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post #1 of 12 Old 02-22-2015, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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I was visiting my family in PA. Had five inches overnite. Jumped out bed like a kid on Christmas morning and fired up dads '67 10M. Two pulls and it was running like a champ. I have not used this in 20 yrs+, Brought back childhood memories of when he bought it brand new. I was in second grade. I only get to service it in the spring, so it was a real treat to work it!
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She'a a beauty scrappy, look like it's in great shape!

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Thats Awesome Scrappy!!!! I said the same thing to the Mrs today..."Its like Christmas morning!" Even better when the machine you're firing-up for action has such deep history!
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The shifter was stiff when cold, loosened up when warm. This spring will pull the pan and lube up the friction wheel shaft, and the gears. Last year dear old dad (81) broke the shear pins when he hit some border rocks. Good thing I always lubed the auger zerks. He was always bad with leaving gas in it, I had to replace the tank and carb back in the 80's.

I got him trained to shut off the fuel and run it dry.. And have me drain the tank and give it a look over every year. I guess I have changed the oil about 40 times in my life.
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Looks great for its age

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I was visiting my family in PA. Had five inches overnite. Jumped out bed like a kid on Christmas morning and fired up dads '67 10M. Two pulls and it was running like a champ. I have not used this in 20 yrs+, Brought back childhood memories of when he bought it brand new. I was in second grade. I only get to service it in the spring, so it was a real treat to work it!

now that's a great story. that's the neat thing about the vintage American iron, it's generational. if it was taken care of like the one you have, it can be passed on for many generations.




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its nice that you take the time to keep dad's classic up and running scrappy

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That's a large dia. impeller on that beast Love it.

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When/if you have time, could you post a picture of the handle bar controls?
I have an Ariens I'm trying to identify (labels have been painted over) and looks a lot like yours from the picture you have.
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