Cranked it up this morning to deal with about 5" of snow, ran about 20 feet out of the garage and crack. This is the classic thrown rod on a Tecumseh engine.
Of course, my real question is what sort of motor can I put on here to replace this one. The snowblower is a Spirit 27" with the 8hp Tecumseh.
This is an older model but it sat idle for a long time so the rest of the machine has a lot of life left. I'd love to save it from the scrapyard. Is there a motor I can buy to replace this one? I've read about Northern Tool stocking some things but that information is a few years old. Looking at prices of similar or suitable snowblowers I figure I have a max of about $250 to spend on an engine for this one. I might go to $300 but north of that and I'm going to look for a complete snowblower.
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