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$25 Ariens without engine. Repower?

Would this be a good re-power candidate? What model is this one?

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Not sure how far you are from Hartford, but this $25.00 Snapper 524 appears to be a steal. Give it a once over, clean it up a bit, and you got yourself a nice machine to keep or flip for $150-$200 when the first storm hits. Someone near this guy should rescue that machine. Looks to be all there

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That Snapper I 524 for $25.00 also looks like a strong candidate for a Predator 6.5 engine. Found this YouTube video showing that very same conversion.


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Assuming all the internal parts are there and in usable condition, along with a gearbox that hasn't worn out, I'd say this is a no-brainer.
Clean the old gal up, slap a new motor on the (harbor freight for under $100), hook everything up, and sell her just in time for the snow season to make a few extra bucks.
The one thing that I'm noticing is that you'll need a new belt and pulley to go on the engine shaft...still relatively inexpensive, so you'll still be able to make a profit. That, or you'll have an ideal back-up machine if you decide to keep it

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Ask him for th chute and belt cover etc. Try to get everything you can. Pulleys, chains old engine. Get it all.

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That Ariens is missing the nameplate, the chute, the belt cover, and likely the crank pulley.

Are there $25 worth of parts in it? Sure.

Is it a flip candidate? I'd say it'd be cheaper and easier in the long run to buy a complete one in the $50-75 range instead.


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I always wanna say yes. But not sure I'd pay for that, free on scrap day then yes. Unless you have in your possession the chute, pulley, belt cover. Personally to buy those things separately, shipped to your house, then the new engine. Never mind the bushings/ bearings it might need. I'd pass
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That Snapper I 524 for $25.00 also looks like a strong candidate for a Predator 6.5 engine. Found this YouTube video showing that very same conversion.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7BFJokhY-uE

Thats my old snapper that i repowered with 6.5hp greyhound. It was great machine and a real workhouse. Very well built and trouble free. The only reason that i sold it was because i replaced it with a 1984 Cub Cadet that has a 18" Auger and 14" impeller and a differential, repowered with an 11hp greyhound
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That Ariens is missing the nameplate, the chute, the belt cover, and likely the crank pulley.

Are there $25 worth of parts in it? Sure.

Is it a flip candidate? I'd say it'd be cheaper and easier in the long run to buy a complete one in the $50-75 range instead.
Yeah, it does look like the Ariens has had a lot of parts stripped from it.
I asked about the Snapper. No response yet.

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I moved OmegaTim's question to its own thread.
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...s-restore.html

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