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post #1 of 10 Old 12-22-2019, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Finally own an Ariens!

I work from home doing IT work and since my Jeep is finally pretty much done, for fun I've been collecting junk snowblowers over the summer months and fixing them up to sell in the winter. I just found an Ariens in my price range (I'm a cheap *******) worth fixing last month! After working on a lot of the newer snowblowers I have no interest in ever owning one.

I just ordered impeller and axle shaft bearings, but other than that it seems pretty solid. In the summer I'm going to tear it down and paint it and hopefully have a nice looking machine for years to come. I added an LED headlight already lol


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Hi ou2mame

Nice clean machine! It doesn't look like it needs paint, but if you want to do it... have fun!

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The ST 824 is my all time go to machine....I just picked uo two this weekend that needed new impeller gears.....Have fun!
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I work from home doing IT work and since my Jeep is finally pretty much done, for fun I've been collecting junk snowblowers over the summer months and fixing them up to sell in the winter. I just found an Ariens in my price range (I'm a cheap *******) worth fixing last month! After working on a lot of the newer snowblowers I have no interest in ever owning one.



I just ordered impeller and axle shaft bearings, but other than that it seems pretty solid. In the summer I'm going to tear it down and paint it and hopefully have a nice looking machine for years to come. I added an LED headlight already lol





Throw an impeller paddle kit on it and it will throw with the best of them.

It made a huge difference on my 824

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It looks pretty good now.....did you use an 18w led light????
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Great job. Looks awesome. If the paint is good, I'd leave it. It looks great in the pictures. How'd you add your LED light, change to DC, add a battery, or stick with AC.

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Great job. Looks awesome. If the paint is good, I'd leave it. It looks great in the pictures. How'd you add your LED light, change to DC, add a battery, or stick with AC.
I used a rectifier to power the led light with some capacitors to smooth out the current and keep them from flickering.

And yeah it's an 18w I believe. It's bright! The only reason I want to paint it is there are some rust bubbles under the paint that should be taken care of. I have some rubber from a single stage in going to use on be impeller cause here in long Island we get a lot of slush.
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I used to live out in Seldon, and worked in Bethpage .... Living on LI was an experience for sure ...
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I used to live out in Seldon, and worked in Bethpage .... Living on LI was an experience for sure ...
An expensive experience... Our property taxes could pay for a million snowblowers haha
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I am on the side of this machine maybe being okay the way it is with not needing a restoration. With what I can see from the photos that you posted, it looks to me like you can do some sanding in certain areas and do touch up. And a real good detailing job would do wonders I... think.
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