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post #1 of 15 Old 11-04-2018, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Noma/Dynamark clone of Craftsman. Missed 3 others last week so grabbed this as extra backup. My '68 Ariens is comepletely in pieces waiting for drive hub bearings. Always wanted a tracker to play with and maybe it will be useful down the road as the 24" ones get hard for me to handle. It rolls fairly well and isn't seized. The PO said it ran until last April. Not bad rust wise. Model 20410500, serial 321488-I'm thinking 1988. Figuring who made what when is always iffy. Sold a 10/33 Noma last month which was my only exposure to the line.
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I dropped the pan to inspect drive. Pulled tracks and wheels to clean and grease. Cleaned carbon coated plug, pulled carb needles and cleaned. Added gas and it popped right of. Drives just fine. Auger is a bit noisy so that will come off next. Looks to be a very good freebie. Anyone know the function of the peddle that changes the height of the rear axle?
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Cant complain about free. I owned a craftsman 5 hp 23 or 24" track drive. Gave it my neighbor, since it was too slow, and underpowered for my needs. It also always needed a bit of tinkering, especially the tracks.

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I would think the pedal is to put weight on the front auger housing when doing the EOD to help keep down the front so it won't rise when doing the packed sniw.

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You must have a big garage JL. In years gone by I had 6-8 motorcycles at a time. Now I'm down to 3 and 3 blowers & 2 tractors. What do I tell the wife if I get more??
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You must have a big garage JL. In years gone by I had 6-8 motorcycles at a time. Now I'm down to 3 and 3 blowers & 2 tractors. What do I tell the wife if I get more??
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actually just buy her anything. I used to steal flowers from the cemetery ( they didnt care ) and give them to the wife.

she was happy

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Got rusted pulley off w much heat-finally got around to getting fresh welding tanks. New $3.49 bearing on the way and not needing to replace that $125 pulley is nice. Gearcase looks good w clean lubriplate inside. Shroud was rubbing on one side and there were cracks by scraper blade. Brazed cracks and straightened sides(cheap bolt ons), now for some paint. I may cut up an old tire for rotor kit.
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What do I tell the wife if I get more??

"That's not new, I've had that for years", works for me. Mine has a hard time figuring out what I have, where.

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I thought it was a reference to free pot....

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