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Ariens 1024 Pro Repower with Predator 670cc V-Twin

Hey one can dream right!

Curious if it's already been done. I'm sure it would be a challenge so looking for any info I can find on doing the swap. I'm still trying to figure out how to search the forums so any links or info would be most appreciated!
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LOL, heck, just go for an older VW Beetle engine ...
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The 670 is probably more power than you can make use of on a 24" blower. The 420cc would be a better fit for making a high powered single, I think. The 670 on a 32 or 36" with the impeller speed cranked up would be great, however.
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There are some crazy re-powering on YouTube, larger engines such as the one you mentioned, V8 engines, and such. However, will it still ride up on the EOD?

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It weighs 37 lbs more than the 420cc Predator and the resulting weight imbalance would probably be awful on a 24" bucket snowblower.

I like repower threads as much as the next guy here (I just threw on a GX390 with an adjustable carb jet on a 24" 924 series), but IMO, the v-twin would be extreme overkill.


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a forum member repowered with a twin......cant find the thread tho.

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Are you referring to the @geno machine?


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Are you referring to the @geno machine?
yep...thats the one.

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I can give you one downside...

I repowered my ST1032 with an LCT 414cc engine that's "only" rated 11 HP but has tons of torque.

Many snowblowers, when overloaded (meaning you feed too much heavy snow into it too fast), will stall. Mine? It shreds the belt! It's sounds like something to brag about but in reality when it happens it stinks.

If it were a newer machine I'd convert it to a dual-belt system but I don't think that's possible on this old girl.

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Hey E,

Have you looked into this conversion?????? I just scored one of those and was curious to see if it could be done,,,Reasonably of course. Because I'd like to upgrade the old Flatty, IF it can be done without re-engineering the whole auger drive.

If it were a newer machine I'd convert it to a dual-belt system but I don't think that's possible on this old girl.

I'm doing bearing work on it this weekend, so I'll be looking at in depth.

Thanx, Jay
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