1968 Ariens Snow Thro - Restoration - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 24 Old 08-24-2015, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 8
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 3
1968 Ariens Snow Thro - Restoration

I was recently given this snow thro because it stopped moving for the previous owner and had been sitting for about 10 yrs. I started to work on it and discovered it had no spark, so I removed the fly wheel cleaned it and set the points. That solved the spark problem. Then I had to take the carb apart and clean it and replace the bowl gasket. I was then able to get it running and it sounds pretty good. Replaced the friction plate and that solved the not moving problem Everything else seemed to function properly so I took it apart and repainted what i could. It's not perfect and could use a new muffler, but I don't think it looks too bad for being 47 years old.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Left Side.jpg
Views:	164
Size:	294.8 KB
ID:	54737   Click image for larger version

Name:	Right Side.jpg
Views:	131
Size:	295.4 KB
ID:	54745   Click image for larger version

Name:	Front.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	301.9 KB
ID:	54753   Click image for larger version

Name:	Rear.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	339.1 KB
ID:	54761  
Zeke is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Thanks, 2 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Thanks bwdbrn1 thanked for this post
Likes bwdbrn1, Kiss4aFrog liked this post
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 Old 08-25-2015, 12:00 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 2
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Nice job

I like the attention to detail. it always makes it look newer when you use new nuts and bolts. Good job dude.
alarmdoctor6950 is offline  
post #3 of 24 Old 08-25-2015, 12:17 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: toronto GTA
Posts: 199
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 14
Likes (Given): 2
Likes (Received): 15
Smile

Nice work there Beautiful job!
I'm restoring a 922003 1975
Thanks for the pictures & more inspiration to get mine finished.

Ariens deluxe 28
Ariens 927le
ariens self propelled mower
loneraider is offline  
post #4 of 24 Old 08-25-2015, 12:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: MA
Posts: 891
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 16
Thanks (Received): 86
Likes (Given): 241
Likes (Received): 202
nice job, my most recent Ariens snowblower came with a muffler just like yours with the holes busted. I replaced it with a rusty but intact used unit from my parts bin.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
db130 is offline  
post #5 of 24 Old 08-25-2015, 09:50 AM
Super Moderator
 
Kiss4aFrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Hudson, WI
Posts: 9,859
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 591
Thanks (Received): 773
Likes (Given): 4374
Likes (Received): 1743
Garage
Welcome to the forum Zeke

That is one nice looking piece of work you did there.

.
Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

Please help keep the lights on by subscribing:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kiss4aFrog is offline  
post #6 of 24 Old 08-25-2015, 09:56 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 550
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 6
Thanks (Received): 41
Likes (Given): 42
Likes (Received): 98
Very nice!
My dad is the original owner of a '67 5.0 hp still starts and runs like new. Dad not much he is 82.
scrappy is online now  
post #7 of 24 Old 08-25-2015, 09:57 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,585
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 3
Thanks (Received): 158
Likes (Given): 95
Likes (Received): 303
Nice old girl there Zeke
I love seeing the old ones kept alive and well.
jtclays is offline  
post #8 of 24 Old 08-25-2015, 08:41 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 10
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 1
Thumbs up

Great job! She's a 60's beaut. Looks as it should. Although many retrofit a new motor I prefer to see Ariens with their original white engine.

Did you use chev orange or another paint? Any sandblasting or cleaned & sand?

Now go show it to the previous owner

Last edited by Ariensman; 08-25-2015 at 08:46 PM.
Ariensman is offline  
post #9 of 24 Old 08-25-2015, 09:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: New Lenox
Posts: 2,203
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 276
Thanks (Received): 331
Likes (Given): 3366
Likes (Received): 683
Hello and welcome to SBF Zeke. Great job making the old girl shine again.

Toro 8/24 (38080) 1989
Toro 721-QZR (38743) 2015 (Hemi Predator Power)
Toro (51984) Hand Held Blower (For the light stuff)

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
Grunt is online now  
post #10 of 24 Old 08-25-2015, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 8
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ariensman View Post
Great job! She's a 60's beaut. Looks as it should. Although many retrofit a new motor I prefer to see Ariens with their original white engine.

Did you use chev orange or another paint? Any sandblasting or cleaned & sand?

Now go show it to the previous owner
Thanks to everyone for the welcome to the forum.

Ariensman, I used Glossy Lobster Red from Walmart. It's probably not an exact match but it seems pretty close.

I didn't have access to a sandblaster so I used a power sander and some hand sanding. I am not much of a painter and there are a few runs, but I was mainly interested in keeping it from rusting. I have been telling my friends that I hope it snows soon so I can try it out. If "looks could kill" they'd be planting me.
Zeke is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome