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A few of you may have seen this thread http://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum/general-snowblower-discussion/138377-found-parts-machine-brand-new-too.html well I decided to make a new thread for my tearing into it and what I have done and will do. Well anyhow took some pics, The mounting plate for the engine was bent but pretty sure I can fix that pretty easily but it was pressed up against the friction wheel so had to take the keys out of the wheels to roll it. Bt otherwise everything else looks in great shape in the gear box

next I pulled off the engine, This had me worried ad if the flywheel was damaged i would need to draw a line where how much was too much before it was too much to repair and would be better to part out, But got it all un bolted and ready to pull off.
belts are all brand new too


Well pulled the covers odd the machine, Bad new is the cover for the flywheel need to be replaced along with the pull start but the good news is the flywheel is good and engine turns over smoothly, Fan needed replacing but had a spare from the flywheel I had to get from the 208cc SnoTek engine I have.

New fan installed

Old fan LOL ouch

and the cover I will try to bend back but not a lot of hope here
 

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OH the bucket may be a little more tweaked than I thought, But if the rest works out to be all good I MAY splurge for the bucket.
 

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Almost looks like you'll need a body shop to straighten the bucket. I am wondering if you can rig something up to bend it back in shape?
 

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Well if I can get the rest usable I’ll spend the $220 for a bucket as long as the rest doesn’t cost a fortune I’ll buy it, having a deluxe in new shape will be nice, a bit better than the Snowtek will be bigger tires, 14” vrs 12” impeller and dual auger belts, And a few inches height on the bucket. Both are good and I Do have the bomb of all SnoTek blowers though with the 15” tires heated grips and the 254cc engine but the Deluxe just has the extras.
 

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Sounds good Cranman, Still have that parts mower here for you also. Being the snow season is over there is no rush on the engine parts.
 

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Well a little farther ahead, Getting the important stuff done before and real money gets spent on this, Engine is back to perfect shape, Had to order a new cover that goes over the flywheel and used a pull start I had on hand, The Ariens sticker on the starter came off the original and stuck on the new one nicely. Only thing I thought I would need to really replace that could be used was the gas tank, The gas cap had been taken and left outside because the tank had water as did the carb bowl so the carb got a full tear down and the inside of tank had a good layer of rust, I had pulled the shutoff and plugged the hole and filled it with vinegar and let it sit for a few days, Well even the threads cleaned up and the inside of the tank is back to clean metal, Cleaned it out with alcohol and gave it a good coat of oil until it's ready to get filled with gas.

New cover


All back together.


inside of tank, Best I could do for a pic and please ignore the oil prints LOL Still need to clean it up.
 

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Well the mission continues, Decided not to mess with trying to straighten the tractor out as I have too many other projects so ordered it new with the bucket and the grey plastic Ariens label on the bars. Went to town pulling everything out and installing it in the new and surprise....NO spare parts LOL But with all parts ordered, and including the original $50 I spent to buy this machine, it cost me $395 for a 2017 Ariens Deluxe that has never been assembled or used LOL. I could make a killer profit on this but decided I will keep this one for myself. Will be the newest thing I will ever own as I would NEVER pay the $1000 sale price this machine sold for last fall. Only thing left is reinstall the engine and put the chute on and wait for the snow.

The new label


everything lined up waiting for the engine


The new box with everything installed


Brandy new bucket with never used augers


even got the Ariens label peeled off the old bucket and some rather pricey double sided tape to put it on the new bucket


Only thing missing was the Made in the USA sticker and the label with model number and serial number but I know what it is and plan to keep so that's not a issue. Will update this once it's completed.
 
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That will be a fine machine! Now where is that white stuff to play in....:)
 

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That will be a fine machine! Now where is that white stuff to play in....:)
Not just yet, still have about 10 more machines to go through first lol
 

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nice job

some before and after pics side by side would be neat to see
 

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Not a lot of before pics but one showing some of the damage.
 

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Finally had a little free time to finish this thing up before the snow season really starts, Selling has been going well and still have a half dozen to sell but my personal blowers are all done for the most part. Well I got the engine finally put back on and finished the first assembly LOL.......... I have to say I think I will enjoy keeping this one, Could make a big profit but even though it was a rebuild it is still brand new and I look forward to breaking it in. Any how a couple of pics, Now I just need to find help trying to get it out of the basement LOL.



 
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