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Early 70's Ariens identification help needed

Hey guys, I recently purchased a 6hp Sno Thrower which I believe to be a '72. I bought it knowing the engine was seized, but for $20 I took a gamble. I have a Craftsman 524 and the construction of it doesn't even come close to the quality of this old Ariens. The model and serial number on the attachment are clear. The problem is the model number on the tractor is illegible.

The drive sheave and jaw coupling just fell off the spindle when I separated the snowblower from the tractor. The problem is the jaw coupler that comes up with the model number of the blower, doesn't look like the one on the tractor. The one on the tractor has a key and the one that comes up in the picture has a smooth hole with no notch. Whoever repaired this machine in the past also did a shoddy repair job with what appears to be JB Weld and the sheave is also welded to the jaw coupler as it appears the 3 bolts sheared off at some point. I would like to figure out what the correct parts for this machine are so I can repair it correctly.

Tag on blower:Early 70's Ariens identification help needed-img_1579.jpg

Jaw coupler according to model number:Early 70's Ariens identification help needed-jaw.jpg

What is actually on the tractor:Early 70's Ariens identification help needed-img_1585.jpgEarly 70's Ariens identification help needed-img_1586.jpgEarly 70's Ariens identification help needed-img_1587.jpgEarly 70's Ariens identification help needed-img_1588.jpg
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Wow... someone sure butchered that thing!

If it's really a '72, I think that would make it a 10000-series machine. On those machines, the coupler threads onto the shaft that drives the disc, with no key. And the sheave is attached to the back of the coupler with 3 short bolts.

If I were you I'd start looking for another machine for parts. Replacing the stuff you need with new is expensive! The jaw coupling (p/n 01020600) is about $120, the sheave (p/n 01023900) is about $40, and the shaft (p/n 01020400) is about $55. Depending on where you live, I bet you could find one with a shot motor on c'list for $100 or less... possibly a lot less.

The good news those parts usually hold up well... I'm not sure what happened to that machine, but if you get another one it'll very likely have those parts in good condition.

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It would help to have a few photos of the "tractor" part.
What do you have for model, serial, family numbers on the engine ??

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I actually just bought a used set up off ebay for 75 shipped. It included everything from the sheave to the drive plate. I'll just swap out the entire assembly and be done with it.
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Apparently it is a 5hp model. Painted bars should have been a giveaway. The engine tag confirms it.
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