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Its seems that re-power machines is very popular this season. It seems to make sense that a new section covering this topic would be very helpful. Information regarding this topic are in quite a few different sections. And it would be helpful that they where captured into one section, to make getting the information easier. Thoughts?
 

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Im with this guy. Just a quick guide of "if you have a tech 8 swap with another tech 8 will work but a 7 or 10 wont match ect" ....
 

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We do have this forum.

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Do you think we need something more specific?
As a newcomer to the forum I think it'd be a worthwhile addition. Before I came here I didn't know that the term for engine swap is "re-power". Searching repower and re-power brings up a lot of hits, mostly as suggestions for people having issues with older machines.

It's an option that I'm considering on one of my machines, but there are a lot of "What about belt guides?" kind of questions that could be addressed by folks who have BTDT.

The repair sub forum gets enough travel that threads get lost over time. I think that having a dedicated section would be a great place to archive discussions on the subject.
 

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They should have a section for heavily modified snowblowers. Highly over powered or custom paint and graphics and I nominate Geno's machine to this section. Geno did you arrange to get that video done? I can't wait to see how a Honda V twin 22hp engine blows snow.
 

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Repowering forum

I agree with Motor City. I have a decent running 21 inch 2 stage Bolens 5210 R snowblower equipped with the 2 shaft., 5 hp. Tecumseh. I am interested in repowering with a $100-$120 Predator from Harbor Freight but it is a single shaft. Without having the extending second shaft (camshaft) on the Predator motor poses problems. I have seen you tubtube videos and post installation videos with commentary but there is no thorugh guide to modifications required to adapt the one shaft Predator to snowblowers that are setup with a 2 shaft drive system.

Trying to search this forum results in a multitude of posts but many are questions about "should I repower" not "how to" repower.

Thanks for listening.

Bill
 

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I will say coming from the automotive side of forum. .we have no real. .. "how to" stickies
 

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Gustoguy- Only used it the one time (when G-son) goofed the filming. No snow since but a dusting. I'm waiting for the next (if) snow storm. P.S. not 22hp but rather 20. I think the transplant section would be good. many go that route and especially with the Predator motors. Like in my case if one were to do just like mine they would need to know this: To use v-twin Honda on old style Ariens the motor HAS to be mounted 1" up from tractor mounting platform otherwise.. All shifting linkage and auger engage lever will hit rewind cover unless re-design both lever linkages. Just using this as a example- Experience can save someone else a headache so they know before hand by reading it.
 

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I guess I'll finally chime in since there is a little more traction on the topic now. I think it would be a helpful section. That's actually how I stumbled upon the forum to begin with. I was searching for a new engine to replace the 8hp Tec that broke a rod and put a 2 inch hole in the crankcase. As mentioned in an earlier post, I was. It familiar with the term "repower"'either.
 

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My engine swap led me to this website, and it helped!!! I put a 212cc predator on my 10000 series ariens but with help from here I learned I had to do some persuading with the hammer..oh and I cut the nubs off one of the oil fills to clear the chute control. Also had to bend the drive handle to clear the gas tank. Either way. Phenomenal forum either way! Look forward to hanging out here
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Its seems that re-power machines is very popular this season. It seems to make sense that a new section covering this topic would be very helpful. Information regarding this topic are in quite a few different sections. And it would be helpful that they where captured into one section, to make getting the information easier. Thoughts?
I agree. Consolidating repower information would be very helpful, and time saving for those who need it. To me, it's a whole different animal than adjustments and repair on existing machines. It involves more fabricating and improvising, rejetting, and swapping this and that. :cool:
 
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