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post #1 of 12 Old 09-06-2013, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Gear Box For A 1965 24" Ariens?

Hey Folks;

OBO Ariens 24" Snowblower w/ 4 HP Tecemseh

I noticed this on Kijiji for 100 bucks. Poster says it's a 1965 model and that the 4 hp Tecumseh engine is in great shape with 90% compression. He also says that he put new tires on it last year. The problem is that he has stripped the gears in the auger gearbox.

I'm just curious, because the old girl appears to be in pretty good shape, considering her age, any chance of finding a replacement gearbox without a lot of trouble?

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Larry

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They don't make new gears for those anymore, however they made so many of them that used blowers and parts are plentiful. The cheapest thing for you to do would actually be to buy a second blower as well. That will give you another gear box plus a whole bunch more extra parts.

I know things are a bit more expensive in Canada, but $100 seems a bit steep for a blower needing a gearbox. Also, 4HP is kind of small, although I realize those old ones all had smaller engines and worked just fine.
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He's saying or best offer Shryp. What's it really worth do you think?

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In "non running" condition, needing a part, IMO its not worth any more than $50..
Buy this one for $50, buy another $50 non-runner with a different issue, and for $100 you can have an operating machine, and lots of spare parts!
(Most "non running" machines have engine problems..)

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What are the chances of finding another 48 year old machine up here in the Canadian wilderness, do you suppose? Maybe try the buy/sell forum on here looking for just the gearbox?

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Agree with all of the above. I have been scavenging these old parts off eBay for the last 3 years, you should be able to find a gearbox with the impeller attached easy. Would be an easy fix then. I too wouldn't pay more than $50 range for the unit. Great machine though! Good luck! If your going to break it down and just want the gears inside let me know, I may have some...
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Just did a search on eBay- "ariens gearbox" there is a bunch on there, but a bit pricey. In the 100-125 range, maybe someone would take a lower offer? May be worth an email or two and you could get it cheaper?
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Call me a wus if ya want, but I think I'll stick with plan A and get a new one. Thanks for your help though guys.
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Many Times the Gearbox is Fine, Just needs a New Pin in the Gear. ($1 or less at the hardware store.)
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