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Blown Tecumseh 8hp,medium skill level my son can weld,what Predator is the easiest to repower?This site is great but I'm new here and not familiar .Thanks for suggestions
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predator may be slightly underpowered for a 28
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I was afraid there would not be a predator engine for a 28inch machine
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Predator comes in different sizes. The one most discussed on here, 99.5% of the time is the 212cc, about 6 1/2hp but equivalent to an old 8hp Tecumseh flat head members have claimed. The Predator and all the Chinese engines are OHV, much more efficient and powerful.

Predators also come in two larger sizes, 300+cc and 400+cc. Using them you'll be able to use the old pulleys as the crank shaft size it's the same. The 212 Predator crank is smaller, 3/4" rather than 1" .

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what motor

would work with the least amount of modifications? Thanks again
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Predator comes in different sizes. The one most discussed on here, 99.5% of the time is the 212cc, about 6 1/2hp but equivalent to an old 8hp Tecumseh flat head members have claimed. The Predator and all the Chinese engines are OHV, much more efficient and powerful.

Predators also come in two larger sizes, 300+cc and 400+cc. Using them you'll be able to use the old pulleys as the crank shaft size it's the same. The 212 Predator crank is smaller, 3/4" rather than 1" .
I have looked at this one,The 1" shaft is inches higher than the Tec& the bolt pattern is not close
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I have looked at this one,The 1" shaft is inches higher than the Tec& the bolt pattern is not close
So? you buy longer belts to compensate, and you drill new holes.

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1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
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Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
Dynamark 8hp, 26", 12" impeller, for sale
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Another 8hp Tecumseh
Not joking, it's the easiest swap. Craigs list search for "horizontal shaft" usually picks up a few listings. If you type in tecumseh, you'll get every mower and snowblower ad coming up. Often times you can find a rusted out complete blower with a running engine cheaper than a new engine. If yours is single output shaft you can use a dual shaft engine also if you find one. You can easily cut off the cam pto shaft so the belt guard fits.
Around me, I would look for a complete blower vs. engines. Typically with the engine off a machine are sold by flippers or people trying to make back money by parting a machine and as such are usually overpriced or inaccurately advertised as "hard to find, won't last long" type of thing.
I have been searching,I know on local small repair shop to check with Thanks
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