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post #1 of 23 Old 08-27-2016, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Help with my Ariens 10970

I've inherited this old blower from my Dad. I think it is a 69 or 70. I'm sure you guys could tell me for sure. It is missing the air cleaner and the primer button. It will run for a short time if I put a little gas in the spark plug hole. I have a new fuel valve that comes out of the bottom of the tank and a new fuel line. I cleaned the carb and rebuilt with the carb kit. I would rather not replace the whole carb as it seems to be a fairly expensive part. $100 give or take. Any suggestions from you more experienced blower minds to get me on the right track?
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Don't spend Time and Aggravation when the solution is so Cheap. These Repop carbs work Very Well. Problem Fixed.


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That's awesome thanks. What I really need though is the air cleaner and primer button. Can't find it on any parts list.
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There is no air filter on all or most snowblowers and some snowblowers do not have a primer button (don't know if yours is supposed to have one or not).
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It definitely is supposed to have a primer. On the parts lists I've seen there is an air cleaner bracket listed but no cleaner or filter.
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This is the bracket on the intake side of the carb.
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This is the bracket on the intake side of the carb.

I believe the bracket over the intake of the carb is a guard to keep larger foreign objects out of it.
Personally I wouldn't run an air cleaner on a snowblower because I'd be afraid of all the snow dust kicked up freezing the air cleaner and restricting the flow of air.
Conversely I do have an air cleaner on my tractor I plow snow with and don't remember the guys with snowblowers on their tractors having any problems, maybe because the engine isn't right out in the open.
The snow dust you do suck up without an air cleaner is harmlessly vaporized during combustion. Theoretically I'd guess because the ground is covered in snow there is vitually no dust from dirt to worry about.
If you do decide to run an air cleaner your engine was quite popular with the mini bike crowd back in the day so I imagine by cross referencing the carb number and engine number your local lawn mower shop can get an air cleaner for it.
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This is the bracket on the intake side of the carb.
That bracket is likely to support the heater box (do you have that?) Most if not all older Tecumseh and B&S snowblower engines had just a heater box and no air filter (maybe that is what you are missing...?)
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Heater box? A big cover goes over all of that. I'll take a picture of that too. The primer is what is missing. Why would they call that part an air cleaner bracket if there is no air cleaner?
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This is the carb cover. On a complete model there is a black primer that comes out of the hole there.
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