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I re-powered my Ariens 924120 (aka 1024) with a Briggs 305cc snow engine. It was actually very easy, except for one issue that my FIL solved for me.

The original Tecumseh engine had a metal plate mounted on top. The chute support bracket was attached to that. However, the new Briggs and Stratton has no such place to mount the chute support.

I took the snow thrower up to my FIL's shop (about 30 miles north of me). Since he is a metal fabricator and welder, I asked him to take a look at my issue.

I left it with him for a couple of days. Budda Bing Budda Boom, he calls me up and says "It's done".

It's a beautiful thing. He even painted it.

So far, I am liking this machine a lot. I just have to figure out the wiring for the hand warmers and the light and I'm golden.




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looks great. is that a+ sticker factory?
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Looks really nice! I have some skills, I can fix things. However I work with a few guys who can create things. I'm always envious of their abilities!
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looks great. is that a+ sticker factory?
I believe so. The machine was given to me by my neighbor after the original Tecumseh ventilated itself.
Except for re-powering it with a Briggs engine, and making that bracket, it's as I got it.

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Looks really nice! I have some skills, I can fix things. However I work with a few guys who can create things. I'm always envious of their abilities!
I too, have some skills and I weld and have a decent MIG welder. But I enjoy working together with my FIL. In this case, he didn't wait for me to help.

He has years of experience over me and I like to learn from him.

He also has material on hand to work with. It probably only took him an hour or two tops.

I would have to design something and then go buy the material.

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Looks good, Have the same engine and debating using it instead of the 10hp Tecumseh as it seems to be getting a little tired and have the briggs on hand still in the box. How do you like the briggs on that machine.

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How do you like the briggs on that machine.
I have the same Briggs on two different machines and I like them a lot. Plenty of power for 24" machines.

However, the Briggs that I put on my Bolens started losing spark. I investigated all the connections and wiring under the hood. Everything looked fine. So I bit the bullet and got a new ignition coil. Just put it on yesterday and it runs good again. But I may not get a chance again this season to move snow with it.

The bummer part of all that, is that the engine was new in the box and got it's first taste of snow this winter. Sometimes it would run fine and other times, it just wouldn't start. Hopefully, that is behind me now with the new coil.

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