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Clone Engine For 33 Inch MTD Yes or No?

Hi Guys, a work pal of mine gave me this big older MTD 33 inch blower, but with 1 hitch, the 12 hp Tecumseh was seized according to him.
As it turned out they used it after it was sitting out in the cold and neglected, and broke the connecting rod, as far as I can tell, but did not tear down the engine.
I pulled the engine, went over the machine, all looks pretty good, the front auger gear box looks ridiculously light duty, the drive and friction wheel areas look good, even the belts are in good shape.
I am planning on buying a Princess Auto Powerfist (Canadas Answer for Predator) Winter engine, 420 cc for a good deal less than $400 bucks.
Whats the thoughts on this , of course this is not an old Airens or John Deere machine, have had those and they are built for bullwork and to last, not sure why I ended up selling them.
Currently I do my long country driveway with a Polaris 500 and blade, but sure could use a blower once ina while to get the job done.
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I am looking for the pitfalls and negatives on this machine, so lemme have it...PS can't attach pics yet, and don't do "Photobucket" type pics
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Go on with the install.
For pictures, use copy and paste or upload them uning "manage attachments", should work.
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Looks like I do not have the "manage attachments' feature yet...
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to be honest, i wouldnt put a clone on that its not really worth it for an mtd. if i were you i would throw a used hm100 on for 100 bucks, list it for 600 and use that money to buy an ariens st1032 or something
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to be honest, i wouldnt put a clone on that its not really worth it for an mtd. if i were you i would throw a used hm100 on for 100 bucks, list it for 600 and use that money to buy an ariens st1032 or something
Got one for sale...LOL, thought this was an MTD section, so what is your thoughts on MTDs just issues with cheaper manufacturing?
I have a Polaris Sportsman 500 with blade, and I can move a lot of snow, but just want to drop another engine on this old tank for some exrta snow clean up.
Used Ariens are not that cheap up here, and not easy t find mid winter...
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Hey S/J, I'm with 43128. It's generally cheaper, quicker and easier to use an exact Running replacement. Everything is direct swap, drop on and fire it off. Not to mention you already have a parts motor that you are taking off that you can salvage something from, such as: pull start, electric start, alternator, cylinder head. GLuck, Jay
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Listen Guys thanx for all suggestions, whichever way you many think on MTDs and my new engine idea, if I go with the new engine, and the machine sucks, well engine gets pulled nd the rest to the smealter....LOL
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Hey S/J, I'm with 43128. It's generally cheaper, quicker and easier to use an exact Running replacement. Everything is direct swap, drop on and fire it off. Not to mention you already have a parts motor that you are taking off that you can salvage something from, such as: pull start, electric start, alternator, cylinder head. GLuck, Jay
Thanx Guy, yes, I have not trouble swapping in and fabbing, welding fixing modding no issues.
I have looked all over for another used Tecumseh, no such luck, this sucker is a 12 hp with 1 inch shaft...
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Listen Guys thanx for all suggestions, whichever way you many think on MTDs and my new engine idea, if I go with the new engine, and the machine sucks, well engine gets pulled nd the rest to the smealter....LOL
That's right, you'll still have the engine.
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