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post #1 of 14 Old 05-16-2017, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Rusty Noma all apart

Well not completely-half of the auger is stuck but I'll get it off. Interesting design w grease fittings to supposedly prevent auger stickage. Someone skimped on grease?? Stands to reason as the axle bushings are shot and axle worn. Luckily I had a piece of 3/4 shaft and have already transferred the sprocket to it. Other than that it only needed an impeller bearing which I scored off the Bay for $20-love those special bearing sizes that aren't off the shelf sizes. As you can see the repaint will take the most time but the snow is 6 months off right? I'll post more pix when it is looking nice. GJ
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Maybe you wrote it elsewhere; but what's the rest of the story on this unit . . . . it looks like it sat idle out in the weather for the past 10 years?
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IMHO, you will spend a lot of time and money to get this unit to look halfway decent, and the finished product will end up with a so-so snowblower. I would start with a quality machine, i.e. Honda, Ariens, Toro, and then your finished product will be a great machine. Unless, there is some family reason for doing this. That machine is very rusty, inside and out.
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I posted in the Murray section thinking it was one. The Bobcat I rescued was almost as crusty. It is rather generic being a friction drive unit. I need projects to keep busy. The 10hp engine is a keeper for perhaps adding to a later find. Yes the trick high buck models are nice but not for me unless FREE.
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Well not completely-half of the auger is stuck but I'll get it off. Interesting design w grease fittings to supposedly prevent auger stickage. Someone skimped on grease?? Stands to reason as the axle bushings are shot and axle worn. Luckily I had a piece of 3/4 shaft and have already transferred the sprocket to it. Other than that it only needed an impeller bearing which I scored off the Bay for $20-love those special bearing sizes that aren't off the shelf sizes. As you can see the repaint will take the most time but the snow is 6 months off right? I'll post more pix when it is looking nice. GJ
Looks like that stuck auger won't the last time you'll find a lack of grease and oil used!
As for the poster who questioned restoring a machine like this I'd say why restore a high quality machine or rare machine when you can tinker and play with something nobody else wants. Sometimes it's the chase that's appealing not the catch.


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I think this is going to be a fun project. Wire brush it, prime with oil base primer, oil top coat, or a paint that can be sprayed, it will look great, something he can be proud of. All this rust can be wire brushed or grinded off.

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Good Luck with your project.
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I got very grungy wire wheeling rust today. I turned 71 Monday so I can claim a bit of "Oldheimer's" eccentricity. I spent 34 years as a mechanic at the U of MN-we fixed everything from window fans to building generators. I got impressed with Simplicity blowers long ago when repairing one from a dormitory. Hmmmm-maybe I can graft this 10 horse on the Bobcat. Oops, no leave that alone!! ps I got the auger off
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This guy is working on about the same machine. Maybe this will help.



I find a lot more satisfaction in bringing something like this back into service than fixing up what was a very expensive machine to begin with. All that happens is the original owner's loss is greater on the expensive machine than the cheaper unit.
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I got very grungy wire wheeling rust today. I turned 71 Monday so I can claim a bit of "Oldheimer's" eccentricity. I spent 34 years as a mechanic at the U of MN-we fixed everything from window fans to building generators. I got impressed with Simplicity blowers long ago when repairing one from a dormitory. Hmmmm-maybe I can graft this 10 horse on the Bobcat. Oops, no leave that alone!! ps I got the auger off
Will there be "film" at 11? I know how it is, at 69 I've got that CRS (can't remember sh*t for those of you that don't habla).
PS: Ever tried this stuff after you removed the heavy rust? Worked for me.
http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...uctId=53177286


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