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Predator 212 OK for Simplicity 524 replace?

Newbie here.

I have a late '70's Simplicity 524 (1690379). Motor still strong, but about knocks me out with exhaust fumes when using. I'll look into taking the motor into local guy to rebuild (valves? rings?), but in the meantime, does anyone have experience with using the Harbor Freight 212 as a replacement for this model? For $120, it might be a good backup for me.

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As long as your current engine is a single shaft engine you should be good to go. Get a coupon for 25% off and it will be under $100. Can even sell your old engine for half of it.

Yours might just be running a bit rich and just need a quick adjustment though.

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If you still have good power, it starts ok and your only complaint is the fumes then I agree with Shryp. You may just need a carb adjustment.

If you do need a replacement or just want the back up I did see a 7 HP Liquid Carbon Tech snow thrower engine on a small engine website for $120. The benefit of this engine is it is already shrouded and the carb is tuned for cold weather. I did post it a week or so ago. I cannot recall the website but if anyone is interested reply and I will look it up.
The predator has many good reviews but.......you should shroud it and rejet the carb. for cold weather operation.

I am not sure what the average shipping cost would be but to not have to build a shroud and re -jet the carb it may be worth it the difference.
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