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post #1 of 19 Old 10-19-2014, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Need Help on engine replacement

I need help guys. One of you suggested I replace my blown 10 HP tecumseh on my Toro with an 11 hp from Harbor Freight. With a coupon, I had the thing priced out at around $225. Well I waited too long. All they have now is 8 hp and 13 hp. Anyone know if anybody is still carrying the 11 hp horizontals that were sooo plentiful last year. Or any other suggestion?
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post #2 of 19 Old 10-19-2014, 06:44 PM
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check Brandnewengines.com and see what they have.

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How big is the Toro? The 8 might work as a lot of guys have used the 6.5 for 24" blowers to replace what was originally a 7 or 8 HP engine with good results.

A few guys have ordered from http://www.smallenginewarehouse.com/ as well.

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Go with the 13hp and call it a job well done.
And while you're at it, but a larger pulley on the blower, then you'll really be tossing the snow

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Go with the 13hp and call it a job well done.
And while you're at it, but a larger pulley on the blower, then you'll really be tossing the snow
I think I have heard that line somewhere else.

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Thanks for the reply, Guys. The 13 hp is starting to look very enticing
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When I bought mine, I only paid 280 with a coupon.

You won't be disappointed with that motor.

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My problem is the shaft length. I need a 1" x 2-3/4". So I think I'm going to have to go measure because the only one they show on the website for HF is 3-1/2".
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Talking

If the output shaft is too long, they just so happen to make a wonderful power tool for this sort of thing...the tried and proven Sawzall

But really, the extra length is something that can be worked with. You would just have to do some extra customization with the belt cover so it fits. Or would the shaft interfere with anything else?

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to shorten the shaft i usually bolt the engine down, start it up and let it idle. I then take an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel and cut it where i need it. I get a perfect cut every time. Fast and easy.
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