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1974 Ariens 6hp, I saved from salvage yard

I have spent a lot of elbow grease to get the machine functional would just. Like help increasing performance.
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You could put a modern, larger engine on it for the increased torque and horsepower. Maybe an impellor kit too. The design of these was and is the standard of the industry. Modern tires like X-Trac or Snow Hog would help with the traction. There's a reason you still see so many of these older machines still in use, they were made heavy duty to last for decades, but engines, tires and impellor kits do help.
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post #4 of 17 Old 01-07-2018, 11:24 PM
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I agree with the impellor kit and the tires have chains,you should be fine.Hope you get lots of use out of it,these models last forever
I really enjoy seeing the older Ariens units getting saved and being used.

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How exactly is your machine under-performing?

+1 on adding rubber to the impeller if you haven't already.

I recently grabbed a '71 524 and it exceeded my expectations by a mile.

The engine needed a minor overhaul (fuel system, refreshed the ignition, valve job, new head gasket).



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Here is Scrap iron throwing snow
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Well the photo loaded, but won't play I see I have work to do on this video.
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I cleaned points, carburetor, all drive was disassembled and regressed as I installed a new friction disc.
I still have some carb issues needs a little tweak
I would like to add the 3 and 1/4 pully on the crank. I ajusted the friction wheel to give me more reverse speed while taking away from forward gear speed. I now am in need of a good service manual so I have torque specs and other performance/ maintenance procedures, maybe even adressing the timing.
Just want a scrap iron machine out perform my neighbors through away blowers that are less than 5 years old, I can and will succeed.
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