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Slight problem with repowering

So my old aircap industries (1988) 5/22 snow blower with the tecumseh 5hp motor **** the bed half way through this past season. I repowered it with a predator 6.5hp and blowing through 12" of snow was quite easy and as usual, started first pull out of the box.

Now a problem I encountered (which is presumably my fault) is that all Predator motors spin counter clock wise.. my old tecumseh spun clock wise. So now I have a fairly quick 1st gear (which is reverse on the gear lever) and have 3 settings for reverse I assume there's nothing I can do correct?

It's not a big problem for me since when I was pushing it is just moved and wasn't much of a hassle
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The Tec and the Predator both spin the same direction. You need to adjust the Friction wheel's position.
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The Tec and the Predator both spin the same direction. You need to adjust the Friction wheel's position.
I wish it were that easy, I don't have a friction plate on mine. It has a hydrostatic drive, hence why I thought the motor spun in the opposite direction
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I've Never Seen a Tecumseh that Ran in the "Opposite" Direction. Maybe Someone else has.
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Did your old engine have two drive pulleys on different shafts, one for wheels and the other for the auger, also knows as a twin shaft?

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I'm suspecting a dual shaft previous engine as well.....
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I recently passed on a nice real deal Troybilt with a geared transmission like yours. The old Tecumseh was a dual shaft where the transmission drive pulley is driven clockwise.

Not sure if there is a feasible way to Spin the transmission so it's driven in the right direction.

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What happens with your impeller's rotation ?
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What happens with your impeller's rotation ?
Impeller should be fine.
I think it was a dual shaft engine originally on which the cam pto (that turns on the opposite direction) is what moved the drive on the unit, therefore operating backwards with the predator since it has a single shaft.
He should also be experiencing about twice the speed.....
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Yeah it had a dual shaft, now that I think about it. A bit annoyed with how it worked out but like I said before, it moves forward with little effort in neutral
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