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Thanks for adding me! Have been scanning these forums for quite some time, and have learnt alot about my old Ariens ST824, and not least the Tecumseh HM80.
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A co-worker of mine got this beauty for free, as a previous owner couldn‘t get it to start. But as he did not want it, and did not need it, he gave it away to me, as he knows I love to collect old sh… treasures. So I changed the spark plug, the wire terminal, drained the fuel system and disassembled the carb and gave it a thorough cleaning.

Once I got it started, I gave her some new oil, and removed rust with a steel brush, and then a new coat of paint all over. I have dated her back to somewhere between 1983 and 1991. I’ll check the time stamp on the engine next time I‘m around it again.
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And I added a LED light battery powered, as we don‘t have that much light here at 69N during winter. I have also scored 3! refurbished Tecumseh-engines, two 8hp and one 10hp. So I am concidering to upgrade to the bigger engine, just because… I can… :)
 

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Welcome, free is nice. :)
Looks good painted up.
 

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Hello! Welcome to the worst site on the net!! Funny you show this blower; I just grabbed it’s evil twin from my local town dump (technically called a transfer station).
 

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Star Wars episode V The Empire Strikes Back was also filmed (partly) in Norway, so…
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Most popular blower is the Honda, followed by Ariens and then Stiga and MTD. Most people here in Tromsø prefer their blower on tracks. That‘s because of tiny properties, with no place to pile up the snow. Hence we have to blow the snow twice: First off the driveway, then you’ll have to belt your blower up into the snow pile to below it further away, without throwing it into the neighbours yard…

Me for one have no issues with having my blower on wheels, because I have an other snowblower, by the make of Volvo…
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Not trying to derail the post but I'm curious. From what I understand you would be close to the coast of the Norwegian Sea? I only ask because my grandfather was from Adalen which I understand is further south but along the coast as well. Takk.
 

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No worries. :D I am from the Northern part of Norway, and Tromsø is very close to the Norwegian Sea. I know a lot of people emigrated from the western part of Norway to the USA, but also many from around the Oslo-Fjord in the south.
 

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Since I live close to the Norwegian Sea, the warm North Atlantic Current ensures that it doesn't get too cold here. We have a minimum temperature of about -18c, but due to moist air it's stone cold below -10c. Two hours inland it easily drops to -32c, but the cold is dry so it does not feel that cold unless you take a deep breath... 😄

During summer we don't get much more than 25c in the shades, but I like it like that... The sun sets 21.november and returns 21.january, so we have about 2 months without sun, and 2 months of the midnight sun!
 

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The Pacific and the Sea of Japan also moderate our climate very much, but when the warm and cold air meet we can still get dumped on good, even though it doesn't get super cold. Right along the coast they see heaps of white, kind of like lake-effect snow I believe.

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