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Help me identify this Ariens

Picked this Ariens up with a bad engine, and it needs drive wheel bushings and a new drive disc. Don't have the model number ...so need some help.

Interesting also is that the wheels are on with the valve stems inward. That is strange. AND, gosh, one of the wheels is pretty darn loose on the shaft. I wonder if I can put a thin sleeve in the wheel to take up the play between the wheel and the shaft? I know that some wheels have a plastic insert that slide on between the wheel and the shaft....I'm guessing to lessen the wheel freezing to the shaft.

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How wide is the cutting path and what size (horsepower) was the bad engine (assuming it was original)? That may narrow things down a bit for identification.

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We can tell so far, from the one photo, that its a 10,000 series made sometime between 1965 and 1974..but thats it..need more data to narrow it down further..is there a tag with a model number at the rear of the machine?
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Scot, Wouldn't that chute control rod narrow it to '64-'68? Looks like a nice rolling chassis to have gsnod
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Thanks guys...I have no tags remaining on it with model number or serial number -- both on the main body as well as the auger section. It is a 24 inch width and had a 6 HP Tecumseh on it. Fortunately, I've got that same engine to replace it with!

Probably need to replace the drive disc also, as the current one has a crack in the rubber. Anyone know if a 3003 will work on this machine?
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If you look real close with a flashlight sideways, you may see a stamped-in model/serial number to the left of the worn/sanded area in the middle of your engine mounting surface (may be paint filled, can try some sanding).
I looked up '64-'68 parts and they all list #3003 friction wheel.
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As in down here in left hand corner slot of the mounting box....
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Thanks jtclays -- I've looked and my aging eyes don't see any indicator of model number, so I'm lost on that issue.

Anyone got an idea of a model number for a 64-68 model year that had an original 6 HP Tecumseh on it and a 24 inch wide cut?

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If you look real close with a flashlight sideways, you may see a stamped-in model/serial number to the left of the worn/sanded area in the middle of your engine mounting surface (may be paint filled, can try some sanding).
I looked up '64-'68 parts and they all list #3003 friction wheel.
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Scot, Wouldn't that chute control rod narrow it to '64-'68? Looks like a nice rolling chassis to have gsnod
good catch! you are right..that would make it a 1965 - 1968.
the white handlebars are another clue..
if the original engine had a 6hp engine, that means it was made in a year where the 6hp was not the top of the line, which rules out 1965 and 1966..which means we are now down to only 1967 and 1968 as possibilities..

1967 or 1968 model 10M6
1967 or 1968 model 10M6D (is there a differential lock-out on the left wheel?)
1968 model 10969
1968 model 10970

that's it, four potential models..

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Thanks for this information. There is no differential lock-out on the left wheel. So, I'll look at the models below and see if they provide any more information.

Thanks again. Next project is replacing the drive disc, and although I've done this before, I don't enjoy this specific project!

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good catch! you are right..that would make it a 1965 - 1968.
the white handlebars are another clue..
if the original engine had a 6hp engine, that means it was made in a year where the 6hp was not the top of the line, which rules out 1965 and 1966..which means we are now down to only 1967 and 1968 as possibilities..

1967 or 1968 model 10M6
1967 or 1968 model 10M6D (is there a differential lock-out on the left wheel?)
1968 model 10969
1968 model 10970

that's it, four potential models..

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