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post #1 of 8 Old 10-12-2015, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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1973 Ariens restore

Hoping for some help here.
I just bought an Ariens 10995 model with the 8HP Tecumseh HM80-155020 for 50 bucks. The tractor looks great, but everything else needs work. I'm trying to get some spark. I've pulled the blower housing and removed the nut that appears to hold in the magneto flywheel. The flywheel won't slide off. Do I need to put some muscle to it and pry it off, or is there some trick?
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Welcome OmegaTim
You should probably start a new thread. Donnyboy 73 is your friend.

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thanks dbert, will do.
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Were you successful with this? I have a 6 HP '68 and an 8 HP '73 but I just got a non running 6 HP '74 which I would like to use instead of the 68 just because of the option to turn the augers on from behind the machine is a lot nicer than having to go on the side. I just am not sure where to start on a restore to check if it is even worth it. I know the fuel line is clearly rotted, their is no fluid in it but if you pull the chord you can hear something spinning inside the engine which I am guessing is good?
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Sounds like a great opportunity to put a new fuel line on it, and see if ya got spark. If so, then I say do some work on it. These machines are excellent tanks. Pull the plug and see if you can see the valves opening and closing when you pull the recoil.
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Thanks for the tip Gsnod! Yeah I can totally see them opening and closing, I got a new plug already I'm going to try and run to an auto store and get a small fuel line. now I'm excited. Already ordered new belts for it to. You are pretty local to me, luckily the snow hasn't been bad yet.
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Just wondering though if they weren't opening and closing would that be a belt problem? I have a couple old toros sitting up at the scrap pile I was planning on just ripping apart but if the engines are good I will save them.
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Heck, for 99.00, if all else fails, just put a brand new predator engine on them.

No more worries !!
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