OK, thanks, I had about 4 hours on it between yesterday and today. I just changed the oil - synthetic. The old oil looked OK, not too bad.
Impressive work! It looks like it belongs there.All Done !!!
I finished installing the Predator 212 'Hemi' on my Toro 521. I had to make a couple trips to the hardware store and the auto parts store, but it all worked out. It seemed that my Auger drive belt was slipping, so my first few test runs into the snow bank revealed that fact.
Anyway, here are a few pictures from the day . . .
The mounting bolt pattern is the same as the Tecumseh HS-50 that was there originally
A common problem with the Toro machines is that the chute control shaft interferes with the left side of the engine . . .
So, a minor modification to the crank position is usually needed.
This is 1-1/2 " extension from the handle bar . . . it is a little tight to the engine valve cover, so I think I need to go another 1/2" making it 2" extension.
Even though there is no snow in the forecast today, and in fact it is raining, I did some clearing in the yard. . .
The machine throws heavy wet snow with quite some authority . . . about 25 feet, which it never could before.
Not sure if I will get the chance this year to try it out on freshly fallen/dry snow. It should throw that 40+ feet. With the old engine, I could get it to throw snow about 30 feet.
I took some video of the machine running . . . If I can post it to YouTube, I'll update it here as well.
Overall, I am glad I went the Predator route . . . hopefully, the engine will hold up. I am about 1 hour into the break-in cycle and have been varying speeds and giving the machine some running with moderate and light loads.
I did not see a break-in period spec'd out in the owner's Guide, but I assume it is about 5 hours, then an oil change. . . . I'm using synthetic 5w-30.
I have a 1984 Craftsman 5/22 with a Tecumseh 5 HP with a leaky head gasket. I'm considering repowering with the Predator 212. How are you guys rejetting the carbs? Do you buy a jet for what appears to be a Ruixing carburetor.Nice job tpenfield. Did you re-jet the carb or leave as is?
Sure, I'd be happy to sell it. Probably will need a new muffler at some point.tpenfield, do you still have the old Tecumseh? If you want to sell it, I'd be interested. I'm up on Lowell.
I picked up an engine-less 521 yesterday...
Where are you located?@BOB,
I will be selling off 2 of the Ariens 924 series that I went through ... both run and work just fine ... I need the space back in my shop and am only selling them for 225.00 each ... you would be all set for winter with one of these. Ill get photos up here later today in case your interested.