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Hey folks...was driving home this PM and a house up the street had a clean 524 with" free needs TLC " sign on it. It now resides with Cranman. Needs a few minor touches, ....carb clean, new choke control, broken oil filler tube, but looks like an easy restore. To bad these don't sell for beans....no clutch and crazy interlock safety
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Nice! I just put a Predator 212cc on 524 and have been waiting for snow to try it out.

I hear you about the clutch and the interlock. It is possible to start it with the snowblower in gear and it could take off on you. I made sure to wire the interlock safety to the Predator's kill switch so that the snowblower won't ever move on its own with the augers turning.


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Hey folks...was driving home this PM and a house up the street had a clean 524 with" free needs TLC " sign on it. It now resides with Cranman. Needs a few minor touches, ....carb clean, new choke control, broken oil filler tube, but looks like an easy restore. To bad these don't sell for beans....no clutch and crazy interlock safety

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Nice score. Congratulations!!! Let's see some pics of the latest addition to your snow removal arsenal.

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Sounds like the deal I scored about a month ago. I found a 1995 Toro 724 set out for the trash. I rebuilt the carb, replaced fuel and primer lines, auger belt and reconnected the auger linkage. Very nice running machine now. Contemplating selling my Predator-powered 521 and keeping this one.
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I haven't cleaned her up yet, but so far, 1) cleaned the carb....2) replaced the plastic chute for the oil dipstick...3)changed the oil....4) fabricated a Micky Mouse choke linkage as the OP put a carb on that had a different choke mechanism then stock...5) have to replace a short section of fuel line coming from the tank....she runs fine and I haven't looked inside the tranny yet, or checked the belts etc, but all seems good....
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