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12-02-2019 08:35 PM
sock-feet I just saw a DB on FB marketplace. It is the smaller one but the Model number shows it has a the real transmission in it. 536-918401

https://www.searspartsdirect.com/mod...owblower-parts #45 shows a transmission. I might buy this one and rebuild a smaller one for my wife to use and get rid of my newer crappy craftsman blower.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...6884394393776/
12-02-2019 08:30 PM
sock-feet I am real bummed that we didn't get crap for snow here in Western CT. I was looking forward in posting some videos of the DB eating it up.
11-28-2019 08:43 PM
SimplicitySolid22 That's it the Searsasaurus....HAHA....Glad you still have the bad boy.
11-28-2019 09:30 AM
HCBPH
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That is so weird I was going to ask you HCBPH if you still had you Craftsman Today? Don't you have a red II as well???
I still have the Searsasaurus. It's got the engine off the Brute (I think) for now. I had picked up another engine but turned out there's something wrong in the magneto, no spark. Got a pile of parts for it but just need to take it back into the shop and figure out what's wrong. The core of it is a Tecumseh gear drive Craftsman (Murray) and still tough and mean when it comes to snow.

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How did she fling the snow? Looks like we might get some Sunday here in CT. Got it all lubed and ready for the fun. I need to put the some skids on this year for sure. It catches everything in driveway and jumps all over the place. I will address this and post. It has been a while.
It did pretty good overall. Especially since the auger housing is unmodified and it threw the wet/heavy crap. I've always planned to add an impeller kit to it, but never got around to it. Oh well, maybe now if I'm retired I will have time to do more.
11-27-2019 08:22 PM
sock-feet
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I did this morning. Got 6"-10" of snow overnight and it was wet and heavy.
How did she fling the snow? Looks like we might get some Sunday here in CT. Got it all lubed and ready for the fun. I need to put the some skids on this year for sure. It catches everything in driveway and jumps all over the place. I will address this and post. It has been a while.
11-27-2019 05:36 PM
SimplicitySolid22 That is so weird I was going to ask you HCBPH if you still had you Craftsman Today? Don't you have a red II as well???
11-27-2019 05:28 PM
HCBPH
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Almost time to pull her out and get her ready to eat some snow.
I did this morning. Got 6"-10" of snow overnight and it was wet and heavy.
11-25-2019 11:06 PM
sock-feet Almost time to pull her out and get her ready to eat some snow.
09-01-2019 10:49 AM
HCBPH I didn't, I taped over the existing stickers when working on it and repainting. Sorry, never found a replacement sticker source.
08-25-2019 05:04 PM
wildernessjeep
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I've restored a 536.882700 blower that was in really sad condition when I got it in the past. It's a sound structure, very well built machine but totally abused when I got it. I documented what I did to disassemble it and rebuild it, it was one really sad case when I bought it. In fact I bought it for the electric starter and planned to part it out, but decided to rebuild it instead. There was virtually no area in this blower or engine that I didn't touch, everything was in really sad (rusty or broken) state when I got it but it turned out well in the end. Even the engine was salvageable when I got done, and it's unbelievable how bad it looked when I initially got it.

The last digit of the model number apparently depends on whether the unit came with an electric starter or not when purchased from what I can tell.

I do have a doc on the machine as I went through it if you're interested in a copy along with a doc on what I do to get auger rakes that are rusted onto the auger shaft off. I have them both in pdf and doc format (the machine rebuild along with one on getting rusted auger rakes off). If interested, send me a pm with your email address and I can send you a copy of each of them if interested.

I have to admit getting the auger rakes off can be a problem. typically I use a combination of penetrant, heat and pressure to get them loose. I also made some special tools to help shock them and hopefully break the rust loose between the rakes and the shaft. One thing I do is once they're off, clean and paint the shaft then coat them with anti-seize to help reduce the chance of them rusting solid again (this model blower does have a full width auger shaft in it).

Where did you get the replacement stickers after you painted it?

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