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Newbee to the industry and this is what I got...

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by HuskerSnow, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. HuskerSnow

    HuskerSnow Member
    Messages: 36

    1992 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 w/ 8ft. Meyer plow

    And I pulled out this old snow blower from the garage that hasn't worked in probably 10 years. Not sure what year it is, but I know its a 2 stage "Snowbird" snow blower and its DEFINITELY older than me haha. I couldn't get the engine to start so I replaced it with a Honda GX160 5.5HP motor I rebuild. After I threw a little paint on the engine it looked like it was suppose to be there.

    Let me know what you guys think.
  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    That snowblower is a widow maker
  3. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I like the GX160 I see!!

    I have always had great results with the GX series Honda motors. I've worked on fleets of equipment (over 60 different pieces) with everything from 4.0hp to 13.0hp motors. Just a great platform of engine.
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,372

    Not to bad for just starting out.
  5. HuskerSnow

    HuskerSnow Member
    Messages: 36

    Thanks guys. I work at a family entertainment center during the summer and one of my main jobs there is Go-Kart Mechanic. We use the GX160 as the motor one all 18 Karts so I pieced this one together with spare parts I had lying around the shop. Its a pretty durable little engine. I can't wait to see how it does throwing snow.