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#1 Kentucky OFFLINE  

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 05:19 PM

tired ol' Tecumseh lost compression so I repowered with a 13hp Predator from HF..Big engine so took some cutting and modifications but it works great. Moved the clutch assembly under the battery tray and drilled new mounting holes..Factory belt guide bolted right up.

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Edited by Kentucky, May 06, 2014 - 05:22 PM.

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 05:31 PM

Looks good with the heart transplant.
Glad to see another one saved using modern equipment. :thumbs:

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 05:35 PM

I like the tractor too much not to save it and use it. I look forward to plowing and moving dirt with it.



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Posted May 06, 2014 - 05:49 PM

Good looking Install, I wish Mine had been so easy.



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Posted May 06, 2014 - 05:54 PM

The trouble with modern engines is the air cleaner and muffler are bigger than the engine. You sure did a good job of it, though.


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Posted May 06, 2014 - 07:20 PM

The trouble with modern engines is the air cleaner and muffler are bigger than the engine. You sure did a good job of it, though.

That was the worse problem. Two things kept me from going aftermarket/homemade on the cleane and muffler. Budget and Im buying the two year replacement warranty and was afraid to void it.



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Posted May 06, 2014 - 07:26 PM

Good job.  Looks like it was put in at the factory by professionals.  Does that engine have a charging system for the battery?



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Posted May 06, 2014 - 08:14 PM

Looks good. How is the hood going to fit?



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Posted May 06, 2014 - 08:52 PM

Wonder about those engines. Do they come with a control panel on them and you have to rewire most of that to put in a tractor, OR does one just start and run with those controls?  OR, would think the throttles and start circuits would need to go to  the tractor at least??  OR, is there no panel and just instructions on where to put the wires too and etc. ?   Gas tanks usually on the engine, so eliminates that fuel routing. Yeah, like said above, is there a charging circuit on those? Is there a seperate lighting wire kinda like old big Briggs used to have? 



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Posted May 06, 2014 - 09:07 PM

Nice conversion job done shoe horning it in. :thumbs:

 

I'm moving this to the Sears forum for you.


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Posted May 06, 2014 - 09:50 PM

REMARKABLE JOB YOU DID LOOKS GREAT.

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Posted May 07, 2014 - 08:02 AM

Very clean Swap!!  A couple things I have noticed with the new engines is they are much quieter and fuel efficient. I think you will like it.



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Posted May 07, 2014 - 08:36 AM

Thank guys, well Ill try to answer the questions. If I miss one please just ask..

The engine has its own key switch panel.Only one wire to hook up and thats the battery terminal. everything else is self contained in the engine. I thought about rewiring it to the original key switch but haven't done it yet as I can reach it easily. It does have a charging circuit, I think its only about 3 amps but it keeps the battery charged just fine. Ive started it many times already and the battery is still strong. Im fabbing a cut-out piece for the hood. I had to cut out a small section of the hood to clear the engine. I kept that piece so I could "extend" it outwards to cover the air cleaner. It acutally looks just fine with the piece cut out but ill end up putting it back in anyway. I still need to hook up a throttle cable.

 The engine is very quiet.Starts super easy, even with the pull cord and has plenty of power. Gets about 3x the mileage of the old Tec engine.


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Posted May 07, 2014 - 09:01 AM

Nice job on the repower! Will you be able to run the deck just the same as with the original engine?



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Posted May 07, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Nice job on the repower! Will you be able to run the deck just the same as with the original engine?

I should be able to yes, I just got in my sleeve bushing. The original tec engine had a 1 1/8" shaft. The Honda clone has a 1". I ordered a 1"-1 1/8" pulley/shaft bushing so I can use my original step pulley.


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