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12-03-02, 02:28 PM   #1  
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Two stroke engine identification

I have a small two stroke engine that I have removed from a Jacobsen Snowblast snowthrower. I would like to overhaul this engine but I'm having trouble getting information on the engine that will enable me to order new parts.

I have gone to the Jacobsen website with no success. Their site only includes industrial and golf course lawn equipment. I may have missed the link to small stuff like this snowthrower but I don't think so.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

 
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12-03-02, 07:26 PM   #2  
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Bald Eagle,

Jacobsen made their own engines and the old machines like the
one you have are pretty much...OBSOLETE to them now. I've
tried to replace their engines over the years, too, & the design
and specs of these engines are damn near impossible to match.
The way it mounts, in particular. There's no 2 or 4 cycle that will
mount up the same way. About the only way you'll find parts
for the Jacobsen engine is to find an old one to rob parts from.

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12-04-02, 04:36 AM   #3  
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Thanks Tcumcman. I'm really sorry to hear that because the engine I have is almost new. The snowblaster was used only twice and set aside for several years. The engine is locked up now and the cast iron sleeve is rusted. I'm an old (washed up) go cart racer and engine builder and I just love these small two stroke engines.

Do you, or anyone else out there, know if there is any way to contact Jacobsen to find out any more about the engine?

 
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12-04-02, 04:46 AM   #4  
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Bald Eagle,

I believe what's left of Jacobsen (a Textron Co.) ONLY BUILDS
high quality turf equipment made especially for golf courses. The
2-cycle engines they built were very good quality and would run
for many years. Now, however, your only option to fix one is to
find another "used" engine to rob parts from, as I indicated in the
earlier post. I've seen a MANY reel mowers and other turf
equipment with this engine "JUNKED" because parts were just
N/A any longer for them.

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12-04-02, 09:45 AM   #5  
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Look around on Ebay for a donor engine or try some small engine dealers---they may have or can get some new old stock parts that are lying around at other associate dealers.

 
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