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Talking I'm game, talk me thru the steps.

Ready I think to do a impeller kit on my MTD blower.





Talk me thru the steps required. I do have a pretty thick semi mud flap and another one that is real stiff.

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Alley, Do you have another picture of the auger assembly? Optical illusion or what I can't make out what that black and silver thing is inside the middle there. I've found one of the best materials to use is the old paddles from a Toro S200 snowblower, but any fairly thick/firm rubber can be used. A hole punch set is easiest to get the holes in the rubber. Drills just don't work.
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For large hands and short tempers, I found it easier to remove the auger/impeller assembly and do it on a bench.
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I don't know why but I'm pretty sure that black and silver thing is the augers gear box. It's likely faded on top due to sitting out in the sun.



The hollow punch would be great but since I don't have a set I've drilled them and they come out OK.

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Thanks K4frog, I'm on a laptop from the '90's running XP. My aging eyes and weak mind kept seeing the grey as the impeller housing in the background and the black rest as missing something. Now I can see the trees instead of the forest
Maybe if you use pure rubber the drill works OK? I found the fabric reinforced rubber stuff I usually use to get mangled from a drill bit. Can never get a real nice hole. The punch set helps but obviously not imperative.
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I drilled my bailer belt with no issues. You will have to remove the chute. It might help to have a long drill bit or an extension. I used a normal size bit. Be careful when it breaks through or you will smash your fingers on the chute hole. A sharp bit works a lot better. Last one I did I hit the bit with my angle grinder quick after every couple holes.

It might be easiest if you have a small c-clamp or something. You can clamp the first one on and spin the impeller to find the tightest spot. Normally the tight spot will be under the chute at at least 90 degrees.

Don't go crazy making them tight, just get them in the ballpark.

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Protect your hands with some type of thick gloves. You WILL skin your knuckles or worse when the drill goes through the impeller and you hand hits the edge of the discharge chute. It is an easy modification to do and should be done with a safety first attitude.

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Thanks K4frog, I'm on a laptop from the '90's running XP. My aging eyes and weak mind kept seeing the grey as the impeller housing in the background and the black rest as missing something. Now I can see the trees instead of the forest
Maybe if you use pure rubber the drill works OK? I found the fabric reinforced rubber stuff I usually use to get mangled from a drill bit. Can never get a real nice hole. The punch set helps but obviously not imperative.
you do know that XP has left the building there JT.:icon_whistling :

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Nice thing about low or old tech is people don't bother stealing it from you !!

JT .. my laptop is running a desk top 21-22" monitor and I'm thinking it's time for something a big bigger or new glasses
I do love having dual screens as I can open a word document or post and then use the other screen hunting information and always have the other screens info up.

I couldn't figure out that impeller/auger either as it looked like a cover almost and I only understood it once I found a better photo of it.

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Yes that is the sun faded auger gear box. So if I under stood correctly,
I remover the discharge chute so I can get to the impeller.
Cut a chunk of rubber on the impeller rotate it and resize if needed.
Drill holes to hold rubber on impeller with bolts, bolt size?
Smash knuckles and fingers in process.
bolt the rubber to the impeller and replace the discharge chute.

Have I got it?

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Yup. Bolt size isn't critical but I'd use washers to spread the clamping force and stainless steel so it doesn't rust up.

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