CC to HP Snowblower Conversion

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Some brands of snowblowers have an engine rating listed in CC, or cubic centimeters, especially imported European or eastern Asia brands. Americans are used to the standard HP, or horsepower, rating listed on small engines on snowblowers. When you are deciding the right amount of power needed for your snowblower engine and can't think in CC, just convert the CC rating to HP with a few mathematical steps.

Step 1

Locate the information plate riveted to the top of the snowblower flywheel cover. The flywheel cover is on the opposite side of the crankshaft.

Step 2

Type the CC rating into a calculator.

Step 3

Divide the CC number by 15 and press enter. The rule for a CC to HP conversion is there is 1 HP for every 15 CC in an engine.

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Mark O'Brien

Mark O'Brien started his professional writing career in 2000 at the "Newman Grove Reporter" newspaper. He was an English tutor while in school and earned an Associate of Arts in English from Northeast Community College. O'Brien indulges his mechanical side by fixing mowers part-time.