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post #1 of 21 Old 12-31-2012, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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My Ariens Rebuild

Hi Guys, thought I'd show my project. It's a '77 924032 ser 009xxx.

I bought it fairly destroyed for $60 and it was worse than I thought. The engine had thrown a rod, all the controls were siezed, it was full of mouse and rust, etc. I broke it apart, bucket, base, engine and handles. I cleaned and lubed the controls on the handles. The bucket seemed OK so I just wire brushed and lubed the chute where it spins. I chucked the engine and got a Tecumseh HM100 10HP. I flipped the base over and power washed it, then replaced all the bushings that were bad and the drive chain. I disassembled, cleaned and lubed all controls so it worked close to new. I re-assembled and knocked the engine mount studs out so I could use Grade 8 bolts on the alternate holes. The pulley fit the new engine perfect as a 1" shaft was one of my priorities. I used Napa HD belts. I ran it and found the auger needed a fan support bearing so I broke that all apart and did that as well as a lube job on all the bushings. After some adjustment it runs like a beast. No matter how fast I run it into the snow, the engine just loads up harder but doesn't slow down much. The only problem I have it while it throws a ton of snow, it doesn't go very far. My little Toro 522 throws MUCH farther so I'll have to figure this one out, maybe a different pulley for a faster impeller fan.
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Looking good. Sounds the the "Clarence Impeller Kit" modification is in store for you in the future.
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Also is the inside of the chute all rusted...might want to sandpaper it smooth and clean of rust and repaint the inside of chute with a nice gloss paint...grabs the snow(rusted chute) .
Worth a shot...and then spray it with pam when chute is dry before snowblowing that day...

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Welcome nt40lanman by the way!!!!!

If you do not have it:

http://apache.ariens.com/manuals/PM%2024000.pdf
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looks like a good project . I have done two of them and as soon as I can sell one I can get another to rebuild. As far throwing the snow It could be the snow condition as well. Yesterday one of the blowers were throwing close to 25' , today only 12-15'

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Thanks!! I got all the owners and parts manuals shortly after I got it. I tried it in a few different types of snow. With the 10HP, it doesn't slow down much and throws slush almost as far as light snow. The impeller looks fine and the clearance is tight. I'll start with sanding and painting the inside of the chute nice and smooth. Maybe the impeller and housing need to be sanded and painted?
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I'll start with sanding and painting the inside of the chute nice and smooth. Maybe the impeller and housing need to be sanded and painted?
Couldn't hurt and it will look purdy
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Allis chalmers orange rust-oleum is as close to fact paint as you can get with out paying $15. a can for ariens paint.
One other thought, may be the napa belt could be off. I use the fact ariens belt part#07204700. or or may be the pulley is worn out.

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I thought I'd post an update on my project. We had that big storm up here in New England and it gave me a chance to give it a run. I put probably 4 hours on it. The blower ran great. It powered through everything, even snow that had been blown already and compacted. I went up my father's drive way in snow so deep it was a few inches over the bucket, and it just kept going and blowing. I need to get it to process more snow because the engine didn't seem to be laboring even at full capacity. I might need to get some weight on the bucket too.
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Congrats on it working out well for you. Just finished rebuilding a 8 hp Ariens on sunday and tried it out on the little bit of snow we got. Did fairly poor in the little bit of snow on the ground till I increased the drive speed. Filling the auger with more snow changed it from blowing maybe 5' to 20'+. They do like their snow :-)
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