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Boston / So. NH Shop that will Re-Power a 32" Ariens??

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I have a 1974 Ariens 924013 32" with a Tecumseh HMSK80-155377u 8HP engine that has seized. The blower appears to be in otherwise very serviceable condition so I'd like to repower with a new replacement engine, though I do not have the skill to do so.

Can anyone recommend a shop or independent mechanic in the Southern NH or Merrimac Valley of Mass (I am in Hampstead NH) who has done repowers? I know any shop will probably say they can do it, but I'm a bit more comfortable with one who has done some before, and would really like one who is active and known on this forum.

I'd also be curious for informed estimates as to what a fair price might be for a repower, and whether a new 8 HP would be sufficient (impeller kit has been installed). My old Tecumseh 8 HP had no guts, but I do not know if it was underpowered from the get-go, or simply tired before its final demise. My instinct is to upgrade to 10 or even 12 HP, but I'd defer to the experts.

My use case is clearing an 80 yard long blacktop driveway with a 15 yard by 15 yard parking pad at the end. I'd really like ample power to clear an entire 32" swath; even with 15-18 inches of snow. Before my engine died, I'd be lucky to cut a 6 inch swath before bogging / clogging.

Thanks for any thoughts you can offer.

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Sounds like your instincts to go with either a 10, or 12 HP are right. That's quite a bit of snow to be able to clear without the engine getting tired. People have had very good results with the Harbor Freight Predator engines. A 9 hp Predator would probably be sufficient. They tend to have more guts than their rated HP.
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I can Do This. I've done Countless Ariens Conversions, and offer One Day Service. I'm in Hudson Ma minutes off I495 978 562 8958
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Sounds like Jack may be the way to go. From what I have seen, he has earned an excellent reputation here, and has been a great contributor, helping people here for free. I would trust him with my business.

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most shops will not do it and will tell you its not possible. if you were in the area i would do it but jackmels is closer to you. if it were my snowblower i would want at least a gx340 or a gx390, or a predator 420cc like i have on my snowblower
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+1 for Jack on the re-power
+1 on a Honda GX340 or GX390 for it,
though Jack may have the spare engine to re-power as well....
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Thanks all. I have made arrangements with Jack for him to repower with a used Tecumseh 9 HP.
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