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Craftsman 247.88355.0 - Predator Swap

Just finished swapping a Predator onto this Craftsman. I listed below the pulleys and belts I used for the swap. The original drive belt was 1/4in wide, I upgraded to 3/8in. Also used 3/8 x 1 1/2 bolts to mount the engine to the chassis I also opened the jet up to .030 and runs great. Just waiting to the next snowfall to give it a try.

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  • Auger Pulley, AK30 For 3/4in Shaft
  • Drive Pulley, AK22 For 3/4in Shaft
  • Drive Belt, Gates 6734 (3/8in x 34in)
  • Auger Belt, Gates 6835 (1/2in x 35in)
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Just finished swapping a Predator onto this Craftsman. I listed below the pulleys and belts I used for the swap. The original drive belt was 1/4in wide, I upgraded to 3/8in. Also used 3/8 x 1 1/2 bolts to mount the engine to the chassis I also opened the jet up to .030 and runs great. Just waiting to the next snowfall to give it a try.
Good show MC it is always nice to replace a dud with fresh blood.

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Good show MC it is always nice to replace a dud with fresh blood.
Yes. I certainly do not regret re-powering. Unfortunately we are in the middle of a snow drought here. I just read on line that we have been stuck in a presistant weather pattern were the east coast has been getting all the snow. Normal snow fall for the area I live in in Minnesota is about 70 inches per season. We had about 19 inches total with 40 degree weather that has melted everything. I can still see bare ground and according to the long range forcast no snow is on the way either. I certainly can get by without a snow blower this year but I like to snowmobile and this year has been a dud.
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nice job motor city all you need to do now is put the belt cover back on and hope we get some snow tonite

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Very nice. I just finished re-powering an st824 with a 208cc clone. Extremely satisfied with the end result.
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Looks good. Machine looks too new to need a new engine though.

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Looks good. Machine looks too new to need a new engine though.
Ditto! Nice work.

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Looks good. Machine looks too new to need a new engine though.
The cylinder on the original Tecumseh was pretty gouged up. It had zero compression. It lived a short hard life.

Thanks all, for the kind words! I wanted to document what parts I used, so that someone else can just buy the same parts and do the swap easily. With all the parts, it should take less than 2 hours to perform.
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The cylinder on the original Tecumseh was pretty gouged up. It had zero compression. It lived a short hard life.

Thanks all, for the kind words! I wanted to document what parts I used, so that someone else can just buy the same parts and do the swap easily. With all the parts, it should take less than 2 hours to perform.
Use a good synthetic oil like Amsoil to keep you newly repowered machine running good.
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Great job on that machine! Looks like it's right off of the showroom floor MC!



What got inside of that cylinder I wonder? Looks like someone used the piston to hammer nails! Piece of a ring??


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