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post #1 of 17 Old 01-19-2016, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Just got another Ariens! Newer, Shift Gear stuck in 3rd and Elec Start Question.

ST824. Used it yesterday in the gear it is stuck in and it worked great. Didn't clog up at all like my 68' and '73. Im guessing this one is late 80s early 90s needs a paint job... bad. Whole front looks like rust but inside the bucket is fine. I'm guessing the rod that the friction disk sits on and moves on is rusted and I just need to scrape it off and grease it. Going to give it an oil change and grease all the points I can find on it. Going to do the same with my 73 8 hp also but the only thing wrong with that is low oil. I have a 1974 6 hp parts machine laying around and it has an electric start on it, this new one doesn't which I was surprised to see. Can I switch it over, or because it's a smaller engine I need a bigger one? Going to the shop now to try greasing the rod and write down the serial numbers so I can find out what year it is. Try to get pictures of all my machines as well.
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post #2 of 17 Old 01-19-2016, 10:37 AM
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the machine says it can take electric starter and lights on a sticker by the way. I can just hook any ole' 12 volt light for like moped or something right?
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Yeah it had the big wheels and the differential. Well All of mine have the diff, I guess I have just been lucky. This was my first one with the large wheels and he just put snow hogs so $50 was worth it over a simple paint job and getting the gear lever to move.
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Some engines put out AC and some put out DC. Some even have both. While most 12v lights will probably work, you have to be careful of the wattage. Most small stators are low amperage.

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Friction wheel assembly is frozen to the shaft it slides on. Not a Biggie.
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Ya got the friction wheel loose greased up everything now it works like a beast. 1st Gear barely moves the machine same with reverse but the rest works great, I'm hoping I just got some grease on their that needs to wear off, or do I have to make the chain tighter? Trying the light tomorrow and maybe even painting it. I have yet to see if my 6 hp starter on a 1974 ariens will even match the teeth on this, hope that works though.

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Ya got the friction wheel loose greased up everything now it works like a beast. 1st Gear barely moves the machine same with reverse but the rest works great, I'm hoping I just got some grease on their that needs to wear off, or do I have to make the chain tighter? Trying the light tomorrow and maybe even painting it. I have yet to see if my 6 hp starter on a 1974 ariens will even match the teeth on this, hope that works though.
You might have to adjust the positioning of the friction wheel to the drive disk.

The closer the friction wheel rides to the center of the drive disk, the slower things go. Problem is if you adjust it to go closer to the edge of the drive disk in forward, then reverse will be even slower.

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Yeah maybe when I got it loose I just didn't put it back in the right spot. Ill see if I have any wiggle room today.
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