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Freebie! Old Simplicity 1691413 - 755

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A buddy of mine called me today and was like I am cleaning out my barn and he had a rusty old Simplicity blower and asked if I knew someone who wanted it..(My brother-in-law sure could use it, beats shoveling right). I was like how much? He said just take it away... So I went and got it. Tires flat (but not dry rotted), good compression (I brought my gauge), skid shoes are almost toast... Oil was kinda clean. Mices/Mouses ate the coil wire, so I will need a new one of those..

Got it home, took a better look at it... It has a small 3 speed transmission in it! No Friction disc.... Ha! The belts are junk. I got spark even though the wire was exposed. It wanted to fire up but who knows hold old the gas is etc.. Everything else looked good enough. I took the carb off and cleaned it. Put some fresh gas in and Vrooom!

I ordered a coil for it and some belts. Have to get my compressor back from my buddy to see what is up with the tires.. Otherwise shaping up to be a nice FREE blower!

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-27-2014, 04:50 AM
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thats sweet, a free snowblower. i use a foot pump to air up the tires on the 826

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For the coil wire can't you just use some good tape or heat shrink?

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A geared transmission...the first series Ariens had one in 1960 only. They switched to friction drive because people were trying to shift on the fly and were buggering up all the gears. I am interested to know what year yours was made. Sounds like a nice find..and free to boot! Post some pics if you can. MH
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Of course, when he sees what you were able to do with it, he may require/request a frosty beverage to soothe his regrets. Be prepared.

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Frosty beverage would be fine, it's a nice thank you. Just don't let him take it back !!

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For the coil wire can't you just use some good tape or heat shrink?
Hey Guys,

Update, (photos to come soon I promise).

I got the new coil and the new belts. Air'd up the tires, installed the belts and coil. Ran a new wire for the engine stop to the throttle mechanism. I got it running again but could't get it to run smoothly, it was surging etc..... So I took the carb apart again and the float bowl didn't look too healthy.. and sure enough it was "heavy" - lol. I wound up just getting a whole new carb on Amazon for $31 shipped.

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