Got a new project - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 24 Old 02-26-2012, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
69ariens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: framingham, MA Gilford,nh
Posts: 1,033
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 18
Thanks (Received): 38
Likes (Given): 53
Likes (Received): 100
Got a new project

I was looking for a chassis for the 5hp I took off my 69 and came across a guy who had about 30 ariens blowers for parts. He had other brands as well, I felt like I was on american pickers going through all the blowers. I came out with a tractor model#910019 ser# 005935 (a 74 ?) and blower unit model#910995 ser#063194.( a 72 ?) I also found a nice pair of snow hogs my 69. What a fun day.
69ariens is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 Old 02-26-2012, 08:24 AM
Super Moderator
 
bwdbrn1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Peninsula, MI Near Manisitque
Posts: 3,149
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 553
Thanks (Received): 235
Likes (Given): 584
Likes (Received): 604
That does sound fun. Always neat to find stuff you need, and stuff you didn't know you needed until you found it.
bwdbrn1 is offline  
post #3 of 24 Old 02-26-2012, 03:28 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,622
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 4
Thanks (Received): 139
Likes (Given): 14
Likes (Received): 327
Congrats

I love cherrypicking parts and sounds like you just did the same thing.
Just wish I'd find something like that around here that I could go through for what I"d like.

Definitely keep us posted on how it goes.
HCBPH is online now  
post #4 of 24 Old 02-26-2012, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
69ariens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: framingham, MA Gilford,nh
Posts: 1,033
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 18
Thanks (Received): 38
Likes (Given): 53
Likes (Received): 100
Today I took the pressure washer to it,sanded the tractor body and some of the blower body. Found out the last owner really liked to were the wear bar down . The bolts wholes are all open. I think i am going to the bad bar in front and weld it to the back.Other that issue I don't see any thing more wrong with it all bushing are tight, friction disk looks new and all the gears run smooth.
69ariens is offline  
post #5 of 24 Old 02-27-2012, 07:33 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,622
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 4
Thanks (Received): 139
Likes (Given): 14
Likes (Received): 327
Scraper Bar

I assume you're talking about the scraper bar needing to be replaced. I've tried fixing a couple and have switched to making them from new stock instead. The originals have a small tab on the back edge bent down at 90 degrees to help keep them flat on the surface. That's the 'hardest' thing to duplicate and turned out to be fairly easy.

Originally I tried taking an old one and cut off the lead edge and weld on some new material. I think it was contaminents in the old bar (as in leftover rust) that made welding difficult. I then picked up some 2" flat steel, around 1/8" thick and welded on a piece of round or square stock on the back edge to take the place of that bent edge, the thickness of that addon depends on whether it's a small or large frame snowblower as they are different. Definitely easier to weld on than on the old scraper bar.

Here's a picture of an old scraper vs the material for a new one. I had not yet welded on the round stock or drilled the holes yet but It's on now and as soon as I get the blower reassembled (I'm rebuilding it now) and I expect it to work as well as any factory one should and it ended up only costing a couple of $$ in materials.
HCBPH is online now  
post #6 of 24 Old 02-27-2012, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
69ariens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: framingham, MA Gilford,nh
Posts: 1,033
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 18
Thanks (Received): 38
Likes (Given): 53
Likes (Received): 100
That's a good idea making a scrapper bar. On my bucket they wore out the holes that holds the scraper bar on. I think I will pick up some flat steel and make a new scrapper / fix the holes.
Just read my last post and it looks like I just came from a bar. ha ha
69ariens is offline  
post #7 of 24 Old 02-27-2012, 05:35 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,622
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 4
Thanks (Received): 139
Likes (Given): 14
Likes (Received): 327
scraper bar

If you can get enough depth on the replacement, why not just offset the holes a little ways back and match it to the steel? Alternate would be cut a strip off the bottom front of the auger housing and first weld in a new piece of steel there. I would not weld the scraper to the housing though.

It's a little hard to tell but this is that same piece of steel, the round steel welded onto the back and mounted to the auger housing of a 'in progress' rebuild I'm in the middle of. Can't see alot but it's there:


You need to take it easy when welding or you can introduce some warping into the scraper when adding the round so, but it's easy enough to take out if it happens. Just keep the welds moving around and use some air etc to cool it down as you go along.

Last edited by HCBPH; 02-27-2012 at 05:41 PM.
HCBPH is online now  
post #8 of 24 Old 02-28-2012, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
69ariens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: framingham, MA Gilford,nh
Posts: 1,033
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 18
Thanks (Received): 38
Likes (Given): 53
Likes (Received): 100
Nice work.
69ariens is offline  
post #9 of 24 Old 02-29-2012, 10:42 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,622
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 4
Thanks (Received): 139
Likes (Given): 14
Likes (Received): 327
Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by 69ariens View Post
Nice work.
Thanks - it's been quite a project. Started in pretty sad condition when I got it. I've been rebuilding it from the ground up and if you're interested, I've got a thread going on the rebuild at: Evaluating a used snowblower purchase and proceeding with a rebuild

I'm thinking about doing some mods to it right away being I have enough snowblowers at the moment for anything that might hit in the immediate future. Going to try splitting the auger/drive controls from a single control to twins, I'm not thrilled with one control working both. If I didn't want to see if I could do that modification, I could put it together right now but I want to experiment with that and see how it turns out.

There's a couple of additional threads here you might be interested in: Restorationmen Forum Project How To's
Covers things like a smaller machine rebuild along with how I check and repair a used engine out. Just putting it out there in case it could help someone else out.
HCBPH is online now  
post #10 of 24 Old 03-01-2012, 04:45 PM
Senior Member
 
CarlB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern New Jersey
Posts: 701
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 29
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by HCBPH View Post
If you can get enough depth on the replacement, why not just offset the holes a little ways back and match it to the steel? Alternate would be cut a strip off the bottom front of the auger housing and first weld in a new piece of steel there. I would not weld the scraper to the housing though.

It's a little hard to tell but this is that same piece of steel, the round steel welded onto the back and mounted to the auger housing of a 'in progress' rebuild I'm in the middle of. Can't see alot but it's there:


You need to take it easy when welding or you can introduce some warping into the scraper when adding the round so, but it's easy enough to take out if it happens. Just keep the welds moving around and use some air etc to cool it down as you go along.
I like to use a damp rag next to where i am welding on thin stuff to suck the heat away from the metal i am welding. Works wonders on keeping the warping down.

carl
CarlB 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