208cc clone question ?

HD racing

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I recently got a 208cc clone. It is one of the blue harbor freight engines. But on the cover it's says 208cc. My question is what parts from a 196 cc clone will enterchange ? I know the head/carb is all the same. But the piston is bigger. What fly wheel will fit also what rod and cam will fit this engine. Thanks
 

C&L_MOTORSPORTS

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didn't know HF sold 208s. was it a new motor in the box or did you buy it from an individual. HF dropped the blue motor a for over a year and since then they sell the preditor 212. maybe it has blue sheet metal to disguise it. the latest 212, 60363 has a hemi head.
what size is the bore and is it a flat top piston or dish?
 

jake17j

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are you sure it's not a blue max which is sold @ northern tools. as aml said harbor freight never had a 208 only 196 and 212
 

Yakattack

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I don't know about the US...
But over here in Canada...we have a store like your Harbour freight...called Princess Auto...
They sell a 196cc 6.5hp clone, and a 212cc 7hp clone. All black tins
Also another store called TSC sells a champion clone 196cc 6.5hp, and a 208cc 7hp clone... Yellow tin with black pull start tin

So I would watch the marketing on some of these clones
 

dtre

New member
The one I have came off a HF generator. Externally identical to a 196 but .080 bigger bore and bigger valves. Has blue cover with 208 on the sticker below the kill switch.
didn't know HF sold 208s. was it a new motor in the box or did you buy it from an individual. HF dropped the blue motor a for over a year and since then they sell the preditor 212. maybe it has blue sheet metal to disguise it. the latest 212, 60363 has a hemi head.
what size is the bore and is it a flat top piston or dish?
 

HD racing

New member
Well I know the bore is bigger. I need to know will a arc 6619 flywheel fit and will the cam and rod (billet) for a 196 cc fit the 208 cc northern tool engine ?
 
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