Put the engine in yesterday, and it's pretty much bolt-in as people say. Two trips to the hardware store as expected, and it's good to go.
Did some other adjustments and maintenance too. The Predator 60363 started on the second pull and runs nice.
Took most of Saturday, but I didn't hurry.
Piece of steel tubing and 3" bolt to move chute control out.
Carb linkage snow shield make out of a scrap of sheetmetal.
Tabs to fit in muffler cover, Velcro on air filter housing to hold it in place.
Dummied it out of a beer carton and then traced it onto the sheet metal.
Home made skid shoes. 2x2 angle iron cut, drilled, hammered.
Original key switch wires rerouted down right side. They barely reach. Tied into the factory on/off switch.
Cut the ring terminal off and soldered one wire into the male barrel connector. Other goes to ground as shown.
Tapped oil drain for 1/8NPT. 2" nipple installed with LokTite blue, overpriced brass cap from Ace Hardware.
2" W rubber left over from and old POS single stage snowblower rebuild.
Put in with 1/4" carriage bolts and nyloks. I assume putting the rubber on the "snow side" of the auger is correct??
Used my cutoff wheel the grind and extra tooth on each end of the chute ring gear to give it extra turning range.