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1987 Toro 521

Heres my new backup & transport machine. Got it for $75. Needs carb work. Planning a Predator repower & changing the tires from the hard plastics to a pneumatic



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post #2 of 16 Old 10-20-2014, 04:05 PM
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nice one storm. I would run the Tecumseh until it stopped working, put the predator motor on the shelf for now. as for the tires the 521's with pneumatic tires have a rim with a larger diameter axle than the 521's with hard rubber tires

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Just waiting on a new carb. For $21.99 with free shipping I can get a brand new carb. I think that's a better option then a rebuild kit. I do have the powermore engine from my TB storm 2410 that still works. I was thinking of using that to repower my machine. I had two tecumsehs previously and both of them seized on me. First one I had was a 2 cycle that starting racing and wouldn't shut down. Second engine I had blew a rod. Was using the machine when I heard a loud ringing sound. I took off the piston cap and was able to push the piston back down the sleeve. It also needs a new primer tube as the one on the machine was burnt.

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I had a bad carb on my 521E and got a new carb for less than $25. I haven't had any problems with the Tecumseh on it and the 521E has become my new favorite snowblower. i'll be putting new belts on it some time this week

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I'm going to do a new carb,spark plug,& belts. Its in really good shape for a 27 yr old machine. Very little rust and paint missing. Not a bad find on cl. Just need to get it running before winter
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I did the carb, sparkin' bolt, and an oil change last year. i'll do another oil change and the belts this year, oh I lubed it up last year too

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I always do an oil change at the beginning of the season. The 521 is a second machine for me. But it will get the same attention and service my TB storm 2410 gets
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Well I repowered my machine today with a predator 212cc engine. It was a direct bolt down. The shaft of the original Tecumseh engine is 3/4. So I moved the original pulley and belts over to the predator. Will post pictures soon
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Had to move the chute crank out to fit around the engines valve cover. Can't wait to use it
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Storms got the bug.
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