible, and the last one is really not good for the motor.

my opinion, sell the honda and buy a bigger 2 stage for your needs.
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A larger engine would require longer belts but most importantly the belt guard will likely not work. Belts aren't scary or anything but when a little bit of snow gets in there they will start slipping and there you sit. Kind of a pain and I knew it personally as my blower didn't have a belt guard for a long time.
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A GX340 engine on the HSS724 is like stuffing a Mustang V8 engine in a Mazda Miata. Crazy and imbalanced.

Also, the blower (impeller) diameter size of the HSS724 is small-ish. The HSS928 and HS1332 have the same larger blower. So a large GX340 with a small blower won't utilize the extra power properly. If you look at those huge Ariens with 400cc engines, they have huge 14" blower section. They have crazy throughput compared to the Honda. However, the snow stream is not quite as tight.
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Thank you all! There have been very helpful replies. The Honda HSS24” wheeled has all of the features I want but is vastly underpowered for my area
I wonder if the HSS724CW auger housing would fit on the HSS928CW machine? That HSS924CW would certainly do it!
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A GX340 engine on the HSS724 is like stuffing a Mustang V8 engine in a Mazda Miata. Crazy and imbalanced.

Ohh, I dont know about that , may be the mustang engine but the LS V8 looks very pretty in that Miata engine bay .



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I wonder if the HSS724CW auger housing would fit on the HSS928CW machine? That HSS924CW would certainly do it!
That is an interesting idea but then I would have to purchase 2 new Honda Snowblowers! An engine swap maybe but that is getting pricey!

I think it would be best to go with the 370cc 24" Ariens or 410cc 24" Simplicity.

Unfortunate as the hydro, especially the ease and speed of reverse, and the joystick chute on the HSS24 looked to make my life much easier.
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Not a cheap modification. Now if only Ariens and Honda get together and produce a love child, that would be something. Brains, power, and a factory warranty. Pick two.
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