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Single stage re-power?

I was at lowes the other day, and happened to see this little Ariens professional 21 for sale for $50 "for parts only". To me that means its a bad engine but could be saved. If it was not savable I figure I can sell a couple parts off of it and make my money back. It has 0.3 hours on it currently, so the paddles and scraper bar are like new. Either way, after some negotiations I was able to take it home for a very reasonable price.

Well I confirmed that the engine is a goner, but I am wondering if I could throw a predator engine on it and re-power? I assume the original 208cc is made by LCT and should be very similar. That being said I have no experience with single stage machines so I'm not sure what I am getting myself into.

Anyone have experience with a single stage re-power? Is it worth it or should I just part it out?
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It's all about the shaft size and shaft length as to whether or not you can repower with a predator.

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Whats wrong with the engine? If it was run with no oil, maybe all it would need is a connecting rod.
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Whats wrong with the engine? If it was run with no oil, maybe all it would need is a connecting rod.
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I repowered a Toro 721 SS with a HF Predator and it works great. Because of the full shroud, I had to use the original Loncin muffler and Toro gas tank.. That Ariens looks like a Predator will fit with no problems.


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There are enough good parts on the blown motor to resell and probably cover the $100 cost of the Predator. You would have just over $150 invested and could probably sell the running machine for $250-$300????

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There are enough good parts on the blown motor to resell and probably cover the $100 cost of the Predator. You would have just over $150 invested and could probably sell the running machine for $250-$300????
I hope so, although I didn't pay the advertised price on the snowblower .

I also have a small toro 6/22 that was free that I put a predator on and it works perfect - I might sell that one and keep the single stage. I've never used a single stage before but I'd like to try one. Although, at this point that might mean I have to wait until next winter.

Not sure I would tear down the engine and sell parts off of it. Might list the whole thing relatively cheap and let someone else do the fun stuff. I have too many projects going on currently. If they didn't practically give me the single stage I wouldn't have even considered it.
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