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jrtrebor


Location: Michigan - 3 hours north of Chicago on the lake
Joined: Feb 10, 2010
Points: 524

Honda HS621 restoration
Original Message   Oct 27, 2013 8:57 pm
Well here is my most recent find.  Actually I bought it at an auction back in August.
But didn't get around to restoring it until earlier this month.
It was pretty rough but started on the second pull. So figured it
was worth the 40.00 I paid for it.


   

The upper handle was pretty messed up.  So I replaced it with one that I kept around from and old Toro CCR2000.
It bolted right up and was also a little longer than the stock Honda handle.  Which is nice.





Stripped and repainted the muffler cover.  As well as the lower handles.


 

The blower housing sides needed quite a bit of straighting.  Also welded on a small piece of steel onto the bottom of the left  side
where it had been worn off.  Not adding the piece would have allowed snow and water to get inside what is the belt and pulley
compartment.  That would not be good.  Installed a new set of paddles and a new scraper that I bought on ebay for $53.00

 


Cleaned up everything inside.  Have to say that these blower are really well built.  The steel used for the bucket and the
undercarriage is heavy gauge.  Actually the undercarriage is plate steel.  The bracket between the engine and the bucket
is like something you would find in a automobile.

 

Sandblasted the bucket and sealed some of the joints with auto Spot putty.  Gave it two coats of Rustoleum Red oxide primer.
Then two top coats of Krylon Tough Rust semi gloss.  I did end up giving the center interior section of the housing another
coat of black Rustoleum Hammer finish.  That gave it a smoother, slicker finish and that paint if extremely durable.
That is also what I painted the auger with.

 



 

Didn't do much else other than check the carb bowl for dirt or signs of water. 
Replaced the plug, oil was good and clean.  Belt was good.  So it's ready to go.

In case some of you noticed there is a modification that I made.  I designed a chute rotator system for it.
Which I will show in another thread.


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GtWtNorth


Location: Montreal area, QC, Canada
Joined: Nov 16, 2008
Points: 260

Re: Honda HS621 restoration
Reply #67   Jan 25, 2014 9:38 am
I wonder if he appreciates what a great machine it is? By the way is he having so much fun that he wanted to do the sidewalk too, or are you responsible for the stretch on your property?
NJhonda


Joined: Jan 9, 2014
Points: 23

Re: Honda HS621 restoration
Reply #68   Jan 25, 2014 10:29 am
Oh he does. He took the 5 hour trip with me to get it and hes right there when I work on it. I like to do all the sidewalks and about 7-10 driveways in my neighborhood of older people to help em out
GtWtNorth


Location: Montreal area, QC, Canada
Joined: Nov 16, 2008
Points: 260

Re: Honda HS621 restoration
Reply #69   Jan 26, 2014 8:49 am
Poor kid, you've passed the OPE flu to him. Soon he'll be wandering the streets on garbage day looking for a fix,  and then he'll start posting here! So sad.

Cheers
Paul
NJhonda


Joined: Jan 9, 2014
Points: 23

Re: Honda HS621 restoration
Reply #70   Jan 27, 2014 6:58 am
so true Paul.~
Robertbarr


Joined: Feb 2, 2014
Points: 2

Re: Honda HS621 restoration
Reply #71   Feb 2, 2014 3:53 pm
I bought one of these used for $225 twelve years ago.  What a machine.  It's dealt with Chicago winters ever since.  They're a little heavy -- about a hundred pounds -- but that big Honda GX engine thumping away gets the job done.

A friend of mine found an HS621 at the curb on trash day.  Cosmetically near perfect, ran fine.  Paddles were a bit worn but still usable.  Needless to say, he snagged it and has been using it ever since.
NJhonda


Joined: Jan 9, 2014
Points: 23

Re: Honda HS621 restoration
Reply #72   Feb 3, 2014 8:50 am
These are truly one of the very best of the best SS blowers ever made. Nod the plastic Chinese crap that is out there today.. I HAD to locate a low hour unit and I was luck enough to do that. it will be in my family for generations now
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blumonster


Location: Wisc.
Joined: Oct 14, 2011
Points: 160

Re: Honda HS621 restoration
Reply #73   Feb 10, 2014 11:38 am
The best of the best of the ... İn single stage territory İs still Honda HS 35 . Honda can put a stronger engine and reproduce HS35 and sell it for $5000.
NJhonda


Joined: Jan 9, 2014
Points: 23

Re: Honda HS621 restoration
Reply #74   Feb 10, 2014 12:07 pm
blumonster wrote:
The best of the best of the ... İn single stage territory İs still Honda HS 35 . Honda can put a stronger engine and reproduce HS35 and sell it for $5000.

But the fact remains the HS35 is the inferior 3.5 hp engine as compared the 621's 5.5 hp engine and the 621 throws way more snow furthur(32' vs. 21').. Seen and ran both. No comparison. Otherwise I would have bought a 35 :)
blumonster


Location: Wisc.
Joined: Oct 14, 2011
Points: 160

Re: Honda HS621 restoration
Reply #75   Feb 10, 2014 12:15 pm
Had both, HS35 was more productive, did not feel it was less powered than 621.Mind you it is heavier, maybe a factor in its better handling.
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NJhonda


Joined: Jan 9, 2014
Points: 23

Re: Honda HS621 restoration
Reply #76   Feb 10, 2014 9:54 pm
blumonster wrote:
Had both, HS35 was more productive, did not feel it was less powered than 621.Mind you it is heavier, maybe a factor in its better handling.

within a few pounds of each other.(95 vs. 99 lbs). Weight basically the same. HP huge difference(60% more hp on the 621) and Honda rates the 621 in a whole nother league when it come to amount of tons per hour and throw distance. You had a sick 621 you were comparing. Its really not close
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