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Inherited Model 924040 Ariens

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Greg from the Boston area here. I inherited a lat 70s Ariens 924040. Runs good and the auger spins. We haven't had any weather but I fired her up and ran the blades and the gear box cover cracked and a few pieces fell off (no noise though?). I assume this means there are some more serious problems hiding but is it possible to replace just the gear covers without replacing the whole assembly? Novice myself, know the basics of changing belts, plugs, etc.

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That is...not good. You're gonna need a tear down of the attachment at the very least. Don't be surprised that you need a replacement gear box.

It'd almost be easier (and cheaper) to find another matching attachment whole. Me personally, I wouldn't spend a single penny otherwise on it until you know what's going on with the gear box cause something caused that to grenade.

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@pessacake, it's not uncommon to see the earlier 924 series snowblowers locally on Boston craigslist or facebook marketplace that have the teardrop shapet bucket that has the cast iron auger gearbox, usually for $75 or less.

I bought one that was without an engine for about $60 just two months ago (plus the seller agreed to deliver it half way) and have passed up on at least 3 others within the past 18 months in the ~$50 range.

They are a bolt-on replacement.


Here's such a specimen:

https://worcester.craigslist.org/grd...810371553.html

He'd probably take $50 for it.





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Thanks for the insight, guys. So realistically I should be looking for a machine with the tear drop to replace the entire attachment? The squareish fronts have an aluminum gearbox?
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Might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the 24,000 series here, and get yourself a digital copy of your snowblower parts manual.

Here's the link for the 24,000 series page from Scot's website. It'll show you for the most part the changes in the series such as for example which Ariens attachment model #'s you want to look for. "Think white nameplate tractors with teardrop buckets" models...but the gear cases are also noticeably different looking too in addition to teardrop bucket versus the more squarish ones that followed.



And here's the link for owner's and service manuals. A 924040 appears to be a 1979 model. Of note: buckets also can have model numbers - for example my 1971 machine has a 910962 tractor but a 910995 attachment.

Confused yet?

There's a link for your parts manual about 3/4ths the way down that page.

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They are a bolt-on replacement.
Careful with that suggestion unless you know something I don't. The vast majority of the older round bucket units were clutch driven with 1 belt, OPs is a 2 belt/pulley drive and was the precursor to the ST824 made throughout the 80s and into the 90s. He specifically has to look for the same dash.



Not sure i'd spend a penny either unless its sentimental to you. Not that it isn't worth it, its just going to cost a lot. It looks like the rear bushing spun but there could be more damage. Just the Gearcase halves alone are $150 (for both). I'd guess you'd easily be into it for $300-$400 to overhaul it back to new mechanical condition. Shame since the tractor section looks great for that age.

Like others said easiest and cheapest would be to just buy a donor.

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> Careful with that suggestion unless you know something I don't.

Clearly, I know something that you do not.

Here's my 924040 with a teardrop bucket installed:

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...hp-24-a-4.html

My post stated that the donor needs to be a 924 series with a teardrop shaped bucket...and I provided a link and picture to such a specimen... Hopefully no one here mistakes a 10000 series for a 924 series.


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I just put a teardrop bucket on a ST 1236vwith no issues.....I bought the whole machine for $40 just for the bucket...I agree with db130...that is the best solution for the broken gearbox issue....and the teardrop buckets have the cast iron impeller. As far as the 10000 series buckets....the 1960 to 1964 are bolt on...just drive the lovejoy off of the impeller shaft and bolt on your pulley. From 1965 till 1974, what I have done is machine the splined lovejoy on a lathe to make a splined adaptor to mount a pulley onto the splined shaft. My first choice would be to find a 1975 to 1978 924 series machine for cheap and grab the bucket and auger.
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Cool, thanks for the help everyone. I'll be spending time on craigslist!
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