Snowblower Forum banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
407 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Just checking in (if anyone cares).. I've had so much going on last few years I haven't been around much. I lost my wife to her Cancer battle and I moved to a country home, ect. Im happy to say My modified Ariens, the one with the 20hp Honda on a 1978 Ariens is still running strong. I think it will outlast me. rarely do I ever need to go over 1/2 throttle..but do at times just for the engines sake. It has never plugged or ever given me any break-downs. That said- it surely will now! It really is awesome watching the rooster tail it makes. easy 50/60ft if not careful. I know old Die hard Ariens guys frown on someone altering a proven old Ariens but I did it for just some fun. I am an old (64.5 YO) Ariens guy and I would never do it to more than just the one. I've had most likely 15 or more Ariens over the years and kept most all of them stock (one other I did go 11hp Honda to be honest). I thought about dismantling the old girl but decided- I'll keep it and pass it onto my grandson. For you folks that started coming here less than few years ago.. The archives has many pics of it in building process. Can't say Im anxious for winter- But when it gets here I'm anxious to go another round at it.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,203 Posts
Good to hear from you, Geno. I knew your wife was very sick and I'm sorry to hear of her passing. I hope you're doing ok and working thorugh this time.
That build of your old Ariens was epic. One of the very best ever to grace the pages of this forum. It is inspiring. I hope we hear from you often.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
407 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
thanks all.. I'll be around for sure. more so when winter gets closer. Im not working on outdoor power equipment much other than when need too. I do play with a 18hp Howard Gem Rototiller some but old Ariens just sitting with dust on it. Will get her cleaned up soon. Been very busy with farm house doing changes and such. we'll talk soon. Geno
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,452 Posts
Good to see you back and know that you are doing good Geno.
Stay around.
You and your Ariens "franken-blower" have, are and will definitely be an inspiration for many forum members (and lurkers) including me.....
We will need a video of it in action on deep snow....

:eek:k: :snowing:
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,670 Posts
sorry for your loss geno but glad to see you here on SBF!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
755 Posts
Geno,

Sorry for your loss. Good to see you here again I hope to read more of your posts this fall / winter

Carl
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
2,672 Posts
Good to hear from you Geno. Sorry to hear about your wife though, I remember something referenced in the past.
Good to hear the beast is still running well and as far as dismantling it -why? You have a good machine there that will chew up a Toyota so keep it as is and have fun with it. Kind of like the Searsasaurus - it runs, it blows and doesn't bog down so why temp fate. Besides that, you can always threaten Mother Nature with it to keep the snowfalls down a little :smile_big:
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top