Re: Harbor Freight auger Help needed
I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean when you say "adjust my engine to friction drive channel spacing"? I've tried adjusting the spacing with washers so that a small amount of the centrifugal clutch was outside of the clutch drum and I've tried it with the clutch almost touching the inner surface of the clutch bellhousing.
Either way, I break clutch springs. I do agree with your replacing the stock bolts as they aren't very good quality......I snapped all 4 mounting bolts starting up the motor.
I pulled on the starter cord and the motor broke right off of the FD unit. Never had anything like that ever happen before.
If some's good...more is better and too much ain't enough.