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post #1 of 23 Old 01-30-2019, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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I couldn't find repowered forums so I'll just post here for now until I can be redirected. I replaced my blown 312 Tek with a 301 Predator on my Ariens and finally got everything working. I do need to replace the belt guard but that's nothing urgent at the moment.

I had to relocate the stud holes for the motor mount. Front to back was the same but width was different. They were moved to the farthest point on the case and I had to use a cut-off wheel to remove part of the stud plate to make way of the case angle out on the edge. I also had to find the new belt dimensions and I had to raise the cover to match the new height of the shaft. To fix the cover, I found an old plastic battery box I hadn't used for several years and was the same thickness. I tested a section and welded perfectly with the original material...both melted at the same temp. I cut a strip from the box of the width I needed and then cut thin strips for filler material. I used a pencil style solder iron to weld it together. Watch out for the fumes if you do this...plastic fumes are bad!

I'll get pics up as well as specs of the machine so others can use any ideas that may be helpful. I haven't run it in snow yet but I'm sure it's going to be a beast.
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Very cool! Pics would be great, maybe even a video (ideally of it in action). Thanks for sharing your results.

The 212cc Predator gets most of the press around here, but I like the idea of the extra power potential of the 301cc. I just wish it wasn't >2 times the price of the 212cc.

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This is an Ariens ST1028LE Mod#924109 Ser#006444

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Very cool! Pics would be great, maybe even a video (ideally of it in action). Thanks for sharing your results.

The 212cc Predator gets most of the press around here, but I like the idea of the extra power potential of the 301cc. I just wish it wasn't >2 times the price of the 212cc.

The re-powering forum area is here:
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum/re-powering/
I also wish the 301 wasn't so much more money than the 212.

Yes, share pics, our IQs require pictures.

Thanks for searching, copying and pasting the re-powering posts. Always good.

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1986 Ariens ST522, 5hp, 22"
1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
A 1983 Real John Deere 10hp, 32" w. 12" impeller, 16" auger, 20" high front, cast iron gear box, chains
Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
Dynamark 8hp, 26", 12" impeller, for sale
Several other 5hp, 8hp, several 2 cycle, all for sale

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I also wish the 301 wasn't so much more money than the 212.

Yes, share pics, our IQs require pictures.

Thanks for searching, copying and pasting the re-powering posts. Always good.
$240 after tax isn't that bad for what is offered...I just with it had electric start and could power the lights. I may add a starter at a later time. I also need to make a new belt guard since the shaft is longer on this motor and the guard doesn't reach the auger pulley.

I didn't search, copy and paste, just started a new post.

If anyone didn't notice, I add pics to a previous post above.

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The plastic weld looks rough but I used a pencil soldering iron to do the job. I used to have a soldering iron with a flat tip but that was years ago. The right tool will do a better job. I searched for a plastic welding kit but thought I could get what I needed done with what I had. If you want a cleaner look a kit might be an option.

I used a hacksaw to cut the belt cover where I wanted it to rise. I measured and scribed a line into the plastic where I wanted to make the cuts. I believe the spacer strip measured 1 1/4 inch wide.

Make sure to have room or a way to exhaust any smoke given off during the weld. Plastic smoke is very dangerous to inhale.
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I'm proud so I needed to share pics of the final results, wax'd and all!
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She's original equipment except for the engine and adjustments I had to make to the brackets. I can hardly believe I kept the machine this long and decided to rebuild. She almost went with the load of reciclables I took to the dump a few years ago. All the decals are original and the paint is like new. I have the advantage of a new machine since it's never been used since the engine blew the second season I used her...less than a year.
We are getting near or more than a foot of snow tomorrow, through the next day, and I'm getting a bit excited!
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