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1971 Simplicity Sno-Away S5

New to the fourm and I thought I would share mt latest find. If I am reading the date code correctly it is a 1971 Sno-Away S5. Found it on Craig's List as a non running machine and paid $25 for it. He said it had not been run in 5 years. Got it home and found that it did not have spark, and the tank was full of some super nasty gas. I have replaced the points with an electronic ignition module, cleaned the tank, and put in a carburetor kit. It runs good now. I am thinking about painting it now and was wondering if any one knows if I can get replacement stickers for it.
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Nice machine and welcome! Looks like a tank. If you have or can get decent pics of the orig decals, this is your guy:

Clickitandstickit.com

Send him your pics with the dimensions and he reproduces them perfectly.
He has made a bunch of stuff for guys here, blowers, tractors, mowers, etc. Does great work.

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Ray thanks for the link. Will have to check it out. The blower is a beast, just can't find something that solid any more.
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ALOHA to the forms... good luck with that.:co ol:

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So I have started to disassemble the blower for cleaning and painting. So far it's coming apart easily. Now I just give to decide how far I want to take it apart. I am planning on using it this winter on one of the two driveways I clear.
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So I have started to disassemble the blower for cleaning and painting. So far it's coming apart easily. Now I just give to decide how far I want to take it apart. I am planning on using it this winter on one of the two driveways I clear.
Does the engine run well? I bought an old Gilson Montgomery Ward 8/26. I got it to run but it leaked oil and puffed blue smoke once and a while. Leaked oil all over my new paint job. I decided to cut my losses and repowered it. Now it runs great and blows snow really well.
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It seems to run really good no smoke or leaking oil. But then I have only run it for about 30 minutes at a time so far.

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I have removed the front half from the rest of the snowblower. It seems to be going quite nicely. I am going to be getting some reproduction stickers when I am finished with everything.
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I see you have the semi pnuematic tires which are stiff rubber and hollow in the inside. They are better than the solid rubber tires I guess. I have the same type on my Gilson and they are not as nice or as grippy as inflatable snow hogs. I have been tempted to get a set of wheels with snow hogs in a slightly larger diameter to increase ground cleareance on my 1973 Gilson made Montgomery Ward since I have hung it up once while going off a fairly steep curve. The MTD has better ground clearence and snow hogs and doesn't get ung up.
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