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Old 02-28-2013, 10:40 PM   #41
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My 2.5" pulley from the same vendor was supposed to be delivered today via but according to the tracking number, it has been "missent." to the post office 2 towns over from me.

Hopefully they will sort it out.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:25 PM   #42
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After all the ideas I can think of, I'm down to two: A bearing seperator behind the pulley and use a puller to rip it off the shaft -or- a grinder with a cutting wheel to cut through the pulley and split it in half.
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After all the ideas I can think of, I'm down to two: A bearing seperator behind the pulley and use a puller to rip it off the shaft -or- a grinder with a cutting wheel to cut through the pulley and split it in half.
You don't have to cut through the pulley, I'd stop maybe 1-2mm short, then take a chisel or screwdriver right into the groove that you cut with the dremel.
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Update for today. I hit it with the grinder and split it off the crank in just a few minutes. I got it all together with a 1" longer belt and dove into the plowpath along the street. It's over a foot deep and soaking wet and the ariens chucked it 25+ feet. I could hear the engine slowing from the load. Then I ran it around back to some virgin (old) snow and it threw it almost 40 feet!!! Even with the engine at a low speed it threw further than it did before!!!!

It seems great. After a test in fresh snow I may back down the pulley if I think I need to. I jumped from 2.75 to 3.5 but may back off to 3.25.
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Here's some pics. As you can see, it still doesn't throw ALL the snow the whole distance so I'd like to figure that out.
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Seeing that the old snow is very wet, Id say it throws very good.
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I have a homemade impeller kit on my Tecumseh, 10.5 hp, and it works great. It throws the snow at least 30 ft. Even wet snow.
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I was thinking of an impeller kit or adding steel to the ends with a welder.
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Update for today. I hit it with the grinder and split it off the crank in just a few minutes. I got it all together with a 1" longer belt and dove into the plowpath along the street. It's over a foot deep and soaking wet and the ariens chucked it 25+ feet. I could hear the engine slowing from the load. Then I ran it around back to some virgin (old) snow and it threw it almost 40 feet!!! Even with the engine at a low speed it threw further than it did before!!!!

It seems great. After a test in fresh snow I may back down the pulley if I think I need to. I jumped from 2.75 to 3.5 but may back off to 3.25.
Where did u buy your belts? What size did u used with the 3.5" pulley? Why are you considering going with a 3.25 pulley?
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I got the belts from Napa. I did a little interchange game with the original part number between various manufacturers. I calculated half the circumfrence of the two pulleys to arrive at a 1" longer belt and I checked it with the belt measuring tool at Napa. It's a 4L 1/2 belt, 37". The "gear ratio" with the new pulley is higher, putting more load on the engine. If after a few more storms I decide it's too much, I may back it down and give the engine a break but it'll probably be OK.
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