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Got The Chance To Use My Repower This Past Weekend

I repowered My 1978 Jake 626 last fall. Got the first and only chance to try it out the other day. Only had about 6" of Heavy Wet snow, with a thin layer of ice on top.

The predator 212cc engine sure ran sweet and very quiet, even at full throttle. The adjustable high speed jet and the heat delivery to the carb idea, that I developed, worked perfect.

I was able to throw the heavy wet snow up to 15 feet. (no impeller kit). Even the bank of snow, left by the plow truck at the end of my driveway, was no match. I did however have to feather the wheel drive clutch a bit for that, but got the job done. The chute never even thought about clogging. --- John

This is my adjustable high speed jet mod..---



Here is my version of getting heat to the carb intake, without a heat box --

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Glad to hear it worked well for you and great job and ingenuity on the carb modifications.

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I repowered My 1978 Jake 626 last fall. Got the first and only chance to try it out the other day. Only had about 6" of Heavy Wet snow, with a thin layer of ice on top.

The predator 212cc engine sure ran sweet and very quiet, even at full throttle. The adjustable high speed jet and the heat delivery to the carb idea, that I developed, worked perfect.

I was able to throw the heavy wet snow up to 15 feet. (no impeller kit). Even the bank of snow, left by the plow truck at the end of my driveway, was no match. I did however have to feather the wheel drive clutch a bit for that, but got the job done. The chute never even thought about clogging. --- John

This is my adjustable high speed jet mod..---



Here is my version of getting heat to the carb intake, without a heat box --


You got a HEMI in that! I heard they were a limited run. NR stage 4 kits in this baby have hit up to 15 hp.

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Awesome attention to detail there waterloo; looks stock from here. Great to hear old iron still slingin' it!


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Looks like a terrific job on the modifications. Please tell us more about what you've done there.

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I googled adjustable high speed needle and found the link on ebay to such for $8.25 plus free shipping.





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You got a HEMI in that! I heard they were a limited run. NR stage 4 kits in this baby have hit up to 15 hp.
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No, far from it. It is just the everyday 212cc Predator engine. --- John
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Tell us more about the high speed carb jet mod.. Part numbers and whatnot
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Sorry I did not get back here sooner. Got hung up with someone who wanted to replace a Pulsa-jet carb on a 5hp Briggs, with a bowl & float style. Wanted to know if a manifold that I had in my on-line store would fit. It will not. I thought that was the end of it. After several e-mails back and forth, somehow it ended up that I will be making him a Manifold from 2 odd ones, that I found in a bucket of parts.

Anyway. as for the adjustable jet assembly, there are no part numbers. I use existing hardware, and machine it to what I need. I started selling them on E-bay a short time ago. Also have one listed with a pre-drilled brass jet, for those that may not have the means to drill out the original jet. --- John

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A while back, I posted about my prototype high speed assembly. In that same thread, are details about the design I came up with for getting heat to the carb intake. I think this link will get you to the thread. --- John

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