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Can anyone identify this snowblower

Newbie acquired this today but the ID decals are missing.

Does anyone know the model number etc.

Basically I initially want to find Owner Manual, Engine Manual perhaps Service Manual etc.

Also I may need to order parts and therefore need a model number to start searching.

Thanks in advance
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Found the decal between the wheels.
Very faded
Think it might say
312-610E000 H301B4
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also .... thanks to donyboy73 video on youtube..

The engine ID should be engraved underneath the electric starter button

..who would have guessed? Not me!
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Tried to upload the manual, but says file too large.
Sent you a private message.
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1992 MTD 524 Mod# 312-610E000 Serial # H301B4

Outdoor Power Equipment Parts: Use the Part Finder Tool from MTD

MTD SNOW THROWER Parts | Model 312610E000 | Sears PartsDirect

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Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

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An FYI there are a million of those blowers out there. They were very popular and lots of people bought them. No frills, bells or whistles but a good machine. Parts are readily available and you might try some of the local OPE repair shops in your area for parts. You can also try parts tree and jacks small engines. There are other places as well but these two come to mind.

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An FYI there are a million of those blowers out there. They were very popular and lots of people bought them. No frills, bells or whistles but a good machine.
Back in 19 hundred and 91, I purchased the big brother to what you have, an 8/26. I worked the he11 outta that machine.

Fast forward 15+ years, I was at my daughters house right after she moved in helping her out and I nailed one of her landscape rocks and actually busted the impeller shaft between the fan and the auger gearbox thing. Being we where in the middle of a Christmas blizzard, my local OPE center was only open till noon Christmas Eve day and it was 11 am, I just pushed the blower aside, giving it to my daughter, and got a new blower to finish off the blizzard. She got it fixed, and it is still moving snow for her today.

Looking back I screwed up and never took out the shear pins as part of my maintenance routine. I'm thinking they became rusted into place and did not do the intended job when I found the rock. Lesson learned.

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also .... thanks to donyboy73 video on youtube..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlX_MTE3OLw

The engine ID should be engraved underneath the electric starter button

..who would have guessed? Not me!
What a great forum with great people!

Many thanks to @russkat for manuals and @kiss4afrog, @micah68kj, @liftoff1967 for replies, anecdotes and welcome.

I now have the Operator manual and several Tecumseh manuals.

Later today I will peek under the electronic ignition (thanks donyboy73 on youtube) to nail down specifics of the engine ID.

This is my first "big" blower/thrower. It was a freebie from Craigslist!!
Somehow managed to squeeze it into the back of a Subaru Forester.

The engine starts, the drive controls work, not checked auger operation yet. Want to do some basic lube and grease before stressing it too much.
Check that there isn't a hex-bolt where the auger shear pins should be etc.

A few bolts are missing here and there, choke knob is missing and the whole "box" that covers the carb is missing.

I didn't see any evidence of a key or switch as I fumbled in the dark last night. Maybe it has been hotwired to be constantly "ON". Will know more later as I look at it in daylight.

Thanks again everyone!
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Hey Stuart...

There are some carb covers on eBay or someone here on the forum may have one to sell once you determine the engine you have installed.
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You will definitely want to come up with a way to make a KILL switch. Grabbing the plug cap to pull it off to stop the engine can result is a serious kick in the pants

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