I broke what I think is called the cam shaft right where it joins the gear that is turned by the driveshaft's flywheel on my snow blower (inside the crankcase housing). This shaft drives the transmission belt not the blower impeller belt. It's a Craftsman model C950-52672 (Canadian). An old "Trac Drive" model. It's over 20 years old I think, pre 1987 is all I could find out. Bought used. Built like a tank in every other respect. (Interesting in that some of the warnings stickers on the outside are in German or Dutch). Looks like they don't use real bearings in these small 5HP engines that the crank case cover acts as bearing. I need to replace the shaft and the crankcase cover. That's where the problem originated dirt slowly worked it's way in there and wore down the shaft. It looks like a Briggs and Stratten (B&S I think), but I can't for the life of me find any model number on the engine! It's either painted over or under the housing somewhere. I called Sears Canada with their model number and had limited success with the operator/parts person (who knew nothing about engines). Any part I ordered they couldn't guarantee until mid February! I'd like to fix it. If I could figure out what engine it is there are local places that probably could source the part faster. Any advice? If I can't get it soon I'll probably bite the bullet and buy something bigger and brand new. I've got a soft spot for Husqvarna but Honda makes a pretty sweet engine too. Any thoughts there? Ariens? Deere? Toro? MTD? Other? Probably at least 26"er and more than 8HP this time as I have 100' of driveway to clean, plus sidewalks. Thx.