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Ariens snow throw...what year is it?

Picked this up and haven't had time to mess with her much. I'm leaning towards it being a 71...but not entirely sure.

First snowblower I've ever had. Bought it from a guy that said if you have patience itll start. I got it running after playing with the choke...but I dont even know how to operate the thing.

Has a new belt, the guy I got it from said it has a new carb put on it. He was sick of "being patient". Got her for 20 bucks.



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That is probably a good surmise …. I have 2 of these series, with a Predator, and a B&S on them … they run great.... just did a complete ground up restore on one.


You probably want to get or fashion a belt cover, as well as some XTrac snow tires, unless you don't mind bouncing the machine to death with the lawn tire chains.
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That is probably a good surmise …. I have 2 of these series, with a Predator, and a B&S on them … they run great.... just did a complete ground up restore on one.





You probably want to get or fashion a belt cover, as well as some XTrac snow tires, unless you don't mind bouncing the machine to death with the lawn tire chains.
Lol, yeah I know absolutely nothing about snowblowers.

I've been able to take a ford 302 motor and tear it down and rebuild it in 30 days.

Figured this will be less knuckle busting, with a smaller machine. Has a 7hp Tecumseh sticker on the motor...

Definitely seems to need a new cable on the left hand side. I have to do everything manually at the motor to get anything to move.

Basically, I'm looking to get an accurate year so I have a starting point for parts....maybe an operator's manual. A little bit of monkeying around I'll figure her out.

I've had her running for about 30 seconds but that's was it this far.

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Couple more pictures, of the cable I believe needs to be replaced. Also, I'm sure this probably didnt come the factory looking like this, but looks a little wonky by the choke to me. Been wrong before though.

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So, Only God knows what that conduit bracket is doing there?

Your missing the heater box for over the carb area.

Also, in case your not aware, that black spring button at the carb is a manual prime. You choke it, and hold that in for a couple pulls when it is cold, helps greatly in starting it.

That level up by the handle controls the engine speed.

It also looks like you might have to pull the recoil cover, and rewind the recoil. That pull cord is not suppose to hang limp like that.
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Also, by the looks of the machine, and how its been lacking in the care dept., I would not be surprised if you need a new friction disc. On that model, many of the upper and lower friction bracket rods are rust welded in there tube counterparts, thus rendering what would have been a relatively easy friction disc replacement, into one that will require a further tear down to get that friction disc replaced.
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I'm guessing the guy meant to say....
" New Carb for this Machine "
As I didn't see a new carb anywhere in your pixx. Nice old machine, just a little bit of love and it will be as new again.

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Havent been able to get her started besides the very first time. Pulled the carb bowl and it had ice in the bowl. Cleaned it all up but still nothing. Turns over freely...

Also I'm assuming full choke is all the way to the front of the machine, half choke in the middle and no joke all the way back by the handle?

Gaskets in the bowel are definitely needing new ones. A gave her a shot of starting fluid at the spark plug prior to pulling off the bowel. Gonna go play with her some more after I warm up

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Looks like a good candidate for a Harbor Freight Predator 212 cc. $99.00. Also, pull the bottom cover, and check the lower end.
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