Hi everyone. New to this website and forum, but I like what I have been reading and seeing in everyone here. For about 7 years now I have had a 1966 Sears Custom 6 that dad picked up from the old neighbor gentleman. The tractor was always very well taken care of and kept inside. He bought the tractor new along with a factory blower unit and cab encloser. The former owner replaced the factory engine with a direct replacement because he was having carburetor issues.
Now this is where I need opinions. I want to restore, rebuild and replace the tractor, snowblower unit, and rebuild/reuse the original engine. I have the capabilities along with the factory manuals to help, but I would like to know from everyone else your thoughts and opinions regarding the original engine. I truthfully would like to keep to re use the original engine, but is it powerful enough to move snow? Anyone with this experience please chime in. Is their any engine of larger size from another Sears tractor that would bolt in and work out better?
I will be getting pictures this weekend along with serial numbers. Thank you for reading.