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Great...I'll get that info I'd also like to know the HP on the engine. Looking forward to getting the owner's manual for this.

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Sounds good!
It should be 7hp, the 7 in "Artic 70" comes from the 7hp engine.
Why Artic 70 rather than Artic 7?
Just because it looks better. marketing.

And as you already mentioned, "Artic" rather than "Arctic" is also just a marketing choice. Lots of companys do this, they can also then trademark it. (You cant trademark a "dictionary word") Ariens uses "Sno-Thro"

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Never thought about the inability to trademark already existing words...makes sense. So 7 HP. Yeah...I guess Artic 70 sounds better...more powerful connotation than "Artic 7" lol This has been an enjoyable journey and a learning experience to boot. I really appreciate all your helpful info.
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Scot...here are the numbers on the tag:

Model: H70 130023
Serial 8163 06842

I'm guessing that perhaps H70 refers to 1970?

Any additional info you can give me would be much appreciated.

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The H70 refers to a horizontal 7 hp engine, I think. Serial number starting with 8 means that the engine was built in a year ending with 8...probably 1968. Not sure but believe the 163 means the 163rd day in 1968 ?
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H70 130023 is the engine model number, H70 = Horizontal 7hp.


Part of the serial number, 8163, is a date code.
It says the engine was assembled at Tecumseh on "the 163rd day of a year ending in 8"
Unfortunately Tecumseh never used 2-digit year codes, so "year ending in 8" could mean 1968, 1978, 1988 or 1998. But! based on the snowblower the engine is bolted to (and also the engine type itself) we know it can only be one of those years: 1968. (Ariens was no longer making 10,000 series machines by 1978)


So! there is now no doubt: This is a 1968 Bolens Artic 70, made by Ariens.


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That's so cool to have the date info pinned down. Awesome!! Many thanks....
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Just wanted to mention that my Bolens Artic 70 is now for sale. Anyone interested can contact me and I'll provide further information.
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