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Lambert Pathfinder HS 28 Snow Blower

Hello everyone ! A new subscriber from New York northern suburbs. . .
I have had this Lambert since 1979. Bought it with the house I moved in.
Engine is Briggs & Stratton 6 HP flathead, Model 142302, Type 502064. . . .
I am sure from perhaps the 60's at least ! Worked reasonably well until a few years ago when the engine began to show signs of tiredness. . . .I have always managed to nurse it back to life, and even now starts easily and runs well, until you try to rush it through a heavy snow pack, or on whet snow, particularly after going down 130 feet of driveway and trying the return run.
I suspect the exhaust valve needs grinding, the head decarbed, and maybe rings replaced. I am considering replacing with a Predator 301CC which seems to fit perfectly, except for some modification to the chute control.
The B&S compression tests at 70 psi, both valve's clearance is between 7 and 8 Thousands of an Inch at TDC. Is this the problem, and is it worth pulling the head and grinding (both valves or exhaust only) in your view ?
Obviously the rest of the machine is worth it either way ! A real beast, heavy steel throughout,all ball bearings, 28 Inch bucket, design similar to Ariens, or Simplicity.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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The 212cc Predator can easily replace 6, 7 and 8 HP engines on 24" buckets. Though, with a 28" bucket the 301cc engine might be a better choice.

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Welcome to SBF. Glad to have you join us. If you enjoy tinkering, the things you mentioned about the Briggs might be worth the time and effort to keep it going. There's a lot of satisfaction from that sort of thing too.

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