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Just Picked Up This Free ST824

It runs but rough and needs a throttle cable, a new recoil starter and some carb work.

It was free so I'd thought I would give it a try. never worked on an Ariens before, just Hondas.

I am only going by what the owner told me. She was using it four days ago when it quit. Gonna give it a try or part out.

Where is the best online source for parts?

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post #2 of 23 Old 01-26-2017, 07:47 PM
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as a freebee, it appears you have a keeper !! i would look it over well, replace all normal wear parts and maybe do a repower . sure wish i could find free ones !

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as a freebee, it appears you have a keeper !! i would look it over well, replace all normal wear parts and maybe do a repower . sure wish i could find free ones !
where would I get parts ? I looked on ebay and amazon and not much there or maybe I'll wait till summer to find a donor machine.

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Your local dealer should have most every thing you need. Also jacks has all the parts you need too

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Nice freebie !!!
Missing heater box on the carb, broken locking pin and missing knob for the differential. Does not have 120v starter, but probably has ring gear. But it is the big wheel model.
Only downfall on that machine is the aluminum gearbox. Id go through it as I do my machines. Regardless of whats on there now and condition... if im keeping it I would replace these items ....
Axle bearings 20 each, friction wheel 15, reduction drive chains & master links 20, reduction drive bearings 20, belts 25, auger bushings 10, scraper blade & bolts 20, professional shoes 40, 00 grease for gearbox 6, impeller bearing 10, possibly the friction plate bearings if needed 20. The rest is labor and lube for moving parts. Carb rebuild and spark plug if needed.
If you do these repairs you will have a mechanically sound machine, depending on the engine condition .... very reliable. See how worn the gearbox is, replace if needed 240 for a cast iron unit. I buy my parts between two places, Jacks small engine and Pats small engine. Probably 5 or so hours labor depending how hard it comes apart.

She's a keeper if you need a great 24" Machine.
Just checked for repower Briggs & Strattons with ac alternator & 120v starters...

16.50 Gross Torque { Approx 12HP } is about $250 including shipping, but will require a 3/4 to 1" shaft adapter and also weld in / bolt on mounting studs / bolts.


14.50 Gross Torque { Approx 10HP } is about $230 including shipping, but will require a 3/4 to 1" shaft adapter and also weld in / bolt on mounting studs / bolts.

Also they have a 12.5 HP engine from LCT with ac alternator and 120v starter for about $220 including shipping, has 1" crank, but will have to weld in / bolt on mounting studs / bolts. I just installed one of these on a 32" ariens and it has tons of power, but I do not like the 120v starter, sounds cheap / noisy when starting. See pixx of the lct engine below.

If your keeping it you have lots of options, if your flipping it do the basic things it needs and then buy exactly what you want.


For S & G I looked at craigslist in Tahoe and did not find much at all, lots of good donor machines here in new England.
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Ariens 24" 910962 7HP
Ariens 24" 924117 Modified Pro 342cc / 15.50 GT.. Currently Under Construction and testing trials commenced .......
Ariens 32" 924044 Modified Pro 342cc / 16.50 GT
Ariens / Troy Bilt 36" Frankenblower 16HP
~~ And Lastly ~~
Ariens 28" 924??? Double auger & impeller 14HP v-twin BEAST !!!
Plans are being drafted, parts are accumulating in the pile......
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Nice freebie !!!
Missing heater box on the carb, broken locking pin and missing knob for the differential. Does not have 120v starter, but probably has ring gear. But it is the big wheel model.
Only downfall on that machine is the aluminum gearbox. Id go through it as I do my machines. Regardless of whats on there now and condition... if im keeping it I would replace these items ....
Axle bearings 20 each, friction wheel 15, reduction drive chains & master links 20, reduction drive bearings 20, belts 25, auger bushings 10, scraper blade & bolts 20, professional shoes 40, 00 grease for gearbox 6, impeller bearing 10, possibly the friction plate bearings if needed 20. The rest is labor and lube for moving parts. Carb rebuild and spark plug if needed.
If you do these repairs you will have a mechanically sound machine, depending on the engine condition .... very reliable. See how worn the gearbox is, replace if needed 240 for a cast iron unit. I buy my parts between two places, Jacks small engine and Pats small engine. Probably 5 or so hours labor depending how hard it comes apart.

She's a keeper if you need a great 24" Machine.
Just checked for repower Briggs & Strattons with ac alternator & 120v starters...

16.50 Gross Torque { Approx 12HP } is about $250 including shipping, but will require a 3/4 to 1" shaft adapter and also weld in / bolt on mounting studs / bolts.


14.50 Gross Torque { Approx 10HP } is about $230 including shipping, but will require a 3/4 to 1" shaft adapter and also weld in / bolt on mounting studs / bolts.

Also they have a 12.5 HP engine from LCT with ac alternator and 120v starter for about $220 including shipping, has 1" crank, but will have to weld in / bolt on mounting studs / bolts. I just installed one of these on a 32" ariens and it has tons of power, but I do not like the 120v starter, sounds cheap / noisy when starting. See pixx of the lct engine below.

If your keeping it you have lots of options, if your flipping it do the basic things it needs and then buy exactly what you want.


For S & G I looked at craigslist in Tahoe and did not find much at all, lots of good donor machines here in new England.
thanks!

that is why i posted the pics so people could point out what i need. i was looking for an ariens repair manual with diagrams so i could what parts are missing and how it goes together.

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Believe this is your machine parts breakdown.

http://apache.ariens.com/manuals/PM-24-79.pdf


With prices , but shop around to compare.
Ariens 924050 Parts List and Diagram - (036501) : eReplacementParts.com

Ariens 24" 910962 7HP
Ariens 24" 924117 Modified Pro 342cc / 15.50 GT.. Currently Under Construction and testing trials commenced .......
Ariens 32" 924044 Modified Pro 342cc / 16.50 GT
Ariens / Troy Bilt 36" Frankenblower 16HP
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Ariens 28" 924??? Double auger & impeller 14HP v-twin BEAST !!!
Plans are being drafted, parts are accumulating in the pile......
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you'll find parts for it no problem. It's a keeper. The bucket looks to be in good shape.
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