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Old 07-01-2015, 10:43 PM
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Repowering snapper hi-vac: what shaft do I need?

Purchased a used snapper Hi vac off Craigslist for $50. It has the Briggs and Stratton 6.75 intek. The briggs doesnt run well and is finicky despite a full tune and carb rebuild. I would like to repower with either a Honda gxv160 or kaw fj180 kai.

I noticed the gxv160 is listed with various different model numbers(different shafts I believe. ).

This is my first repower so I'm not sure what I need to fit the snapper without modification.
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:17 AM
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Measure the old motor shaft and then order the same shaft
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:57 AM
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Measure the old motor shaft and then order the same shaft
Measure what is exposed out of the crank case and its diameter or is the shaft length considered any length hidden in the case as well?
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:05 PM
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Nope. Just the part of the shaft outside of the case.

If you decide on going with something other than a briggs, you'll need to match up the bolt holes. Imo, a briggs replacement would be the easiest to do with minimal modifications
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:23 PM
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I thought all the snapper Hi vac decks were the same? They offer the gxv160 on the hi vac.

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Nope. Just the part of the shaft outside of the case.

If you decide on going with something other than a briggs, you'll need to match up the bolt holes. Imo, a briggs replacement would be the easiest to do with minimal modifications
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Different motors will have different bolt patterns
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Different motors will have different bolt patterns

Yes. However do they drill the decks out for each different motor option? I would assume the hi vac deck used across the line would accommodate all the motor options they offer?
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Yes. However do they drill the decks out for each different motor option? I would assume the hi vac deck used across the line would accommodate all the motor options they offer?
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I guess you could look at the bottom easy enough.

If the current engine has good compression Id spend more time on it before condemning it.
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