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Hello i have an older mid 1980s ariens 924073 with a 32 inch bucket.It also has 6 impeller blades. I see alot of machines out there with 3 or 4 impeller blades. I havent tried the snowblower yet in the snow but i think it should be nice to throw snow. Any ideas on how a 6 blade impeller is???
 

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all i can say is wow. great job. it didnt look like that before. hope there werent too many issues.

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Hi Tom! i have been waiting for the snow to try her out!! I bought new bearing for the impeller,wheel bearings ,both belts ,made a cover for the Carb so it doesn't ice up from what i also read. Installed new drive wheel for the transmition and i put on new chains on the tires. I will update my photo maybe tomorrow with the carb cover and new chains on. I had to torch the bolts to free them up just to get one of the wheels off but i got it!!
The engine does run good but i still want to replace it in the future....maybe a Briggs vtwin 16Hp !! some of the briggs V twins have a built in fuel tank...just have to keep my eyes open for one!! maybe next years project!
Hope it snows soon!! what are you using this season for blowing snow??.....john
 

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same machine as last year, a 1960s moto mower but i gave it a semi restoration like you did yours. all new chains (there are 5) all new bearings, clean and paint. double stacked auger in front and a paddle style impeller spinning the same direction as the augers.

have a second identical machine that wears its old worn paint and scars well.

both have cast iron kohler engines. both are 24 inch wide by 24 inch high intake.


but i am itching to try a blower i overhauled for my parents house in commack. a 10 hp 32 inch bolens. went through it and now its just waiting. if it performs well i will tear it down and restore that one as well.
 

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Nice looking machines

Couple of good looking machines there. Built when they had some guts and material to them.

I'm working on #8 myself right now, it's a 10 HP 32" 3 stage:


Here's a few but not all that go along with that one that I've rebuilt this last year so far:


These are machines (both yours and mine) that should outlive all of us given normal maintenance so well done on some great machines.

PS - one thing I've always wondered is where all the engine heater boxes and slidpans disappear to? I've had machines that were missing both of them, makes no sense.
 

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there was a guy on ebay the other day that seemed to have hundreds of them. he must have taken all of them and the missing socks
 

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In my opinion... Its because thats the first part someone takes off when it has a problem, and either they get it running and put it back together or they give up and it sits, and the parts get separated...

Seems like that's how i always find them to... Not running, torn apart, can't find where they laid those parts, etc..
 
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