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Briggs 6hp Vanguard into Ariens 92204

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The original Tecumseh in my old Ariens (not sure of the year, though I think it's from the mid-late 70's) bit the dust. I have an almost new Briggs 6hp Vanguard that I'm hoping to install. I've worked on just about anything that burns fuel, so I don't think it will be too challenging, but I though I would tap into the collective wisdom here to see if anyone else has done a similar repower and has any pointers or things to look out for.

Thanks in advance, and I will be sure to take pics in case anyone would like to see how it goes together!
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Update:
Dead in the water! The Tecumseh engine is of the 2 shaft variety. Not so with the Briggs. Looks like it'll be going out on the curb. Rats.
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before tossing it see if you can find a two shaft motor on craigslist or ebay, someone here might have one fore sale also

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before tossing it see if you can find a two shaft motor on craigslist or ebay, someone here might have one fore sale also
Or find a compatible engine with a single shaft and swap the front cover and the camshaft from the bad engine into the "new one" (so you'll end up with a "new" twin shaft engine).
I know is been done. Someone may chime in and explain it in more details.
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Thanks for the advice, hsblowersfan. I don't think I want the project of converting my briggs engine. As for finding a compatible engine, that's a definite possibility, though everything on Chicago Craigslist seems to be made of gold, or at least people seem to think their stuff is worth as much. I am going to keep my eyes open, but suspect I'll probably find another snowblower first.
Thanks again!
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Thanks for the advice, hsblowersfan. I don't think I want the project of converting my briggs engine. As for finding a compatible engine, that's a definite possibility, though everything on Chicago Craigslist seems to be made of gold, or at least people seem to think their stuff is worth as much. I am going to keep my eyes open, but suspect I'll probably find another snowblower first.
Thanks again!
Good luck with your search. Keep us posted.
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