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post #1 of 17 Old 02-17-2017, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Older Ariens guys need your help

i was thinking about picking this up it looks pretty clean. he says it needs an auger gear is this something you can split the case and install pretty easily?

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/grd/5956165824.html

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I am not a Ariens pro that can tell you what year this machine is but this is a very old machine. My guess would be 70s. $45? It should be given away for free. I'm serious, not sarcastic. Labor for deducting, painting, welding metal on to the scraper bar, skid shoes, engine is old, how long is it going to last? Needs a new carb, belts? Friction disk? Tires rotted? Needs tubes? Are the wheels rusted on?

By the time you put money into it it could go towards a newer machine.
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I am not a Ariens pro that can tell you what year this machine is but this is a very old machine. My guess would be 70s. $45? It should be given away for free. I'm serious, not sarcastic. Labor for deducting, painting, welding metal on to the scraper bar, skid shoes, engine is old, how long is it going to last? Needs a new carb, belts? Friction disk? Tires rotted? Needs tubes? Are the wheels rusted on?

By the time you put money into it it could go towards a newer machine.
apparently you do not know the following these 1970's ariens have and for good reason.

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Seems like you had made up your mind before posting.
If you like to tinker, this may be up your alley.


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Seems like you had made up your mind before posting.
If you like to tinker, this may be up your alley.
i think so it looks in pretty good shape for its age. i just didnt know if getting parts would be a problem or installing the auger gear.

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Not a hard job..just time.You won't know what is really wrong with it until you open it up. I did an ST 8 24 with a blown gearbox, and it was just the pin that hold the gear on the shaft.
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I look at buying old snow blowers like opening a can if worms, some times you get squirmy little stinkers with teeth, and other time you can get gummy worms... I like gummy worms.... if I was close I would grab it at $45 but I enjoy rebuilding them, so if your not afraid of working on it then go for it.
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Check to make sure, but it's likely a 2 shaft engine (has the wheel drive off the cam PTO in reverse rotation to engine crank). Makes a swap difficult, and it's not the most powerful to begin with. Ask the seller for the actual model number and search for the gear. Likely have to buy used or NOS and I see them regularly around $85 so you're at $130 to start with no labor. Not knowing what has ever been lubed or properly maintained may make the labor intensive. Just random thoughts.
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Check to make sure, but it's likely a 2 shaft engine (has the wheel drive off the cam PTO in reverse rotation to engine crank). Makes a swap difficult, and it's not the most powerful to begin with. Ask the seller for the actual model number and search for the gear. Likely have to buy used or NOS and I see them regularly around $85 so you're at $130 to start with no labor. Not knowing what has ever been lubed or properly maintained may make the labor intensive. Just random thoughts.
thanks this is what i was looking for i thought getting the part might be a problem and wasnt familiar with the swap. looks like it will be a no go for me.

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Gear is usually $50 on ebay, here's a gear and shaft kit for $50. gear kit
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