This is how I swapped the engine in my snow blower for a 6.5 HP Honda GX200 clone. The engine goes by a bunch of different names depending on where you bought it. Champion, Harbor Freight, Princess auto, grey hound clone, blue clone, yellow clone or lifan engines. There almost all the same cloned Honda design.
BTW this was the first project in the new garage … fuck I love my garage
This is the old tired 5HP Techumseh with the dual output shafts …boourns
This is the new 6.5HP Honda clone… its a 196cc Champion Engine
Other people on the internet have done this swap and have always had problems dealing with moving both the auger and friction plate belts to a single shaft … the auger works properly but the friction plate controls are backwards To fix the backward-ness I am gonna flip the gearbox, axles and gear selector linkage.
- Stack of washers is to lift the gear selector arm up about 3/4 of an inch
- Drilled new holes for the mounting bracket … raise the mounting bracket up an inch.
- Drilled out the old pin and inserted a longer bolt.