Snapper RER repower w/ Honda?
I have a Snapper 33inch 12 hp rear engine rider. It has a Briggs model 281707, type 0232-01 engine date coded in 1991 that has issues. I was considering a repower with a Honda GXV340A2DA33 engine from a small engine warehouse. I emailed them but they claim they have no engine to fit my rider, ALTHOUGH they have a Briggs to fit a 30 inch rider that originally came with the same engine as my unit. The Honda is $100 cheaper than the new Briggs that fits the 30 inch mower, and I have a Honda snowblower and have been satisfied with that so the Honda looks attractive to me. Has anyone done this repower, and if so, how complicated is it? I've already tried to solve my engine problems but if I have to keep throwing money at a worn out engine (used, I don't know it's service history) I'd rather start fresh and be good to go for the next decade. Thanks.