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Ariens 32" Project

Been eyeballing this Ariens 32" for a couple weeks on Marketplace. Finally got a chance to check it out and came to an agreement with the owner. The recoil was busted but the electric start did work. Carb had been screwed with and it didnt have spark. The rest of the machine was in very good shape. Very little rust, all bearing & bushings nice and tight. My plan is to do a Predator swap, already pulled the motor, i did one on a ST824 for a coworker and think it will work well with this one. I Remember seeing others that have done a similar swap and that the chute rotation linkage needs to rerouted. If anyone has done a similar swap please chime in. Thanks

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Very nice! Which Predator engine are you going with?


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This is a B&S, but I also have a Predator on another one. Rerouting is no problem, as it actually improves it by putting a new rod off the universal by the chute, adding another eyebolt and knuckle universal, bringing the crank handle in nicely between the handles, where it should have always been in my opinion, right from the factory when it was new.
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I had to add about 6" of 3/8" rod off the sprocket bracket so it could be at the correct position to make the turn up. I made a bent metal bracket out of the metal you see in picture to support rod. It is better than new- very smooth turning. I bent it in vise with help of a hammer. I added a second universal joint so I could run the rod up to original handle position. Your modification will depend on the motor you decide on. Good luck! Nice machine!
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Very nice! Which Predator engine are you going with?
Just the 212 Predator. At 100$ plus another 12$ or so for the 3/4 to 1" adapter its hard to go wrong

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I had to add about 6" of 3/8" rod off the sprocket bracket so it could be at the correct position to make the turn up. I made a bent metal bracket out of the metal you see in picture to support rod. It is better than new- very smooth turning. I bent it in vise with help of a hammer. I added a second universal joint so I could run the rod up to original handle position. Your modification will depend on the motor you decide on. Good luck! Nice machine!
Thank you very much! Just the information i was looking for!

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Just the 212 Predator. At 100$ plus another 12$ or so for the 3/4 to 1" adapter its hard to go wrong

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I may be way wrong but 212cc seems pretty small for 32" blower. Nice blower. It's a monster.

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I am thinking the same as @micah68 about the engine size.
A good ~200 cc engine makes around 4.4kW (6 hp). Most 32" blowers had or have at least 10 hp. ariens used a 9.7kW (13hp) tecumseh on theirs, I think?

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See if you can find another running Tecumseh 8 hp or bigger.
Then you don’t have to change or modify anything.
The old Tec 8 hp are cheap.

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Back when this was new I think it would come with an 8hp. In my mind that's too small for what I've driven my 32s into. My 1332 Toro is about right. I'd at least try for a 10 hp on it or you might end up having a 32" bucket you can only take 2/3 rds of a cut with. The 212 Predator is a nice engine but it's not going to get it on a 32 IMHO.

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