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~1961 Ariens 10ML restoration

3 months ago, I bought this "restored" Ariens snowblower that was missing an engine from a craigslist seller who was in the process of moving(the price was right and I happened to have a spare Tecumseh H70 engine). I finally got around to mounting the engine on the chassis this weekend and I have some questions:



1) What would you use for a belt guide? I had something like this in mind:

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(maybe cut it into two individual rods)?

2) The engine has a 1" shaft so I'm in search of a pulley with a 1" ID bore. I'm seeing a 2.7" pulley and a 3" pulley available. Either one looks "close enough." Does anyone know what the stock pulley size is?

The engine shaft is about 3/4" too long and hitting the belt cover(the belt cover is metal). I'll either need to cut the engine shaft or cut the belt cover(I'm leaning towards cutting the shaft). More pictures to come as I make progress!
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There is a guy in reading ma that would have the fact guides, He always post on the boston craigs list. Also may be jackmels on this site,may part with a pair. They may have your pulley as well.

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I'm sure I have a pair of Belt guides for you. The original pulley is 3/4 crank and the inside diameter where the belt rides is 1 3/4". I might have something for a 1" Crank that will work, or you can get something close from NAPA. As far as your additional Crank Length, Cut it down to size with a whizzer wheel.
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Yes, I have bought from the North Reading guy before and I have reached out to him through ebay for the belt guides. A new pulley is on its way from another ebay vendor as well.

I'll keep you guys posted as I make progress.
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a new 2.5" OD pulley with 1" bore has been installed after cutting off about an inch form the crank:




waiting for the belt guides to arrive in the mail.
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belt guides have arrived:



the previous owner's chute control relocation. it works well enough:



H70-130065



The engine had been sitting with gas in it since last August but it started right up after I cleaned out the carb bowl.
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That's pretty cool. It didn't take much to turn this into a great machine.
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You get a chance to try it out today!!!
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Yes, will be trying it out later this afternoon(already did the driveway with one of my other snowblower). Here are some other pics(got tired of taking pictures of it in the cramped garage space):





For the time being, this is the only snowblower in my fleet that doesn't have an electric starter but it is also the one that I can reliably start with the recoil starter.
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looks good so what else is there to do to it

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