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post #1 of 19 Old 02-21-2015, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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New to me Ariens 921017

Well last night I saw a post on CL for an Ariens 921017 Deluxe Platinum for $100 because it had a blown engine. Upon inspecting the unit at the sellers house it looked great cosmetic shape, however I noticed the oil was VERY low. I was hopeful that because nothing was leaking that the block wasn't cracked or broke as nothing was visually punctured. Here she is...


After getting it home I had an hour or so to take a look at it and pulled the gas tank and engine off to the tractor unit.



The unit still had plenty of spark which was good, so I continued to take the block apart. Once open I could see the broken rod which is what I had suspected. Unfortunately there was also a puncture hole near the top of the block that was being blocked by the governor plate from the outside. I was hoping that the Briggs and Stratton would be salvageable via a rebuilt but I really wasn't counting on it.

So I will be in search of something to repower the unit. It has all the bells, traction control, heated handle bars etc.. I'll see what I can find to replace the 11.5 horse power engine.

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Unreal! Congrats on a great find!!
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Here is a link to where you can buy the exact engine. Says Kool Bore? No cast iron liner?

https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...ed=0CHYQpiswAQ
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I was trying to lookup the cylinder assembly, I believe it's listed here: Illustrated Parts List

and is Part #794188 Probably not worth the $150 plus shipping though.

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there was another thread where someone wasn't all that impressed with their LCT 414..ya never know

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Depending on how bad the hole is you could try welding, JB Weld or aluminum brazing rods. Some people have had success with those 3 techniques. Just keep an eye on the oil and you should be fine. Worst case is you are only out the cost of a rod if it doesn't hold up.

Of course, that depends on the condition of the internals of the engine.

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Depending on how bad the hole is you could try welding, JB Weld or aluminum brazing rods. Some people have had success with those 3 techniques. Just keep an eye on the oil and you should be fine. Worst case is you are only out the cost of a rod if it doesn't hold up.

Of course, that depends on the condition of the internals of the engine.
I was thinking the same. But I guess we will all wait for the pics of the internal carnage.

Good score, even if you have to re-power.

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Harbor Freight 420 cc with battery electric start would be a beast on that machine. Put in a battery and you can run your lights and hand warmers.

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there was another thread where someone wasn't all that impressed with their LCT 414..ya never know
In what way not impressed? I have two of them. Though still in the honeymoon stage of our relationship, I'm VERY impressed with them.

BTW, I saw that machine on our local Craigslist. If I was inclined to fix, that would've been mine. Great score.

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Here is a link to where you can buy the exact engine. Says Kool Bore? No cast iron liner?

https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...ed=0CHYQpiswAQ
The engine referred to here is 11.50 ft lbs of torque which is equal to somewhere around 9 HP, not 11.50 HP.
I'm assuming this deluxe 24 original engine is a B&S 249 or 250 cc which is the 11.50 ft lb torque engine (approx 9 HP). I have one in my deluxe 27 which looks to be around the same model year as this one, 2010?

$100 + $300 for an engine is pretty good. That's about a $900 machine new.

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