Hi there, another Canadian poking his head in the door. I've been looking through the forum, and it's nice to see an active group of people getting involved in the threads.
I will be going to the proper area in the forum to post my request, but as I said, this looks to be a great site.
My own snow blower, (down right now) is an old 1972 Ariens HM80 8 hp Tecumseh 24" cut. The engine has never been torn apart from day 1, and up until a couple of weeks ago, neither had the blower. I'm scouting around locally for a new or used Bearing Housing for the drive plate (cracked right across the bottom). Heck, it's only 39 years old !
In the mean time, I had borrowed a neighbor's 11 hp Craftsman 30" snow blower (something I would not normally do), because of the snow we have had, and the Remote cable for the chute broke as I was using the machine (original cable). I'm a firm believer in "you borrow it....you break it....you fix it, or replace it." So now I'm looking around for one of those too.
Sorry for being so long-winded....my excuse, is that I grew up in a family of women !!