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Picked up a 1979 Ariens 924040(8hp 24")

I picked it up relatively cheaply today because it had a seized engine, but I am hoping it is seized up due to inactivity and not engine failure.

It came with the 4-lug 8" wheels/electric starter.

This will probably be a long-term project for next winter. I have dumped quite a bit of PB Blaster in the combustion chamber and I *think* it wants to turn. I'll probably wait a couple of days before turning the starter cup nut.

The previous owner stored it outside under a tarp and the throttle control cable was seized and the auger lever was also seized. I was able to free up the auger lever and the throttle control cable will be sourced cheaply enough.

If I can't free up the engine, I'll probably go the Predator route again(the engine mounting studs are already long enough and the chute crank rod with u-joints appear to be more accomodating than the 10000 series).

I'll take better pictures once I start the project, but here's the as-is photo:



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I had to bend that lower eye bolt out a bit to clear my Predator engine.

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Hopefully it wasn't sitting due to a blown gearbox. The ST's were prone to that failure. Am working on one right now. MH

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I don't think they started with the ST designation until in the 80s.

I got the engine to turn, there appears to be compression


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nice find, db. another one saved.

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Just like mine. Enjoy it.
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Thanks, guys. The cylinder was stuck to the point that the flywheel nut was being tightened/loosened if i went more than 30 degrees in either direction. I kept at it and 30 degrees became 45 degrees and then 90 degrees and eventually, it turned over without the nut being turned and the engine puked out the pb blaster/engine oil concoction out of the carb. I can now turn it over with the recoil starter.

i used a leftover partial carb rebuild kit to change out the bowl nut washer/idle mixture screw o-ring/inlet needle/seat/clip. The carb overall didn't look too bad.

I'm putting new fuel lines in it today and once I change the oil, I'll see if I can get it started.

The first priority is clearing the driveway of another 11" of snow we had overnight, though.


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Fingers crossed for that old motor therr db! If its a dead duck....you can't say that you didn't try!
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By drilling out the rivets that fasten the "fast-slow" cover of a 10000 series throttle lever, I was able to use it as a replacement on the 924040(I had to trim the plastic sheath by about 2 inches on the carburetor end of the cable:




It's not very pretty near the lever end but it works:



I found some screws that were the right size. They screwed in very tightly into the holes vacated by the rivets that I don't need nuts to hold them in place



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clever mod on the throttle plate. have you tried to start her?

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