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#1 Enginerd OFFLINE  

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 03:53 AM

Does anyone here have any experience with the Predator engines from Harbor Freight? The 364cc engine is almost exactly the same displacement at the TRA-10D. I am pretty sure they are both a 1" keyed shaft, so the swap shouldn't be too difficult. For $250 it's hard to go wrong (or is it?).

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 08:19 AM

Whats wrong with the TRA-10D you have now?
You could probably fix up your Wisconsin for under $250 if it just needs some rings/valves ect.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 09:07 AM

Some of the belt guides and sheetmetal bolt to the Wisconsin engine. ...There may not be the necessary mounting holes on the HF engine. .....Exhaust discharge location may be a problem. .....Hood fit (if that is a concern) is questionable.

The Wisconsin engine is far superior to the engines sold by HF. .....I agree with Brian--fix the old Wisconsin, if at all possible!

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 10:21 AM

I know it's not real close to you, but there is a TRA-10D on the Cleveland Craig's list, and the price seems reasonable..
Madison, OH is NE of Cleveland.

10 hp wisconsin

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 02:35 PM

If it drops right in go for it but if you have to modify you would be better off with the old engine. Its not an upgrade

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 02:19 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Mine was supposedly rebuilt already, but it has no power. I'm going to try a carb rebuild. After that, I'll weigh my options. I also have a single cylinder 8hp diesel sitting around, so that may be an option too.

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 02:44 PM

If you have to repower you're best with that diesel, it will have way more torque than the Predator engine.

And if you don't like that diesel I know I am speaking for everyone when I say this, give it to me. :D




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