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post #1 of 48 Old 12-27-2016, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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I came across a Ariens 1027LE that was from a estate sale and the seller knows nothing about them and just wants to sell it, It was made in 08-09 from what I can tell, what should I offer, He's thinking around $400 but I think I might be able to talk him down if he can't get it to start. Looks as though it's been in storage and paint is in great shape (Doesn't look like it's been used much at all) Hoping I could keep this one for me and sell what I have.
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well driving a little better than a hour and meeting him at 5 with a new spark plug and starting fluid and see the real condition, Hope its good but looks good in the pic, may come home with it then to get it running well and put the MTD for sale cheap and my snapper I may keep for a backup but may sell also
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It looks pretty clean. $400 seems a fair price for a well made machine.




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Hoping the engine is good, Talked with the guy and he really has no clue on engines, He buys estate sales and abandoned storage units and does not deal with engines but this came with a lot so he just wants it gone, If it fires up on starting fluid I'm good to go and then I'll go through it and keep t for me. Will try to bring down the price but if it is in good shape I'll go with the $400 since that I already have in the snow blower fund
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If carb is plugged negotiate down $25-50 for a new one. Worked for me
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Let us know how it turns out.

Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!
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Was def NOT the one in the pic, Not THAT bad but most of the welds had rust coming through but no rot so should clean up nicely with some touch up paint, Going to go through it and check all the bearings and the one thing that was broke is the gear to turn the chute, It has the quick chute option, also the lever for the 0 deg turn they used back then has half the screw in it hanging by the cable but easy enough to put a new bolt, axle seems to be having both wheels locked together so I'll have to re mount it to see if it still works, With the list of things I found I told him $200 seeing the rest wasn't really in that bad shape but $200 was low even in my opinion and he was ready to let me walk for that offer and he said the best he would go is $300 so we made the deal, Well AFTER I got it to fire up with starter fluid and a fresh plug. Just ordered the kit for the quick chute and both gears so it just cost me another $51 but I think for $351 it may turn out a decent blower for that price, Although I don't know how much more it will need to get it back to good working order but will be worth it to have a good ariens in the stable.
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Congratulations on the acquisition !!

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YUP and i'll be starting the teardown tomorrow, first the carb then the belts and see how it runs then see how the rest is.
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" But I think for $351 it may turn out a decent blower for that price "

Hmmmmmmmmmm........
Something about that number I Like
Plus it's an ariens, Can't go wrong .

Always been my favorite number ever since I was Possessed to put a
351 Cleveland into my 66 Mustang Coupe...
Not an easy task for 1966, but you could put a 460 in 1967 after they stretched the engine compartment. But it was fun to do & race at New England Dragway.

Now I've moved on to Ariens


Ariens 24" 910962 7HP
Ariens 24" 924117 Modified Pro 342cc / 15.50 GT
Ariens 32" 924044 Modified Pro 342cc / 16.50 GT
Ariens / Troy Bilt 36" Frankenblower
MY ARIENS =
Awesome
Really
Intense
Exceptionally
Nasty
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