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are there winter-ready Predator 212cc anymore?

I am looking to re-power my 1995 Toro 724 and have been looking online at the Predator 212cc, but can't find any that are winter-ready. Do those exist anymore?

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On e-bay they still have winter ready 208cc clones for $79 free delivery. Only issue is they have 25cc shafts, a couple of thousandths less then 1 inch...can't get pulleys for. I've bought and tried two, and just shimmed the 1 inch pulley with shim stock...worked great.
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I figured that you would know about this Cranman. So doe HF not make them anymore?

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I have the reg. 212cc Predator on one of my Ariens …. Here in CT it is no issue running that machine in the winter, been using it for 3 or 4 years now. Any machine that needs an engine, the 99.00 HF is the way to go for sure.
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In over 20 years of running my ST 824 on a clone, only ONCE did I ice up the governor .......I'm a big fan if the HF Predator.....that said, the 79 dollar 208cc engine on e-bay, has a primer bulb and is a snowblower engine. Like I said, it has a 25mm shaft, but a coulple of pieces of .002 shim stock and the 1 inch pulley fit nicely.
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I just repowered 1980 Ariens 8/24 with a predator 212 in Minnesota I haven't used it yet. Question: ... Im afraid the predator will get cold (prob in the air intake while running) should i i make an exhaust reflector to cycle the heat back thru maybe to the airbox? im running 5w to help with the cold.

cheers I have tons of questions...but Its all assembled and purrs after the break in period
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To winterize my Predator I did the following:
Remove the air filter and replace it with a metal screen.
Up the main jet size to around .034
Remove the check valve from the tank vent and drill out the restriction.
Replace the junk factory spark plug with an NGK.
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Install a manual throttle control
Install a battery powered tachometer/hour meter.
Move the governor spring over one hole to up the RPM a bit. Try to stay under 4000 RPM.

PredaToro: Toro 521, Predator 60363
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I just repowered 1980 Ariens 8/24 with a predator 212 in Minnesota I haven't used it yet. Question: ... Im afraid the predator will get cold (prob in the air intake while running) should i i make an exhaust reflector to cycle the heat back thru maybe to the airbox? im running 5w to help with the cold.
to SBF tylanway

Have you had a chance to take it out in the snow yet ?

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Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

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