My Bolens 1220 starts and runs great but it smokes like a fiend. I don't really want to look like I'm killing mosquitoes while I'm blowing snow.
I also have two Briggs 16HP boxer engines from Snapper LT16s, I had projects in mind for them that never happened. Actually one was earmarked for a Bolens build.
The engine is still mounted on the Snapper plate so I figure I can adapt that to speed the process.
I know that Forum member Husky has done a similar build with a hydro Bolens. Has anyone else done it?
One issue is that the Briggs was mounted 180 opposite in the Snapper so the exhaust would be facing the driver, instead of the front. Not a big deal since it does flow downward.
I know I'll have to add a fuel tank and I hope my Tecumseh is one of the 1" shaft units like the Briggs.
I plan on pulling the Tecumseh today and putting the two engines face to face to see if things will line up okay.
Any other issues I need to look out for? Any help would be appreciated.