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post #1 of 21 Old 09-20-2015, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Help Id-ing Ariens Sno-Thro

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I'm new here and I decided to tackle this project to learn more about engines. Big car guy and this will be a nice added skill.

A little background on the blower. I'm 24 and my dad owned this as long as I can remember. He got a Honda from my grandpa and ended up retiring this in the early 2000's. Around 2008-09 he bought a commercial grade Ariens that we have used since. This has sat under a tarp for nearly 15 years. He kept up on greasing everything and does not appear to be seized. I will be doing a full restoration on it and will repower it if I have to. Any ideas on year or info? No stamped serial number for the blower as a whole. Just the engine.








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I'd say it's either from the 60's, 70's, 80's, or 90's
Welcome aboard truckguy, the guys here are pretty good, but some will need to see the item in question.

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it could be from mid 60s to mid 70s. can you make out the engine shroud numbers?
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You can look up lots of stuff on moderator Scot's Ariens site here:
The Ariens 1960's and 1970's Sno-Thro info site.
Chute crank,muffler, pin in the left handlebars, serial number, looks like late '65 or carry over '66. October of '65 is the Tec serial number.
You can look around here for a stamped number, may take some rust removal or dedicated looking.
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Truckguy. From the engine serial number(5292) and the looks of the snow blower, I would say it is a 1965 or a1966 model. The 5 in the serial number is the year and it could be a 65,75,85 or 95. Tecumseh engines were labeled this way until the 2000's?

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And chance this is the model/serial number plate for the front half and not the clutch info sticker ??
I can't tell from the photo which it is.
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Its a 1965 model 10M6.

features on the machine, and the Tecumseh engine code, all say 1965.
We also know its a 6hp engine, and it does not appear to have a differential,
which means there is only one model it can be: 1965 model 10M6.


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Thank you for all the responses! There are no markings on the blower other than the serial tag shown. I stumbled across that website in my search and that eventually caused me to join. I can't find a darn number in any of those places. I will sand blast it so maybe something will show up. I'm curious - didn't the 60's models have the shorter sides where the augurs show through? Mine is fully covered on the sides.
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Never mind, those appear to be the early pre 65 models.

How should I go about finding replacement parts since I don't have a known serial number? I'd like to order a new carb.

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I found a new carburetor for your engine but it is pretty expensive at $92.
Carburetor 631827 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com

You might want to find one off another engine. Depending on the condition of the engine you could probably replace the engine with one off another machine.

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