Just so glad I found this forum. Like I previously posted I was contemplating buying a new blower till I found this forum and saw a few of you redoing there snowblowers and I found that some were using the Predator engines. Well like I posted my 1989 MTD 5 horse was getting tired so I installed the Predator 212 ,all new bushings and bearings along with paint and new tires and this is how it turned out. Saved me a ton of $$ so to all that posted threads about rebuilds,restores or just redoes or what ever you want to call it. I thanks you all. I never thought about just redoing stuff till I came here. A few pics. Not perfect but oh so close. A little over spray here and there but plenty good enough for me.