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So yesterday I picked up an Ariens 7/24 with a Bradford 8hp on it. This is the style after the 10,000's when the switched to drive engagment at controls. Safety lever to hold down (no deadman) and and it came with the full encloseure. Are these enclosures worth anything? I think if I clean it up it will look pretty sharp. The motor will run, it wants to, just fires here and there and the elec start is being finicky.

Is the Bradford 8hp a Tecumsah motor? it looks exactly the same? Thanks!!
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Its most likely a Tecumseh engine that came off of a Bradford snowblower, and so has a Bradford decal on it..can you post some photos?

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I was just going through your website links and it looks like a 924000 but I really need to dig into this. Now this blower isnt pretty as its been sitting outside but I almost got it running last night. It will run. 80 #'s of comp and now I know how to do valves thanks to this site!! Going out to take pics now. Thank you!!
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took some pics

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If those skids are original that blower hasn't been used much. They've not been flipped and they're not worn all that much.

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thats definetely worth fixing, throw a predator if that 8hp has more than just carburetor issues
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I agree!!!

Thats what I though! The paint on the bucket is mint. Scraper blade underneath is perfectly flat. Augers have no bends of distortion whatsoever. 2nd stage impellor is different style that my older ones where it has a perpendicular brace. All my other ones bend and I have to pound then back straight with a 5lb hammer if I suck up a large rock or chunk of ice. This thing is old and rusted but I'm thinking diamond in the rough.
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thats definetely worth fixing, throw a predator if that 8hp has more than just carburetor issues
Id rather kiss my sister than put a predator motor on it. Those motors are not designed for outdoor blizzard conditions. The motor is not encased in a shield to protect the carb linkages and govenor from icing, snow builup, and eventually they crap out in the worst conditions. I had a honda knockoff on one and thats what would happen. Have to bring it inside and thaw it out as soon as it iced up. Snow kings just dont do that. Plus for 60$ I can make this motor run like new, carb included, and i dont have to spend the 200$ on the predator. Just my humble opinion sir.

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Thanks for the pics Red!
yep, thats definately a Tecumseh engine that came off a Bradford snowblower..
probably very close to what was originally on it..

I agree it looks like its had little use, but its also had poor care and upkeep..
the engine probably had to be replaced because the original owner couldnt be bothered to check or change the oil! apart from the grime, I agree this could be "a diamond in the rough"..

Its a 924000 series from the 1974 to 1977 timeframe..
I can see in one of your photos the Ariens data tag is still on it, at the rear of the machine betwen the wheels..post the numbers on that tag, and we can probably work out the exact model year..

And thanks for your comment about not putting a predator on it!
we are a minority on this forum..

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For some weird reason I can't upload pics from my smartphone. Il take one with camera when I get this sled together.
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