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1988 Toro 624 - Briggs & Stratton repower

I recently picked up a 1988 Toro 624 pretty cheap as a project to fix up. It was in great condition with the exception of the engine. The engine had a broken pull start mechanism and the carburetor was all corroded inside. I got it to start but it puffed a bit of blue smoke. I figured it was a better idea to repower the blower instead of putting money into a worn out Tecumseh.

Here are some pics of the blower, you can see my 826 in the background.







Here is the old engine, a Tecumseh H60.





Here is the new engine I picked up on craigslist. It is a Briggs and Stratton 206cc 7hp OHV. It has a 3/4" shaft where the Tecumseh has a 1" shaft, so I ordered a sleeve adapter for the old pulley.



The engine bolted right up, I'm just waiting for some small carburetor parts and the sleeve adapter and it should be a working machine!




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nice work but did you have to move the crank handle for the chute out

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nice work but did you have to move the crank handle for the chute out
Yes. With the carb and air filter housing it barely rubs on the crank handle. I have a spacer washer I'm going to install between the crank mount and the handle bar to fix that issue.

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I did a predator repower on a 521. I used 3/8-16 threaded rod and a couple of nuts to relocate the handle. I used the same mounting hole to keep the chute crank in the same location
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I used a 2x4 block of wood on my 3521.

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Here is how I modified the bracket for the chute. I used the existing bracket but with a spacer and a longer bolt. Works pretty well.



Everything fits correctly with the 3/4" to 1" sleeve. This pic is when I was in the process of installing the belts.



And here it is put back together!






1984 Toro 724 - 7.75hp Briggs Intek OHV repower >> restoration project
2007 Toro CCR Powerlite - 3hp Tecumseh 2-stroke
1971 Gravely Super Convertible 7.6 - 30" mower, snow blade
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