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ariens age by engine number

I was doing some work on my 3 "antique" ariens to be ready for the continuing snow storm in RI and got the engine numbers off them. I have the ariens numbers "someplace" but not in front of me.
I was wondering if the engine numbers can give me a better idea of the age of each machine - I've been saying/guessing 1968, 1973 & 1982
1968 - H70 - 130216D - serial 8272D
1973 - HM 80 - 155128 D serial 71580
1982 - HM 80 - 155128 F serial 82781

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I was doing some work on my 3 "antique" ariens to be ready for the continuing snow storm in RI and got the engine numbers off them. I have the ariens numbers "someplace" but not in front of me.
I was wondering if the engine numbers can give me a better idea of the age of each machine - I've been saying/guessing 1968, 1973 & 1982
1968 - H70 - 130216D - serial 8272D
1973 - HM 80 - 155128 D serial 71580
1982 - HM 80 - 155128 F serial 82781

any thoughts/help?
thanks
well for one thing there techumseh engines,

some picutres would really help as techumseh has no accurate engine codes (for example, 1348E is a engine code that could mean it was build in 1968 1978 or1988, they changed the number codes after 2000 or so, so you have to guess)
it would be older than a 65 because back then they had a 10 didget code for there engines (they stopped in 66)

my guess is late 70s though late 80s on most "vintage" ariens

good luck!

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pasted from the Tecumseh Technicians Handbook

The serial number or D.O.M. indicates the production date.
Using model LEV115-57010B, serial 8105C as an example, interpretation is as follows:
LEV115-57010B is the model and specification number,
LEV Low Emissions Vertical
115 Indicates a 11.5 cubic inch displacement
57010B is the specification number used for properly identifying the parts of the engine
8105C is the serial number or D.O.M. (Date of Manufacture)
8 first digit is the year of manufacture (1998)
105 indicates calendar day of that year (105th day or April 15, 1998)
C represents the line and shift on which the engine was built at the factory.

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also, for the model number:

The first letter designation in a model number indicates
basic type of engine.
V - Vertical Shaft
LAV - Lightweight Aluminum Vertical
VM - Vertical Medium Frame
TVM - Tecumseh Vertical (Medium Frame)
VH - Vertical Heavy Duty (Cast Iron)
TVS - Tecumseh Vertical Styled
TNT - Toro Ní Tecumseh
ECV - Exclusive Craftsman Vertical
TVXL - Tecumseh Vertical Extra Life
LEV - Low Emissions Vertical
H - Horizontal Shaft
HS - Horizontal Small Frame
HM - Horizontal Medium Frame
HHM - Horizontal Heavy Duty (Cast Iron) Medium Frame
HH - Horizontal Heavy Duty (Cast Iron)
ECH - Exclusive Craftsman Horizontal
HSK - Horizontal Snow King

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1968 - H70 - 130216D - serial 8272D= if a 1968 engine's B-day would be on Saturday, September 28, 1968 online D.


1973 - HM 80 - 155128 D serial 71580(please double check 5th digit (0 or o...possible D or B?)on this engine)= June 7, 1977 (Tue). If it is a 1967= June 7, 1967 (Wed)... This engine is not a 73.


1982 - HM 80 - 155128 F serial 82781( Please double check 5th digit(L maybe) on this one as well)=October 4, 1988 (Tue)...if a 1978= October 5, 1978 (Thu)


If 5 digit serial it would be 2004 or newer....so those 5th digits on HM-80 should be letters.



There are no markings on back of Tractor of blower by your shins if your were at helm of your snowblower.

right above belly pan maybe???
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there are markings on the tractors, I just didn't look at them when we were getting them ready for the latest RI snow, just needed a new float for one of the 8hp machines - I'll try to do something with pictures and the tractor numbers tomorrow - looking at the gallery, the 7 hp machine looks pretty much like "Macplee's Ariens 1968 10MB" and the others look like 924000 models
thanks for all for the help and information on the machines
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I was able to get the numbers off the smaller 8 hp - model 924026 serial 32 ** 04 - the label is pretty beat up and so I can't really read all of it - I think both 8 hp are the same models but with different throwers on the front - one is round/teardrop, the larger on is flat on the top
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What's the Point of Knowing the Year? Does it Really Matter?
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does it really matter..... probably not, but it is useful in trying to track down parts when the numbers are "tough" to see and anyone asks "what year is it?"

My 7 hp has serial 7-10M 78914 on the snowblower body but I can't find any numbers on the tractor/drive
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you might be better off buying a new carburator, remove your old one and check for diffrences,
but heres a cheapo one if this helps (should fit the 8hp Tecumseh with no problems)
https://www.ebay.com/i/262144866373?...UaAi5UEALw_wcB
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