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I'm working on a Snapper 8242 with an 8hp Tecumseh. I think it is from the mid-1980s but I'm not sure. The serial number is 9450651. Does anyone know how to figure out what engine model I have on this lovely old machine? I want to rebuild the carb - it was sitting around for years and the carb was full of varnish.

I posted a pic of it standing on its head while I was cleaning the under belly and adjusting the friction wheel. I also posted a copy of the serial number. Model number is hidden in the picture but it is 8242

Thanks,

Ed
 

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Thank you. I checked under starter switch and found the numbers. "HM80" and others.

I'm off and running.
 

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1985, first number of the serial number is the year, could be 1975, 1995.
 

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A great engine. Keep oil in it and it will run a very long time.
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Yeah I never run mine over 3/4 speed as a concession to it's age. And iv'e been using synthetic oil for the last 25 years
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