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#1 Heinen86 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 12, 2017 - 08:36 AM

I have a 1220 with the tecumseh HH120....runs great no issues so far but if something ever happens is there a new compatible engine to replace it with?
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Posted August 12, 2017 - 08:48 AM

Simple, Replace it with another  HH120?   :)

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Posted August 12, 2017 - 10:10 AM

one thing I do for every tractor I restore I track down another engine to keep on hand. you never know when you might need it and some of these older engines are getting tougher to find
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Posted August 12, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Sometimes it is easier to keep a good engine running, there are a lot of site sponsors with parts for old bolens if you go that route

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Posted August 12, 2017 - 11:44 AM

The HH120 was used in other applications including the Massy MF 12. I have owned a if 12 since almost new and rebuilt it once then the second time the engine was getting tired, I was lucky enough to find a brand new short block through a local dealer. It was an HH120 but had a couple of extra letters or #'s to the model #. I could try and find the paper work.
We ordered it from the dealers supplier not sure what the difference would be. Turned out exactly the same except the crank case did have a larger oil capacity by about a litre or so due to a slightly different shape at the base. All parts bolted right up and it bolted right in.
That was only about 8 years ago, so there may be the odd one still floating around out there.
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