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New Ariens owner here looking for some info

Hi everyone! I've been looking for a "new" used blower to replace my '83 Craftsmen single stage. I was looking in the low rent district of blower sales and was finding more headaches than helpful leads. So I threw caution to the wind and upped my budget slightly beyond what I wanted to spend. And I think that was the best decision I've made yet.
This morning after a few weeks of looking and a lot of scrounging for extra cash I took home my new toy. An Ariens 910995 7hp 24" cut. This machine is gorgeous, all original paint and the original 7hp Tecumseh engine. When I met him we looked it over then he walked me through using it. He had me put my hand on the engine first to see that it was stone dead cold. It started on the first pull! He walked me through how to engage the auger and then we tested it. It shredded a block of ice at the end of the driveway faster and with less effort than any blower I've ever seen. This machine is amazing and I can't wait to put it into action! I just need to pick up some sheer pins first. My '83 Craftsmen has a chain driven auger so sheer pins have never been a thing in my garage lol
Onto the looking for info part. Like I said it's a model: 910995, the serial number is hard to make out but I believe it's 030336, and as I said it's a 7hp 24". I'm looking for when it was made and a good place to find an owners\parts manual for it and any good places to get parts when needed. Also does anyone know if they make an electric start for this model? And of course any other tips or tricks anyone has! And thank you in advance!

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I don't want to pop your bubble but that's been painted. No way it's in that nice a shape after all these years. If you look close at the ID tag you'll see where it was masked off. That tag goes over the paint from the factory.

Doesn't really matter, it's in really good shape and I'd be happy to find one in that condition. Scot should have a manual for it : https://scotlawrence.github.io/ariens/index.html

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i agree its been painted including the handle bars
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The bars I knew are painted. And he touched up where it says sno-thro but I had thought the rest was original. I'll get better pictures tomorrow when I roll it back outside.
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That ID number is for the blower part : 910995 - 24" Sno-Thro attachment - (1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973) By the serial number the front is a 1970.

Does it still have the ID tag on the back of the body below the engine ??

I like using parts radar for looking up parts and diagrams and then use the part number to check with searspartsdirect, partstree, jackssmallengines, Ariens dealers, Ebay, Amazon, ... just a matter of how fast I need it, who has it and what it's going to cost.

https://partsradar.partsmartweb.com/...inPWD=dealers&

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I don't want to pop your bubble but that's been painted. No way it's in that nice a shape after all these years. If you look close at the ID tag you'll see where it was masked off. That tag goes over the paint from the factory.

Doesn't really matter, it's in really good shape and I'd be happy to find one in that condition. Scot should have a manual for it : https://scotlawrence.github.io/ariens/index.html

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Thanks for the link Kiss that's awesome I'll have to sit down later after my kids are asleep and look it all over.
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That has been painted to post 1980 colors.....looks good and well kept. Worth about $250 max IMHO. they last forever if maintained.
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Welcome to the forum Sully, nice find!
Your Ariens is about 1971..maybe plus or minus a year.
Looks like tag is still at the rear of the machine..post any numbers you find there, that will help determine the year.

As has already been mentioned, the handlebars and name plate have been painted black by a previous owner..not a big deal. They probaly did it to match the black engine, which is not original to the machine..looks like an early 80's Tecumseh probably. Also not a big deal. Many machines of this vintage are on their 2nd engine, and personally I would rather have a 80's Tecumseh than a brand new Predator. It looks like a fine machine!

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Above is the Scot I was referring to who runs the Ariens site.

People like me may pick at it a bit, I didn't notice the engine when I wen't through the photos and it's obvious it's a later year but we could pick on any machine. Newer engine, lower hours and it'll last you longer so unless you are a collector that's a good thing.

The reason people like them is they are a tank and will eat a lot of snow. Down the road you might want to consider adding some snow tires and doing an impeller mod if you run into much slush in your area.

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...eller-mod.html

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Welcome to the forum Sully, nice find! [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
Your Ariens is about 1971..maybe plus or minus a year.
Looks like tag is still at the rear of the machine..post any numbers you find there, that will help determine the year.

As has already been mentioned, the handlebars and name plate have been painted black by a previous owner..not a big deal. They probaly did it to match the black engine, which is not original to the machine..looks like an early 80's Tecumseh probably. Also not a big deal. Many machines of this vintage are on their 2nd engine, and personally I would rather have a 80's Tecumseh than a brand new Predator. It looks like a fine machine!

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Thanks Scott I'm looking forward to playing with it and I agree with the predator comment. I'd probably search out an older engine before I bought a predator if this one died. And your website is amazing! I'm gonna comb through it tonight after my kids go to sleep.
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