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Hi am a newbe. I am a retired railway worker and a DYI kind of a guy. I have a question; Can I take the 10 hp B&S motor from my Craftsman snowblower which is junk.and exchange it with my 9 hp Tecumseh off my Craftsman Snow King. The Tecumseh is seized but the blower itself only used 3 winters . So in other words 10hp Briggs and Stratton to replace 9 hp Tecumseh. Will everything fit together? Are they compatible? Thanks. I am looking forward to doing some looking around.
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Hello RandMcNally,

Welcome to the forum. What road did you work for if you do not mind me asking?

It is going to come down to time invested and cost for your transplant as there are a bunch of engine clones out there that match many winter use engines.
You may end up needing new pulleys and new longer V belts for the transplant engine.

If the B+S crankshaft is the same height and centerline distance as the Tecumseh it may work and all you will need to do is check to
see if the crank shaft is the same size and the base mounting bolt pattern is the same.

The other issue is the control cable for the throttle and choke as you may need to transfer the cable set from the dead snow mule to the other one.
SO much depends on the handlebars of the transplant snow blower and whether you can use the same cable(s).

If it does look like a plain nasty job these cloned predator engines are of higher quality and many folks seem to have good luck with them.
It may just be less work for you to rip out the dead one and remove the old pulleys and put them on the new engine and then put the new engine in its place.
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