This might be more appropriately called overpowering a Troy-Bilt 2410.
Anyway, as per my Briggs & Stratton 305cc purchasing thread, I have a fairly large engine to use for a re-power of my 2014 Troy-Bilt 2410 w/ 179cc engine. The machine works well, having given it an impeller modification last year (rubber paddles). I figure with a 14.50 Gross Torque ( 9 HP ish) engine, it will be awesome.
I also plan on adding some LED lights to the TB 2410, as the B & S 305cc has a 60 Watt AC charging system. I'll need to convert the AC to DC, but I figure that a full wave bridge rectifier along with a decent sized capacitor and a 12 volt regulator will do the trick.
Anyway, I got the engine mounted, but ran into a bit of a snag . . . the shaft on the original TB 179cc engine is 7/8" and the Briggs has a 3/4". So, I'll either have to do a sleeve or some new pulleys.
Thoughts on which way to go ?
Here are some pictures of the day . . .
The original engine
It is bolted from the underside of the chassis.
I removed the original engine. Here are the original and new engine side by side.
I made a pencil rubbing of the base of the new engine on a piece of paper.
The holes happen to match a set of existing holes in the chassis. So that is a good thing. Perhaps this chassis is used on some larger machines.
Here are the holes that match the Briggs 305cc. The original engine used a set of holes inside of the ones that fit the Briggs.
continued on the next post . . . .