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post #1 of 30 Old 04-17-2014, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Summer projects, anyone?

Well after one heck of a winter this past season, it's finally time to move on. I'm sure most of you folks are doing the annual storage routine for your snow equipment, and pulling out the lawnmowers, trimmers, rakes, and whatnot.
I'll be finishing up swapping out all my equipment this weekend, too...kind of sad to see my Ariens 13/32 go into hibernation though.

But now that the threat of snow has passed, do any of you have any special snowblower projects that you plan on working on during the spring and summer months?
I know that I'll be restoring my Toro 11/32 throughout the season, but I also plan on trying to find some blowers for cheap on craigslist and flip them for the winter.

So let's hear what all of your projects are, maybe some before and after pics?

1972 Ariens 13/32 restored & repowered
1971 Ariens 7/24 (retired)
2011 Ariens Deluxe 24
1980 Ariens st7/24 (retired)
1985 Ariens st10/36
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post #2 of 30 Old 04-18-2014, 07:02 AM
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i have to put a new friction wheel on the toro 521E and the auger gear box is shot on the last 521r i picked up. i also have an engine swap to do on a toro mower

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post #3 of 30 Old 04-18-2014, 07:21 AM
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put different tires on the 8-26. sand blast and repaint the rims to. I put the differential on THE MASTERPIECE last night. my big project is to finish insulating the garage. and to drywall it all up. I HATE hanging drywall.

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[Project #1]-Done.. just finished..traded a chainsaw for a 5x8 HD trailer that 'was' a straight single tounge and tilt. I removed the center tounge and built a channel A-frame tounge. I bought a 6x4ft angle/mesh drop ramp and cut the sides off and re-welded new sides so it now fits the 5x8 trailer. added the hinge pin's on trailer and is mounted. made my own latch set-up as never had a gate before. I also had to move the Dexter axle back a foot so isn't centered (ramp is HD so to much weight on back end otherwise). has the 3500# torsion axle so good to go. Also added trimmer racks. Needed smaller one as 14ft I have is too big in some areas I mow. [Project #2] - waiting to start.. Remove my 78 'tear drop style bucket off my 'monster' 32 Ariens blower and add a 80 (later style) bucket I have here. It has the 6-blade impellor and bit bigger diameter impellor housing. A lot harder than sounds as tires will have clearance issues and electric chute will have to be built from scratch (current one won't fit so staying on current tub) but.. Will all depend on health and time. Geno (The snow blower I'm talking about was posted here few months ago)
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I never got a chance to use the Ariens 921036. But I will give it a few more coats of polish, run it dry, then put it in storage.
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Well, I have 2 main projects for this Spring and Summer. One is this snow blower. I plan to replace the H-60 / 2 shaft engine, with a HF 11 hp 346, and add some snow hog tires. Going to use some 2 piece Jake rims and hubs. One rim has the quick release drive hub.

I am in the middle of converting the HF 346, over to a double shaft engine right now. This machine will be my "street rod" snow blower.

Also in the works, is a mid 1970s Mighty Mac, 8 hp, rear tine tiller. Will be working on both projects at the same time, so I hope I don`t mix up any of the parts. ---- John

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I bought a "Clarence impeller kit" for my '71 Ariens three years ago!
still havent installed it..
this summer, I will get it done!

Also need to do a carb cleaning and fuel system flush on the '64 Wheelhorse,
and install a fuel filter..it's gunked up right now, running rough from low-quality gas and ethanol:




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My project is to get my LED headlights all finished up on my Honda HS928, they're mounted, but just not wired up yet. I have some other projects that I'm keeping TOP SECRET for now, but I hope to have a cool DIY thread about it on the forum this summer/fall.

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My project is the Garden Way wood chipper. I've upgraded the H50 engine with a spare H60(with electric start) from snowblower #3 in my sig. I've also installed an engine mounted throttle control from a HM80 engine.


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