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Identification issues with older Ariens snow blower help!

So after having great luck with my other two Ariens snow blowers I put word out to friends I was looking for an older Ariens blower. I purchased for a reasonable some a 1960's model. I am looking for other help in nailing down the model and year. I believe it may have been repowered at some point.

It does have the teardrop bowl on it.

It has two levers up front.

It has chrome handlebars.

It has a push bottom primer you depress while pulling over.

It has two small metal sliding knobs on the carb shield. One for throttle and one for choke. I found that odd as I see most from this era have throttle on the handle bars?

The engine is a reddish orange color...?? not typical white but it is a Tecomse (sp) engine. The engine recoil has a square shrowd but its square to the ground not like the ones I see pictured.

It has the under drive gear to rotate the chute. It is not the worm gear side drive.

The engine (I believe its been repowered)
Model number H70 - 130032
Serial number 8240 16011

I cannot find the Ariens sticker on the back of the housing and the model stamp was cut off for some reason.
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The Ariens 1960's and 1970's Sno-Thro info site.

Go to Scots website, you will get all the answers you are looking for! Definitely sounds repowered though. Post a few pics...

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Where are the photos

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Its dark, n without lights or power in garage lol. Ill post some pics sunday. Thanks for the response so far!
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It's a 1965, '66, '67 or '68 Ariens 10,000 series. With some more data and/or photos we can narrow it down further.
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The 8 in the (8)240 serial number seems to indicate a 1968 model, especially if it has the push and hold primer button.

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Yes, but based on his description of the engine, it sounds 90% likely its not the original engine..could be a 1978 engine.
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what they said....looks like a 7HP and 1968 or 1978 without seeing the pics. nice little machine BTW




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So after having great luck with my other two Ariens snow blowers I put word out to friends I was looking for an older Ariens blower. I purchased for a reasonable some a 1960's model. I am looking for other help in nailing down the model and year. I believe it may have been repowered at some point.

It does have the teardrop bowl on it.

It has two levers up front.

It has chrome handlebars.

It has a push bottom primer you depress while pulling over.

It has two small metal sliding knobs on the carb shield. One for throttle and one for choke. I found that odd as I see most from this era have throttle on the handle bars?

The engine is a reddish orange color...?? not typical white but it is a Tecomse (sp) engine. The engine recoil has a square shrowd but its square to the ground not like the ones I see pictured.

It has the under drive gear to rotate the chute. It is not the worm gear side drive.

The engine (I believe its been repowered)
Model number H70 - 130032
Serial number 8240 16011

I cannot find the Ariens sticker on the back of the housing and the model stamp was cut off for some reason.
Added pics. Thoughts ideas on the chassis or the engine?
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Scot had it nailed down earlier...65-68 chassis and the engine appears to be '68 based on the numbers and exhaust. If it was a 78 it should have the square muffler. Definitely repowered, not sure what that tecumseh is off of though. I've never seen a recoil with an odd shape like that one. Maybe someone else has better info on the origin of the engine..?

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