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#1 DH1 ONLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 06:09 PM

Sat morning got a call from a friend who said his snow blower caught on fire, dealer wants $1200. + shipping, installation, tax to repair it. He can buy a bigger better model from the same dealer for less $$$.

 

Asked me it I wanted it for parts, I said let me take a look and see if we can put another engine on it.

So we go to the dealer, pick it up, then go to Princes auto to see what they have for engines.

We find a 15hp winter engine for $300.

So he buys it and 1-1/2 day later it is on his snow blower and working. I hade to change 2 crank pulleys, 3/4" vs 1" and get 2 longer belts because the crank sits 1" higher than the original. I was able to get all the belt guides and covers on, with some modification and everything works as before, 110volt pugin starter, lights, drive and auger all work.

Original engine was a 8hp, we found one, similar but not a snow blower engine and different size crank, it was $100. more than the one we bought.

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Edited by DH1, January 31, 2016 - 06:22 PM.

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 06:13 PM

And that's why we live in a throw away society, and most of us all agree to stay away from the dealerships.
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Posted January 31, 2016 - 06:54 PM

Glad you got him fixed up for many $$$$$ less!


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 07:04 PM

Nice work but, what caused the fire? Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 07:07 PM

Nice work but, what caused the fire? Good Luck, Rick

 

??? don't know why it burned.


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 07:16 PM

I like the PA engines, although they are Honda clones.

good job on the repower, and good job on not letting the stealership sell a new piece of crap.
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Posted January 31, 2016 - 08:20 PM

Just wondering what year the ford tractor is ? And the story on it.
Would be very satisfying to do that for someone. And all the fun doing it. And learning. Great job.

Noel

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 09:10 PM

  I'll bet that 15 horse won't bog down when the snow is deep and wet but might want to keep a spare belt or two!!

                                      Mike


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 08:55 AM

That's a nice re power Doug! With 15hp on tap he shouldn't have any trouble with deep snow. It will probably go through more shear pins now though!


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 05:24 PM

Just wondering what year the ford tractor is ? And the story on it.

Noel

 

The red one is a Jubilee 1953, runs and drives good, I put a motor kit in it and sent the head out to get redone. 

 

The blue one is a 1962  2000, 4sd, same tractor as the Jubilee but many improvement's in design, it cranks over and fires just doesn't hit hard enough to run. Has Power Steering.


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 06:16 PM

Does the 53 have the front emblem on top of the grill?? Very sought after part for those. Anniversary year 53. Nice tractor. Lots of updates from a 52. The two thousand would be nice too. Does it have live or transmission pto. Live pto was becoming more popular in the late 50's , early 60's. Live pto was an option on some tractors. Thanks for the info.

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 09:23 AM

Put a impeller kit on that thing and never worry about snow landing with in 40 feet of the area being cleaned.

 

:D   Al






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