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Orange Crush - Build Thread

This thread is meant to document my restoration and rebirth of a 1980 Ariens ST724 blower.

Purchased 1/29/15
Price 75.00
Condition Fair
Known Issues - Motor stalled while running, will not restart/turn over.
Goal - Get back to running condition, and slowly disassemble and refurbish summer of 2015/16


























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Your ability to fit it in your car is impressive! Can't wait to see what else you can do with it.
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Your ability to fit it in your car is impressive! Can't wait to see what else you can do with it.
Thanks man, that was the plan, I couldnt believe I got the hatch closed. I am on the search for a motor as a back up plan.

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15 Grand Cherokee Altitude - Mall Crawler
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2015 D110 John deere
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cool! looks like a fun project!
I'll be watching with interest..
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Nice truck!
My wife and were traveling a few years back and stopped by an antique shop about 100 miles from our home. Decied to buy 6 old wooden chairs. We're in a Honda Prelude, you know, the little doorstop looking car? Don't ask me how but we got all 6 chairs in that car. I know it sounds impossible but somehow we got them in there.
Cool pics of a cool blower.

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Great pictures Duff Daddy. I will be following this thread with interest as well. I can't wait to see your progress.

Thanks for sharing your project with the group.

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My kind of thread/poster...lots of pics!!!!

Can't wait to see what you do with her!


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Cool cool, looking fwd to resto pics! Love the name too.

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If you are looking for cheap you can get the Harbor Freight 212cc engine for around $100 with coupons. Will be easy to swap it on there either permanently or just to use for this winter.

Also like the great packing skills. Even more impressive because I know how heavy those things are.

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Thanks guys, I think i have found a Techumseh 7hp from an early 90's model, for free that I may swap on if I can break the piston free from the cylinder.

Resto right now wont be crazy but summer time it will. What is everyone using for paint (close to original color as possible)

Think It may get a good sanding, hit with some por15 and paint.

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2005 Mustang - Daily Driver
15 Grand Cherokee Altitude - Mall Crawler
2007 Anderson Open Deck 19ft Trailer
1998 828D John Deere
1996 828D John Deere
2015 D110 John deere
ST724 Ariens not sure of year
1978 Ariens 924000
1964 10ML60D
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