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So here is a neat story.
Eight years ago I went to go look at a rig I’d never seen or heard of before. It was a Suzuki SR20 that used a twin cylinder snowmobile engine (note the giant tuned pipe)with half of it blocked off. The auger starts spinning as soon as it starts up too. I offered the guy $20 less than he wanted and he declined, so my stubbornness made me walk away. It ended up selling and disappeared.
Fast forward to last week and the same unit popped back up for sale and I just happened to stumble across it. So this time I snapped it up and brought it home. It does need a little work on the auger but overall it’s in great shape. It didn’t have spark then, and still has the same issue. I hope to get to it and start the resoration process in the next few weeks.
I’ll keep you guys posted.
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The Suzuki Nomad snowmobile that used that twin cylinder engine was produced from 1971 through 1973. If I remember correctly they used the same block off technique when they made their single cylinder snowmobiles. With luck, you might even find a set of points and condenser from a Zuk snowmobile that will get you running again.


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So here is a neat story.
Eight years ago I went to go look at a rig I’d never seen or heard of before. It was a Suzuki SR20 that used a twin cylinder snowmobile engine (note the giant tuned pipe)with half of it blocked off. The auger starts spinning as soon as it starts up too. I offered the guy $20 less than he wanted and he declined, so my stubbornness made me walk away. It ended up selling and disappeared.
Fast forward to last week and the same unit popped back up for sale and I just happened to stumble across it. So this time I snapped it up and brought it home. It does need a little work on the auger but overall it’s in great shape. It didn’t have spark then, and still has the same issue. I hope to get to it and start the resoration process in the next few weeks.
I’ll keep you guys posted.

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I think its cool and I would have grabbed it as well ...

Someone broke off the right side round guard . The wheel on the left has the tread going the wrong direction .. the Chevron tread is direction specific.

You could easily put on side panels if you so choose.

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The open shredding auger is a common design, as member oneacer mentioned the outer ring is gone and needs to be replaced by a good welder.
The outer rings are ment to be used as cutting wheels when clearing snowpack. Typically today the outer rings are solid discs welded to the shredding augers that are also conical forcing the snow inward.
That thing is a snow pump just like the toro 2 stage 2 cycle snow blowers and it operates at high rpm with small pulleys which are the same size by the looks of them.

Makes me wish Toro brought back the 2 cycle 2 stage snow blowers and the rotax engines and installed catalytic converters on them. I would be interested to know if the belt drive is a cogged belt and they used a compression pulley or a simple V belt.
 

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The wheel on the left has the tread going the wrong direction .. the Chevron tread is direction specific.
Looking closely at that wheel, the very clean black paint showing around the outer edge of the aluminum center hub suggests to me someone may have had the wheel off recently and just reinstalled it inside out.
 

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Cool, (y)
You think it will burn rubber?
5 speed ? :giggle:
 
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The open shredding auger is a common design, as member oneacer mentioned the outer ring is gone and needs to be replaced by a good welder.
The outer rings are ment to be used as cutting wheels when clearing snowpack. Typically today the outer rings are solid discs welded to the shredding augers that are also conical forcing the snow inward.
That thing is a snow pump just like the toro 2 stage 2 cycle snow blowers and it operates at high rpm with small pulleys which are the same size by the looks of them.

Makes me wish Toro brought back the 2 cycle 2 stage snow blowers and the rotax engines and installed catalytic converters on them. I would be interested to know if the belt drive is a cogged belt and they used a compression pulley or a simple V belt.
I stand corrected. There is actually a centrifugal clutch on the crankshaft. I was stuck until I tapped on it. To answer your question; it has two smooth v-belts with a tensioner.
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So with a clean up of the clutch, the augers may not rotate as soon as the engine starts?
 

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Looks like it can use some new motor mount bushings.
I wonder if an old cars shock absorber's rubber would work?
 
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