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Belt guides?

The Tecumseh single shaft engines typically have one or two belt guides to keep the auger belt from slipping off the pulley when disengaged. They attach to the front of the motor. How do you guys deal with this on a repower?

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Havent done one but . . . You could try running it without at first and see if you have a problem or you can make something up and use the engine mounting bolts as a fastening point if there isn't anything you can use on the face of the engine.

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No problems reusing the old belt guides if you go with the 212cc Predator:



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I needed longer bolts and standoffs (or a stack of washers) under the original U shaped guide as the block of my repower was about 3/4 inch further away from the pulley position than my old motor.
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[QUOTE=db130;563081]No problems reusing the old belt guides if you go with the 212cc Predator:

Agreed. Mine worked as well. I may have had to replace the bolts that fastened the guide, but the itself worked just fine.
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Usually you can adapt something around the holes provided, it will take some fabricating. I have also seen owners build chassis up stanchions to support the guide(s) or idler roller arm.

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No problems reusing the old belt guides if you go with the 212cc Predator:

Cool. Thanks.

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be careful not to use bolts that are too long as you will punch a hole in the back of the front cover. While not the end of the world, you may experience an oil leak around that bolt. If so just put some teflon tape on the threads, but it's best to make sure you have the correct length to start with.

I have used both the 6.5 and the 11hp harbor freight engines and have been able to use the original belt guides on all of them.
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