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I suppose these may be applicable to this topic. The snapper with the Honda GXV120 was built out of three mowers. The engine came off a deck that was in terrible shape, the current deck had a dead Tecumseh TVS90 and the commercial handles, brackets and braces came off of a mower I parted out. Runs great, as a Honda should. The other is a Subaru Robin EH18V that's currently not running (possibly bad piston rings) on an older commercial deck that I parted together from two other parts mowers. Currently working on an extra tough pusher - converting it over to self-propelled. Got a ways to go on that one. ImageUploadedByMyTractorForum Free App1494339651.051053.jpg ImageUploadedByMyTractorForum Free App1494339667.075370.jpg ImageUploadedByMyTractorForum Free App1494339685.960193.jpg ImageUploadedByMyTractorForum Free App1494339704.596226.jpg ImageUploadedByMyTractorForum Free App1494339721.045306.jpg ImageUploadedByMyTractorForum Free App1494339734.247585.jpg ImageUploadedByMyTractorForum Free App1494339752.850552.jpg ImageUploadedByMyTractorForum Free App1494339764.387255.jpg ImageUploadedByMyTractorForum Free App1494339775.172894.jpg ImageUploadedByMyTractorForum Free App1494339787.887595.jpg
 

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Cool thread. I have franken-Snapper too. It's a non-self-propelled model that is of the same era as your last few pics except with a discharge chute instead of the bagger tunnel. We picked it up for free (non-running) and got it to run with a little carb work, but the original white 3.5 Briggs engine was a major oil burner and had basically no compression. I actually cut the grass with it a few times and then it finally just gave up. Guessing the rings are totally shot.

I had a line on a Kawasaki FJ180V engine but the guy sold it before I could get to it. Was going to transplant that onto the Snapper just to have the most powerful Snapper ever made.

Anyway, I had thrown together a Briggs Quantum completely out of spare/free parts from 4 or 5 different junk engines and had it sitting on the test bench collecting dust. You know, one of those engines that were sold with anywhere between 4.5 and 6.75 horsepower on the sticker, but they were all the same. Stuck the Quantum on the Snapper deck, installed some heavier-duty bolts to secure the wobbly handle, and ended up with a pretty mean 20" push mower. I use it all the time now when working on pasture land reclamation here at the farm. There are many hidden dangers lurking beneath the tall grass and I don't want to risk trashing up our better mowers. I'll see if I can post a picture tomorrow. It's not pretty but it's a hard worker.
 

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Sorry for the poor quality pics, but it's trapped in between a bunch of other equipment in the barn.


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just finished my own Honda powered snapper. took a Honda gcv160 and installed it on a ninja deck model. only cost was 25$ for the used Honda engine. everything else I had in stock . I love the ninja deck and use them more than any other mower in my comm lawn biz. my fleet has 2 kawi fj180-1robin 145v 1 tecsunseh ohvxl (rare) and now the Honda. the kawis are the best of the lot -true brutes and outperform everything else with ease.
 

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also added this winter a extra tough high vac and installed a techumseh 840tvxl this engine was virtually unused and still has original air filter . 50$ well spent
 
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