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