Originally Posted by Shryp
That looks like a 924024 / 924026, great machine.
Give that man a cigar - it's a 924026 tractor unit with a 924028 auger unit. Harley (the guy I bought it from) was a real card. I asked about the starter plug being taped off, he seemed to remember that something broke or fell out of it before he retired 16 years ago and he just rope started it instead of fixing it, mainly because he could easily pull start it. I hope I'm as spry as he is at 82+.
This thing is as close to original as I think I'll ever see.
Here's the auger with original paint:
Here's another shot in the truck (I will have to clean the oily dirt off the outside of it)
Harley had to show everything worked fine before he'd sell it to me. He also showed me 'the trick' on how to get it start on the first pull or two. Well he lied, it hadn't been run since last year and it took him 3 pulls
He also said it leaked gas at times if you left the gas line turned on when it wasn't being used. I saw it blowing gas out the carb when he primed it to show me how to start it.
All I've had time to do is a quick once over, but from what I can see - it needs a carb kit. There's a couple of rubbed areas in the paint on the auger and I'm not sure about the wire sticking out of the carb cover that apparently works the choke.
It came with an engine manual along with a complete parts list. Based on his list, looks like since he bought it new he'd replaced a couple of belts and shearpins and a new scraper bar just because.
Overall, I'm very pleased with it.