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post #31 of 33 Old 01-06-2020, 11:17 PM
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post #32 of 33 Old 01-09-2020, 11:42 PM
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Cranman, Any recent progress to report?

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well guys....I did an impeller kit mod to the 870 this afternoon. Just did two flats as I've found it works as well as all 4 and I'm lazy and cheap. I always break in each flat as I bolt on the rubber by running for a few minutes with lithium grease in the barrel to help it along. This machine has that spring loaded pulley called the Power Boost...and as I was spinning the modified impeller, you could see the pulley kicking down a gear to give the impeller extra torque because of the extra load due to the tight rubber not completely broken in....I'm a convert!
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I snapped off a piece of the rear pulley half while messing around to see how it worked.......Just waiting for that half to arrive so I can add a new belt and button it up. I'm dying to see how this throws with the Powerboost pulley...I may throw a spare 12 hp OHV Tec on it and make it part of the permanent herd if I'm really impressed. I never thought I'd find a blower that impressed me as much as the 924 Ariens....
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