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Ariens 10ML60 restore

I'm restoring a 10ML60 from 1964-65. It has the original Tecumseh motor. It's missing the air filter shroud and has been replaced with some weird looking black knob that doesn't do anything useful. The motor runs great (starts on second pull every time) so I don't want to keep running it without a filter.

I've spent hours scouring the internet trying to find any details of what I could put on there. Jack's has parts details for the motor, but not the custom shroud provided by Ariens. Ariens provides parts details for the tractor but leaves out the motor details including the shroud. So I'm left with nothing to go on.

My research shows it's a Walbro carb LMB-107, Tecumseh part number 631068. Does anyone here have a shroud and any details of what kind of filter to get? I'd like to restore this with original parts if possible, but am willing to jury-rig something if I have to. I'm new to restoring and am enjoying the process, but get stuck easily.
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That black button is a manual primer.

The cover going over a snowblower engine is called a heater box.

Winter engines, like on a snowblower, do not usually run an air filter for winter operation, as no dust in a snow environment.
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@Robin,

Upon further photo inspection, you need some serious cleaning, and also need to address that broken handlebar at the frame mounting.
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Snowblowers do not have air filters. There are some exceptions like the bigger 20+hp units but almost anything a regular homeowner is going to buy won't have one.
The black button on your carb should be spring loaded. When you're going to start it in really cold weather you press and hold the black knob in and it should move a plate over the carbs throat blocking it. Then you pull the engine over slowly to let the suction pull in raw gas. Let go of the black button and then pull to start.


Here is a great site for everything Ariens: - - > https://scotlawrence.github.io/ariens/Page3.html

Here is the owner manual for a 10M-L60 - - > https://apache.ariens.com/manuals/st-62-I-R.pdf

I think we're seeing a crack in the handlebar at the mounting bolt.
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Thanks for the reply. This came with a lawnmower attachment, which seems to be very rare. I eventually want to see if I can source a snowblower attachment and have both. So in fact I'm running it in the summer at the moment, so am in need of a filter to keep out the grass, seeds, dust etc.

The black button must need something else since it does nothing right now. It doesn't 'prime' anything. It's just a spring-loaded useless button. It doesn't need any priming however since it starts very easily.

Yes it does need cleaning and repair, hence the restore. The handlebars were already "repaired" when I bought it so it's useable but ugly. I'm currently getting the lawnmower attachment powder coated and will address the tractor section next.
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Ah, now I understand the magic black button operation. Thanks! That really didn't make any sense to me.
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Robin,

It is a somewhat crude method of priming. In cold weather, you're supposed to pull the recoil starter while you have the spring loaded plunger pressed.


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To me I'd take crude but simple and effective every time. There is virtually nothing that can go wrong with this system, other than not understanding how to use it...
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