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1960 Ariens 10M Project

Hello everyone, as some of you may already know I am the owner of a 1960 Ariens 10M snowblower.
Cosmetically it is in ok condition. The 2 speed forward and reverse gearbox is not working (feels like it is stripped internally), it may be the very first thing that I take a look at. The engine is not working (feels like it may have a thrown rod-moves a litle both ways and stops), anyways it is not likely the original engine as according to Scot's site it should have a Lauson 4.5hp engine and instead it has a Lauson 5.5hp engine (might be a late 61 or early 62 engine). I will look at the engine after the gearbox is fixed (if possible), or I may use another engine instead.

I will try and post as progress is made (as time allows).

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Wow, she's come a long way! They've stopped making those exposed augers a long time ago, before lawyers (and garage doors) had their say.
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That's awesome. Hopefully you can get it running. As for the gearbox, when I spoke to the guy selling it he had mentioned that it was replaced with a friction disc (also mentioned on Scot's page). So I am curious if that's the case or not. Good Luck!

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That's too bad on the engine. Look forward to the progress.
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Wow, That's an oldie. Nice project. I like bringing old vintage engine powered
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AWesome!

Good luck and hope it all goes well.

As for the engine, just maybe a hunk of carbon on top of the piston. I've seen this happen a few times.

Keep us posted with your progress!
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That's awesome. Hopefully you can get it running. As for the gearbox, when I spoke to the guy selling it he had mentioned that it was replaced with a friction disc (also mentioned on Scot's page). So I am curious if that's the case or not. Good Luck!
The original transmission was not really replaced, everything seems to still be there. What he did instead was to get a used "tractor" 62-63? with friction disc and used it with the blower attachment.
I will post pictures of the entire set up when I start to look into it.
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Not too good news.....

Today I had some spare time and decided to look into the 10M gearbox. Not too good news, I have 2 worn/stripped outer gears (for forward speeds) but the worst part is the reduction gears are also shot (lack of lubrication I'm pretty sure).

I will have too look/think about the options that I have to bring it back to life......


















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Do you think you can use some old front auger gearbox parts (specifically the gears) in that drive gearbox? That part number 10105 on the housing is the same housing number as the old auger gearboxes. Maybe the internals will match up? Obviously the shaft lengths are going to be different, but maybe the gears are the same?
You could always so the friction disc conversion...would be cool to keep it orig though.
Have no ideas on those outer gears though, ugh!

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Do you think you can use some old front auger gearbox parts (specifically the gears) in that drive gearbox? That part number 10105 on the housing is the same housing number as the old auger gearboxes. Maybe the internals will match up? Obviously the shaft lengths are going to be different, but maybe the gears are the same?
You could always so the friction disc conversion...would be cool to keep it orig though.
Have no ideas on those outer gears though, ugh!
That is exactly what I am hoping Ray, to use the large gear of an early (60-64) auger gearbox and its impeller shaft (properly machined to match the damaged one).
I am working on getting a spare 60-64 gearbox (10105 casting numbers).
The outer gears may still be usable, Ill find out about it when I reassemble it.

I really want to keep the drive train as the original design and not go for a friction disc.

I will post as progress is made.
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