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Repowering a Toro Powershift

It's a 1977 model 828. The original B&S motor is getting tired and after repowering an MTD 524 with a Predator, I'm wondering if anyone put the 301 motor on a toro yet.
can't get the dimension of the shaft height above the base on the 301 to compare. Or is there another motor with electric start that will fit?
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I'm thinking that Toro didn't make the Powershift in 1977...that said, it will be straight forward to repower that toro with any engine that strikes your fancy...I've got an 826 Toro with a Briggs that is a tank, I just don't care for the controls, even though the safeties all work....Did you mean a 87 or 97 Powershift?
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According to the manual, the crankshaft is 132mm from the bottom of the engine:
https://manuals.harborfreight.com/ma...2999/62554.pdf

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My apologies. It appears to be a 1987 828 Powershift #38570. I'm going to try a new carb first since it's not blowing any visible smoke.
Just can't seem to get it to run smooth at any speed and seems a bit down on power.
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If the new carb doesn't fix it, time to check the valve clearances.

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Thanks for your suggestion. Going to tear into it tomorrow.
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According to the manual, the crankshaft is 132mm from the bottom of the engine:
https://manuals.harborfreight.com/ma...2999/62554.pdf

132mm = 5.19865 inches.
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Just mount the motor and measure for the belts. I have a Honda on my 1028 Power shift. Tractor supply usually has a good variety of belts in stock. use a piece of rope as a measure.

If I can't fix it, I can screw it up so bad that no one else can either!
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https://www.smallenginesuppliers.com...r_engines.html


There's a BRIGGS and LCT there for $139. Both 8HP. $55 shipping. This is where I bought the LCT to do a repower this week. Both Snowblower engines, with a starter.
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Repowering a Toro Powershift

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https://www.smallenginesuppliers.com...r_engines.html


There's a BRIGGS and LCT there for $139. Both 8HP. $55 shipping. This is where I bought the LCT to do a repower this week. Both Snowblower engines, with a starter.


Nice both cast iron sleeved I believe?
Not sure about the Briggs but the LCT does and has extra 46cc?

The 1150 I purchased a few weeks ago is aluminum bore

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