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Briggs Intek 206cc install on Ariens 924032

I recently had to buy a pair of snowblowers (the seller had 4 non-runers to get rid of and was running out of storage space. He would not sell me just the one I really wanted). I managed to fit both snowblowers in my wagon.



Believe it or not, the one I really wanted was the single stage Ariens 722EC shown on the right (7hp from an 139cc engine), but I guess there's nothing wrong with picking up a cheap 7hp 924 series snowblower.

The old Tecumseh had compression but I just could not get it to start up even after cleaning the carb. I decided to swap it out with a Briggs Intek. The donor was a Craftsman pressure washer with a dead pump that I picked up for peanuts. It is 206cc in size, 6.5 hp and burns clean (OHV design).



This is a nearly drop-in replacement. It uses the same engine mount holes as the Tecumseh (once you knock out the original studs), same belts, same pulley (I needed to buy a 3/4" to 1" crankshaft sleeve). The original chute crank even clears the valve cover if you use a longer eye bolt and bend the eye bolt slightly.

The snowblower chassis needed 2 axle bushings and a friction wheel which was easy enough to take care of. If we ever get snow again in Massachusetts this season, I'd love to try it out.




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I fished out a tall chute from my parts bin, it came out of a 924050 that I bought for parts back in 2015.



Also added the missing Ariens logo with a used one on eBay, "just because."

I plan on replacing the tires with used Snow Hog tires (just acquired a Craftsman snowblower with a 9hp engine and 6" Snow Hogs) down the line.


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Well, here's a long overdue update... I could not stand the mismatching handlebars any longer, and I found a parts snowblower that had a much nicer Ariens nameplate and white handlebars in good condition last night and picked it up this morning (the parts snowblower also yielded a teardrop bucket+cast iron gearbox which will go to a different snowblower project).

Here's the parts machine I picked up - the nameplate and handlebars are in decent shape:



This is not a great picture of the new handlebars installed on the snowblower, but you can see that the mismatching handlebars are now gone. I might put the orange short chute back on when it's time to sell, or maybe i'd leave that choice to the next owner.



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How do you like the single stage Ariens 722EC?

Wake me up when the snow's done...
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WOW!!! I could not help think of myself nursing my old Bolens 32'' with a 12 HP Tecumseh engine purchased new in 1986. Finally chuck the towel in an purchased a new Ariens 28 Pro.

You have done an OUTSTANDING job restoring your old machine https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...ies/bowing.gif
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How do you like the single stage Ariens 722EC?
Thanks for asking!

I buttoned it up using parts from the 522 from this thread -> I pulled the electric starter from the 522 and put it on the 722EC and got one good working machine out of it.

I don't think I got to test it out much after I fixed it up due to lack of snow, and I also picked up a nice Toro CCR3650 to compare against.

A "shootout" will follow as soon as I have snow on the ground.


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Thanks for asking!

I buttoned it up using parts from the 522 from this thread -> I pulled the electric starter from the 522 and put it on the 722EC and got one good working machine out of it.

I don't think I got to test it out much after I fixed it up due to lack of snow, and I also picked up a nice Toro CCR3650 to compare against.

A "shootout" will follow as soon as I have snow on the ground.
I'm looking forward to your shootout, both nice machines!!

Wake me up when the snow's done...
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Nice job. We did a nut and bolt level restoration of a 1970 Ariens about 15 years ago. Still in use.

Had to drill new mounting holes but the shaft height and diameter is the same.


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