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post #1 of 42 Old 10-09-2015, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Another mod in the works

Well I caved in, it was on special at $399.99 so have to dive in before the first flakes. Anyone interested giving a hand? Beer supplied.
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The 15 HP is a new Ducar engine sold
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post #2 of 42 Old 10-09-2015, 05:04 PM
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oh yeah.....count me in !! did see the big winterized engine on sale after i bought the non winterized 208 cc on sale.
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Now I will happily have to find a new home for my 358cc 11hp Tecumseh.
It runs very good and starts on first pull but I just simply don't like the vibration, loud noise so it is my prerogative to change for better technology. I wonder how much I can ask for the Tec, so far it has seen 3 or 4 winters use.

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I'm guessing it has a 12volt electric start system?. If so paired with a small battery it will be great for electric chute rotation and perhaps even electric chute deflector actuation.
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I'm guessing it has a 12volt electric start system?. If so paired with a small battery it will be great for electric chute rotation and perhaps even electric chute deflector actuation.
Electric start is 120 volts. It has an accessory wire good for 5 to 7 amps.

I have already a small 12 volt battery for my Led light so should be good for the electric chute also.
Today I went and also got a car seat electric motor from a Cadillac.
The motor is 1 1/2" dia. X 4 " long coupled with a plastic shaft (6" long) and eventual 3" long worm. So this setup will need some brainstorming to adapt or I should look at a plainer car model to get its car seat motor with a straight shaft instead of plastic.

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You can do something as simple as this set up for the chute rotation, place the pipe on the motors shaft.

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Hey thks a lot for the pic but as for my set up the chute is open all the way to the bottom with just a rounded lip.
I know I could fab something similar to your pic's but I would have to do it at the height of the mechanism of my other pic.

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You can do it at the very bottom of the chute, you could weld a small "u" channel around it (possibly a small square tube cut off in the middle, or just two small plates to hold the cable in place).

The above will work if the chute of your machine looks like this

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It is exactly the same blower that I have. As you can see at the height of the gear turning mechanism of the chute is where I have space to put the motor but before I want to change the model number to Ariens 1530DLE by switching the engine.
Btw I have multiple sclerosis and you should see the sulky I had fabbed to enable me to sit and ride, I have a video here on this site if you do a search with sulky.
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I could not find your video, but I did find out that you have a ZTR mower

I am starting to think that one of my projects (that who knows when I'll get to) will be just what you need ..... a ride on snowblower......!

I am an auto mechanic (I also spent 6moths to a year at a machine shop), but I like playing with small equipment like lawn tractors, zero turn mowers and snowblower, although lately is has been pretty much snowblowers.....


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