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Motor replacement

So i have had this jewel for a few years. And the motor has been going down hill so its time for an upgrade. I have searched the forum trying to determine the exact year from other post with no luck. Can anyone out there steer me in the right direction for a motor replacement? Thanks!
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-16-2015, 12:47 PM
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I think you have a late seventies model, at least from the 924000 series. You should have look at Scot's Snowblower & Tractor Pages as there is a picture of a 1979 model that looks very much like your blower.

Many folks have had great luck re-powering using Harbor Freight Predator engines, so may be worth checking out as well.

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As PolarNorth stated, "many" people have re-powered their older machines with the 5hp Predator motor from Harbor Freight if your in the USA or Princess Auto if in Canada. Below is a link to the re-powering sub forum.

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I had seen people discussing the engines from harbor freight. Will i see much difference going from the 7 to the 5hp? And how much modification if any is required?
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I had seen people discussing the engines from harbor freight. Will i see much difference going from the 7 to the 5hp? And how much modification if any is required?
The predator engine is a 6.5hp (not a 5hp). I did a repower on a 10000 series 724 and you can clearly see the difference in starting and performance of the Predator engine.
If your engine is a single shaft it will be straight forward except for possible the chute turning rod and the engine mounting studs.
If your engine is a dual shaft, it won't be straigt forward at all.
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Your Machine has a 1" Crankshaft. The Predator has 3/4" which you will have to sleeve to use the original Ariens Pulley. You should let us know Your Location, someone may have a replacement Enginw available Locally.
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You guys have been a load of help so far. Thanks for taking the time to help. I am located in eastern iowa close to Davenport.
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Did you want to stick with a Tecumseh replacement or are you open to the Predator ?? http://www.harborfreight.com/65-hp-2...epa-69730.html

If you go Predator you would likely feel the 6.5 hp outperforms the 7 hp Tec even on the Tec's best day. For $100 (w/coupon) - $125 (without) plus some small parts I think it's well worth it.
If you want to keep it original that's just a personal choice and nothing wrong with that.
Going with the Predator you are limited to no electric start and no engine supported lighting or hand warmers if they are a consideration.

You'd need a 1" X 3/4" bore reducer like : 3/4" X 1" BORE REDUCER | eBay

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Going with the Predator you are limited to no electric start and no engine supported lighting or hand warmers if they are a consideration.
Not nescessarily, I think that there are kits available or at least a charge coil, like the one on the link.
Charging Coil for the Predator 212cc 6.5 Hp Engine : Monster Scooter Parts

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For the price i will be willing to go with the pred motor. Will do some checking to see if mine is a single shaft and go from there. Thanks for all the help!
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