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Old 12-09-2006, 05:48 PM   #1
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Small engine problem


I'm trying to replace the engine on my log splitter. The original engine was an 8HP Tecumseh snowblower engine that has seen better days. I found a replacement today: 8HP Tecumseh snowblower engine, same mounting, same shaft location, same RPM. Only problem is the old one had a 1 inch dia shaft and the new has a 3/4 inch diameter shaft. Any ideas on how best to match up the new engine to the existing coupling?
I understand that they make keyed bushings that increase the diameter, but I haven't been able to locate any such thing. Thanks for your help.

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Old 12-09-2006, 09:00 PM   #2
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Some brands of couplings are available with different size bore on either (each) end. Maybe you could be lucky and find the one you need. Would beat a bushing!
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