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Craftsman 536 918101 two stage 4/20 (barn find)

So my sister and her husband flip houses and this was in the pole barn of the last house they bought. So they gave me a call to come pick it up, knowing I love these old machines. It was stored under a tarp and was stored correctly, no gas...The gas tank was clean and clear of any gas. I got it home and did a full inspection, no spark and dry rotted belts and gas line. Quickly fixed that, cleaned and reset the points. Replaced the belts, gas line and pulled the carb, figured it would be dirty....It was as clean as a new one...Changed the oil and spark plug and then added gas...She fired right up and purrs like a kitten.

Now I know it's not a big exciting machine but how cool is it to find a machine almost 40 years old in this condistion. I bet I was the fisrt to ever pull that carb and tune it up.
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VERY cool!
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Looks in great condition, and it has wheels on the auger housing! No gas? I would have said the gas evaporated! and you have varnish but since it fired right up and ran smooth, I'm flattened that someone would have drained the gas from the tank and carb. What a wonderful find and that makes it much more fun to use. Backup? Selling? How much? It's hard to make that decision. But sometimes you want to sell it before it breaks!
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Looks in great condition, and it has wheels on the auger housing! No gas? I would have said the gas evaporated! and you have varnish but since it fired right up and ran smooth, I'm flattened that someone would have drained the gas from the tank and carb. What a wonderful find and that makes it much more fun to use. Backup? Selling? How much? It's hard to make that decision. But sometimes you want to sell it before it breaks!
No gas was in it, not even a stain of old gas that had evaporated. I just tried it out and she moves snow really well. I think it's a great smaller backup blower and I am going to keep it. I took the bottom plate off to see the condition of the friction disk thinking it would be dry rotted but I was surprised to find a Tecumseh gear box and not a disk!
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If it was mine, I would keep it, too - it's great! I was looking at the pic - even the primer bulb looks to be in good condition. I have had to replace a few of those when they rot. And looking at the model # you gave I see - 536 Noma (Murray).
I think there are some Noma fans on this site.
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nice gift
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I had the same blower 20 yrs ago. That looks fantastic
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Interesting to see that short, fat chute. Reminds me of my first Cub Cadet from the 70's
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wow, nice find, so clean too, me want this




I also am curious to know what will happen to this old blower. Michigan is only 10.5 hrs away from me, soo tempting.

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That looks great. Nice find.
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